DDR Upgrade for the Sony VAIO PCV-RS500 Series (4 DIMM sockets) Desktop/PC

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device type: desktop

Your VAIO PCV-RS500 Series (4 DIMM sockets) System Specs

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

Memory:

DDR PC3200

Memory Type: DDR PC3200, DDR (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 2GB
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

Graphics Card:

AGP 8X 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.

1GB, 184-pin DIMM, DDR PC3200 memory module

1GB, 184-pin DIMM, DDR PC3200 memory module
Part Number: CT367976
  • Module Size: 1GB
  • Package: 184-pin DIMM
  • Feature: DDR PC3200
  • Specs: DDR PC3200 • CL=3 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR400 • 2.6V • 128Meg x 64 •
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the Sony VAIO PCV-RS500 Series (4 DIMM sockets)
 $28.99
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Crucial1GB Upgrade for a Sony VAIO PCV-RS500 Series (4 DIMMs) System
 
4.9

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (9)
    • Multiple desktop applications (6)
    • Multimedia (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (12), Power user (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (13)

    Reviewed by 15 customers

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    5.0

    No Brainer

    By Ella

    from Marion, Ohio

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Increases Speed
    • Large Capacity
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • RAM upgrade

      Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Sony VAIO PCV-RS500 Series (4 DIMMs) System:

      Buying memory from Crucial is the BEST. It's literally a no=brainer because their scan made sure I got the right fit that was compatible with my machine. The price was better than I could find locally and the shipping was free. Does it get any better than that? Well, actually it does because they're fast. I got it in just a few days.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      1 GB Ram Upgrade for a Sony VAIO PCV-RS5

      By Spence

      from Solon, OH

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Sony VAIO PCV-RS500 Series (4 DIMMs) System:

            Delivered timely. Installation was easy. My computer immediately recognized the additional ram. This is an older desktop with a 2 GB max, I upgraded the ram from 2x256 by previously adding 1 GB of RAM and this purchase brought it up to the 2 GB max to improve the performance and extend the useful life of the computer for another couple of years.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            This was just what I needed.

            By Annax

            from Jupiter, FL

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Sony VAIO PCV-RS500 Series (4 DIMMs) System:

                  I needed more memory and Crucial made it easy to figure out what to get. The info on the site made me confident that it would work. My order arrived earlier than expected and the instructions on the site made it easy to install.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  good

                  By Chau

                  from Riverisde, CA

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Increased Performance

                    Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Sony VAIO PCV-RS500 Series (4 DIMMs) System:

                    I actually messed up my computer trying to insert the RAM in, but a friend of mine fixed it. Other than that little personal issue I had, it's perfect/

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    5.0

                    Thanks! [...]

                    By Pat

                    from SC

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Increases Speed
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Increased Performance
                      • Multiple desktop applications

                      Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Sony VAIO PCV-RS500 Series (4 DIMMs) System:

                      Increased the speed of my computer functions.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                       
                      5.0

                      Perfect Transaction

                      By VO

                      from Greenville, SC

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Increases Speed

                      Cons

                      • Zero drawbacks

                      Best Uses

                      • Increased Performance

                      Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Sony VAIO PCV-RS500 Series (4 DIMMs) System:

                      Straight out of the package, into the box and no issues at start-up. Did I mention stellar customer service and a model website?

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                       
                      5.0

                      best memory ram for your computer

                      By TheHawkGuy

                      from Rio Vista,Ca

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Reliable Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Increased Performance

                        Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Sony VAIO PCV-RS500 Series (4 DIMMs) System:

                        I personally felt a big relief and had no clues on how to install? found out it is easy, it like changing a car battery it is easy, Plus? I'll be buying more ram month to month for my computer

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                         
                        5.0

                        RAM upgrade to Sony Vaio PVC - RS500 Ser

                        By Vesna

                        from Sacramento, CA

                        About Me Casual 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 Sony VAIO PCV-RS500 Series (4 DIMMs) System:

                          I was glad that Crucial.com, checked my PC, advised what to buy and sent it very quickly. Price is ok, performance perfect - nothing more to want! Thanks guys, I'll know next time where to turn!

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                          • Personal
                           
                          5.0

                          Installing Upgrade Memory

                          By Walt

                          from Sun City Center, FL

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Install
                          • Increases Speed
                          • Reliable Performance

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Increased Performance

                            Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Sony VAIO PCV-RS500 Series (4 DIMMs) System:

                            Everything works as advertised.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                             
                            5.0

                            great quality[...]prices,selecrion.

                            By db

                            from nashville,tn

                            About Me Casual 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 Sony VAIO PCV-RS500 Series (4 DIMMs) System:

                              quality is great,the prices are also. easily installed. better than going to retail stores.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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