Want to kow how much ram I can add and where to buy it.
I have a Dell Dimension 2350 CPU and currently has 128 MB. I just re image the system and still runs pretty slow. How much ram can I add to the existing 128 MB already in place to run faster? What is a good site to purchase ram, please?
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The best thing to do when it comes to computer ram, and replacing it, is to take the stock (the working ram that came with the PC) ram out and take it with you to a local computer store to ensure that you're getting the right kind of ram.
Your PC can be VERY picky when it comes to computer memory, so don't guess what's right for it.
Windows XP requires a "bare-minimum" of 128MB of RAM, works "OK" with your 256MB of RAM, if you don't open too many programs at the same time, and if you close/re-open Internet Explorer about once an hour of usage.
But, Windows XP would be _much_ "happier" if you added 256MB or 512MB of RAM, because it is telling you ("available random access memory is low") that it is using all the RAM.
Add more RAM -- your computer will run much better.
You cant change the SMPS of this computer as it is built on big PCB and not a regular SMPS box. Then it has a supply for monitor too. And it is not required. Clean your RAM & reinsert it and re-install Win XP after low formating the drive. It will definately work And 'Intele', this is a useless, non upgradable & and non-repairable system and to upgrade it with PIII 700MHz CPU you got to add a small resistance to it which onl6y the dealer can do it for you. Now a days there are lots of used branded P4 systems available in the market - 'dirt cheap'. Dell Optiplex GX280 is one of the good option with P4 3.20GHz pinless (LGA775) CPU, 2GB DDR2 RAM, 160GB SATA drive with Dell usb Keyboard & mouse. Prevailing market price is app. Rs. 7000/- Add Rs. 2000/- for 17" used multimedia monitor. You can compare all this with Intel Dot Station. To reach the motherboard of Intel Dot Station one has to unscrew 32 screws. Its so complicated. Spares are not available - then why buy P-III these days?If you are in New Delhi, go & buy from Nehru Place.
Your existing CPU will not work with that motherboard. The AM2+/AM2 processor slot is for AMD processors only. For this motherboard, you will need one of the following processors: Phenom FX / Phenom / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2
This (4th)link should answer all your questions. If you enter your service tag number Dell can help more You can also get help from where you buy the memory it's not that hard..I like the first link to find out what memory to buy. I like the second link for pricing. Please rate me mysleuth
You may have bad or incompatible Ram . Verify that the memory you have is compatible. .
Machine name: Dell Dimension 3000 CPU options: Intel Pentium 4 or Intel Celeron Chipset: Intel 865GV Chipset HD Bus: Ultra ATA/100 Front Side Bus options: 800MHz FSB Memory Speed options: PC3200 DDR400 184pin SDRAM DIMM Special notes: The Dimension 3000 has two different bus speeds each of which takes different memory. You cannot mix the speeds.
Take the memory out and install one at a time. This way you can verify that the memory is indeed working. If you find a bad one, replace it.
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Leif: The difference in the numbers (2700 versus 3200) is speed rating-- basically, the higher the number the faster the RAM. Your computer is currently using 2700, so it's safe to use 3200, it's just faster than is currently used/specified. Your computer is a Socket A - AMD Via-based board, so it is likely the motherboard will accept 1 GB memory modules. With three slots open, you would want to buy 2, 1-GB modules for best results. At current pricing, that would cost about $100. 2- 512MB modules would be next-best and around $55. Be sure to place the two modules in the slots next to each other, and closest to the processor for best results.