DDR2 Upgrade for the Dell Dimension 4700 Series Desktop/PC

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Dimension 4700 Series

Your Dimension 4700 Series System Specs

System specs as shipped by the manufacturer.
Scan your system to view your specific system configuration.

Memory:

DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 PC2-5300

Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 4GB
Slots: 4

Although the memory can be installed one module at a time, the best performance comes from using matched pairs of modules.

How much memory your Windows OS will recognize depends on which version of Windows you are running. 32-bit versions of Windows will see (and utilize) only 3GB or 3.5GB. To utilize more memory, install a 64-bit version of your OS. More information about OS memory maximums can be found here.

Memory or DRAM is the "working" memory of the computer. It's used to store data for programs (sequences of instructions) on a temporary basis.

video - installing memory

Storage:

SATA 1 - 1.5Gb/s

SATA Version -- SATA 1 - 1.5Gb/s

Storage Drives -- hard drives and solid state drives -- are the permanent memory for the programs and documents on your computer.

Data Transfer Rate is the rate at which data can be sent or received. This is determined by your motherboard. A drive with a higher transfer rate will only run at the rate of the motherboard's transfer rate.

Cache is a type of working memory that allows the drive to perform faster.

RPM is the rotations per minute of a hard drive which effects the speed of data transfer.

Solid State Drives are non-moving memory, so access speed is instant.

Chipset:

Intel 915G chipset

Chipset is a set of integrated circuits that have a specific purpose in a computer system, a group of microchips used together to perform a single task.

Graphics Card:

PCI Express x16 Graphics

External Connector: 15-hole connector

Graphics Card A circuit board fitted to a computer containing the necessary video memory and other electronics to provide a bitmap display. Adaptors vary in the resolution (number of pixels) and number of colours they can display, and in the refresh rate they support. These parameters are also limited by the monitor to which the adaptor is connected.

1GB, 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module

1GB, 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
Part Number: CT907826
  • Module Size: 1GB
  • Package: 240-pin DIMM
  • Feature: DDR2 PC2-5300
  • Specs: DDR2 PC2-5300 • CL=5 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-667 • 1.8V • 128Meg x 64 •
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the Dell Dimension 4700 Series
 $19.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Crucial1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4700 Series System
 
4.8

(based on 330 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (270)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Increases speed (149)
  • Reliable (148)
  • Easy to install (126)
  • Fast (125)
  • Large capacity (36)

Cons

  • No instructions included (10)
  • Difficult to install (4)

Best Uses

  • Increased performance (236)
  • Multiple desktop applications (107)
  • Multimedia (33)
  • Gaming (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (193), Power user (74)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (224), Business (44)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

What a difference adding memory can make

I had a video editing and DVD creation software that ran SO SLOW almost too frustrating to use -- considered buying new computer (Dell bought in 2004 with only 512 mg of ram) -...Read complete review

I had a video editing and DVD creation software that ran SO SLOW almost too frustrating to use -- considered buying new computer (Dell bought in 2004 with only 512 mg of ram) -- I increased to 2.5 gb and now the software runs great! It's Quick - no hang ups --don't need a new pc after all

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

The idea was sound in Theory!

Had high hopes that computer would speed up since memory was down to 17% available space. Adding an even larger than suggested memory simply did not do it. Crucial is a great company yet ...Read complete review

Had high hopes that computer would speed up since memory was down to 17% available space. Adding an even larger than suggested memory simply did not do it. Crucial is a great company yet the problem may be multiple issues.

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4.0

Appears to be very reliable

By Zorro

from Flemington, NJ

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fast
  • Increases Speed
  • Large Capacity
  • Reliable Performance

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased Performance
    • Multiple desktop applications

    Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4700 Series System:

    Yawn

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Great Product and Process

    By Neighbors Helper

    from Sun City, TX

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Increases Speed
    • Large Capacity
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance
      • Multiple desktop applications

      Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4700 Series System:

      I help senior citizens with computer problems. For what they do, most just need older systems upgraded. Crucial always makes it easy. Just by a connecting to their website, the choices are made. Great product and great company.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Great Service/Excellent Results

      By Farm Girl

      from Sullivan County, NY

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Able To Function Again
      • Fast
      • Increases Speed
      • Large Capacity
      • No More Pulling Hair Out
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance

        Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4700 Series System:

        Added 2 GB at reasonable cost, quick delivery, easy to install, completely changed performance, very happy with purchase

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Exactly what I needed

        By HappyCamper

        from Eugene,Oregon

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Increases Speed

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gaming
          • Increased Performance
          • Multiple desktop applications

          Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4700 Series System:

          I found crucial off a google search for memory upgrades. I wasn't sure about download the diagnostic file. If it wasn't for all the positive feedback I would have went to the next link from my google search. So happy I didn't. They told me what my options were and offered the products to do it at a great price. My order came quick. Their website walked me through installing the RAM. Piece of Cake. Computer is so fast now!! Thank you so much.

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          • Personal
           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again

          By Maddog

          from Beaver Falls PA

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Increases Speed
          • Large Capacity

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Increased Performance
            • Multiple desktop applications

            Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4700 Series System:

            Very Pleased

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            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Just what my computer needed

            By Sam

            from Vero Brach, fl

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Increases Speed

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Increased Performance

              Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4700 Series System:

              Easy to install.

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              • Personal
               
              5.0

              What a difference!

              By Lisa

              from Pulaski, PA

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast
              • Increases Speed
              • Large Capacity
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Increased Performance
                • Multimedia
                • Multiple desktop applications

                Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4700 Series System:

                I am no computer person. My computer guy recommended this to me, so I ordered it. He came and put it in for me and it looked like he just snapped them right in. My computer has be SOOO much fater since we got it. I would not hesitate recommend this product to anyone.

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                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                Very smooth transaction

                By jmorg

                from angels camp, ca

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Increases Speed
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Increased Performance

                Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4700 Series System:

                The website was easy to understand and provided alternative solutions. The transaction was very smooth. The installation of the product went as planned with no issues at all.

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                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                Amazing Performance Increase

                By Manmountain

                from Mobile, AL

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Increases Speed

                Cons

                • No Instructions Included

                Best Uses

                • Increased Performance
                • Multiple desktop applications

                Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4700 Series System:

                After testing how much more RAM I could use, I purchased the maximum amount to increase my speed. I went to the support website for my PC and saw exactly how to install the new cards myself. I have never worked on a PC before. Amazing how fast my system is now!! My PC is 7 years old and runs as fast or faster than new ones.

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                5.0

                You Get What You Pay For

                By Rooster

                from Buffalo, NY

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Increased Performance
                  • Multimedia
                  • Multiple desktop applications

                  Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4700 Series System:

                  Crucial made the whole process easy......from determining the correct component to the actual installation. I would use Crucial again without a second thought!!

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                  • Personal

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