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  1. #1
    Jock
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    Default Compaq Presario - who stole the ram???

    Against all my better instincts, I agreed to take a look at a compaq presario 2230, that had stoped working after being moved.

    Out of warranty, so I thought maybe just a loose cable - and the poor woman who owned it could not afford to send it into compaq.

    Upon opening the case, I noticed that there were 2 simm slots with no ram. I know compaq are special, so I rang there techs and the lovely woman there told me that the ram may be fixed to the motherboard....Pardon???? I didn't quite understand her ramblings and so I need someone out there with some compaq knowledge to explain.

    The point is, the woman who owns the computer was burgled on the same day that the computer stopped working. Did the thieves open up the computer and steal the ram??????? Or is there a secret compaq stick of ram somewhere deep inside case that I can't find???

    Anybody, anywhere, can you help!!!

  2. #2
    SKT174
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    Default Re: Compaq Presario - who stole the ram???

    Someone has obviously took out the RAM if they're not sitting in it's RAM slots

    Compaq's MB is no different than any other one on the market. Most of the time they use oem versions of MB manufacturers

  3. #3
    Jock
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    Default Re: Compaq Presario - who stole the ram???

    Yeah, I asked the price of a replacement stick of ram and was quoted $226.oo plus gst for 128 mb!!!

    So I guess it's worth a bit second hand - seems bizarre that they replaced the cover and put the whole thing back the way it was. Tidy burglars.

    Thanks for the help.

  4. #4
    Chilling_Silence
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    Default Re: Compaq Presario - who stole the ram???

    Depending of RAM type, if its SD-RAM, $50 From DSE will get you 128MB, or DDR-Ram might be closer to $200 though.

  5. #5
    tweak\'e
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    Default Re: Compaq Presario - who stole the ram???

    there are some mobo's with ram soldered on to the mobo. they are fairly rare tho. a check on compaqs site should tell you if it is.

  6. #6
    SKT174
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    Default Re: Compaq Presario - who stole the ram???

    $226 + GST :O

    I can get you 512MB PC 133 for $163 incl GST new


  7. #7
    tweak\'e
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    Default Re: Compaq Presario - who stole the ram???

    whats the bet its takes EDO ram in which case new ram will be exspensive.

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    crozier
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    Default Re: Compaq Presario - who stole the ram???

    I did a bit of hunting around the internet and found this information:

    Compaq Presario 2230 Memory
    Maximum Memory 80mb
    Memory Slots 2
    non-removable base memory 16mb

    So it has 16mb on board and you can add 2 * 32mb. 72 pin simms I think

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    crozier
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    Default Re: Compaq Presario - who stole the ram???

    I did a bit of hunting around the internet and found this information:

    Compaq Presario 2230 Memory
    Maximum Memory 80mb
    Memory Slots 2
    non-removable base memory 16mb

    So it has 16mb on board and you can add 2 * 32mb. 72 pin simms I think

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    crozier
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    Default Re: Compaq Presario - who stole the ram???

    Sorry about the double post - must be robo's fault!

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