DDR2 Upgrade for the HP - Compaq Pavilion a1240n Series Desktop/PC

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device type: desktop

Your Pavilion a1240n Series 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: 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

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.

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

2GB kit (1GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
Part Number: CT908193
  • 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 a1240n Series
 $39.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Crucial2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Pavilion a1240n Series System
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (8)
  • Easy to install (5)
  • Fast (5)
  • Increases speed (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (7)
    • Multimedia (3)
    • Multiple desktop applications (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (8), Power user (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (10)

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    5.0

    Great!

    By Wywyit

    from Hackensack, MN

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Increases Speed
    • Large Capacity
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance
      • Multimedia
      • Multiple desktop applications

      Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Pavilion a1240n Series System:

      They work great, but not as fast as expected. Still, it sped me up. Now thinking about Ubuntu on a Crucial SSD. Great folks!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      I should have picked this years ago

      By Big Bob

      from Cincinnati

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • As described
      • Fast Shipping
      • Increases Speed
      • Noticeable speed increase

      Cons

      • Why did I wait so long

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance
      • Multimedia

      Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Pavilion a1240n Series System:

      With a Pentium 4 processor, 3 meg of memory is all you really can utilize. Four is a little overkill but going there from 1 did make a difference.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      4.0

      Good product for what I need. Would buy

      By Dzeki66

      from utica, ny

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Increases Speed
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance

      Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Pavilion a1240n Series System:

      n/a

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Great Service

      By The Goob

      from Oklahoma City

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Good price value

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Pavilion a1240n Series System:

          None

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Great Product !

          By Xbox Live Gears

          from Trenton NJ

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great prices
          • Reliable Performance
          • Superior Quality
          • Warranty

          Cons

          • None buy with confidence

          Best Uses

          • Increased Performance

          Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Pavilion a1240n Series System:

          If you want a quality product that will increase your system's performance, Crucial is the way to go.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          An absolute joy!

          By Mike

          from Alexandria, Virginia

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Doubled computer speed
          • Quick easy to install
          • Reliable Performance
          • Worked the first time

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Pavilion a1240n Series System:

              I use my home computer several hours every day and it was important to have as much RAM as it could use. After two earlier purchases of RAM from a local store that failed to work, I was a bit concerned about buying on-line. Crucial was highly recommended by a co-worker who uses Crucial products for the company. Before I placed my order, I called and talked with Sabrina in sales. Her quick understanding of my problem and of the products that I needed to solve my problem was impressive. She didn't rush me away. Instead she took her time to be sure I got the information I needed. [...]went into the computer very easy, and worked perfect on the very first start-up. I have been using the RAM for a few weeks with no problems. I highly recommend Crucial products and service.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              4.0

              Need memory? Shop Crucial.

              By Bzorker

              from Baldwinsville, NY

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Fast
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Pavilion a1240n Series System:

                  If your upgrading from 2 Gb to 4gb memory in a Windows 32 bit system you'll only get 3 gb usable ram.
                  I can't say I was uninformed.
                  But it's well worth the bucks to get the extra gb.
                  If you have only 1 gb ram, go for it.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  Upgrading made easy

                  By Bobby

                  from Freeport,Il.

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Increases Speed
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Increased Performance
                    • Multiple desktop applications

                    Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Pavilion a1240n Series System:

                    Having returned to school after a 26 year hiatus, I found myself needing to do projects in Word, Power Point, Access, etc... My computer was equipped with only 1 gig of RAM and, as my wife also is attending college,we had a non-stop barrage of assignments that utilized Office programs. It only took a short time to realize our need to upgrade to more memory.My experience has been that if your computer is over a couple years old it becomes problematic finding exactly what memory one needs. Crucial takes the guesswork out of the equation. I was able to order the compatible memory I needed and, if needed, was shown my specific configuration options and installation procedures.There is a wealth of information at your fingertips, all in one place.I highly recommend Crucial as your one stop shop for computer related needs.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    4.0

                    Another happy ending

                    By Can Do Man

                    from Pittsburgh

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Increases Speed

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Increased Performance

                      Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Pavilion a1240n Series System:

                      Easy diagnosis tool - accurate recommendation

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                       
                      5.0

                      computer speeds up

                      By theresa

                      from buffalo grove-il

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Fast
                      • Reliable Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Increased Performance

                        Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Pavilion a1240n Series System:

                        the memory [...] easy to install and now my 5 year old desktop clicks in like a champ !!!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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