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PNY memory So this is NOT compatible? Or did I just install it wrong? It seems to be very expensive too. Dell has much better prices.

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Dell Dimension 5150 supports DDR2 400MHz (PC2-3200) and DDR2 533MHz (PC2-4300) unbuffered SDRAM Memory (DIMM). You may install a total of four DIMMs in capacities of 256MB, 512MB, or 1GB. The maximum memory supported is 4GB.

From your query, I think the obvious question is; What is specification of the PNY DIMM and/or does the PNY DIMM meet the requirements for Dimension 5150?

Check for memory configuration and installation procedures for Dimension 5150 - http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim5150/en/sm/parts1.htm#wp1364711

The Chipset used on Dimension 5150 is Intel 945G Express. I am not aware of specific compatibility issues regarding the Intel 945G and PNY Memory modules. However, there may really be known issues that I am not aware of.

To proceed, ensure that the PNY Memory is compatible with Dimension 5150. If not, install compatible (memory type, speed, capacity) DIMMs.

Let me know if further help is needed.

Mike

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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This is Dell Support, Manuals, and the Dimension 8200 Service Manual,

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You can find downloads and information HERE on Dell's web site (for your Dell Dimension 1100).

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Please, let us know if this response was helpful for you or, of course, if you have more questions, etc on this topic.

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