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chris
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oh the computer... ok...
computer: HP Pavilion Slimline s7310n PC

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chris
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oh yea... to your previous response, i'm not only changing the memory timing... i'm trying to change the memory itself... I'm trying to get a memory stick that's 1gig...

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raphoenix
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Chris,
Is this your machine ??
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfr.....56509&
Mother Board Specs:
2 x 240-pin DDR2 DIMM socket for up to 2 GB non-ECC DDR2 533/400 SDRAM
Maximum HP/Compaq approved memory is 2 GB

Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

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raphoenix
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Chris,
Believe this is what you need.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....-_-Memory+(System+Specific+Memory)-_-Kingston+Technology-_-20134208

Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

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raphoenix
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Chris,
Purchase (2) modules for a total of (2) Gigs.
This will (max) out you Asus Mother Board and HP Allowed Specs.
There may be other memory modules which will work but I looked up your computer model number on the kingston site plus cross referenced memory part number to newegg.
You may purchase from either Kingston or Newegg with only a dollar or two difference.

Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

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chris
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so you're basically saying that i can only get a memory that's PC-2-3200?

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raphoenix
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chris,

On the HP Pavilion Slimline s7310n PC, just click the newegg link I posted and purchase (2) one gig sticks of memory.
Your computer will fly like a bird for a very small price !!!!!
Memory timings of 2, 2. 2, and 3, 3, 3 etc. MAKE NO DARN DIFFERENCE IN THE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR MACHINE.
MEMORY CAPACITY IS WHAT COUNTS ON YOUR PARTICULAR HP MACHINE.
Order Tomorrow :) :)
NO more "this sucks" statements UNLESS you want to build a $2500 custom machine.
I am not known for being as pleasant as WHS. (LOL) (LOL) (LOL).
Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

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chris
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i just want to know...

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raphoenix
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chris,

Ok. I gave you the answer in above postings so now purchase some memory if your budget permits.
Read orange spec sheet on this memory product.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....-_-Memory+
Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

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chris
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ahha... i've got it... i've concluded that if you want to know what kind of memory you need to upgrade, you first need to know how much memory your motherboard supports PER SLOT and the maximum capacity AND the max speed that it supports. My computer for example supports 2 gig of ram max and 1 gig per slot and it supports a speed PC2-4200max. So the memory I should get is something that's close around PC2-4200 or less. finally i think i understand most of the concept

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raphoenix
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Chris,

If the Bus Speed were 133 MHz, the HP Spec calls for PC2-4200 - (2) Gigs Max of Memory.
Your Bus Speed is 100 MHz so the HP Spec calls for PC2-3200 - (2) Gigs Max of Memory.
These are the HP Specifications for (2) Different Versions (SKUs) of your machine.
There is (NO) such thing in HP Specifications (as getting close).
I do (NOT) recommend that you deviate from the HP Published Specifications.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....-_-Memory+
Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

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chris
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what the heck? bus speed?... hm... i don't know what it is.. but how do you know that my bus speed is 100 MHz?

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raphoenix
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Chris,
http://h10061.www1.hp.com/ccse.....&uqry=

Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

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chris
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are you talking about the front side bus?

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raphoenix
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Chris,
Quote: "The system clock is the actual speed of your FSB with out any enhancements (such as double pumping, or quad pumping) on it. The system clock is also sometimes just called the bus speed" :unquote
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I'm sorry I (shortcut the nomenclature) just as in the above article quite often.

The Clock is 100 MHz and your Front Side Bus Speed is 400 MHz per HP specs.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfr.....ct=1156509
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Here is the (entire article) I quoted from above.
http://www.directron.com/fsbguide.html#part2
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I am still unsure of what you are trying to do because I gave you the correct memory for your machine per HP Spec.
Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

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chris
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i'm confused because you said i can only get PC2-3200 because my bus speed is 100MHz but my computer's bus speed is 400MHz and it actually SAYS that it supports PC2-4200... as you posted the link
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfr.....ct=1156509

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raphoenix
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Chris,
Clock is 100 MHz for Your Particular Machine. (Probably because of CeleronM 370 Processor)
Check Bios Setup for 133 MHz choice if available.
Copied (Exactly) Below From HP Spec Sheet.
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Base processor
CeleronM 370 (D) 1.5 GHz
400 MHz front side bus
Socket 479
Chipset
Intel 915GV
Motherboard
Manufacturer: Asus
Motherboard Name: PTGV-DM
HP/Compaq motherboard name: Onyx2-GL8E
Memory
Component Attributes
Memory Installed 512 MB (2 x 256)
Maximum allowed 2 GB (2 x 1 GB)
Speed supported PC2-4200 MB/sec (runs @ 3200)
Type 240 pin, DDR2 SDRAM
DIMM slots Two
Open DIMM slots None
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Purchase whatever memory suits your fancy.
Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

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chris
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ok... you said if the speed is 133MHz its PC2-4200MB. Then how do you explain that it says it SUPPORTS PC2-4200MB

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raphoenix
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Chris,
Please call HP Support for their official recommendation.
Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

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chris
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AHHH i think i get some of what your saying. Even though it SAYS that it supports PC2-4200MB, i don't need to get that because my CPU's speed sucks. So it'll be just more of a waste of money if i get PC2-4200 because it won't use its full power since it has to slow down for the CPU? is that it? or...

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