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Dell optiplex 280 ddr2 memory information

I am buiyng a branded system(but refurnished) optiplex 280 2.8 ghz with 1 gb ddr2
i have got several questions

1) somebody told me that this supports only 533 bus of ddr2
if you put 667 unbranded(kingston ddr2) in your system it will fails

2) for 1gb best option is 256 * 4 is this correct
3) what is bus and cache speed


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    I have dell optiplex GX280 tower , and i install 2GB kingston ram of 800 bus speed , But my pc shown 533 bus speed . Any one solve my problem

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Optiplex 280 supports upto 4Gb of memory, for more details on this system visit http://www.memoryx.net/deopgxdeme.html

Bus is that carry data through NorthBridge to CPU at a very high Speed. Cache that retain data in CPU itself for faster access of data and need not to read it (data) from memory. THe faster your BUS speed, the better performance for gaming or video you will get

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400 & 533 MHz DDR2 SDRAM.

Best option is to install 1 x 1 of 1 GB or 512 x 2.

its also support unbranded rams if they are compatible.


Optiplex is a very good system in its range...

i recommend it if you are interested to buy.

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You cannot use drr667 on this computer since it only supportr ddr533, and it will be better if you use one stick of 1GIG RAM since your motherboard supports up to 2 GIG of RAM...

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