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"I was given a dated compaq presario 4505. Motherboard is a PWA Sniper Motherboard..."
I searched the Kingston web site for: HP/Ccompaq - Presario - no 4505 - models no longer supported - Presario 4505
Search Results for: HP/Compaq Presario - NO LONGER SUPPORTED
This system/device is listed by Kingston as "No longer supported". We provide part number and upgrade information as a courtesy to those visitors that might need it.
Part Number Description
KTC-P4800/16 16MB Module
KTC-P4800/32 32MB Module
Standard Memory: 16MB (Non-removable)
0MB (Removable) = 16, 24, or 32MB total
8MB (Removable) = 16, 24, or 32MB total
16MB (Removable) = 16, 24, or 32MB total
Maximum Memory: 48MB
Crucial has no module listings for it.
There are some sites where you can buy ram for nearly any mboard - e.g.
Compaq HP Presario 4505 Computer Memory Upgrades - Guaranteed Compatible
NOTE that your mboard is old enough that PC66 ram, max, was specfied for it.
The PC100 and PC133 standards are backwards compatible with PC66 standards, however when PC66 ram is the max for your mboard, it's often required that the module has low denisity chips - more individual chips on each module.
E.g. a 4 chip PC100 32mb module may not be recognized, but an 8 chip one probably will be.
Your mboard is rather useless, unless you want to run Dos or Win 95 on it.
Win 98 and 98SE and ME run slow as a turle with less 96 mb of ram and the hard drive activity will be extreme when you have only 48 mb.
2000 and XP may not even load when you have only 48mb of ram.
Download drivers and software - specify product name
Compaq Presario 4500 Desktop PC series
No User's or Owner's, or Maintenance and Service Guide (MSG) manual available.