I have an HP Pavilion a520n machine with 2-256mb ram modules, 184 pin ddr sdram, pc2700 333mhz non-ecc raring. Per hp spec and motherboard spec. It's expandable to 1 gig ram max per HP, although the motherboard allows 2 gig max.
There are 2 ram slots on board.
I want to upgrade the ram to 2 -512mb modules.
When going out to the crucial and kingston sites configurators, I'm pointed to ram that has a cl rating of 2.5.
Kingston has a HyperX 1 gig set (2-512mb) with a cl rating of 2 that I'd liked to put in my machine. The problem is that this ram is not given as a selection for my machine from Kingston.
May this be a problem running on my machine? All business related activities and such.
Should I not deviate from the configurator recommendations?
Is the extra money for the cl2 rating worth the price difference? $24.00 upcharge for the set.
What about some of the less expensive brands RE: PQi
The range is from $46.00 to $70.00 for 1 set of 2-512mb modules.
I've been trying to figure this out but am stumped.
Thnaks for your help.