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Budget upgrade for HP/Compaq Presario CQ5000 Series Desktop CQ5802

Q: Budget upgrade for HP/Compaq Presario CQ5000 Series Desktop CQ5802

I don't really know a lot about upgrading my computer. Any help would be great. Thanks.

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A: Budget upgrade for HP/Compaq Presario CQ5000 Series Desktop CQ5802

I forgot to mention I am trying to make it run games like CS:GO and DayZ at a reasonable level.
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The computer is running windows XP and appears to run okay. The problem is that when it is shut down completely it goes to a Blue screen that says the following:

*Hardware Malfunction
Call your hardware vendor for support
NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error
***The system has Halted***​
Like i said the computer seems to be running okay, but when it is shut down this is the message that comes up and it has to be turned off manually. Does anyone have any idea what the problem might be or things i should check.

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help my compaq keeps frezzing, i dont know whats wrong with it i have opened it but i cant see any problems. help

pc info

compaq presario 5000 series
1 ghz
128mb ram

i have had this computer for a few years and have had a few problems with it, the first problem was that the cd drives didnt open, next the modem installed on it didnt work, next something happened to the cpu, and at the end of all that compaq just gave me a new pc, the first pc i had was a dell dimension xps t500 which im using now until i can get my compaq workin the dell has worked great from the day i got it havnt had one single problem with it, its a bit slow but it works great its only 64mb and pentium 3.

A:compaq presario 5000 series

freezing Compaq

It sounds to me like you got a Compaq Lemon But you can try to relaod the operating system next becasue you have replaced almost everything else and this is all that is left give it a try and that lemon might squeeze out some results if not I would sell it to the fruit factory and get a different Compaq
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A:Wireless issue on Compaq Presario v3000 Series

hamsteyr, i'm sorry, this is first symptoms of northbridge dying(nv6150go). the problem is that nv6150go makes some disturbances in pci-ex bus,and thus preventing the wireless card from detection. well, you an try to update your bios, it may help. i had 10 or 20 cases like this in my repairing practice. 5 laptops were cured(completely?) with BIOS reflashing. the others - nv6150go/nf-spp100 replacing.
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This is my problem, exactly from the Q274509 in the Microsoft Knowledge base. When i attempt to do what it suggests to fix, (To resolve this issue, disable the Sound Blaster setting in the Phoenix BIOS, but do not disable Onboard PCI Audio in the Phoenix BIOS. ), I find that neither the Sound Blaster Setting nor the Onboard PCI Audio setting exist in my BIOS.

What am I to do? I cannot connect to the internet with my laptop anymore because my modem doesn't work with the laptop!!! Please help me either find this setting (if i just didnt look hard enough) or find a way around this. Either and/or Both would be much appreciated.

Help Please!!!

A:PCMCIA Cards Are Not Recognized in Windows 2000 on Compaq Presario 1200-Series Laptop;EN-US;q274509

is the link to the microsoft knowledge base site that explains this problem.
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A:Compaq Presario SSD Upgrade

Greetings, I use Paragon Professional Disk Imaging software. Try Macrium Reflect free. Disk cloning is also included in the free version. Cheers!
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I have increased the memory to 320 by adding an additional 256 MB RAM.

I am wanting to totally replace the 15GB hard drive with an 80 GB hard drive and load Windows XP Home.

The problem I am finding out is that Compaq has propriertory info on a partition within the existing drive. From what I understand without the Restore CD, I can't put the new drive in.

I'm wondering if there are any other alternatives to doing this.

Can I install XP on the existing drive and then transfer all the data (to include the compaq proprietory info) to the new drive in a slave position?

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A:Compaq Presario RAM upgrade

Well if your laptop supports a maximum of 1gb then that means 512mb per RAM slot.
Here are a few links on Newegg which is the Maximum Memory you could get for your Laptop. This is if you are in USA
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A:Compaq Presario CQ60 300 SI CPU Upgrade

 Hi, Turion 64 X2 MDTL60HAX5DM it is not compatible because it belongs to the previous generation AMD Socket S1g1 Processors compatible with your laptop, belong to AMD Puma platform (2008) core Lyon Socket S1g2 AMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core  ZM-88 2.50-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core  ZM-87 2.40-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core  ZM-86 2.40-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core  ZM-85 2.30-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core  ZM-84 2.30-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core  ZM-82 2.20-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Ultra Dual-Core  ZM-80 2.10-GHz, with 2-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Dual-Core    RM-70 2.00-GHz, with 1-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Dual-Core    RM-72 2.10-GHz, with 1-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Dual-Core    RM-74 2.20-GHz, with 1-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Dual-Core    RM-75 2.20-GHz, with 1-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Dual-Core    RM-76 2.30-GHz, with 1-MB L2 cacheAMD Turion Dual-Core    RM-77 2.30-GHz, with 1-MB L2 cache
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Any help is appreciated.
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A:Compaq Presario 5461: How Would You Upgrade It?

so not sure what your final specs are - i would upgrade the memory - thats the quick upgrade - but you have upgraded 3 times ... to what ....
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Here's the problem:

Someone asked me to see if I could upgrade an early (old) Compaq Presario 5WV254 computer. The first thing I did was max out the RAM (768MB) using Crucial's 'certified' Compaq modules.

This dinosaur has a 40GB hard drive and an nVidia 8MB graphics card. I placed Windows XP Pro into the drive and proceeded to format the drive with NTFS. Everything went smoothly, and the machine rebooted after installing the drivers, etc.

Unfortunately, instead of continuing to proceed with the usual installation process, it starts the initial setup process over and over (I let this happen about 7 times) and will not complete the installation.

I've performed upgrades on lots of these older Compaq Presarios, but have never encountered this before.

Does anyone have any ideas as to how this issue can resolved?

Thanks in advance.

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Compaq PC
System Serial Number: 1X07DTZ9R1T7
750 megahertz Intel Pentium III
Board: Compaq 06C0h
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
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I confirm that the basic system seems to note the full memory is present ... its just that the op sys does not seem to use it???


A:Compaq presario f500 memory upgrade

Hi -

Let's see what system info files say.

Please run this app -

When it is complete, Windows Explorer will open to your Documents folder and a newly created folder named Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2 will be hilighted.

Zip up the entire folder and attach to your next post.

Regards. . .


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There are two letters after 2175. Could you post those?
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Go To And Use The Memory Finding Need To Know What Kind Of Pc You Have And It Will Tell You What Memory Upgrade You Need.
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512MB, 200-pin SODIMM, DDR PC2700 upgrades for HP - Compaq Presario M2000 Series Laptop/Notebook, CT526869 from

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A:[SOLVED] Compaq Presario RAM upgrade Question

Run the Crucial System Scanner on the computer. This should tell you the RAM type and how much RAM the motherboard will support. This should confirm that this motherboard will only support 1X 512 MB chip per slot for a total of 1GB
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A:memory upgrade for compaq presario 1200

Make sure the memory is FOR that Compaq, as generic memory is sometimes not compatible with Compaq computers.

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A:Compaq Presario SR1000 motherboard upgrade

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Sorry, TSG-Rules -Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided.
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A:Compaq Presario SR1400 Desktop PC

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A:Compaq Presario CQ57-426SA processor AMD E-300 upgrade

Hi, It is an AMD processor: Model number    E-300CPU part number    EME300GBB22GV is an OEM/tray microprocessorSocket    BGA413BGA processors, like this one, are soldered on a motherboard, as a result, upgrading or replacing them means buying a new motherboard which means buying a new computer. Regards.
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A:compaq presario CQ5320f upgrade video card?

Try the Windows Compatibility Center for finding compatible hardware:

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Before you focus in on the CPU I will let you know that it is much more likely the problem is the motherboard than the CPU.
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could be a problem with the power coming out of the wall..can you connect to a different outlet..
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Hi: See if the audio driver directly from Realtek works for you. Accept the agreement.  Download and install the 1st driver on the list (32 bit).
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Look at Partition Magic to do that job.

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A:Need to reset my old Compaq Presario Desktop MV540 to factory settings

Hi and Welcome,
It sounds as if it's the BIOS p/w that's been re-set in which case this may not work. But ... if you can boot from a CD why not try and install Ubuntu? A free & legal Linux operating system? It would make the machine usable.

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Welcome to the forums! Windows 7 has some inbuilt diagnostics to check for your sound issues Go to control panel and select troubleshooting your sound devices You can also go thorugh this thread at microsoft answers  If you still have a problem with your sound device make sure that is compatabile with windows 7,you may need to run the windows 7 upgrade advisor If the upgrade advisor finds the required drivers it will point out the link to you. Hope this helps   

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A:Compaq Presario SR1810NX Not Getting Past Compaq Logo Screen

Try a power drain.
1. Unplug power cord
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3. Plug in power cord
4. turn on the power and try to boot to setup (BIOS)

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Hello lilevee22,

Before the problem started was anything added to or installed on the system?

Try booting to Last Known Good or Safe Mode.

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its never going to be a ferrari

all you can do is

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Check your Model here:

HP & Windows 8 & Windows 8.1 - Update | HP? Official Site

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Why doesn't that surprise me?

Don't know all that this application tells you, but gives gobs of info about your system. Sort of like Belarc on steroids:

Also, check out the mobo tools on this site:
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Were you at this Hp/Compaq download page ?

Software & Driver Downloads Compaq Presario V3760TU Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)&
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Link to tell you all about your computer.
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I decided to see what happened when I ctrl alt delete and then decided to do another recovery. Here's some more info (could not recover errors):
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2. C:\WINDOWS\System32\ntdll.dll
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then all of after about 20% a big blue screen with following:
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.


If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. IF this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure new hardware or software is properly installed.
If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.

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I am now restarting
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does your system have agp or pciex (or even pci) slot free? Is the graphics on board? It sounds like a graphics card problem, even if it is onboard. I'd try a replacement card (even if it's just a pci card) and see what happens...
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A:Compaq Presario 7470

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A:Compaq Presario cq61

Quote: Originally Posted by jav

I have recently upgrade my OS from Vista to Windows 7 Ultimate by clean install method.
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A:upgrading compaq presario

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Hello grafenwohr
Have you looked at using the computer with a wireless connection from your modem ?
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Any Good ?