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What ram to buy for Compaq Presario 1700?

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April 18, 2005 8:24:18 PM

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Can't afford a new notebook yet so I'm looking into ways to
upgrade my Presario 1700. I have upgrade the OS from
Windows ME to Windows XP latest edition. It has a few big
applications installed. Such as MS Office and Adobe graphic
softwares. It has 192MB RAM. The start-up takes about a
long time and I can hear it does lots swapping.

So I guess the RAM is the major bottleneck. Can experts
here tell me what RAM I should be buying for Presario 1700
and how much RAM Presario 1700 can take? Thanks.
Anonymous
April 19, 2005 12:32:43 AM

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ruthless wrote:

> Can't afford a new notebook yet so I'm looking into ways to
> upgrade my Presario 1700. I have upgrade the OS from
> Windows ME to Windows XP latest edition. It has a few big
> applications installed. Such as MS Office and Adobe graphic
> softwares. It has 192MB RAM. The start-up takes about a
> long time and I can hear it does lots swapping.
>
> So I guess the RAM is the major bottleneck. Can experts
> here tell me what RAM I should be buying for Presario 1700
> and how much RAM Presario 1700 can take? Thanks.

From what I see it'll take up to 512 Meg but XP doesn't need to do
'swapping' on boot with 192 meg of RAM unless you have a gaggle of third
party apps loaded onto the thing and running.

Call up task manger and see what your commit charge is.

I rather suspect you're simply observing the effects of loading a much
larger OS with a relatively slow, by current standards, notebook hard drive.

A defrag might help.
Anonymous
April 19, 2005 5:57:53 AM

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ruthless wrote:
> Can't afford a new notebook yet so I'm looking into ways to
> upgrade my Presario 1700. I have upgrade the OS from
> Windows ME to Windows XP latest edition. It has a few big
> applications installed. Such as MS Office and Adobe graphic
> softwares. It has 192MB RAM. The start-up takes about a
> long time and I can hear it does lots swapping.
>
> So I guess the RAM is the major bottleneck. Can experts
> here tell me what RAM I should be buying for Presario 1700
> and how much RAM Presario 1700 can take? Thanks.

www.crucial.com

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