DDR2 Upgrade for the Dell OptiPlex GX280 (Small Form-factor Models) Desktop/PC

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device type: desktop

Your OptiPlex GX280 (Small Form-factor Models) 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: 2GB
Slots: 2

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

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 915G 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.

2GB kit (1GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module

2GB kit (1GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
Part Number: CT657138
  • 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 OptiPlex GX280 (Small Form-factor Models)
 $39.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Crucial2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex GX280 (Small Form-factor Models) System
 
4.9

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Increases speed (11)
  • Reliable (10)
  • Fast (8)
  • Large capacity (8)
  • Easy to install (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (20)
    • Multiple desktop applications (13)
    • Multimedia (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (11), Casual user (10)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (13), Business (9)

    Reviewed by 22 customers

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    5.0

    Great product

    By Buffiteer

    from Madison, NJ

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Increases Speed
    • Large Capacity

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Increased Performance

    Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex GX280 (Small Form-factor Models) System:

    Installed in a Dell Optiplex 280. Made an old machine perform wonderfully.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    It Really Made A Difference!

    By P D

    from Apple Valley,Ca.

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Increases Speed

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance

      Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex GX280 (Small Form-factor Models) System:

      Web surfer and deal finder!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Great Price and Works Great

      By SuumrHaven

      from SummerHaven, North Carolina

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Increases Speed
      • Large Capacity
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance

        Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex GX280 (Small Form-factor Models) System:

        I had an opportunity to purchas the RAM cards from a computer store that is 20 miles away but for $53.00. So to acquire from [@] would have been a 40 mile round trip plus the $53. I ordered from Logical and had the cards shipped UPS for a total cost of [$]. They arrived in 3 days which was between Christmas and New Years. Installation was easy. The old clunky Dell is now an old perky Dell and the price is right.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
         
        5.0

        Good product

        By Mike

        from Nagoya Japan

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Large Capacity

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Multiple desktop applications

        Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex GX280 (Small Form-factor Models) System:

        I was running less than 1GB before and now have 2Gb. Biggest difference I can see are less operation freezes, I really can't say that anything has speeded up.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Great Product

        By Jeff M

        from Rhinelander, Wi.

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Increases Speed
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Increased Performance
          • Multiple desktop applications

          Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex GX280 (Small Form-factor Models) System:

          Product was as described easy to install.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
           
          5.0

          Get the right info the first time!

          By Cris

          from Rochester, MN

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Good Information

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Enhance factory config
            • Increased Performance

            Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex GX280 (Small Form-factor Models) System:

            Crucial has great, comprehensive information, broken down by make/model of computer. I needed to increase performance of an older system, and Crucial had the right information to allow me to max-out the memory.

            Parts arrived quickly and "just worked".

            • Primary use:
            • Business
             
            4.0

            Great product, speedy service

            By Tom on the run

            from New Jersey

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Increased Performance

              Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex GX280 (Small Form-factor Models) System:

              additional memory that was needed

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              4.0

              Very happen with this product.

              By joat

              from san antonio, texas

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Increases Speed
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Multiple desktop applications

                Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex GX280 (Small Form-factor Models) System:

                Needed more memory for multi appications use.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                Great Deal

                By Maestro

                from Newburgh, IN

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast
                • Inexpensive
                • Large Capacity

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Graphics Editing
                • Increased Performance
                • Multimedia
                • Multiple desktop applications

                Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex GX280 (Small Form-factor Models) System:

                One of the best deals around for increasing preformance.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                Excellent as always

                By Jeff

                from Houston Tx

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Large Capacity
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Increased Performance
                  • Multimedia
                  • Multiple desktop applications

                  Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell OptiPlex GX280 (Small Form-factor Models) System:

                  Crucial has the best prices and it is in stock. [...]

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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