DDR2 Upgrade for the Gateway GT5040 Media Center Desktop/PC

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device type: desktop

Your GT5040 Media Center System Specs

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

Memory:

DDR2 PC2-5300

Memory Type: 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

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.

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: CT533586
  • 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 Gateway GT5040 Media Center
 $19.99
Qty:

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Pros

  • Reliable (5)
  • Easy to install (3)
  • Fast (3)

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    • Multiple desktop applications (3)
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    5.0

    Great Job

    By andersd

    from Tallahasse, FL

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Increases Speed
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Increased Performance
    • Multiple desktop applications

    Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Gateway GT5040 Media Center System:

    The Price was great [...]Thanks

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    4.0

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    By Computerhelper

    from Olney, IL

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    Pros

    • Fast
    • Reliable Performance

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        Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Gateway GT5040 Media Center System:

        fix a friends computer

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        5.0

        Good value[...]

        By Me

        from Louisville, KY

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Fast
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance
        • Multiple desktop applications

        Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Gateway GT5040 Media Center System:

        [...] Awesome!

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        3.0

        Good product, but was not thrilled

        By justcurious

        from Los Angeles, CA

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        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

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            Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Gateway GT5040 Media Center System:

            Based on Crucial's good reputation I decided to go with them for my memory upgrade. [...].The sticks work fine...[...]

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            4.0

            Works fine, hopefully lasts a long time!

            By Toyster

            from S.F. Bay, CA

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            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Fast
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

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              • Multiple desktop applications

              Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Gateway GT5040 Media Center System:

              Got, plugged in, machine runs...fasssster

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