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 PC2-5300 memory module

2GB kit (1GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
Part Number: CT778687
  • 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 5100
 $39.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (6)
  • Increases speed (5)
  • Easy to install (4)
  • Fast (3)
  • Large capacity (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    5.0

    no problems

    By dixiemorn

    from blackwood nj

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Increases Speed
    • Large Capacity
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Multiple desktop applications

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

      arrived in timely manner, but had to wait a week for my son to install for me. he had no problems and it worked fine

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      As Promised

      By Tex

      from Stuart, Florida

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • As Promised
      • Increases Speed

      Cons

      • None at this time

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance

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

      The larger RAM has an older XP desktop computer operating much more efficiently, and has increased the speed. Crucial products were often referenced in forums during my research. I removed the original two 256k of RAM and installed the new 2gb of RAM (1gb x2) in the first two slots, as recommended in my research. I had no problems with the installation or operation of the pc after install.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Works excellently!

      By roncro

      from Cave Creek, AZ

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Large Capacity

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance

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

      I like the easy ways of finding the right memory upgrade that Crucial provides. Either enter my computer description or download the scan tool. Then I'm sure I have the right upgrade product.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Great Upgrade

      By tee

      from new york city

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Insall
      • Large Capacity
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance

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

        My pc is old but I only had 256 gb of memory. After viewing a YouTube video about upgrading the memory I was looking for a company where I could do a major upgrade and not go broke. I read some positive reviews of Crucial and decided to take a chance. The delivery was quick and the performance has greatly improved so I can delay buying a new pc for a while.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Happy new customer

        By hey blue

        from Nittany Lion Country

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Increases Speed
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            Research pointed to Crucial for my memory needs. Website was structured well to assess my needs and make my purchase. Memory arrived in a few days. Easy to install and did what it advertised it would.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            " It did the trick "

            By Radio Man

            from Suffolk County, NY

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Increases Speed
            • Reliable Performance
            • Took 2 min to instal

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Increased Performance
              • Multiple desktop applications

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

              it was complete

              • Primary use:
              • Business
               
              5.0

              new life for old pc

              By bluemoon

              from biloxi, ms

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Increases Speed

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Increased Performance

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

              The extra memory gave new life to my older pc.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              4.0

              stopped headaches

              By Ordlord

              from saginaw, MI

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Increased Performance
                • Multiple desktop applications

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

                The wife and kids finally stoopped complaining aboutthe speed. Able to acttually open more then one file at a time with restarting the computer. highly recommend thanks crucial and great customer services.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                seriously impressed

                By Deb

                from Boulder, CO

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Fast
                • Inexpensive
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    It was great to get instructions with the product. Everything was simple for a non-computer fixer like myself.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                     
                    5.0

                    Improve performance with memory upgrade

                    By hqnguyen52

                    from Irvine, CA

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Easy to order
                    • Fast
                    • Pricequality
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                    • None so far

                    Best Uses

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

                      It's so easy to order with automatic Crucial scan.[...]Product works great as advertised.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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