DDR Upgrade for the HP - Compaq Pavilion a305w Desktop/PC

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device type: desktop

Your Pavilion a305w 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: 1GB
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

512MB, 184-pin DIMM, DDR PC2700 memory module

512MB, 184-pin DIMM, DDR PC2700 memory module
Part Number: CT362079
  • Module Size: 512MB
  • Package: 184-pin DIMM
  • Feature: DDR PC2700
  • Specs: DDR PC2700 • CL=2.5 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR333 • 2.5V • 64Meg x 64 •
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the HP - Compaq Pavilion a305w
 $16.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Crucial512MB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a305w System
 
4.8

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (39)
  • Easy to install (35)
  • Fast (21)
  • Increases speed (19)
  • Fast delivery (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (30)
    • Multiple desktop applications (22)
    • Multimedia (14)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (31), Power user (16)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (44), Business (3)

    Reviewed by 47 customers

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    5.0

    RAM

    By bojo

    from mass

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Increases Speed

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance

      Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a305w System:

      Easy to fine the right one [...] very cheep price Thank you

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      4.0

      Crucial Memory Upgrade a Big Improvement

      By Jake

      from Marble Hill, MO 63764

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Large Capacity

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Multiple desktop applications

        Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a305w System:

        My Crucial memory upgrade performed excellent.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        [...] great website, pleased!

        By Psych

        from Mesquite, TX

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Helpful website
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Increased Performance
          • Moves so fast now
          • Multimedia
          • Multiple desktop applications

          Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a305w System:

          The website provided exact specifications and recommendations for what my computer needed. It was easy to understand,[...] what more could you ask for?? It helped my computer speed up so much, I just ordered one for my laptop as well. Very pleased with crucial overall.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Worked great!

          By Cliffdweller

          from Casa Grande, AZ.

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Fast delivery
          • Increases Speed
          • Large Capacity

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Increased Performance
          • Multimedia
          • Multiple desktop applications

          Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a305w System:

          Fast shipping. Low cost. Great boost in performance. Easy to follow installation instructions.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          256 mb memory not enough for 90 year old

          By bill

          from weirton, wv

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Increases Speed

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Increased Performance

            Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a305w System:

            Selecting correct memory a no brainer.
            Crucial memory scanner does the work.
            Crucial memory recommended by computer repair shop and is 1 of 3 brands they will use.
            The price is better than competitors.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Exactly what my computer needed!

            By JBuck

            from Myerstown, PA

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Increased Performance
              • Multimedia
              • Multiple desktop applications

              Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a305w System:

              Our HP Pavilion seemed to be getting slower and slower. However, todays software programs were just demanding more and more RAM. Crucial made it easy to determine what RAM upgrade we needed at a reasonable price. Now our HP Pavilion is faster than I thought it could ever be. Thanks!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              Upgrade board for computer works great!!

              By Animal

              from South Dakota

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Increases Speed
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Increased Performance

                Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a305w System:

                this upgrade board has really helped my computer. thanks!!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                Increased speed; I would buy again.

                By Jay

                from Salt Lake City, UT

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Increases Speed

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Increased Performance

                  Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a305w System:

                  [...] Instructions on the Crucial web site for installing the item are very clear and extremely helpful to a novice. Easy to install, but when they say, "push hard" to install the memory module, they really mean, "push hard".

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  4.0

                  buying another today

                  By gmann

                  from houston texas

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast
                  • Fast Delivery
                  • Increases Speed
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Increased Performance
                    • Multiple desktop applications

                    Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a305w System:

                    Works great and great service. [...]

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    4.0

                    Good buy!

                    By DoubleUJay

                    from SC

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast Delivery
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Increased Performance

                      Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a305w System:

                      Upgrade for a friends PC - from 256MB to 1GB. It was well worth it.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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