DDR2 Upgrade for the Dell OptiPlex GX520 Desktop/PC

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device type: desktop

Your OptiPlex GX520 System Specs

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

Memory:

DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 PC2-6400

Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 4GB
Slots: 2

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 2 - 3Gb/s

SATA Version -- SATA 2 - 3Gb/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 945G 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.

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

1GB, 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
Part Number: CT907857
  • 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 OptiPlex GX520
 $19.99
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    5.0

    Great Purchase

    By Becky

    from Cary, NC

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    Pros

    • Increases Speed

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance

      Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex GX520 System:

      The installation instructions were helpful, the installation was simple, the performance was increased. I've already recommended to coworkers!

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      5.0

      just right

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      from Utah

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            made my old Dell run a lot faster

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            By Jim K

            from Highland, CA

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            Pros

            • Arrived quickly
            • Increases Speed
            • Reliable Performance

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                Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex GX520 System:

                Your program to determine the ram in my computer worked well and I knew exactly what to order.

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                5.0

                Perfect Match for adding memory in my Pc

                By JPLSNET

                from Bristol Connecticut

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                Pros

                • Completely Compatable
                • Increases Speed
                • Recommend to all pc users
                • Reliable Performance

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                    Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex GX520 System:

                    I liked their software which checked my existing
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                    5.0

                    Always correct!

                    By Regina

                    from Central Illinois

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                    Cons

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                    • Increased Performance

                    Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex GX520 System:

                    I can always be sure the memory I purchase from crucial will be correct. The fact that their pricing is incredibly competitive is just icing on the proverbial cake!

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                    5.0

                    Perfect Service

                    By Mike

                    from Westchester, NY

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Increases Speed
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Increased Performance
                      • Multiple desktop applications

                      Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex GX520 System:

                      [...]. Utility to identify what was needed made ordering the memory way too easy.

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