Presario V5000...CPU & MEM Question

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I have a HP Compaq Presario V5000 laptop, with a AMD 3300+ CPU, it should be running @ 2.0GHz...it's currently @ 800MB then peaks to 1990MB. Does a laptop CPU change speeds while in Idle?

I would like to upgrade the RAM from 1/2GB to 2GB DDR PC3200...can I use DDR2 PC5200 since they are 1/2 the price...is this laptop memory backward compatible ?

I have no knowledge of a mobile system, I did build my own PC.
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  1. Yes, notebooks actively throttle clockspeeds to save power.

    You can't use DDR2 memory in a DDR machine. I don't know how you built a PC not knowing that.
  2. frozenlead said:
    Yes, notebooks actively throttle clockspeeds to save power.

    You can't use DDR2 memory in a DDR machine. I don't know how you built a PC not knowing that.

    Hi, :hello:

    I just built my 2nd computer because of the good folks here at THF :love: Both my gaming rigs booted the first time & have worked till this day [yes I was lucky,] btw, I have all 4 cores up and running on my AMD PII X2 550 :kaola:

    You do not need to know ANYTHING about computers to Build one...you MUST know how to read the manuals that come with the Hardware and be able to Follow instructions & if your not sure of what to do next, just post the question here @ THF :love:

    I thought as you do about DDR vs DDR2, However my research for more RAM took me to crucial to use their SCAN:
    Quote:
    http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=Presario%20V5000T%20Series&pl=HP%20-%20Compaq&cat=RAM

    Guaranteed-compatible memory upgrades for your HP - Compaq Presario V5000T Series Laptop/Notebook.

    Max it Out Recommendation

    1GB, 200-pin SODIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
    CT525082
    Module Size: 1GB
    Package: 200-pin SODIMM
    Feature: DDR2 PC2-5300
    Specs: DDR2 PC2-5300 • CL=5 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-667 • 1.8V • 128Meg x 64 •

    --------------------------------------------------
    Maximum Memory: 2048MB
    Slots: 2 (2 banks of 1)
    Standard Memory: 512MB removable
    USB Support: 2.x Compliant

    Q: Will my system recognize the maximum upgrade?

    A: Possibly

    How much memory your Windows OS will recognize depends on which version of Windows you are running. 32-bit versions of Windows will see (and utilize) only 3GB or 3.5GB. To utilize more memory, install a 64-bit version of your OS. More information about OS memory maximums can be found at http://www.crucial.com/kb/answer.aspx?qid=4251.

    Q: What memory goes into my computer, and will a faster speed be backward-compatible?

    A: DDR2 memory with support for DDR2 PC2-5300 speeds.

    The above Answer by crucial is way I posted the question here at THF...also it's not my laptop I'm trying to help my brother speed it up a bit.
  3. That program's information is incorrect. It's physically impossible to insert a DDR2 module into a DDR slot. Period. Any motherboard manual would tell you that (or tell you something that would allow you to draw that conclusion).
  4. Hi, :hello:

    I have 2 Manuals for this Laptop, one is: Notebook PC User Guide the other:

    Maintenance and Service Guide Compaq Presario V5000 Notebook PC this is making me Nuts :pt1cable:

    Quote:
    Service Guide Compaq Presario V5000 Notebook PG# 63

    Table 3-1
    Spare Parts: Computer Major Components (Continued)

    2.1: Memory modules, 1-DIMM
    PC2-5300
    1024 MB 409060-001
    512 MB 409059-001
    256 MB 409058-001

    PC2-4200
    1024 MB 407767-001
    512 MB 407766-001
    256 MB 407765-001
  5. Hi, :hello:

    CPU-Z screen shots:

    CPU-Z Memory:

    CPU-Z SPD
  6. Hi, :hello:

    HP-Compaq makes research very difficult, I will explain. The label on the back of the laptop has these:

    Product Name: Presario V5000
    Model Name: V5101 US


    I tried V5101US @ Crucial & they gave me this for Memory:
    Quote:
    http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=Presario%20V5101US

    Guaranteed-compatible memory upgrades for your HP - Compaq Presario V5101US Laptop/Notebook.

    Maximum Memory: 2048MB
    Slots: 2 (2 banks of 1)
    Standard Memory: 256 or 512MB removable
    USB Support: 2.x Compliant

    Q: Will my system recognize the maximum upgrade?

    A: Possibly

    How much memory your Windows OS will recognize depends on which version of Windows you are running. 32-bit versions of Windows will see (and utilize) only 3GB or 3.5GB. To utilize more memory, install a 64-bit version of your OS. More information about OS memory maximums can be found at http://www.crucial.com/kb/answer.aspx?qid=4251.


    Q: What memory goes into my computer, and will a faster speed be backward-compatible?

    A: DDR memory with support for DDR PC3200 speeds.

    Because DDR memory is backward-compatible, you can safely upgrade your system with any of the guaranteed-compatible DDR speeds listed below, even if your manual calls for PC1600 or PC2100 speeds.

    NOTE: DDR & DDR2 Both fit in my Laptop:

  7. frozenlead said:
    That program's information is incorrect. It's physically impossible to insert a DDR2 module into a DDR slot. Period. Any motherboard manual would tell you that (or tell you something that would allow you to draw that conclusion).

    Hi, :hello:

    You were correct...Thank you for all your help !!!

    I ordered: Two, Crucial 1GB 200-Pin DDR SO-DIMM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Laptop Memory Model CT12864X40B - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145096
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