DDR2 Upgrade for the Dell Dimension 4700 Series Desktop/PC

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Dimension 4700 Series

Your Dimension 4700 Series System Specs

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

Memory:

DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 PC2-5300

Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-6400, 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 1 - 1.5Gb/s

SATA Version -- SATA 1 - 1.5Gb/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 915G 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.

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 PC2-5300 memory module

2GB kit (1GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
Part Number: CT908120
  • 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 Dell Dimension 4700 Series
 $39.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Crucial2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4700 Series System
 
4.8

(based on 166 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (137)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Increases speed (86)
  • Reliable (79)
  • Fast (67)
  • Easy to install (37)
  • Large capacity (24)

Cons

  • No instructions included (7)

Best Uses

  • Increased performance (129)
  • Multiple desktop applications (55)
  • Multimedia (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (115), Power user (36)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (130), Business (21)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Easy to Install!

I bought this RAM to upgrade a Dell Dimension 4700, which had a miniscule amount of included RAM. My PC was running so slowly, it was ridiculous. On the advice of a techie ...Read complete review

I bought this RAM to upgrade a Dell Dimension 4700, which had a miniscule amount of included RAM. My PC was running so slowly, it was ridiculous. On the advice of a techie friend, I purchased 2 GB of RAM (could have and should have bought two of these kits and maxed out my pc [...]). While I was nervous to open the computer up and risk static shock issues (I had no anti-static armband), I just went for it. It was SO EASY! The only problem I had was that I did not remove the original single stick of RAM, so used the 2 & 4 slots. The computer did run that way, but I had problems getting email off of my server. So, I unhooked everything, opened it up again, and took the puny single stick of RAM our, and reinstalled the new Crucial RAM into slots 1 & 3, and now the baby purrs like a cat. I just wish I had done this sooner, and I wouldn't have had so many frustrating times with this PC. In the meantime, I had purchased a laptop, STILL have not used it. So, before you decide to replace a slow computer, try upgrading your RAM. I am super happy with the speed, and I even have more room for more. The continual message I was getting before I finally did this was "Virtual Memory Too Low" I have not had that error message since. Don't be afraid to open the computer, and it is easy to stay grounded while you do the installation, just keep one hand on the metal case. Easy peasy lemon squeezy~! Oh, one tip, if you haven't opened up your computer before, be sure to check out the online manual for instructions. My Dell has a different latch than previous computers, and I had to hook it back up to get that info before I could install my RAM. Duh!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

One worked, one didn't

Great price! But... only 1 of the 2 1G sticks worked. Customer service was great in sending the replacement, but the return was at my own expense. I expected to be reimbursed.I...Read complete review

Great price! But... only 1 of the 2 1G sticks worked. Customer service was great in sending the replacement, but the return was at my own expense. I expected to be reimbursed.I saw an increase in performance initially, but it's already slowing down.

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5.0

Quick and easy

By Todd

from Texas

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Increases Speed
  • Reliable Performance

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased Performance

    Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4700 Series System:

    The crucial app scanned my system then gave me different configs of ram to choose from. Very streamlined.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    This was just enough boost

    By Tmelt

    from Oklahoma

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Increases Speed

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance

      Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4700 Series System:

      My computer was using 1 GB to start up The additional 2 GB was just enough to make my programs and me much happier.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
       
      5.0

      Quick Delivery Easy install

      By Brian

      from Cleveland Ohio

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance

        Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4700 Series System:

        Always use crucial for my memory needs

        • Primary use:
        • Business
         
        5.0

        good product, fast shipping

        By Ronny

        from Waycross, Ga

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4700 Series System:

            excellent vendor to deal with

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            WOW!

            By dkralik

            from Cedar Rapids, IA

            About Me Casual 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 Dell Dimension 4700 Series System:

              Fast delivery, installed in minutes. My XP computer is a brand new animal. Could not be happier.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              Product worked great

              By copiman

              from Columbus, Ga.

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast
              • Increases Speed
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Increased Performance

                Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4700 Series System:

                Installed memory and increased the speed of the PC.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                Upgrade Memory for Dell Dimension 4700

                By Richie

                from Hammond

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast
                • Increases Speed
                • Large Capacity
                • Reliable Performance
                • Very Satisfied

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4700 Series System:

                    I used Crucial for this memory upgrade and two others. The results are great.

                     
                    4.0

                    Prompt and accurate

                    By ei9hk

                    from Palmdale CA and Cork Ireland.

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Large Capacity
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                    • Some increase in speed

                    Best Uses

                    • Multiple desktop applications

                    Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4700 Series System:

                    Not much increase in speed, should probably have done a test before and after for a better indication of the change. Wonder if the computer is just too old?

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    5.0

                    Totally Satisfied

                    By ICEMAN

                    from KISSIMMEE, FL

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast
                    • Increases Speed
                    • Large Capacity
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gaming
                      • Increased Performance
                      • Multimedia
                      • Multiple desktop applications

                      Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4700 Series System:

                      As soon as I installed these Ram Sticks my PC Tower became 10x Faster than what it was before and hasn't slowed down since then. In case anyone s wondering I'm an actual Person Typing lol.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                       
                      5.0

                      New Computer

                      By Tom

                      from Jupiter, FL

                      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 4700 Series System:

                        Its like a new computer after installing the recommended memory.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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