Need to upgrade Ram on Asus A7A22 motherboard

May 8, 2013 at 13:43:53
Specs: Windows XP, 512 Mbytes
My daughter-in-law has an old computer running Windows XP. She complains that it is very slow. She tells me that "the papers" that came with it say it has an ASUS A7A22 motherboard. Windows reports 512Mb of RAM are currently on it, running at 1.34Ghz.

Does anyone know what is maximum amount of ram for Asus A7A22? And what type does it use?

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May 8, 2013 at 14:31:57
To avoid getting the wrong type of RAM for a now discontinued motherboard, the safest thing to do is to visit using that PC and click on their "Scan My Computer" to invoke the Crucial System Scanner Tool.

It will detect what type of RAM is in the system then offer you a choice of compatible RAM modules that they have in stock.

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May 8, 2013 at 14:42:50
I searched on Asus website and found that the closest model available is Asus A7A266.

According to the manual, the motherboard support DDR1 PC2100 & PC1600 or SDRAM PC133, with up to 2GB for DDR1 & 3GB for SDRAM.

To upgrade the RAM we need to know the type of RAM is already installed on the computer, so we won't mix different type of RAM. To find out the RAM type you need to tell her to install Speccy, a hardware detection software.

Asus A7A266 manual:

Speccy download:

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May 9, 2013 at 10:27:10
I couldn't find much info on ASUS A7A22, is it an OEM board? Dell, Gateway, HP, etc? If it is, please post the model/model number of the system.

512MB isn't very much RAM these days but if the system was performing OK & now it's "slow", it's most likely because it's infected or bogged down with a bunch of garbage, or both. If she doesn't regularly clean her system, have her install CCleaner-Slim, run it & remove everything it finds.

After the cleaning has been done, click on Tools on the left side, then click Startup. Are there a lot of entries? If there are, I can just about guarantee the majority of them are unnecessary & a major reason why the system has slowed. Also, she should not be running a "theme" or a high resource screensaver such as Picture Slideshow because they use too much memory. Her system should be kept as lean as possible. She should also use a low resource anti-virus such as Microsoft Security Essentials, not Norton or McAfee.

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May 9, 2013 at 20:17:03
Agree with most of above, especially Crucial scan and a general clean out and defrag. XP runs much better on 1GB RAM (1024MB) or at least close to that and even an antivirus program that is lighter on system resources is not a bad idea.
Note that this will all help, but will not do much more than delay somewhat the eventual replacing of an older system with a newer more modern one so avoid spending for more than then RAM upgrade (as long as you can do it reasonably).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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