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McKnight21

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I have a dell with only 256MB of RAM. Would you recommend using this memory? Would this memory be the correct one for this computer? According to the Dell website it will only hold 2GB. If this is correct I would like to max it out.

http://www.ebay.com/...=item338083890a

Thanks for looking,
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Gday McKnight21.
To take some of the risk of a RAM upgrade, follow the link below and allow the Crucial RAM tool to scan your system. You do not have to buy from the site, you can, if you wish, look elsewhere on the Web for the best deal.
Please let us know what RAM is recommended.

> http://www.crucial.com/ > Then click on the System Scanner.
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Your pc has a max of 2 gigs of ram,and yes that PC 3200 should work,however you will need to go with the low density,non ecc ram as any high density ram will not work in these Dell ..Pentium 4's ... Also you can use if you choose to PC 2100 and PC 2700 low density ram as well but i would suggest that you go with the PC 3200..
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This is what was recommended.


DDR PC3200 • CL=3 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR400 • 2.6V • 128Meg x 64 • • Part #: CT479378

Thanks for your help
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This is what was recommended.


DDR PC3200 • CL=3 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR400 • 2.6V • 128Meg x 64 • • Part #: CT479378

Thanks for your help
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The 400 mhz and the non ecc and un-buffered and the x 68 is indicative of low density ram... Also you can ask the seller to verify...
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Gday.
There is some quite cheap RAM about that meets those specs, much of it from Hong Kong. It is often not branded, sold as 2x1 GB without the word Kit, so may not have come from the same production run or even factory.
If I was buying, it would be the Crucial and I would bite the bullet and pay the $50 to $60.
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What about this one?

http://www.amazon.co...uffered non-ecc

Also, is low virtual memory something that would be discussed in this forum. My computer says I am running on low virtual memory. Does RAM help with that?
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What about this one?

http://www.amazon.co...uffered non-ecc

Also, is low virtual memory something that would be discussed in this forum. My computer says I am running on low virtual memory. Does RAM help with that?
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Gday.
There is some quite cheap RAM about that meets those specs, much of it from Hong Kong. It is often not branded, sold as 2x1 GB without the word Kit, so may not have come from the same production run or even factory.
If I was buying, it would be the Crucial and I would bite the bullet and pay the $50 to $60.


What about this one?

http://www.amazon.co...uffered non-ecc

Also, is low virtual memory something that would be discussed in this forum. My computer says I am running on low virtual memory. Does RAM help with that?
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Wow, sorry for the multiple replies. My computer did not load the post. It gave me a message of Bad Request. Then when I look it is posted 3 times. Sorry.
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The recommended Ram for your computer http://www.crucial.c...68AD3E1A5CA7304

Virtual memory is what is used when your system is low on Ram, basically it is the physical Ram that your computer has + some temporary resources from the HDD, it is also called a page file and a page file typically needs to be 1.5 Xs the amount of Ram that is fitted so with 2GB of Ram you should have a 3.5GB page file, Windows will normally configure this for you.

To configure a new page file manually follow the steps below:

Open My Computer. At the top right, there is a search field...type pagefile.sys and click the search icon. In the search results, right click on the file (pagefile.sys) and choose Delete...confirm the deletion.

Restart your machine. A new pagefile will be created automatically when the machine starts.
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Gday.
There is some quite cheap RAM about that meets those specs, much of it from Hong Kong. It is often not branded, sold as 2x1 GB without the word Kit, so may not have come from the same production run or even factory.
If I was buying, it would be the Crucial and I would bite the bullet and pay the $50 to $60.


What about this one?

http://www.amazon.co...uffered non-ecc

Also, is low virtual memory something that would be discussed in this forum. My computer says I am running on low virtual memory. Does RAM help with that?




Yes that ram is fine....
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Thanks for all your help. I have the RAM ordered. Love your site!!! :)

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You are welcome McKnight21 :thumbsup:

Let us know when you have fitted the new Ram and if you are happy with the improvement.

Not sure if you need it but I have included a tutorial for upgrading your Ram, courtesy of Crucial http://www.crucial.c...stall/dimm.aspx

Any questions please ask.
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Upgraded to the 2GB of RAM and it is running great. Thanks for all the Geekstogo help!!

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