DDR2 Upgrade for the Dell Dimension 5100C Desktop/PC

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device type: desktop

Your Dimension 5100C 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: 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 PC2-5300 memory module

4GB kit (2GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
Part Number: CT519153
  • 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 Dimension 5100C
 $71.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Crucial4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 5100C System
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (4)
  • Increases speed (4)
  • Reliable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Multiple desktop applications (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (4)

    Reviewed by 4 customers

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    5.0

    Dimension 5100C upgrade

    By Whoa

    from Knoxville, IL

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Increases Speed
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance
      • Multimedia
      • Multiple desktop applications

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

      This product made my computer a real powerhouse. Over the years she has become slower and slower. A look at my memory 512MB ram, was possibly the problem. I purchased 4 GB of memory with the understanding that only 3.19 GB would be recognized. Instalation was fast, simple and an incredible change in the system performance.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      4.0

      Great so far.

      By Thanks

      from Three Rivers. CA

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Increases Speed
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance
        • Multiple desktop applications

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

        Worked great so far. Only had the new memory for three weeks.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Ram purchase

        By Bill

        from Phoenix

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Great Service
        • Increases Speed
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            needed more RAM to run Adobe Elements.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Improved Performance with Easy Install

            By Bob in Virginia

            from Ashburn, VA

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Increases Speed
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Multimedia
              • Multiple desktop applications

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

              Adding memory to machine capacity is well worth the investment given cost of memory these days. You don't need to be a techie or geek to add memory. If you can open the case and your users' manual you can install memory!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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