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New Cpu Or More Ram For Dimession System

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#1 Rabbuk


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Posted 05 January 2006 - 11:15 PM

Hey my friend has an old dimension 4200 and we were wondering how the best way to upgrade it would be. Would it be more advantageous to get more ram or a new cpu. If so what cpu would you recommend.

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 12:35 AM

The Dell Dimension 4200 has two slots for RAM, with a total capacity of 512MB. This means you can put a maximum of 256MB in each slot. If you only have 128MB of RAM, adding another 256MB will make an appreciable difference in its performence, maxing it out to the 512MB will make an awesome difference, but at a cost!

The problem you have is that your computer is old, out of warranty, and parts are getting more expensive, for instance...for a 256MB module of PC133 which your computer uses will cost around $60.00, but a new computer using PC4200, modules can be purchased for about half the price. So you need to ask yourself if investing that $60.00 in the old computer is worth it, compared to purchasing a new computer for another $240.00. Another problem is that Dell has a lot of their parts made for them, and often limits you to make your upgrades through them, RAM is one of the exceptions.

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