DDR2 Upgrade for the Dell OptiPlex 320 Desktop/PC

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device type: desktop

Your OptiPlex 320 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: 2

Please ensure you have installed the latest BIOS update for your system before upgrading the memory.

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.

Chipset:

ATI Radeon EXPRESS 1100 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.

4GB kit (2GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module

4GB kit (2GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
Part Number: CT917856
  • Module Size: 4GB kit (2GBx2)
  • Package: 240-pin DIMM
  • Feature: DDR2 PC2-5300
  • Specs: DDR2 PC2-5300 • CL=5 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-667 • 1.8V • 256Meg x 64 •
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the Dell OptiPlex 320
 $71.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Crucial4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex 320 System
 
4.7

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast (12)
  • Increases speed (12)
  • Reliable (8)
  • Large capacity (4)
  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (11)
    • Multiple desktop applications (10)
    • Multimedia (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (10), Power user (10)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (14), Personal (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Read Before Purchase!! Dell Optiplex 320

    If you plan to purchase this upgrade for a Dell Optiplex series desktop ensure that you are specifically buying this 4gb 2gb X 2 kit for a system with the default video (onboard graphics) ...Read complete review

    If you plan to purchase this upgrade for a Dell Optiplex series desktop ensure that you are specifically buying this 4gb 2gb X 2 kit for a system with the default video (onboard graphics) The Dell Optiplex series has the ability to support 4gb as stated correctly on the crucial advisory website however (IMPORTANT) if you have an aftermarket or an upgraded video card that utilizes the PCI-Express port your system will not run correctly. The motherboard in this series does not correctly allocate the 4gb of memory with the additional memory that is normally dedicated to the video card itself. With that said if you DO have a pci-express graphics card 2gb total is the safe zone for this setup. Hope this helps [@]

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Wouldn't work with Window XP 32-Bit

    Ordered 2x2G RAM however I could only install 1 of the 2G on my 32-bit system. When I attempted both my screen would remain black after booting up. Not sure if there's a ...Read complete review

    Ordered 2x2G RAM however I could only install 1 of the 2G on my 32-bit system. When I attempted both my screen would remain black after booting up. Not sure if there's a way to fix this without upgrading to a 64-bit system, but for now I'm just running the one.

    Reviewed by 21 customers

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    5.0

    Just what I needed

    By DOF

    from Morton, Il

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Increases Speed

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex 320 System:

        Easy to order right memory. Quick delivery. Easy to install. Up and running in minutes.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
         
        4.0

        good delivery

        By Marlo's House

        from Dallas, Texas

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Didn~~~apos~~~t Fit

          Best Uses

            Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex 320 System:

            memory didn't work due to machine configuration having an ~add-on~ video adapter - a peculiarity of this particular Dell model. Returned for full refund.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
             
            5.0

            LIFE CHANGER

            By Burnsfly

            from Syracuse NY

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Increases Speed

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Increased Performance

              Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex 320 System:

              My company sent me a computer but they only installed one Gig of ram. It was a dog... I bought new memory for it, and now it's rocking!

              • Primary use:
              • Business
               
              5.0

              Did the Job

              By TStone82789

              from Charleston, WV

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast
              • Increases Speed
              • Large Capacity
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Increased Performance
                • Multimedia
                • Multiple desktop applications

                Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex 320 System:

                Install and turn it on

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                Positive Experience

                By Kurt

                from Topeka, KS

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast
                • Increases Speed

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex 320 System:

                    Found it very easy to match my computer to the memory chips for the machine.

                     
                    5.0

                    Got what I wanted, at a reasonable price

                    By Yelayak

                    from Alabama Gulf Coast

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast
                    • Increases Speed
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Increased Performance
                      • Multimedia

                      Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex 320 System:

                      Got what I wanted, at a reasonable price, in a reasonable time.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                       
                      5.0

                      Dell Optiplex GX320 tagged Windows7

                      By Leon

                      from Santa Barbara

                      About Me Power user

                      Pros

                      • Increases Speed

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Multimedia
                        • Multiple desktop applications

                        Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex 320 System:

                        I was told by the shop keeper selling used systems about Dell Optiplex GX320 will come with DDR3 memory, which is Intel Core to Duo.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                         
                        5.0

                        even an old lady

                        By Learning Curve

                        from Columbus, NC

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast
                        • Increases Speed
                        • Large Capacity
                        • Reliable Performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Increased Performance
                          • Multiple desktop applications

                          Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex 320 System:

                          It just worked!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                           
                          5.0

                          Literally a snap!

                          By nev

                          from atlantic oc. N.J.

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast
                          • Greatly increased speed
                          • Installed in a snap
                          • Large Capacity
                          • Reliable Performance

                          Cons

                          • Couldn't find one

                          Best Uses

                          • Increased Performance
                          • Multiple desktop applications

                          Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex 320 System:

                          Don't procrastinate upgrade and see the difference for yourself!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Memory Upgrade

                          By Mike

                          from Lafayette, CO

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good price value

                          Cons

                          • Some configuration issues

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex 320 System:

                            It works, but there were some configuration issues. Ended up having to do some swapping with other boxes and some mixing/matching to get all the sticks working properly.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

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