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.

4GB kit (2GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-6400 memory module

4GB kit (2GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-6400 memory module
Part Number: CT767365
  • Module Size: 4GB kit (2GBx2)
  • Package: 240-pin DIMM
  • Feature: DDR2 PC2-6400
  • Specs: DDR2 PC2-6400 • CL=6 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-800 • 1.8V • 256Meg x 64 •
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the Dell Dimension 5100
 $71.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Crucial4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 5100 System
 
4.9

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (20)
  • Fast (17)
  • Easy to install (16)
  • Increases speed (8)
  • Large capacity (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (17)
    • Multiple desktop applications (12)
    • Multimedia (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (17), Power user (9)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (24)

    Reviewed by 27 customers

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    4.0

    Great Service & great product

    By GMD

    from Fort Washington, PA

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Increases Speed
    • Large Capacity
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 5100 System:

        It was easy to instal and improved speed

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Priceless upgrade

        By vinnie

        from Clinton, MA

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Increases Speed
        • Large Capacity
        • New life to an old pc
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Gaming
        • Increased Performance
        • Multimedia
        • Multiple desktop applications

        Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 5100 System:

        Perfect product for such a low price. Saved my customer from spending $800 on a new pc!

        • Primary use:
        • Business
         
        5.0

        Was very easy to order shipping fast

        By hockey nut

        from Port Huron, MI

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • No Increase In Speed

          Best Uses

            Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 5100 System:

            It's some what faster but not fast enough.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Memory Lapse? Remember Crucial.

            By Recollection

            from Albany, NY

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Increases Speed
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 5100 System:

                Opened the package, installed the memory, booted my computer and system was rejuvenated with 3.24 GB - would have been 4 GB if I wasn't using Windows XP!

                 
                4.0

                I would buy this product again

                By hammer

                from Pa

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Increased Performance

                  Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 5100 System:

                  I reacently updated my dell to 4gig and am very happy with it,it was fairly easly to do and made such an imporvment in speed

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  Great product and simple

                  By Wood

                  from NJ

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Large Capacity
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 5100 System:

                      This was the best [$] I have spent in a while. I thought I was going to need a new computer because of speed and congestion issues. After the simple ordering process at crucial, I had the RAM installed and my computer was lightining fast. Thanks crucial.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                       
                      5.0

                      Revive your older desktop.

                      By one track Chris

                      from morris, IL

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast
                      • Large Capacity

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gaming
                        • Increased Performance
                        • Multiple desktop applications

                        Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 5100 System:

                        Crucial has an awesome tool to determine your memory need. It was a fifteen minute install that was a little awkward for one of the sticks. Be sure to follow the Crucial installation instructions including disk cleanup defrag etc. Be sure to stay grounded to the chassis when your doing the changeout! Another homerun by Crucial!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                         
                        5.0

                        I would buy from you again

                        By Sheriff

                        from Lancaster, PA

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 5100 System:

                              Very satisfied

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                               
                              5.0

                              Great price - works as advertised

                              By DrSpeak

                              from Denver, CO

                              About Me Casual User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fast
                              • Reliable Performance

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Increased Performance

                                Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 5100 System:

                                Easy to install (once I found the right slots). Greatly increased speed of my machine. Price was 1/2 of any other retailer.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                 
                                5.0

                                Works Great

                                By chinbao

                                from Boulder, Co.

                                About Me Casual User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy and Cheap
                                • Fast
                                • Large Capacity

                                Cons

                                • None so far

                                Best Uses

                                • Increased Performance
                                • Multimedia

                                Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 5100 System:

                                My old computer can now game once again

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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