DDR2 Upgrade for the Dell Dimension XPS Generation 3 Desktop/PC

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device type: desktop

Your Dimension XPS Generation 3 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

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 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 925X 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: CT908119
  • 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 XPS Generation 3
 $39.99
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Crucial2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension XPS Generation 3 System
 
4.8

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        5.0

        EXCELLENT SERVICE

        By PAUL

        from WATERBURY, CT

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Increased Performance

          Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension XPS Generation 3 System:

          ESPECIALLY LIKE THE WAY CRUCIAL FIGURED OUT WHAT MEMORY MY COMPUTER USED AND WHICH SLOTS WERE NOT USED AND OPEN,

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          • Personal
           
          5.0

          yeeeeeeeeeaaaaahh

          By Garett

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to setup

          Cons

          • Tough to seat in slots

          Best Uses

          • Gaming
          • Multiple desktop applications

          Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension XPS Generation 3 System:

          Minecraft runs flippin fast now. And instead of waiting minutes for a map to load or save, it happens instantly. Upgraded from a Dell XPS gen3's stock 512MB.

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          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Memory upgrade for a friends computer

          By Earl

          from Banning,CA

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to order

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Increased Performance

            Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension XPS Generation 3 System:

            Repaired a friends computer. Needed new caps on motherboard, new battery, and memory upgrade.
            Memory for specific computer was very easy to select from the Crucial web site. Great price. Easy to install. Computer had 512 K memory now has 2 gig. Noticeably faster!!!

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            5.0

            2GB of Memory Upgrade for Dell XPS

            By Bill

            from Laguna Niguel, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • 2 GB Memory upgraded PC
            • Happy with performance

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Computer upgrade

            Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension XPS Generation 3 System:

            [...] Very complete stock of memory for all pc upgrades!

             
            5.0

            Fast, trouble-free service

            By Jim-Bob

            from Eugene, OR

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to order
            • Functioned perfectly

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

              Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension XPS Generation 3 System:

              I used the online selector to choose the RAM for a 5-year-old Dell system, and I maxed out the operating system's capacity (4 GB). It was fast and easy to do. Installation was a snap (of course, Dell systems, for the most part, are pretty easy to service) and the RAM worked like a champ. Client is happy, so I'm happy.

               
              4.0

              Quality product[...]

              By jdub

              from Omaha NE

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension XPS Generation 3 System:

              Great product[...]

               
              4.0

              Great service

              By tbass

              from Portland, Or

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Speed
              • works

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension XPS Generation 3 System:

                  Easy to find the correct ram, worked when delivered, better than dell did!

                   
                  5.0

                  Easy and excellent

                  By Tom

                  from Kendall Park, NJ

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Choice of models
                  • Competitive price
                  • Foolproof ordering
                  • Top-notch performance

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • No guesswork
                  • Speed up PC performance

                  Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension XPS Generation 3 System:

                  Last year I upgraded my PC's memory to get better performance. The PC maker sent me the wrong RAM the first time. Then one year later two of the four new modules failed. This time I went to Crucial. Their online analysis tool ID'd the type of RAM I needed, and gave me a choice of modules. I had the memory in just a few days, popped it in, and was back up to speed. No mistakes, choice of features, competitive price,[...]

                   
                  5.0

                  Quick and easy

                  By Nick the Greek

                  from Virginia

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Verry fine product

                  Cons

                  • no cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Very easy to install

                  Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension XPS Generation 3 System:

                  Works great

                   
                  5.0

                  It just worked.

                  By Kevin

                  from Mill Creek, WA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Good Value
                  • High Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension XPS Generation 3 System:

                      I ordered 2 gig of expansion memory for my Dell desktop. [...] I installed them per the instructions given and when I booted up my system, it recognized the expanded memory capacity and went to work immediately - it just worked! And for anyone running Vista Ultimate, you already know why I was stunned and delighted.

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