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#1 youthedog4

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 09:38 PM

Alright, I'm going to upgrade my RAM so I can run things smoother for games, etc. I just don't know which type of RAM I need.
I got a Dell 521 Dimension. Ran a Belarc Adivsor test and my mother board details are:
Board: Dell Inc 0UW457 A03
Serial Number: ..CN698617180753.
Bus Clock: 1000 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Inc 1.1.8 04/18/2007

Tell me what else you would need to help me decide what type of RAM I should get.

EDIT: Just wanted to let you know that I removed your initial post, thanks for posting in appropriate forum ~ Hamluis.

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 10:11 PM

That board will recognize up to 4 gigs of DDR2 800 (otherwise known as PC6400) ram. However, I cannot find a supported memory brand list on their site. What I would recomend is going with Corsair or Patriot, like this

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 10:39 AM

Thanks but I only have 32-bit so I dunno if it's going to read 3.8 GB of RAM or 3 GB of RAM with 4GB installed.

Would any here be supported on my computer? http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olstemplatemap...sc=abcat0500000

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 12:44 PM

Have you checked Crucial yet?
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Posted 09 April 2010 - 01:28 PM

How much RAM does your system have now? Is it all being used? I agree with Eyesee, go to crucial.com. They have a nice scanner app that will scan your system and tell you what you have, what you can add and then will offer you several packages to add RAM. Very easy to use.
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Posted 09 April 2010 - 08:37 PM

crucial does have a good scanner, though its biased for crucial ram lol. Crucial is a good brand, I still prefer patriot or corsair. You can go with a 2 x 1 set of them to, newegg has a wide variety. as far as those memory chips on that site theyre all off brand and I, personally, would never give them a second look, but they may work. its up to you.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 12:09 AM

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