DDR Upgrade for the Dell Dimension 4500 Series Desktop/PC

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device type: desktop

Your Dimension 4500 Series System Specs

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

Memory:

DDR PC2700, DDR PC3200

Memory Type: DDR PC2700, DDR PC3200, DDR (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 1GB
Slots: 2

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

512MB, 184-pin DIMM, DDR PC2700 memory module

512MB, 184-pin DIMM, DDR PC2700 memory module
Part Number: CT522745
  • Module Size: 512MB
  • Package: 184-pin DIMM
  • Feature: DDR PC2700
  • Specs: DDR PC2700 • CL=2.5 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR333 • 2.5V • 64Meg x 64 •
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the Dell Dimension 4500 Series
 $16.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Crucial512MB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4500 Series System
 
4.8

(based on 102 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (80)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (72)
  • Easy to install (69)
  • Increases speed (51)
  • Fast (39)
  • Large capacity (7)

Cons

  • Difficult to install (3)

Best Uses

  • Increased performance (61)
  • Multiple desktop applications (45)
  • Multimedia (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (78), Power user (23)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (89), Business (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent stuff

It is amazing how fast is my Dell PC running now, after TWO (512 MB each) memory panels replaced an original ONE (256 MB).
I didn't check "Relyable performance"...Read complete review

It is amazing how fast is my Dell PC running now, after TWO (512 MB each) memory panels replaced an original ONE (256 MB).
I didn't check "Relyable performance" just because I have utilized the new RAM only for 10 days (so far). But they perform extremely well. Thank you. I'd like also underline how useful were explicit installation instructions provided by Crucial.
It is my best experience with Internet oriented Company. I'll definitely return back if any appropriate need occurrs.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ok but wrong reccomendation

I have a Dell 4500 and it was suggested that I get 2 memory cards to fit the 2 slots I had a available. What I didn't know is that one slot was already filled...Read complete review

I have a Dell 4500 and it was suggested that I get 2 memory cards to fit the 2 slots I had a available. What I didn't know is that one slot was already filled so I bought an extra one for no reason. I installed it anyway thinking it was probably more memory than the old one, but I don't think it was. I'm not a computer geek so I don't really know much about all this...but I was hoping I could trust this site for good advise.

Reviewed by 102 customers

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5.0

Worked Like a Charm

By Al

from Edwardsville, IL

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Reliable Performance

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased Performance
    • Multiple desktop applications

    Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4500 Series System:

    New life for a 10 year old PC. Now runs fast, can have multiple apps open and no more low memory messages. 256K is not enough memory for XP. 1GB is much better. Also cured the problem of endless hard disk activity and unresponsive when booting up. This would sometimes continue for a half hour and seems to be common to XP systems with minimal memory.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Excellent company to buy from!

    By Ole Dood

    from Houston Texas

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Increases Speed
    • Large Capacity
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4500 Series System:

        Easy to use, works great, much faster PC now! Thanks!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Excellent product!

        By Too Old to have to do this! ;-)

        from Houston Texas

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Increases Speed
        • Large Capacity
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Increased Performance
          • Multimedia

          Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4500 Series System:

          I have purchased products from Crucial before and as now they have ALWAYS worked great the FIRST time! I ONLY order from Crucial.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Great Product

          By Computer guy

          from Omro, WI

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Fast
          • Increases Speed
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Increased Performance
            • Multiple desktop applications
            • Opening the internet

            Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4500 Series System:

            The hardest part about installing the memory was opening the case. It was quite helpful though in making the computer run much faster. Before, internet opening time was roughly 2 min. now, it takes about 20 seconds to open a new browser window. this was a huge improvement in the ancient computer

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Works just like it's supposed to

            By Kris

            from Springfield, MO

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Increases Speed

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Increased Performance

              Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4500 Series System:

              I used Crucial's scan application to see which RAM product I needed, and this is the one it chose for my 9-year-old Dell. Opened the case, set the chip and restarted the computer - it worked right the first time. Gotta love it!

              Easy = Good :)

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              well woth the effort to upgrade

              By Al-37

              from Winchendon Ma.

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Increases Speed
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

              • Easy to Install

              Best Uses

              • Increased Performance
              • Multiple desktop applications

              Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4500 Series System:

              was easy to install and works perfect
              thanks

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              Why did I wait?

              By Ann

              from Sebastopol, CA

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Fast
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Increased Performance
                • Multiple desktop applications

                Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4500 Series System:

                I am so pleased with how fast my computer is now. I wish I'd done this years ago.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                 
                5.0

                "I would buy this product"

                By saxman

                from Windber PA

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast
                • Large Capacity

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Increased Performance
                  • Multimedia
                  • Multiple desktop applications

                  Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4500 Series System:

                  Works Great

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  Works great

                  By ViperGT4

                  from New Jersey

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compatible
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Increased Performance
                    • Speed up old computer

                    Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4500 Series System:

                    Works just as I had expected. Thanks!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    5.0

                    RAM Upgrade

                    By Old codger

                    from Pasadena, MD

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Increased Performance
                        • Multimedia
                        • Multiple desktop applications

                        Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 4500 Series System:

                        A friend listened to my description of the slowness of my computer. At his suggestion, I ordered two 512 Mb RAM sticks; he replaced the originally equipped 256 Mb RAM stick in my 9 year old Dell computer with the two 512 Mb RAM sticks from Crucial. Wow! No more protracted waits to get on line. Skipping from one software package to another is now effortless and quick.

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