DDR Upgrade for the HP - Compaq Pavilion a320n Desktop/PC

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device type: desktop

Your Pavilion a320n 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: 2GB
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

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:

AGP 8X 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, 184-pin DIMM, DDR PC2700 memory module

1GB, 184-pin DIMM, DDR PC2700 memory module
Part Number: CT353553
  • Module Size: 1GB
  • Package: 184-pin DIMM
  • Feature: DDR PC2700
  • Specs: DDR PC2700 • CL=2.5 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR333 • 2.5V • 128Meg x 64 •
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the HP - Compaq Pavilion a320n
 $28.99
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Crucial1GB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a320n System
 
4.9

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (17)
  • Reliable (16)
  • Increases speed (13)
  • Fast (10)
  • Fast delivery (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Multiple desktop applications (16)
    • Increased performance (14)
    • Multimedia (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (18), Power user (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (19), Business (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Exactly what I needed

    While I am wholly satisfied with the memory I purchased, the best aspect of my experience with Crucial was knowing that I purchased the right product for my computer- size and style. I would...Read complete review

    While I am wholly satisfied with the memory I purchased, the best aspect of my experience with Crucial was knowing that I purchased the right product for my computer- size and style. I would easily have purchased more memory than my system could handle. Thanks for saving me money and the aggravation of purchasing something I could not use. [...] the installation was quick and easy.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    They work fine

    Works fine

    Works fine

    Reviewed by 23 customers

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    5.0

    Better Than Buying A New PC!

    By RoadRunner

    from Bridgeview, IL

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Increases Speed
    • Large Capacity
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Increased Performance
    • Multimedia
    • Multiple desktop applications

    Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a320n System:

    Just by adding 2 GB of memory to the old HP Pavilion PC saved us from having to purchase a newer PC. Everything runs much faster now that there is more memory available.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
     
    5.0

    how to improve your computer speed

    By Jack

    from Winchester, VA

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Large Capacity

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance
      • Multiple desktop applications

      Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a320n System:

      After adding the 1 Gigs of memory my PC went from being the "Slow Boat to China" to "PT109", relatively speaking. What irks me is the computer manufactures continue to sell 'MINIMUM' memory to get Windows to operate so they can make a sale to unwary buyers.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Great Product, Great Service

      By Memory Starved

      from Baltimore, MD

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Increased Performance
          • Multiple desktop applications

          Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a320n System:

          Crucial's memory gave new life to an old machine. Analysis of my system was straightforward, simple, ACCURATE, and a great help.

          Installation instructions proved reliable.

          Crucial enables anyone who can stir coffee to upgrade the RAM in their PC.

          Can't thank you enough.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
           
          5.0

          Bring your old HP Pavilion back to life

          By OnewordPlease

          from Kansas City, MO

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Increases Speed

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Increased Performance

          Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a320n System:

          Extremely easy to install, even included a link for instructions just in case you've never done this before. This Increased my system speed so that I can get a few more years of use out of this machine.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          hp memory upgrade

          By Bear772

          from Port Saint Lucie , Florida

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast
          • Fast Delivery
          • Increases Speed
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Increased Performance

            Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a320n System:

            This upgrade made my pc much faster & easier to use , [...] and the tech department was awsome at helping me adjust the size settings in my pc to work with this upgrade !!! Thanks John

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Exactly what I needed

            By Jason, the non-tech

            from the Jersey Shore

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Fast Delivery
            • Increases Speed
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Increased Performance
              • Multiple desktop applications

              Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a320n System:

              While I am wholly satisfied with the memory I purchased, the best aspect of my experience with Crucial was knowing that I purchased the right product for my computer- size and style. I would easily have purchased more memory than my system could handle. Thanks for saving me money and the aggravation of purchasing something I could not use. [...] the installation was quick and easy.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              3.0

              They work fine

              By John

              from Dubuque IA

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Fast Delivery
              • Increases Speed

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a320n System:

                  Works fine

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  Great product, [...]

                  By usneodret

                  from Brunswick, GA.

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Fast
                  • Increases Speed
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Increased Performance

                    Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a320n System:

                    Use on desktop for personnal use.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    5.0

                    GREAT BUY!

                    By c3po

                    from San Francisco, California

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Increases Speed
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Increased Performance
                      • Multiple desktop applications

                      Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a320n System:

                      Really made a big difference on my old XP computer. Easy to install and with the scan tool I got the right memory, the first time. Maximum memory was 2 GB on my computer, which is what I ordered.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                       
                      5.0

                      Works amazingly faster, easy to install

                      By iPollesion

                      from Milwaukee, WI

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Increases Speed
                      • Reliable Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Increased Performance
                        • Multimedia
                        • Multiple desktop applications

                        Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP Pavilion a320n System:

                        I was a bit reluctant at first, but when I received the 2 x 1 gb ram from crucial; it was simple to install. All I had to do was open the box and replace the existing sticks... No hassle what so ever.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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