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 PC2700 memory module

1GB, 184-pin DIMM, DDR PC2700 memory module
Part Number: CT360009
  • Module Size: 1GB
  • Package: 184-pin DIMM
  • Feature: DDR PC2700
  • Specs: DDR PC2700 • CL=2.5 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR333 • 2.5V • 128Meg x 64 •
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the Dell OptiPlex 170L Series
 $28.99
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Crucial1GB Upgrade for a Dell Optiplex 170L Series System
 
4.9

(based on 58 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (53)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (36)
  • Increases speed (30)
  • Easy to install (28)
  • Fast (27)
  • Large capacity (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (36)
    • Multiple desktop applications (30)
    • Multimedia (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (32), Casual user (24)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (42), Personal (14)

    Reviewed by 58 customers

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    5.0

    GREAT!

    By flyinwfarms

    from Terrebonne,Or

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Increases Speed
    • Large Capacity
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance

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

      We are just home users and this is the first time we've upgraded the ram. So I was afraid to push to hard, not wanting to bend the card, come to find out I needed to push harder with even pressure until it clicked. That was the only trouble I had.It works perfect.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Product worked as described and expected

      By mmturfteam

      from Birmingham, AL

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Increases Speed

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Multiple desktop applications

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

        Good product, fast shipping and great value.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
         
        5.0

        Great Memory!

        By Lab Teacher

        from Chesapeake, VA

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Increases Speed

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Increased Performance
          • Multiple desktop applications

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

          Bought more memory to update our lab computers for school! Fast delivery and just what I ordered. Easy to install and great performance!
          Thanks so much!

          • Primary use:
          • Business
           
          4.0

          Good product and very easy to obtain

          By Arturo

          from Miami, Florida

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast
          • Increases Speed
          • Large Capacity
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              Good product and easy to obtain

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              Easiest upgrades ever

              By tomv

              from Livingston, Montana

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate billing
              • Confidence in quality
              • Convenient
              • Easy finding products
              • Fast Delivery

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Increased Performance
                • Multiple desktop applications
                • Upgraded Laptop Desk

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

                Upgraded both my desktop & laptop with great ease and convenience. Determining the right product is so easy. Confirmation of order, tracking info for delivery and billing very efficiently done. All encounters with Crucial are done with great confidence and as a result most rewarding.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                Crucial Provides My Crucial Memory Needs

                By Computer Neophyte

                from Bristol, TN

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Increases Speed
                • Low cost
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                • Wish I could install more

                Best Uses

                • Increased Performance

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

                Unfortunately, the company I work for would not purchase memory for the old system it provides. To be able to do my job, I had to purchase and install my own memory upgrade. Crucial provided a software tool to help me choose the memory required and enabled a simple purchasing process. Crucial made an unfortunate situation workable, and I would recommend the company to anyone.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Older Style RAM

                By Fireworks!

                from San Antonio, Florida

                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 Optiplex 170L Series System:

                  I tried buying RAM from [@] where I was told it would fit and it did not, so I had to return to the store again for a return. This RAM from Crucial did fit as stated on their web site. Shipping was quick. I should have just ordered it from crucial to begin with in the first place.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                   
                  5.0

                  solved my problem

                  By bet

                  from boston, MA

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Increases Speed

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Increased Performance

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

                    solved my problem

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent upgrade!

                    By Crashcop

                    from Portage, MI

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Awesome performance
                    • Easy installation
                    • Increases Speed
                    • Large Capacity

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Increased Performance
                    • Multiple desktop applications
                    • Photo editing

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

                    I recently purchased a retired Dell Optiplex from my employer. Its existing memory was small as it had previously been used on a network and primarily for MS Office applications. My goal was to convert this as an additional work station in a home office setting. However, the upgrade in memory has easily made it a front line unit; not just a backup. Thanks Crucial!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    5.0

                    You don't have to be Computer whiz!

                    By IronHorse

                    from Norfolk, NE

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Increased Performance
                      • Multiple desktop applications

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

                      I was told that I needed more RAM to run a program that I use in my small business and was directed to Crucial.com. I am not a computer whiz and was a little nervous about doing this but crucial did all the work in scanning my system and basically telling me what I needed for my specific computer. It was extremely easy to make the order. I have also never installed RAM before. It is a piece of cake and anyone can do it. Up to this point we have no performance or campatability issues. Seems to be working good. If you are thinking of upgrading your current system instead of buying a new computer I would recommend using Crucial.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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