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.

2GB kit (1GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-6400 memory module

2GB kit (1GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-6400 memory module
Part Number: CT764578
  • Module Size: 2GB kit (1GBx2)
  • Package: 240-pin DIMM
  • Feature: DDR2 PC2-6400
  • Specs: DDR2 PC2-6400 • CL=6 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-800 • 1.8V • 128Meg x 64 •
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the Dell Dimension 5100
 $39.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Crucial2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 5100 System
 
4.9

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (17)
  • Increases speed (15)
  • Fast (12)
  • Easy to install (11)
  • Large capacity (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (30)
    • Multiple desktop applications (15)
    • Multimedia (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (24), Power user (7)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (24), Business (7)

    Reviewed by 31 customers

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    4.0

    A Big Help

    By Kev, graphic artist

    from NC

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Increases Speed
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance
      • Multimedia
      • Multiple desktop applications

      Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 5100 System:

      Have been procrastonating on upgrading my RAM for sometime and now I have to wonder why? Made a big difference and I look forward to getting 2 more 1GB sticks of DRAM.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
       
      5.0

      excellent product

      By frank

      from washington, nj

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Increases Speed
      • Large Capacity
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance

        Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 5100 System:

        added 4GB to a dell which had only 256MB of memory. excellent increase in performance.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        4.0

        Upped speed greatly - super happy now

        By Jibrielle

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Increases Speed
        • Large Capacity
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Increased Performance

          Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 5100 System:

          Bought this to upgrade RAM from a measly 512MB to 2GB - sooo much happier. Thanks, crucial!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          For a Non-Tech easy and big difference

          By Grande y dulce

          from sequim, wa.

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Increases Speed
          • Process easy
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Increased Performance

            Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 5100 System:

            I was about to begin looking for new/faster computer. But, after a friend suggested I try additional memory I thought this will be a lot cheaper, if it works. I am so
            pleased, I probably have a couple more years before I have to think about a new computer again.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fast, easy, and the right stuff

            By Orthoman

            from WARSAW, IN

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Increased Performance

              Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 5100 System:

              Upgraded my dell dimension from the dinosaur ages (five years ago).thing works better than I can remember! Ordering on Crucial was super easy and I got the right stuff the first time, unlike my three trips to Staples. Cost for the memory was half what I originally paid at [...].

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent upgrade highly recommended

              By Bob the Fish

              from London, UK

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Increases Speed

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Increased Performance

              Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 5100 System:

              Installed to Dell Dimension 5100 desktop which was struggling with original 512MB RAM, after upgrade its far quieter and quicker!!. Very easy to install, so really a no brainer at these prices.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              RAM kit solved my problems

              By GG

              from Rockville Centre, NY

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Increases Speed

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Increased Performance
                • Multiple desktop applications

                Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 5100 System:

                Crucial made it very easy to identify the correct RAM for my older Dell computer. The price was great and it made my computer run like new!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                best decision I've made

                By dixiedoo

                from blackwood nj

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Increased Performance

                  Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 5100 System:

                  The best thing about this product is that it works great and my son installed it for me in about 3 minutes.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  Memory Upgrade

                  By Chasr

                  from Rome, Ga.

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast
                  • Increases Speed

                  Cons

                  • no problems

                  Best Uses

                  • Increased Performance

                  Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 5100 System:

                  Product met our expections fully.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  Simple Upgrade

                  By Gman

                  from Brooklyn, NY

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Increased Performance

                      Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 5100 System:

                      Memory works as advertised. No problems. Real simple upgrade.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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