DDR Upgrade for the HP - Compaq Pavilion a705w Desktop/PC

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device type: desktop

Your Pavilion a705w System Specs

System specs as shipped by the manufacturer.
Scan your system to view your specific system configuration.

Memory:

DDR PC2700, DDR PC3200

Memory Type: DDR PC2700, DDR PC3200, DDR (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 2GB
Slots: 2

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 here.

Memory or DRAM is the "working" memory of the computer. It's used to store data for programs (sequences of instructions) on a temporary basis.

video - installing memory

1GB, 184-pin DIMM, DDR PC2700 memory module

1GB, 184-pin DIMM, DDR PC2700 memory module
Part Number: CT410256
  • Module Size: 1GB
  • Package: 184-pin DIMM
  • Feature: DDR PC2700
  • Specs: DDR PC2700 • CL=2.5 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR333 • 2.5V • 128Meg x 64 •
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the HP - Compaq Pavilion a705w
 $28.99
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Crucial1GB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a705w System
 
4.7

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (27)
  • Easy to install (25)
  • Increases speed (17)
  • Fast (14)
  • Large capacity (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Multiple desktop applications (26)
    • Increased performance (21)
    • Multimedia (16)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (27), Power user (10)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (35)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    1 GB RAM upgrade for HP 705w

    My computer is about four years old and was only 256mb ram. It got to the point I could not run multiple windows or run virus scan in the background without the computer freezing up...Read complete review

    My computer is about four years old and was only 256mb ram. It got to the point I could not run multiple windows or run virus scan in the background without the computer freezing up. The increased memory allows me to run all the programs that I need and even added programs. (Almost like a new computer). [...] Install directions were excellent and only took five minutes at the most. I reccommend this product very highly and I trust the company.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    [...] is it worth it?

    At this time, seems to be above average and work correctly.

    At this time, seems to be above average and work correctly.

    Reviewed by 38 customers

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    5.0

    Awesome company

    By xactleeright

    from Kanas City. MO

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Increases Speed

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance
      • Multiple desktop applications

      Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a705w System:

      The memory works great just as promised. And the delivery time was quick.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      [...]

      By Bogator

      from Pensacola,Florida

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Large Capacity
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance

        Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a705w System:

        I received the chip within four days of ordering it,I installed it and within five minutes had it working ! Now it's working like a new computer and for less than $50 ,I couldn't believe how much difference there were by adding that extra chip!
        I'll buy from Crucial again !

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Highly recommended

        By Col

        from Bailey, CO

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Increased Performance
          • Multiple desktop applications

          Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a705w System:

          I just use it for average computing but it has really sped things up.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          4.0

          Great Price and Delivered on Time

          By ddttwo

          from Olympia, Wa

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a705w System:

              My computer boots up quickly now compared to the old wait for an hour program.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
               
              5.0

              Great, Great, Great

              By Kats

              from Honolulu, Hawaii

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Increases Speed
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Increased Performance
                • Multimedia
                • Multiple desktop applications

                Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a705w System:

                [...]. As soon as I installed it my computer was operating like brand new with more speed and great performance. I was surprised at the quality of the whole system. As you know today many companies promise a lot but do not perform and leave you waiting for months and wondering what happened to your order but not CRUCIAL. Great job guys and thanks again. Actually it worked so good I made a second order to further improve my computing.[...]and great product.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                4.0

                Hot Rod! What a step up from 256

                By Hollywood

                from North Louisiana

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Increases Speed

                Cons

                • No Instructions Included

                Best Uses

                • Increased Performance

                Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a705w System:

                Used the Crucial download to find just what I needed. The right stuff was [...]easy to install. Computer really moves now!!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                4.0

                Excellent

                By t2fe

                from Florida

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Large Capacity
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Increased Performance
                • Multiple desktop applications

                Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a705w System:

                PC far better than new. I'm a novice and the instruction videos that are posted made this a simple, and cost saving upgrade. [...] Extremely satisfied !

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                HAPPY CUSTOMER!!!!!

                By dubyakc

                from Georgia

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Large Capacity
                • Reliable Performance
                • Wow what a product

                Cons

                • There are no "Cons"

                Best Uses

                • Increased Performance
                • Lovin' it
                • Multimedia
                • Multiple desktop applications

                Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a705w System:

                I am a computer junkie and when I ordered this product it made me a happy computer junkie. Easy to install then all ya do is boot up and enjoy a faster computer. Thanks!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent product for a no nerd customer

                By Cindy, Not The Nerd

                from Rural Ohio

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Large Capacity
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Increased Performance
                  • Multimedia
                  • Multiple desktop applications

                  Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a705w System:

                  I am so not the computer nerd type, sorry if that describes and offends you all. But I am not. I bought this memory cause the puter said it was out of memory. I went to a puter store and the questions they asked a computer guru couldn't answer. One of the clerks took pity on Me and refered Me to the Crucial website. I was walked through the program, selected the GB that I wanted (translate: could afford on My budget) and they sent it out. There it sat on My desk for 6 weeks mocking Me in its lil static free package. I finally got My courage up, printed off the directions and followed them. VERY successfully, I might add. I couldn't be more thrilled. Thank you, thank you, thank you.....seems hardly adequate.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  excellent product

                  By mc

                  from iowa

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast
                  • Increases Speed
                  • Large Capacity
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Increased Performance
                    • Multimedia

                    Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a705w System:

                    I had very quick delivery of the products I ordered. My computer is running much faster! The price was comparable to other places I looked.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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