DDR2 Upgrade for the HP - Compaq Presario Media Center SR2038X Desktop/PC

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device type: desktop

Your Presario Media Center SR2038X System Specs

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

Memory:

DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 PC2-5300

Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-6400, 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 2 - 3Gb/s

SATA Version -- SATA 2 - 3Gb/s

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.

Chipset:

nVidia GeForce 6150LE chipset

Chipset is a set of integrated circuits that have a specific purpose in a computer system, a group of microchips used together to perform a single task.

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.

1GB, 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module

1GB, 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
Part Number: CT616627
  • Module Size: 1GB
  • 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 Presario Media Center SR2038X
 $19.99
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  • Easy to install (4)
  • Reliable (4)

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    5.0

    Never fails to meet the system needs

    By Robert Hill Tech Advisor

    from Daly City, CA

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    Pros

    • Fast
    • Never wrong
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance
      • Multiple desktop applications

      Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Presario Media Center SR2038X System:

      Crucial NEVER fails [...]

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      5.0

      Memory was a perfect match

      By JackOfAllTradesMBA

      from Indiana, pa

      About Me Power user

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      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Increases Speed
      • Reliable Performance

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        Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Presario Media Center SR2038X System:

        I provide hard service for friends

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        5.0

        Perfect Match

        By Jim

        from MA

        About Me Casual User

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        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

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            Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Presario Media Center SR2038X System:

            Used the system scan feature to choose the perfect memory upgrade. Great service [...]

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            5.0

            Great product! No problems.

            By Jessica

            from West Jordan, UT

            About Me Casual User

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            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Fast
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Increased Performance
              • Multimedia
              • Multiple desktop applications

              Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP - Compaq Presario Media Center SR2038X System:

              This was so easy and cheap to upgrade my RAM, I wish I would've done it long ago! It scared me because I'm not that techo savy, but this was so simple! You literally open your case, pop it in the obvious and easy to spot slots (just make sure to push hard enough) and start your computer back up and it's ready to go. I can notice such a difference when I'm using multiple programs like Photoshop, Internet, Word, Windows Explorer all at the same time. I love the new speed!

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              from Five Points Al

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              • Increases Speed
              • Reliable Performance

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