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Memory Upgrade for Compaq Presario 5150WM

Compaq Presario 5150WM memory upgrade specification, Presario 5150WM maximum memory, memory speed, and memory upgrade options.

Upgrade memory on Compaq Presario 5150WM upto a maximum of 768MB
PC133 SDRAM DIMM 168pin memory, with maximum per slot in 3 Sockets memory slots. The Compaq Presario 5150WM takes the PC133 SDRAM DIMM 168pin memory Memory Type.

Compaq Presario 5150WM Memory Upgrade Specification
Standard Memory Maximum Memory Memory Expansion CPU Type Model/Chipset
256MB (Removable) 768MB
PC133 SDRAM DIMM 168pin memory
3 Sockets AMD Athlon™ Processor 1300 MHz (1.3 GHz)
 

Compaq Presario 5150WM Memory Upgrade options.

What are memory sockets or slots and how are these divided into bank?

 

Memory Sockets or Slots are the place where memory RAM modules are inserted in the motherboard. The Compaq Presario 5150WM has 3 Sockets memory expansion slots. A memory bank is a group of memory expansion sockets, a bank must be completely filled with memory modules of the same size and type in order for the system to recognize and address the memory. i.e. :

2 sockets (2 banks of 1) This indicates that there are 2 memory slots. These are divided into 2 banks, and each bank consists of one memory slot. So you can add memory one piece at a time for the system to use.

3 sockets (3 banks of 1) This indicates that there are 3 memory slots. These are divided into 3 banks, and each bank consists of one memory slot. So you can add memory one piece at a time for the system to use.

4 sockets (2 banks of 2) This indicates that there are 4 memory slots. These are divided into 2 banks, and each bank consists of two memory slots. So you must add memory two pieces at a time (they must be the same size and type of memory) in order for the system to benefit from the upgrade.

8 sockets (4 banks of 2) This indicates that there are 8 memory slots. These are divided into 4 banks, and each bank consists of two memory slots. So you must add memory two pieces at a time (they must be the same size and type of memory) in order for the system to benefit from the upgrade.

12 sockets (3 banks of 4) This indicates that there are 12 memory slots. These are divided into 3 banks, and each bank consists of four memory slots. So you must add memory four pieces at a time (and they must be the same size and type of memory) in order for the system to benefit from the upgrade.