DDR Upgrade for the Dell OptiPlex 170L Series Desktop/PC

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device type: desktop

Your OptiPlex 170L Series System Specs

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

Memory:

DDR PC2700, DDR PC3200

Memory Type: DDR PC2700, DDR PC3200, DDR (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 2GB
Slots: 2

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.

1GB, 184-pin DIMM, DDR PC3200 memory module

1GB, 184-pin DIMM, DDR PC3200 memory module
Part Number: CT360012
  • Module Size: 1GB
  • Package: 184-pin DIMM
  • Feature: DDR PC3200
  • Specs: DDR PC3200 • CL=3 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR400 • 2.6V • 128Meg x 64 •
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the Dell OptiPlex 170L Series
 $28.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Crucial1GB Upgrade for a Dell Optiplex 170L Series System
 
5.0

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (16)
  • Easy to install (15)
  • Increases speed (13)
  • Fast (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (11)
    • Multiple desktop applications (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (15), Casual user (7)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (15), Personal (7)

    Reviewed by 22 customers

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    5.0

    Works as intended

    By Z-installer

    from Philadelphia, PA

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Increases Speed

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance

      Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Optiplex 170L Series System:

      Ran the scanner from crucial to determine type and max size memory. Ordered and installed. Increased speed and performance of 2 older desktops.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
       
      5.0

      Great price and service

      By The novice installer

      from Tampa, FL

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Increases Speed
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance

        Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Optiplex 170L Series System:

        My old computer was getting slower and more unstable all the time. I knew it needed more memory--but was nervous about installing it myself because I'd never opened the computer case before. Installing the memory was easy even for a novice like me and the computer runs so much faster and more reliably now. (I also was able to clean out about five years's worth of accumulated dust in the process.) Thanks

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        4.0

        Finally got it. Works great.

        By Dave

        from Bennett, CO

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Increases Speed

        Cons

        • No Instructions Included

        Best Uses

        • Multiple desktop applications

        Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Optiplex 170L Series System:

        Took forever to get here but worth the wait. I don't like the delivery system. UPS to USPS in your local town. UPS delivered it to the wrong PO in the wrong town. It's a wonder I ever received it.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
         
        5.0

        I'm happy

        By RhythmKing

        from New York, NY

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Increases Speed

        Cons

        • No Instructions Included

        Best Uses

        • Multiple desktop applications

        Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Optiplex 170L Series System:

        Very satisfied with the increase in system speed and performance

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Love it.

        By mr power

        from Augusta, ga

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gaming
          • Increased Performance
          • Multiple desktop applications

          Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Optiplex 170L Series System:

          Adding RAM is the best way to give extra life to a slow computer. Most people don't realize that the web benefits the most from RAM. IMHO.

          The user in my office wanted a new computer. I added the RAM and bam, she's happy. A lot cheaper than a new computur.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Just what I needed to speed up my system

          By Giddyupgo

          from Burnsville, MN

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Increases Speed
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Increased Performance

            Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Optiplex 170L Series System:

            My system was agonizingly slow updating pages and was continuously writing to the HD. Now that is cured. I should have done a memory upgrade fm 512Mb to 2GB sooner.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Great Ram as always with Crucial

            By Flashlight guy

            from Idaho

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Increased Performance

              Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Optiplex 170L Series System:

              Old machine needed some pick me up

              • Primary use:
              • Business
               
              5.0

              Works great!

              By Super

              from Decatur, Alabama

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Increased Performance

                Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Optiplex 170L Series System:

                Meory installed and works flawlessly!

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                 
                5.0

                Crucial Delivered

                By JH

                from New York

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Increases Speed
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Optiplex 170L Series System:

                  [...]. Will continue to order from Crucial

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                   
                  5.0

                  Could not tell a difference

                  By shelley

                  from farmington hills, MI

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                  • No Increase In Speed

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Optiplex 170L Series System:

                    Everybody told me more ram was better. I should upgrade my 1G ram to 2G ram. I did and can't tell a difference. Nothing wrong with crucial, product was easy to install. I just think I wasted money buying more ram.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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