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.

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

1GB, 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
Part Number: CT435076
  • 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 HP - Compaq dc5100 Series Micro Tower
 $19.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Crucial1GB Upgrade for a HP dc5100 Series All Form Factors System
 
4.5

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (10)
  • Increases speed (9)
  • Easy to install (8)
  • Fast (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (13)
    • Multiple desktop applications (9)
    • Multimedia (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (9), Casual user (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (8), Personal (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    [...]

    Crucial website was easy to use. Their software determined what was necessary to speed up our computers. I ordered the suggested memory, which were quick and easy to install. My wife (who was...Read complete review

    Crucial website was easy to use. Their software determined what was necessary to speed up our computers. I ordered the suggested memory, which were quick and easy to install. My wife (who was an unhappy camper due to computer speed) is now happy. When she's happy ... I am happy (amazing how that works).

    Now to order memory for my HP laptop.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Would not Work

    My HP dc 5000 Microtower has .9 GB RAM, with 4 memory slots. Two original cards were in slots 1 and 3. I added 2 new cards to slots 2 and 4 hoping to...Read complete review

    My HP dc 5000 Microtower has .9 GB RAM, with 4 memory slots. Two original cards were in slots 1 and 3. I added 2 new cards to slots 2 and 4 hoping to boost memory to 3GB. The new card in slot 4 was almost impossible to insert and kept popping out. After installing the new cards the screen was black and the system would not boot up.

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    5.0

    It Works!

    By SoCalGal

    from San Bernardino County, CA

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance

      Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP dc5100 Series All Form Factors System:

      The memory works as it should. No complaints about its performance.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      [...]

      By HP GUY

      from Sacramento, ca

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • 100 compatible
      • Increases Speed
      • Large Capacity

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance
        • Multimedia
        • Multiple desktop applications

        Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP dc5100 Series All Form Factors System:

        100% compatible with my computer. worry free [...]

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Wow...easy to install and fast results

        By doerther

        from Frankfort,KY

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Increases Speed

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Increased Performance
          • Multiple desktop applications

          Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP dc5100 Series All Form Factors System:

          I was very impressed with the speed in which I received this product. It was very easy to install and immediately increased my computer's performance speed. I will definitely use your products again.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Works as advertised

          By Jim

          from Dyersburg TN

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Increased Performance

            Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP dc5100 Series All Form Factors System:

            The product worked as advertised and increased the speed of my computer greatly.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            4.0

            1 G to 3G upgrade

            By Dish

            from Alton, IL

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Increases Speed
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Increased Performance
              • Multiple desktop applications

              Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP dc5100 Series All Form Factors System:

              Good memery at a grate price don't over heat like other cheep memery I would use it in all of my PC's unless I needed high dollar gaming RAM but for most users this works grate

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              would buy again we highly recommend

              By o'le lonely

              from La

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily installed
              • Fast
              • Fast Delivery
              • Increases Speed
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

              • No cons

              Best Uses

              • Increased Performance
              • Multimedia
              • Multiple desktop applications

              Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP dc5100 Series All Form Factors System:

              The speed in which things load is really great,

              • Primary use:
              • Business
               
              5.0

              Good deal!

              By Oxie

              from Aurora, IL

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Fast
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Increased Performance
                • Multimedia
                • Multiple desktop applications

                Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP dc5100 Series All Form Factors System:

                Great experience!

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                 
                5.0

                Awesome Service

                By Sean

                from Providence, RI

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Fast
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Increased Performance

                  Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP dc5100 Series All Form Factors System:

                  Awesome doing business with this company. service was really fast.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  4.0

                  [...]

                  By Jerry the design guy.

                  from Philly Burbs, PA

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Increases Speed

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Increased Performance

                    Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP dc5100 Series All Form Factors System:

                    Crucial website was easy to use. Their software determined what was necessary to speed up our computers. I ordered the suggested memory, which were quick and easy to install. My wife (who was an unhappy camper due to computer speed) is now happy. When she's happy ... I am happy (amazing how that works).

                    Now to order memory for my HP laptop.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                     
                    5.0

                    No Pain, Big Gain!!!

                    By JB

                    from Bellefontaine, OH

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Increases Speed
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Increased Performance
                      • Multiple desktop applications

                      Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a HP dc5100 Series All Form Factors System:

                      We were trying to print a photo album for our church and the computer only had 512MB of RAM. Crucial makes it very painless to pick the correct RAM, place the order & gets it right the first time with a quality product.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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