Upgrading RAM

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The MediaSmart Server is only provided with the minimum Windows Home Server specification of 512MB RAM. Upgrading the memory [1] is possible on the server, and HP have announced that it will NOT[2] invalidate your warranty.

There is a single 512MB DDR2-533 (667mhz) RAM module inside the server, upgrading to 2GB is a relatively cheap ($50) upgrade, and a good tutorial can be found at myhomeserver.com

The trickiest part of this upgrade can be removing the small screws on the front grill and you will find it easier using a Phillips head #00 screwdriver.

Once the memory has been upgraded, the Pagefile should also be upgraded. This is typically 1.5 times the physical RAM size, but do not place on the D drive, keep it to the system drive.


  1. http://www.mediasmartserver.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=115
  2. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01333059&lc=en&cc=us&product=3548165&dlc=en