DDR2 Upgrade for the HP - Compaq Pavilion a1710n Desktop/PC

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device type: desktop

Your Pavilion a1710n System Specs

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

Memory:

DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 PC2-6400

Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 4GB
Slots: 4

Although the memory can be installed one module at a time, the best performance comes from using matched pairs of modules.

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

Graphics Card:

PCI Express x16 Graphics

External Connector: 15-hole connector

Graphics Card A circuit board fitted to a computer containing the necessary video memory and other electronics to provide a bitmap display. Adaptors vary in the resolution (number of pixels) and number of colours they can display, and in the refresh rate they support. These parameters are also limited by the monitor to which the adaptor is connected.

2GB kit (1GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module

2GB kit (1GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
Part Number: CT662906
  • Module Size: 2GB kit (1GBx2)
  • Package: 240-pin DIMM
  • Feature: DDR2 PC2-5300
  • Specs: DDR2 PC2-5300 • CL=5 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-667 • 1.8V • 128Meg x 64 •
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the HP - Compaq Pavilion a1710n
 $39.99
Qty:

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Crucial2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Pavilion a1710n System
 
4.9

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast (14)
  • Reliable (11)
  • Increases speed (10)
  • Easy to install (8)
  • Large capacity (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (13)
    • Multiple desktop applications (6)
    • Multimedia (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (16), Power user (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (19)

    Reviewed by 19 customers

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    5.0

    I wish i had thought of this years ago.

    By Always, at a loss

    from Boone County, IL

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Increases Speed
    • Large Capacity
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gaming
      • Increased Performance
      • Multimedia
      • Multiple desktop applications

      Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Pavilion a1710n System:

      I can't get over the difference in speeds! Instead of 10 minute startup & 15-20 minute shutdown I'm down to 1 & 3. My kids also love that they no longer need to babysit the computer to make sure it does in fact shut down

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Incredibly Easy!!

      By Tony

      from Trenton New Jersey

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Affordable
      • Easy To Install
      • Fast
      • Increases Speed
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Gaming
      • Increased Performance
      • Multimedia

      Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Pavilion a1710n System:

      Wow I must say I am impressed with how easy this install was and I am not computer savvy at all. I was scared to death to replace the memory myself but all you have to do is look at the step by step instructions that Crucial provides and its a walk in the park! I upgraded my memory so that I could run windows 7 smoothly it calls for 2gb and my computer was under 1gb sad I know but now I'm at 2.9gb and couldn't be happier. My computer is drastically faster! Before buying a new computer try this easy and affordable upgrade. Also extremely satisfied with the fast and free delivery, ordered late on a Wednesday and was at my door Saturday morning. So glad I didn't have to wait to Monday they exceeded my expectations would definitely do business with them again. Great product and company!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Instant Improvement!

      By SEWS

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Increases Speed
      • Large Capacity
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance

        Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Pavilion a1710n System:

        I was worried that my computer needed to be replaced. It was so slow and would freeze up so often that it was imposible to complete simple tasks. The additonal memory instantly improved the performance of my computer. Start up now is less than a minute (compared to 15 mins before), all programs and internet pages load instantly and I haven't experienced any freeze ups. Adding the additonal memory saved my computer and saved me a lot of cash. The instructions on your site made intalling the memory fast and simple. Thank you.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Excellent

        By Cheez

        from Florida

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Install
        • Fast
        • Increases Speed
        • Large Capacity

        Cons

        • Own Nervousness

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance

        Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Pavilion a1710n System:

        Easy to install

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        More Power!

        By Kari365

        from New Glasgow, NS, Canada

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Fast
        • Increases Speed

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Increased Performance

          Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Pavilion a1710n System:

          My computer was running on 1GB of RAM, so I added 2 more Gigs and everything is super-fast now!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Thrilled with purchase of memory sticks!

          By Cherlark

          from Deming, New Mexico

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Pavilion a1710n System:

                I purchased additional memory for my HP Pavilion computer. It arrived earlier than expected, was easy to install, and has improved the performance of my computer. I'm very happy to have chosen Crucial.com for this purchase.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                Great Job

                By Xoan

                from Bronx, NY

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Increases Speed

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Increased Performance
                  • Multiple desktop applications

                  Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Pavilion a1710n System:

                  Used their online tool to find out the appropriate memory needed and it worked like a charm. Fast delivery, easy to install!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  a great experince

                  By week end user

                  from winston salem nc

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Fast Delivery
                  • Increases Speed
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Increased Performance
                    • Multiple desktop applications

                    Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Pavilion a1710n System:

                    very easy to install works great

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    4.0

                    Paid for precision

                    By Ed

                    from Missouri

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                    • Higher cost

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Pavilion a1710n System:

                      The memory I bought could have been obtained cheaper if I knew what to get. I paid the higher price for peace of mind. The order came and installation was simple enough. No regrets.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                       
                      5.0

                      I would buy this product again.

                      By J the net surfer

                      from Idaho

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast
                      • Large Capacity

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Increased Performance
                        • Multimedia
                        • Multiple desktop applications

                        Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Pavilion a1710n System:

                        Makes using my computer enjoyable instead of a pain. Much faster, so much nicer. Easy to install.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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