DDR Upgrade for the HP - Compaq Presario SR1820NX Desktop/PC

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device type: desktop

Your Presario SR1820NX System Specs

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

Memory:

DDR PC3200

Memory Type: DDR PC3200, DDR (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.

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), 184-pin DIMM, DDR PC3200 memory module

2GB kit (1GBx2), 184-pin DIMM, DDR PC3200 memory module
Part Number: CT539389
  • Module Size: 2GB kit (1GBx2)
  • Package: 184-pin DIMM
  • Feature: DDR PC3200
  • Specs: DDR PC3200 • CL=3 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR400 • 2.6V • 128Meg x 64 •
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the HP - Compaq Presario SR1820NX
 $57.99
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Crucial2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Presario SR1820NX System
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (10)
  • Fast (9)
  • Increases speed (8)
  • Large capacity (5)
  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (12)
    • Multiple desktop applications (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (13)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A piece of cake

    The memory product arrived quickly and with the instructions provided I installed it in minutes.
    My computer is much faster and acts like a new machine. I am pleased with the service and pro...Read complete review

    The memory product arrived quickly and with the instructions provided I installed it in minutes.
    My computer is much faster and acts like a new machine. I am pleased with the service and product.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    It did not work as planned

    I purchased 2g because that was recommended and I could not get it to work. I finally took it to a Computer repair shop and they could not get it to work either. Finally ...Read complete review

    I purchased 2g because that was recommended and I could not get it to work. I finally took it to a Computer repair shop and they could not get it to work either. Finally we discovered that it would recognize one of the sticks but not both of them. I plan on returning one of the sticks.

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    5.0

    So easy a caveman can do it.

    By Steve C

    from Cerritos, CA

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Increases Speed
    • Large Capacity
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance
      • Multimedia

      Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Presario SR1820NX System:

      I was able to increase my system from 512mb to 4gb in a matter of minutes, Crucial had my products at the front door within two days. I cleaned the system and added a new OS. I was able to join 2013 for less than $200. Not bad for a simple minded carpenter.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      4.0

      So glad I found this

      By Mel

      from midwest USA

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Increases Speed
      • Large Capacity
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance
        • Multiple desktop applications

        Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Presario SR1820NX System:

        My computer was running so slow. It would periodically just freeze up, sometimes for minutes (or more) at a time. I bought this just to try and see if it really did improve my computer like it said it would. I am so thrilled that it did! No more freezing up and/or long, drawn-out waiting for the computer to start working like it should. I wish I would have known about this and purchased it so much sooner; it would have eliminated A LOT of headaches and frustration!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        4.0

        More speed

        By The Tenn Man

        from Nashville, TN

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Increases Speed

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Increased Performance

          Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Presario SR1820NX System:

          arrived quick, easy install, immediate better performance. Everything I wanted.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          ADDITIONAL RAM

          By VAGOLFER

          from NORFOLK, va

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Increases Speed
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

          • No Instructions Included

          Best Uses

          • Increased Performance

          Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Presario SR1820NX System:

          HIGH COMPATIBLE TO SYSTE

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Easy and quick fix for slow computer

          By Tracy

          from Jupiter Florida

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast
          • Increases Speed
          • Large Capacity
          • Reliable
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

          • None so far

          Best Uses

          • Increased Performance
          • Multiple desktop applications

          Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Presario SR1820NX System:

          Have older computer (using XP) which came with 500 meg ram. Finally read about RAM speeding up PC and found your site the easiest to use with your auto scan giving the type RAM I needed. Reasonable pricing and easy ordering made the whole thing painless.

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          • Personal
           
          2.0

          It did not work as planned

          By Steve

          from Port Charlotte Fl 33948

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Presario SR1820NX System:

                I purchased 2g because that was recommended and I could not get it to work. I finally took it to a Computer repair shop and they could not get it to work either. Finally we discovered that it would recognize one of the sticks but not both of them. I plan on returning one of the sticks.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                2GB memory upgrade

                By Randy

                from Bettendorf, IA

                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 Presario SR1820NX System:

                  I tried another brand originally that was supposed to be capatible. It was not compatible and I had to return it. I contacted Crucial online and they had memory specific for my older computer. It worked and my computer runs better than it ever has. I'm very satisfied with the product.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  So good I bought one for Dad's computer

                  By kj

                  from Essex Junction, VT

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Easy to order
                  • Fast
                  • Increases Speed
                  • Large Capacity
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Increased Performance
                  • Multi-Tasking
                  • Speed

                  Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Presario SR1820NX System:

                  We had an old Compaq tower with Window XP that had slowed substantially over the years. Adding 2G to the existing 1G improved the performance substantially. For about $60, it's like we have a new machine!
                  On another note, the upgrade assistant is very well done. You can tell you've done your homework concerning making the proper suggestions for the best upgrade decision.

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                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  fantastic product and awesome service

                  By Danceforever

                  from Richmond, VA

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast
                  • Increases Speed

                  Cons

                  • Step by step tech service

                  Best Uses

                  • Increased Performance
                  • Runs like new

                  Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Presario SR1820NX System:

                  I use my computer for music downloads etc. I have noticed a pop up on my home page but my pop up blocker is on so I do not know where it is coming from. As far as the added memory and your tech's help the product install was smooth as silk. Great !!!! Service. Thank you SO MUCH !!!!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  Memory upgrade worked great.Video next

                  By pat

                  from chapel hill, tn

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Increased Performance

                    Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Presario SR1820NX System:

                    Increased speed. Very easy to install. Will be back for video card. Thanks

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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