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Pavilion HP a1610n - Media Edition 2005 --- crashed after loading SP3 completely destroyed Samsung Hard drive -- unable to recover. Just purchased new in Oct 2006 was a great computer until SP3 -- was told because of AMD processor. I am buying a new computer because don't want to invest in installing more memory & hard drive & Windows XP


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I bought this PC with Athlon 4200 CPU and 2x512M of PC2-4200 RAM.
Eventually tried, and failed, to install SP3. The one application that suggested SP3 as a system requirement doesn't truly need it. I did however upgrade my memory, but not quite to my liking.

Initially I upgraded the CPU (and BIOS) to an Athlon 5400 and 2x1G PC2-5400 RAM but that wouldn't even boot. For kicks I tried the new RAM with the original CPU but that was problematic. So now I have the original CPU (updated BIOS) with 2x1G PC2-4200 RAM. Not much of an upgrade for all that effort. Still, I'm very pleased with HP and look forward to buying another one once the USB3 gear comes out. In the meantime, I bought an external USB2 hard drive to back up my PC.
Instead of buying a new computer, you can go with installing memory and hard drives. it will be cheaper.
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