DDR3 Upgrade for the Dell OptiPlex 780 Mini Tower Desktop/PC

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device type: desktop

Your OptiPlex 780 Mini Tower System Specs

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

Memory:

DDR3 PC3-12800, DDR3 PC3-10600

Memory Type: DDR3 PC3-12800, DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 16GB
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 2 - 3Gb/s

SATA Version -- SATA 2 - 3Gb/s

External Drive Bays -- 1 x 3.5" and 2 x 5.25"

Internal Drive Bays -- 2 x 3.5"

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 Q45 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.

8GB Kit (4GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR3 PC3-12800 memory module

8GB Kit (4GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR3 PC3-12800 memory module
Part Number: CT2367686
  • Module Size: 8GB Kit (4GBx2)
  • Package: 240-pin DIMM
  • Feature: DDR3 PC3-12800
  • Specs: DDR3 PC3-12800 • CL=11 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR3-1600 • 1.5V • 512Meg x 64 •
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the Dell OptiPlex 780 Mini Tower
 $91.99
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Crucial8GB Kit (4GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex 780 Mini Tower System
 
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    1.0

    Not compatible

    By ITG Tech

    from Portland OR

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          Comments about Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex 780 Mini Tower System:

          This was a recommended upgrade for a Dell Optiplex 780, but didn't work. The RAM had to be swapped for 10600 1333.

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          • Business
           
          5.0

          Perfect upgrade

          By Big Daddy

          from Minneapolis

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Increases Speed
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Increased Performance
            • Multiple desktop applications

            Comments about Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex 780 Mini Tower System:

            Affordable upgrade from 4GB to 12GB total.

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            4.0

            easy installation

            By Richard Harley

            from Okmulgee, OK-CMN

            About Me Power user

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            Pros

            • Great prices
            • Increases Speed
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Increased Performance
              • Multimedia
              • Multiple desktop applications

              Comments about Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex 780 Mini Tower System:

              This product was easy to install, and will allow the user to use PS5.5 and MDW5.5 without crashing.
              Previously the computer was 32-bit Win 7 with 4GB ram. I reformatted and installed Win 7 64-bit.

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              4.0

              Crucial Comes thru - AGAIN !

              By Gakman

              from Aurora, CO

              About Me Power user

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              Pros

              • Fast
              • Increases Speed
              • My DELL is now SWELL
              • Reliable Performance

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                • Increased Performance

                Comments about Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex 780 Mini Tower System:

                Throughout all the years I have been building and working on computers (1984 to Present) I was instructed to NEVER mix memory chips. I used CRUCIAL's Advisor Tool and Purchased what it recommended. I went from 4GB of memory to 12GB and it just couldn't have been any easier, not to mention the GREATLY IMPROVED PERFORMANCE of my Computer. It went from Locking Up and Crashing with online games in my Browser, to NO PROBLEMS AT ALL!

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