DDR2 Upgrade for the HP - Compaq Pavilion a1520y Desktop/PC

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device type: desktop

Your Pavilion a1520y System Specs

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

Memory:

DDR2 PC2-5300

Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 2GB
Slots: 2

All memory slots may be filled, some of the existing memory may need to be removed in order to upgrade.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

Storage:

SATA

Storage Drives -- hard drives and solid state drives -- are the permanent memory for the programs and documents on your computer.

Data Transfer Rate is the rate at which data can be sent or received. This is determined by your motherboard. A drive with a higher transfer rate will only run at the rate of the motherboard's transfer rate.

Cache is a type of working memory that allows the drive to perform faster.

RPM is the rotations per minute of a hard drive which effects the speed of data transfer.

Solid State Drives are non-moving memory, so access speed is instant.

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: CT573476
  • 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 a1520y
 $39.99
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Crucial2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Pavilion a1520y System
 
5.0

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        5.0

        Everything was PERFECT

        By D&KMOS

        from Lowville, NY

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Increases Speed
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Increased Performance
          • Multiple desktop applications

          Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Pavilion a1520y System:

          Everything was Perfect. Easy to order, fast & free shipping, easy to install. Did some checking online on how to install. It's like we bought a new computer. It's fast again.

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          5.0

          Exactly the right items

          By WalterO

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Price attractive
          • Specs clearly reported

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Upgrade to older computer

          Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Pavilion a1520y System:

          I count on Crucial for knowing the correct RAM for the computer concerned, having it in stock at a very reasonable price[...]

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          5.0

          Excellent performance

          By Bert

          from Marietta, GA

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Increased Performance

            Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Pavilion a1520y System:

            Once this product was installed the speed and performance increased immediately. I am completely satified.

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            5.0

            Great Improvement

            By NoCommonSense

            from Colorado

            About Me Casual User

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                  Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Pavilion a1520y System:

                  I have noticed a dramatic increase in the performance of my computer after installing the two 1GB memory cards. Installation was pretty easy, although I did run into a couple of glitches along the way. When I restarted the computer after installing, it only recognized one of the memory cards. I checked the trouble-shooting guide and realized one of them probably wasn't in all the way. So, I fixed that, but then my computer wouldn't boot up at all. Again following the guide, I checked to make sure all the cables were in place, but as it turned out, it was a completely different problem. I eventually figured it out, but there was nothing on the trouble-shooting guide about this particular problem (had to do with the way I shut down), so I spent a long time trying to find out which cables were unconnected, rather than solving the actual problem.

                  On the other hand, I'm not sure if this is really a Crucial problem, since it is a well-known fact that I am lacking in common sense, and I was paying attention to the trouble-shooting guide when I should have been reading what was actually on my computer screen. *rolls eyes at self*.

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