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itgrrl December 22, 2009 07:29 PM

Upgrading RAM on an HP a1102n; need vendor/store recommendations in Montreal
I have an HP Compaq Pavilion a1102n that I am trying to find memory upgrades for.
I have the 512MB from when I bought it, but would like to upgrade to 4GB (1GB per slot).
I've already found the information on Crucial.com to be helpful, but am wary of ordering online or by phone.
Computer memory upgrades for HP - Compaq Pavilion a1102n Desktop/PC from Crucial.com

I am trying to get my computer memory upgraded as soon as possible, but have some questions:

1. Besides the suggestions from Crucial, what other (more common) modules could work with the computer as well?

2. Are there physical stores in Montreal that carry these modules?
(I had trouble with the MicroBytes in Centre-Ville; a salesperson there claimed they didn't stock Crucial because of "issues" with the modules and wouldn't order anything more compatible from what their website offered. I'm trying their Lasalle location next, I've heard that one's better.)

Any and all help is appreciated.


3.0charlie December 22, 2009 07:43 PM

Looking at the link you gave, even the Balistics are compatible (with 2.0V vram). So basically any DDR2 667Mhz 1Gb stick will do, in the 1.8V vram range. I'd even bet that the 2Gb sticks would run in your system. Do go over 4Gb though.

itgrrl December 22, 2009 07:56 PM

When you say any stick within those specs will do, does brand name matter?
(i.e. Could I install a Kingston module and the computer would work with it?)

3.0charlie December 22, 2009 07:58 PM

Absolutely. Kingston, Crucial, Gskill, Mushkin, OCZ to name a few.

Soultribunal December 23, 2009 08:58 PM

After Crucial, Kingston would be my next Best Bet for RAM in that system.


clone63 December 24, 2009 12:20 PM

As others mentioned, any brand should work. Its when you start putting in different brands (especially with different specs) that problems can arise.

CMetaphor December 24, 2009 12:26 PM

Hi itgrrl, Welcome to the forum btw! (Don't know why the previous posters didn't say that, hehe)

As 3.0Charlie said, any 1.8v DDR2 So-Dimm should work fine. My preference would be towards Kingston, since they include a lifetime warranty on all their sticks.

:thumb: Merry Xmas

enaberif December 24, 2009 01:32 PM

I personally would go with Crucial Rendition or Kingston memory and nothing more than 1.8v.

Either of those sites can tell you what will work.

SKYMTL December 24, 2009 03:02 PM

I do quite a bit of my local shopping here in Montreal at Sohodiffusion: SOHODIFFUSION.COM - COMPUTERS - ELECTRONIC - Canada's best technology deal

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