DDR2 Upgrade for the Dell Dimension 5100 Desktop/PC

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device type: desktop

Your Dimension 5100 System Specs

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

Memory:

DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 PC2-8500, DDR2 PC2-5300

Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 PC2-8500, DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 8GB
Slots: 4

Installed in 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.

4GB kit (2GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module

4GB kit (2GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
Part Number: CT519152
  • Module Size: 4GB kit (2GBx2)
  • Package: 240-pin DIMM
  • Feature: DDR2 PC2-5300
  • Specs: DDR2 PC2-5300 • CL=5 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-667 • 1.8V • 256Meg x 64 •
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the Dell Dimension 5100
 $71.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Crucial4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 5100 System
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Increases speed (3)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (5)
    • Multiple desktop applications (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (5)

    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    4.0

    Right Memory Right Price

    By Papa G.

    from Mich

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Increases Speed
    • Large Capacity
    • Selection guide excellent

    Cons

    • If in hurry pay shipping

    Best Uses

    • Increased Performance

    Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 5100 System:

    Simple to install; selection tool gets the right memory the first time. Very cordial and helpful on phone. Thanks

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Got my money worth two times over

    By Bookworm2011

    from Rockville MD

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Increases Speed
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

    • No Instructions Included

    Best Uses

    • Increased Performance
    • Multiple desktop applications

    Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 5100 System:

    I bought this memory to upgrade my six years old Dell computer. Along with upgrading the OS to Win 7 it made my old guy run like it never did before. The website made it very easy to get the right product. The only thing I needed to get from other sources was the installation instructions.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Just what my computer needed!

    By Turtle Mama

    from Alta Loma, CA

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance
      • Multiple desktop applications

      Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 5100 System:

      The memory kit [...] was easy to install. The computer is now much faster. I was very happy with my purchase and would highly recommend it to others.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Mission accomplished!

      By LeeNJ

      from Lafayette, NJ

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance
        • Multiple desktop applications

        Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 5100 System:

        This memory upgrade brought my PC back to life! I was blaming everything/else for it's terrible performance when I was just overloading it. Now Photoshop is a joy again!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Great Company

        By cjkap1

        from Cleveland, OH

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Increases Speed
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Increased Performance
          • Multimedia

          Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 5100 System:

          No problems with the memory. Very compatible and reliable.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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