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I'm looking for some RAM for my bosses HP A305W, and on the HP site it says,
Memory Installed: 256 MB (1 x 256)
Maximum allowed:1 GB (2 x 512) requires the removal of the installed 256 MB DIMM
Speed supported: PC2700 MB/sec (messages at PC2100)
Type: 184 pin, DDR SDRAM
DIMM slots: Two

I dont know what that means. Can I get some help on this?
Also; now that I think of it, What kinda memory would be good to get? He said that he wants the max he can have, so I'm guessing that'll be 2 512mb of RAM, but I was reading some forums and there have been problems with High Density and Low Density types. How do I tell whats ok?
Help me please?:sigh:
 

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Crucial shows that PC3200 will work, so the max he could have would be two 512's of that.
Here's the results from Crucial's memory configurator, look for the part number of the ram that you want to get.
http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=Pavilion a305w

Other ram manufacturers also have configurators, if you are looking for a different brand, that can be checked too.

Corsair only lists one model of PC2700 that they make. So 2 of those would work as well.
http://www.corsair.com/configurator/system_results.aspx?id=44368
 

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grimx has given you some very good advice, follow it and you won't be sorry crucial is a very good first quality ram.

PC 2700 referrs to the rams speed there are many different sppeds and this is dictated by what speed ram the motherboard will accept thats why its so important to use a configurator like crucials to get the correct ram plus crucial guarantees it to work.

Stay away from high density ram its mainly for servers and is cheaper to manufactuer thats why you see so much cheap ram on ebay cheap, its the correct speed but high density witch will only work in about 10% of computers
 

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If you look it up in a manufacturer's configurator, it will be the correct ram for your purposes, as long as you are putting in the correct data. The old GIGO rule, as always, applies.
For some reading on high/low density, take the sticky for a drive. http://www.techsupportforum.com/f210/hi-density-low-density-ram-287320.html

On another note, I found something interesting on the memory that you are looking for. Kingston shows a maximum of 2GB of memory. However, they list two similar models on the same configuration page. So, it may not work for the machine in question, but may be worth dropping them an email for clarification. I'm sure your boss would be quite pleased if 2 gigs could be put in. Though I wouldn't mention it unless you got a confirmation from Kingston. http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator_new/modelsinfo.asp?SysID=17470&mfr=HP/Compaq&model=Pavilion+a305w/a305w&root=us&LinkBack=http://www.kingston.com&Sys=17470-HP/Compaq-Pavilion+a305w/a305w-b&distributor=0&submit1=Search
 
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