HP and ram
Does HP really have propriety ram for its COMPAQ computers? I asked and here is their response.
Thank you for contacting the hpshopping.com Sales Center.
I understand you are interested in purchasing the Compaq Presario SR1010Z customizable desktop, and are curious to know if the stand alone RAM and video card you own can be installed in this desktop once it has been delivered to you. Based on the configuration you provided below, I am pleased to advise that you should have no problems installing the additional 1.0 GB of RAM and the nVidia 6800GT video card.
Before installing these components, I recommend contacting HP Technical Support to advise them of the upgrade you are about to perform. This will allow them to provide you with any pertinent information about this upgrade, and to update their records on the configuration of your registered PC.
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Total BS? I'm not sure, has anyone had any experience with the Compaq computers that HP makes?