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How Much Ram Can I Get?


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#1 Melon109

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 07:39 PM

I have a '98, Dimension R series. It is very slow, with only 128MB of RAM. I heard that R series can only get a couple hunred MB of RAM? Is this true? If it is, is there any way I can get more than that? I don't know. I might be better off getting a new computer, but I can not afford it.
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Posted 11 August 2006 - 07:44 PM

http://www.upgradememory.com/Dimension_XPS...C1867.cfm?NBP=1
Is this the one your talking about? if not try searching that website.
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Posted 11 August 2006 - 08:30 PM

If I remember right the R series was P-II 350 to 450 Mhz. What is yours? If it falls in that range it could possibly support 256Mb PC100 low density chips (16 chip modules). If it is the PII 233 to 333 Mhz it will probably be PC66 and you will be limited to 128Mb memory modules.
Run Everest Home 1.51 to see which speed (PC100 or PC66) memory you have. I think it will be PC100, in which case you can run 768Mb or RAM (3 memory slots).
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Posted 11 August 2006 - 08:54 PM

/www.crucial.com/crucial/pvtcontent/memorytype.asp?model=&memtype=CHOOSE

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Start / Dell / Dimension / Dimension XPS / Dimension XPS R Series
These 168-pin DIMM modules are compatible with your system.
Size of Upgrade Part # Specifications Price
128MB CT182478 SDRAM, PC133 • CL=2 • Unbuffered • Non-parity • 133MHz • 3.3V • 16Meg x 64
US $28.99

Edited by buddy215, 11 August 2006 - 10:00 PM.

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 09:34 PM

As Acklan pointed out, this system is basically a PII 450 or so.
The system is 8 years old. That is a lot in computer terms!
It is not worth much.

Given that, I would not spend much money on it.
At this point you will spend more money on it than the system is worth.

Dont upgrade the memory or anything.
Depending on the system, another 128 meg might make a noticable difference. But you have to ask yourself if it is worth it!

Note well: not all memory is compatible with all systems

Check it for viruses and spyware
Clean that, if any out first.

There is also a limit to the amount of memory that 98 will actually utilize and be able to address.
See http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,3973,646598,00.asp
256 is about the hugh end limit

Edited by Eyesee, 11 August 2006 - 09:42 PM.

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 09:42 PM

You can by a computer at Sam's Club for $399.
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Posted 11 August 2006 - 09:45 PM

Dell has systems as low as $279 now
Thats cheap!
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Posted 12 August 2006 - 11:20 AM

But Good ones? With two processors, with lots of RAM? With everything that a thousand dollar computer has? That would be a bargain! :thumbsup:
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Posted 12 August 2006 - 02:59 PM

I use a dual-boot with 98SE and XP PRO. because I want the new programs for XP and the older DOS programs work well in 98SE. Windows 98SE handles 512 mb's fine without any adjustments which is what I have in my computer. 256 mb's is not the highest amount 98SE can address (it addresses 511 mb's) so please research your responses before replying. Thank you. You will need to make adjustments for memory above that level. I will eventually have to increase my memory in my computer and I will just use the adjustments in the article below.

http://www.aumha.org/win4/a/memmgmt.php

(this article is for memory management in 98, 98SE and ME only)

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 06:35 PM

I use a dual-boot with 98SE and XP PRO. because I want the new programs for XP and the older DOS programs work well in 98SE. Windows 98SE handles 512 mb's fine without any adjustments which is what I have in my computer. 256 mb's is not the highest amount 98SE can address (it addresses 511 mb's) so please research your responses before replying. Thank you. You will need to make adjustments for memory above that level. I will eventually have to increase my memory in my computer and I will just use the adjustments in the article below.

http://www.aumha.org/win4/a/memmgmt.php

(this article is for memory management in 98, 98SE and ME only)

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 07:51 PM

From this site: "The top-of-the-line R400, at $3,749, has about everything you could want. The 400-Mhz processor draws on 128 MB of RAM, a 16.8-GB hard drive, and built-in Zip drive."

I don't know how much more memory this thing can take, but that really is ancient.




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