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Expansion slot in HP Pavilion 510-p030 Desktop?

Q: Expansion slot in HP Pavilion 510-p030 Desktop?

Does the HP Pavilion 510-p030 Desktop have an expansion slot for an additional hard drive?
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I think three beeps on Intel is a memory issue. At least that what it was when I had a stick of cheap RAM crap out on me.

I'd run Memtest and go from there

RAM can fail from a number of causes. Heat exposure, flaky transistor junctions, who knows. I seriously doubt plugging the TV in had anything to do with it.
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I recommend this less since it transfers old settings (which can be causing the performance hit you are experiencing) to the new install:

Windows 7 will set you back a hundred bucks: 7
But it is worth the upgrade. If you are a student you can sometimes get discounts thru Microsoft but since they want to separate themselves from Win7, they may not offer this anymore. But they still do for Win8, but it is hard to find an institutions other than universities.

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Finally, install the Catalyst Software Suite after you have clean installed Windows 7 and added the RAM:

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Don't be afraid to ask questions . Sorry if this essay is intimidating .
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Hi, I wonder how much physical damage a gaming desktop can withstand, like loosing it in the ground, just move it around for a good distance etc.? And how long is the average lifetime for a gaming desktop?Click to expand...

You will receive more replies if your question is clear. Right now, I can't say I understand what you're asking. But, I will try and see if I can answer your question.

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It appears the motherboard has the following expansion slots:
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One PC
See here for details:
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check this out

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Hi it does work on a flash drive.
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If the Celeron fits in the CPU socket, try it...
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nickt1988 said:

When using the software to connect to the wireless it allows me to enter the wpa key and the windows connection says its a bridge network but it never makes it passed authencation.Click to expand...

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Also I could do two ssd's in one 3.5 enclosure with hdd

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