DDR2 Upgrade for the Gateway GT5438 Desktop/PC

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device type: desktop

Your GT5438 System Specs

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

Memory:

DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 PC2-5300

Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 4GB
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

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.

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

2GB kit (1GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
Part Number: CT685880
  • 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 Gateway GT5438
 $39.99
Qty:

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Crucial2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Gateway GT5438 System
 
4.7

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        5.0

        It doesn't get any better

        By Rudy

        from San Dimas, Ca.

        About Me Casual 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 Gateway GT5438 System:

          Just a casual user.

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          5.0

          Great upgrade

          By Andy25

          from NH

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Crucial scanning
          • Works well

          Cons

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              Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Gateway GT5438 System:

              One computer slot was reluctant to connect to memory chip - not a Crucial product fault. Check that the chips have actually connected using Task Manager, in this computer 3.3 GB worth (not 4).

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              4.0

              Easy to find the right memory

              By Lad

              from Salisbury, MD

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Increases Speed
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

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                • Increased Performance

                Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Gateway GT5438 System:

                Makes AutoCad run like a charm

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