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 PC2-8500 memory module

4GB kit (2GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-8500 memory module
Part Number: CT798345
  • Module Size: 4GB kit (2GBx2)
  • Package: 240-pin DIMM
  • Feature: DDR2 PC2-8500
  • Specs: DDR2 PC2-8500 • CL=7 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-1066 • 1.8V • 256Meg x 64 •
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the Dell Dimension 5100
 $103.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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

(based on 4 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Increases speed (4)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (4)

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    5.0

    Great purchase--excellent performance

    By MJ

    from Norristown, PA

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Increases Speed
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance

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

      Definitely improved speed when rebooting, opening e-mail/receiving e-mail, using internet--has eliminated lengthy wait periods when using this older desktop computer

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      4.0

      Instant success

      By The Hermit

      from Kyle, Tx

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Increases Speed
      • Large Capacity
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance

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

        Quick and easy to install and instantaneous increase in performance

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Great experience, great performance

        By Don the dad

        from Buffalo, NY

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Increases Speed
        • No more reboots
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gaming
          • Increased Performance
          • Java
          • Multiple desktop applications

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

          No more issues due to lack of memory.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Easy to install and it works great too!!

          By Jorgy

          from Mt Hamilton, CA

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Fast installation
          • Increases Speed

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Increased Performance

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

            When I opened the case to install the RAM I was reminded that I should vacuum out the dust from the circuit boards more often. The 4GB RAM was the right amount of RAM to speed up the Dell Dimension 5100 computer about 100%. It runs great again!!

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            • Personal

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