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01-18-2011 12:57 PM
I have an old Pavilion a210e which we still use as a spare computer. It still works acceptably for what we need, but I was wondering about possibly upgrading the memory on it. It only has one of the two slots in use right now, and has one 512MB DIMM for RAM. I was hoping to add another 512MB DIMM or possibly even 2x1GB DIMMs, but in looking at the specs on the website, it looks like 512MBM is the maximum it can support. Is this true? I thought just about any computer of this age could support up to 4 GB RAM. We're running 32-bit version of XP Professional. Still have the original BIOS and other firmware.
01-18-2011 01:11 PM
Looking at the upgrade options for your PC on Crucial, is does appear you ate limited to a maximum of 512Mb of RAM per slot. See the link below.
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01-19-2011 08:28 AM
512MB!? Ouch!!! Put Windows 98' on there and it'll fly!
11-23-2011 07:19 AM
The a210e will support at least 768 Mb. I know because that is what mine is running right now. That is Bios V6. I don't know if it will run more with a later BIOS. I am looking into that right now.