Re: Compaq Presario 5304 128MB RAM Limit?

Re: Compaq Presario 5304 128MB RAM Limit?

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Posted by Bishop on January 20, 2003 at 16:21:20:

In Reply to: Re: Compaq Presario 5304 128MB RAM Limit? posted by Rick on January 17, 2003 at 23:49:49:

Just thought i'd share, we upped a Presario 5304 to 512mb. The specifics are that there are 2x256mb pc100 dimms installed on Win XP Pro. Right now i'm currently looking for specs on the motherboard to up the processor.

: I have a Presario 5304 and yes, while I do agree with Colin (that it is definitley a budget box) for the money, it's not a bad computer. For gaming, any Cyrix chip stinks. Just not enough gusto in the Cyrix chip - but then again, Cyrix isn't designed for gaming, just standard word processing and spreadsheet type of apps.

: As far as the 128M limit, I upgraded mine today (1/17/03) to 256. I have 3 DIMM slots, 2 with 64MB, 100Mhz, Synch chips and 1 with a 128MB, 100Mhz, Synch chip. Works great! Apps load faster and seems to boot quicker than before.

: I do know that if you mix chip speeds, you'll get problems. Jon Davidsom mentioned that his 256MB chip[ was seen as a 128MB. A friend of mine tried to upgrade her Presario (newer than 5304) with a 128MB DIMM at 133 Mhz, when it needed a 100Mhz chip.

: These PC's take the PC100 chip, so be sure to ask for a 100Mhz, Synchronized chip for the Presario 53XX family. Should run smooth for the money.

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