|Many people have way too many things that load there, but you may need to load a few things in msconfig - startup, e.g. if you find something you use an icon for in your Taskbar is missing. |
E.g. AVG 2011 places a status icon there; other anti-malware programs often place a similar status icon or icons (e.g. Avast! has two) there.
The anti-malware program's status icon often shows you whether there's something wrong with the program, or that you need to reboot the computer to finish updating the program, or that some component in it has has been disabled, when it isn't obvious otherwise, or it may show you when the program is checking for, or is loading, updates, which both use system resources while doing so.
"Only one of the memory slots are working and I have 1GB of ram on the other."
Almost all the time when someone thinks a ram slot is not working, there's actually nothing wrong with it.
For maybe a hundred or so mboards I have fiddled with, I have never encountered any ram slots that are actually bad, except for one that was damaged by installing the module in the ram slot backwards and then attempting to boot the computer.
If that 1gb module works by itself in the other ram slot - apparently you have two - then there's nothing wrong with it. (Rarely, you may need to use a compressed air source / nozzle or canned gas to blow out the ram slot, or wipe off it's contacts - that's a lot more likely to be the problem than there's anything wrong with the ram slot. ) In that case, your problem is probably the usual problem - other modules you have tried are not 100% compatible with installing them in the mboard, or they're not compatible with being installed along with the other module in the mboard.
If that 1gb module works by itself in the other ram slot, then you just need to install another module that is compatible with both the mboard and the the other module.
Are you in Australia ?
The Pavilion 722a appears to be an Australia / Pacific only model.
HP Pavilion 722a Desktop PC (AP) - Australia / Pacific
HP Pavilion 722a Desktop PC (AP) Product Specifications
RAM (standard) 256/2100 MB DDR SDRAM
Maximum 2 GB (2x1G DDR SDRAM)
Sockets Two 184-pin DDR DIMMs
Size 128, 256, 512 and 1024 MB DDR DIMMs
Free DIMM Sockets One
Pairs Required No
Type Supported JEDEC unbuffered DDR SDRAM DIMM specification
Motherboard Specifications, N1996 (Argon)
Shows a diagram and picture of the mboard.
* Manufacturer's name - N1996
* HP/Compaq name - Argon
Motherboard Supplier MSI
System BIOS Supplier MSI/Award
Memory Type 2.5v. DDR
Memory Speed PC2100/PC1600
Memory Sockets 2 DIMM
Maximum Memory 1GB (per slot)
Upgrading Memory (RAM)
You need to use the Pavilion 722a model number on a ram manufacturer's or ram distributor's web site that has a ram configurator or similar to find the part numbers that will work in the mboard for sure.
Crucial ram for the Pavilion 722a
Show all - 6 listings. 2.5 or 2.6 volts.
- Some ram manufacturer's modules do not strictly adhere to the JEDEC standards that most mboards bioses use to determine ram settings.
In that case, the ram settings in the bios Setup that the bios has automatically chosen may not be correct.
Check the ram settings in your bios - the ram voltage, and the ram timing numbers - should be the same as for the specs for the modules themselves. Often the ram voltage and timing numbers are printed on the label on the modules.
If the voltage setting or timings settings in the bios are different from the specs for the ram, change them in the bios. The timing numbers must be as close as you can get to the same, or slower timings (higher numbers = slower) - you won't notice the difference the slower settings make.
If you have a mix of different modules
- don't mix ram that different voltages are specified for - the bios will force the ram to use the lowest voltage, if "by spd" or similar is used (default settings) - ram that a higher voltage is specified for is more likely to not work properly in that situation.
In this case, you MAY be able to get by if the bios ram voltage is custom set so both modules are using the higher voltage, if that's within the allowable range for the one that requires the lower voltage.
By the way, you have at the top of your subject:
Tags: Hp-pavilion 061 / Rr924aa-a2k g2066l
I believe what you actually have, if there's no typos in that, is a
HP Pavilion g2066l Desktop PC (RR924AA) , RR924AA being the product number,
RR924AA-A2K being the specific configuration of that product number.
HP Pavilion g2000 Desktop PC series
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» HP Pavilion g2066l Desktop PC (RR924AA)
Support and drivers -
HP Pavilion g2066l Desktop PC - Malaysia - English
HP Pavilion g2066l Desktop PC Product Specifications
512 MB (came with)
Amount: 512 MB
Speed: PC-3200 MB/sec
Memory upgrade information
Single-channel memory architecture
2 x 184-pin DIMM sockets support unbuffered non-ECC 400/333 MHz DDR1 memory modules
Maximum HP/Compaq approved memory is 2 GB
(as in, 2ram slots, max 1gb per ram slot)
Search Results for: HP/Compaq Pavilion g2066l
Part Number Description Price
KTH-D530/512S 512MB Module (8-chip)
KTH-D530/1G 1GB 400MHz Module
Show all - 6 entries, all 2.6 volts