DDR2 Upgrade for the HP - Compaq dc5100 Series Micro Tower Desktop/PC

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device type: desktop

Your dc5100 Series Micro Tower System Specs

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

Memory:

DDR2 PC2-5300

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

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

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.

2GB kit (1GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module

2GB kit (1GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
Part Number: CT454934
  • Module Size: 2GB kit (1GBx2)
  • 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 HP - Compaq dc5100 Series Micro Tower
 $39.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Crucial2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq dc5100 Series All Form Factors System
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Increases speed (7)
  • Reliable (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (8)
    • Multiple desktop applications (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (6), Casual user (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (6), Personal (5)

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    5.0

    I Will buy from Crucial agan! :-)

    By TXTmblweed

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate description
    • Dependable
    • Fast
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • None -

    Best Uses

    • Increased speed

    Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq dc5100 Series All Form Factors System:

    Keep advertising on the Web, that's how I found you. :-)

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Def boosted performance

    By Some Guy

    from Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq dc5100 Series All Form Factors System:

          Easy to install

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Great Move...

          By happy tech

          from Virginia Beach

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Increases Speed

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Increased Performance

            Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq dc5100 Series All Form Factors System:

            Upgraded memory in an old Compaq Computer and the performance increase was amazing!

            • Primary use:
            • Business
             
            5.0

            Great Product

            By Guy

            from Nebraska

            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 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq dc5100 Series All Form Factors System:

              Needed additional memory for running virtual machines and it has gotten to job done without a hiccup thus far. I also received the memory promptly without any complications.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
               
              5.0

              Always right!

              By Webmaster Doug

              from CT

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Perfect size

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Increased Performance
                • Poor mans upgrade

                Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq dc5100 Series All Form Factors System:

                I was able to max out the mother board and get a dramatic improvement in performance by simply using the wizard to determine what was needed.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                Fast & Easy

                By Anthony

                from Glendale, AZ

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Increases Speed

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq dc5100 Series All Form Factors System:

                    My PC was slowing way down. The Crucial diagnostic scan identified exactly what I needed. The installation couldn't have been easier, and I am not a computer person. It was the first time I ever openned one up. Now my machine is running the way it should. Highly recommended!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again and again

                    By Dan

                    from Boise

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great prices
                    • Great product
                    • Great Service

                    Cons

                    • Can't think of one

                    Best Uses

                    • Increased Performance
                    • Multiple desktop applications

                    Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq dc5100 Series All Form Factors System:

                    real easy to find what you need and order. [...]

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                     
                    5.0

                    Just what I needed

                    By improper1

                    from Cloquet, Mn

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Increases Speed
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Increased Performance
                      • Multiple desktop applications

                      Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq dc5100 Series All Form Factors System:

                      [...] easy user installation.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                       
                      5.0

                      Just as Promised

                      By sjs1095

                      from Houston, TX

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Increases Speed

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Increased Performance

                        Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq dc5100 Series All Form Factors System:

                        Very easy to install and works. [...] Everything was just as promised. Can't ask for anything more.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                         
                        4.0

                        Fast and easy

                        By Tod

                        from Maumee, Oh

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast Delivery
                        • Increases Speed
                        • Reliable Performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Increased Performance
                          • Multiple desktop applications

                          Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a HP - Compaq dc5100 Series All Form Factors System:

                          easy to install and made computers more reliable in multiple apps.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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