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Motherboard only holds 2x 512mb ram how to add more

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December 18, 2011 7:25:29 AM

I have a older desktop and it only has 2x 512mb slots for ram how can i add more to this computer to make it faster it is max to 1gb now so maybe a daughter board with ram or something?
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December 18, 2011 7:47:23 AM

How much RAM is that mobo supposed to support? What is the make and model of the Mobo.
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December 18, 2011 12:48:26 PM

alyoshka said:
How much RAM is that mobo supposed to support? What is the make and model of the Mobo.

Thanks for the reply
It isa a hp pavilion a720a desktop and max supported is 1gb what it has now but cant afford to upgrade to newer system but need it to have more memory so did not know if you could put a boarded memory in a slot or something to help older systems m/b this is 9/04 dated system asus a7v8z-la, uses pc2700 mb/sec ram
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December 18, 2011 12:59:38 PM

Nope it's not going to support anything more than 1GB.
But that mobo according to HP supports upto 2 GB max.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...
So what you can do is certainly buy 2x 1GB sticks of the RAM specified there and upgrade it.

You can also lay your hands on a cheap AGP old GeForce4 GPU and make the max out of that system for quiet some time if you want to hang on to it and still be in good shape.
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December 18, 2011 6:37:07 PM

2040567,4,488101 said:
Nope it's not going to support anything more than 1GB.
But that mobo according to HP supports upto 2 GB max.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...
So what you can do is certainly buy 2x 1GB sticks of the RAM specified there and upgrade it.

You can also lay your hands on a cheap AGP old GeForce4 GPU and make the max out of that system for quiet some time if you want to hang on to it and still be in good shape.[/quotemsg


Thanks i will look into this the print out shows 1gb max 2x512 but i would love to put 2x1gb sticks
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December 18, 2011 7:20:51 PM

Yes your right it does say 2gb maunfactory max may dirrerence but think it might work
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December 24, 2011 11:28:35 PM

my bad it does hold max 2gb even though HP said it does'nt and the about threads worked, thanks for all you help
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December 31, 2011 11:40:01 PM

This worked ordered the ram 2x1gb and now it has 2gb and makes a lot of dirrerence thanks a lot for making me look deeper for the info that it will work, take care and keep helping people out
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January 1, 2012 2:52:23 AM

Welcome and a Happy New Year to you.
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January 1, 2012 3:04:08 AM

To you to alyoshka thanks a lot
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