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Dimension 3000

Your Dimension 3000 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: 2GB
Slots: 2

If you receive a "Memory available limited to 256MB!" message after installing more than 256MB, enter BIOS and turn OS Install to OFF. Exit saving changes.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

1GB, 184-pin DIMM, DDR PC3200 memory module

1GB, 184-pin DIMM, DDR PC3200 memory module
Part Number: CT405751
  • Module Size: 1GB
  • Package: 184-pin DIMM
  • Feature: DDR PC3200
  • Specs: DDR PC3200 • CL=3 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR400 • 2.6V • 128Meg x 64 •
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the Dell Dimension 3000
 $28.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Crucial1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 3000 System
 
4.8

(based on 77 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (64)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (56)
  • Reliable (54)
  • Fast (40)
  • Increases speed (34)
  • Large capacity (4)

Cons

  • No instructions included (3)

Best Uses

  • Increased performance (49)
  • Multiple desktop applications (38)
  • Multimedia (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (51), Power user (24)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (68), Business (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great experience!

I needed to upgrade the RAM on my Dell PC from the factory-installed 512k due to much thrashing and slow performance. I checked the Dell web site and was about to make a purchase when...Read complete review

I needed to upgrade the RAM on my Dell PC from the factory-installed 512k due to much thrashing and slow performance. I checked the Dell web site and was about to make a purchase when a colleague of mine recommended Crucial.com from a previous, excellent experience where she saved 25% versus other sites/stores she had checked out.

My experience was similar in that Crucial's price for two 1k RAM cards was about 40% less than Dell's. I received both boards in about a week, and had little problem installing them. The hardest part was figuring out how to take the case off the CPU. Also a bit frustrating was finding out that there were no extra slots to plug the memory in...I had to remove the two factory-installed cards first, then install the new ones in the same location. The cards were a bit difficult to get in...it was a tight fit, but worked.

After turning the computer on, both cards registered automatically and after about 30 minutes I realized a notable increase in speed and performance, which should be the case as I quadrupled my memory!

Great experience overall...excellent price, and easy transaction.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Non-Geek receives Memory Bar

I have not been able to install this product, because there were no instructions included with my order. I will have to get a professional to install it as I don't want to mess ...Read complete review

I have not been able to install this product, because there were no instructions included with my order. I will have to get a professional to install it as I don't want to mess anything up.
I think you should include instructions.

Reviewed by 77 customers

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5.0

Increased speed would buy again !

By pepsiman214

from Binghamton, NY

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Increases Speed

Cons

  • No Instructions Included

Best Uses

  • Increased Performance

Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 3000 System:

Incresed my speed great item will buy again from here thanks !!!

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
5.0

GOOD PRODUCT,EASY TO INSTALL,WORKS LIKE

By BOB

from 85258

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Increases Speed
  • Reliable Performance

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 3000 System:

      SPEED IS NOW EQUAL TO ORIGINAL - AMAZING

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Memory upgrade

      By RatherBeIntheWoods

      from Upper Michigan

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Large Capacity

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance
        • Multimedia
        • Multiple desktop applications

        Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 3000 System:

        Easy Upgrade, Good preformance!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        4.0

        Increased my Processing Speed Instantly!

        By wolfecubbies31

        from Glendale Heights, IL

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

        • No Instructions Included

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance
        • Multiple desktop applications

        Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 3000 System:

        As soon as I installed this my computer's speed increased. I was having such problems before and this has made it much more bearable to be on my computer.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        UNBELIVABLE!!!!

        By Scoutus

        from St.Francisville,LA

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • From locked up - to fast
        • Increases Speed
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Increased Performance
          • Multiple desktop applications

          Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 3000 System:

          Before: Dial-up, 256m ram,locked screens,crashes, always looking for ram boosters, very slow page loading....
          Now: by adding Crucial 1 gb ram stick...wow..
          wish I had known about this years ago! UNBELIVABLE!!!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Fast and easy

          By Retired tech

          from Fort Collins, CO

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Large Capacity
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Increased Performance

            Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 3000 System:

            [...]

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Cured a very balky Dell desktop

            By Dick

            from Spokane, WA

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Increases Speed

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Increased Performance
              • Multiple desktop applications

              Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 3000 System:

              As usual, Crucial came through with flying colors.[...]Memory installed without a hitch, and restored acceptable performance to a friend's Dell desktop that was balking under the load of iTunes that her grandson had just installed.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              2 gig ram for dell dimension 3000

              By JAKE

              from PALM SPRINGS CA

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Increases Speed

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Increased Performance

                Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 3000 System:

                well for a change - things went well- the new ram once installed did to my relief make a big difference in the functioning of the dell dimension 3000 that originally came with 512 mg ram

                the installation was only slightly tricky in figuring how to slide the side panel off and then fitting the ram in correctly putting equal force on both sides of the slot to make sure the ram board slid in correctly- once done, all was easy after that and i was very happy to see it worked and did -indeed- make a realistic and significant difference in the functioning of the computer.
                I am pleased with the "Crucial" service and product and so far can say I recommend them!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                Upgrade your RAM from Crucial.com

                By Susan De Vos

                from Madison, Wisconsin

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Increased Performance
                  • Multiple desktop applications

                  Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 3000 System:

                  [...]was easy to install; enables me to run software that requires a lot of RAM; I no longer have to worry about having many processes going on at the same time including a good anti-virus program.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                   
                  5.0

                  Dell Dimension 3000 RAM upgrade

                  By ptdropper

                  from Macungie, PA

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Large Capacity
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Multiple desktop applications

                    Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 3000 System:

                    Easy to install, worked with no hassle.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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