Having problems with your HP Compaq d530 CMT Intel Desktop PC - Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz, 512MB DDR, 40GB HDD, DVD-ROM/CD-RW, Gi ?

I just recently upgraded my Compaq HP D530 CMT VGA card to a NVidia GForce4 4200. I'm running Windows XP Professional. This is an Intel 4, 2.8GHz, 40GB Harddrive, 1GB Memory. For an older computer I really like it.. Its got 3 open PCI slots and had the 1 open AGP slot which I'm now using, with a box thats plenty big enough not to cram anything or trap heat. Its working fine but I'm also looking to upgrade the RAM. Currently is has 1GB (2x 512MB) but there are 4 slots total with dual channels. I'


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On the start menu, under "Help and Support" you'll want to bring up your system info. Here it will tell you exacly what your present motherboard will accept for memory and the exact configuration.
I rely upon the crucial.com memory advisor, and haven't been led wrong. Your Crucial product page here. Also see this MS article.
\015\012You might check the forums at HP.com and get a higher concentration of HP users to respond. FWIW, here's one post there.
\015\012For more technical windows info, see here.
\015\012Whether, in the long run, you triple or quadruple the ram seems a bit moot; you'll see a vast increase in performance.
\015\012If you're interested in learning more about how to compare ram based on latency timings, etc. see articles here and here for a good overview.
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