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Memory module what is the difference bet.. ddr2 400MHZ, 500MHz and 800MHz and so on..... is compatible in all motherboard.. I have Dell Dimension 5100 with specs: ? Intel 945G ChipSet ? Socket LGA775 Supporting Pentium 4 5XX/6XX Processors 2.8-3.8 GHz ? Hyper-Threading Technology Support ? 800/1066 MHz system bus ? 4 Dual Channel DIMM Support for DDR2 400/533MHz ? 4 GB MAX system memory ? 1 16x PCI-Express Video Slot ? Integrated Intel 950 Graphics Accelerator ? Integrated 10/100 Lan ? Integrated AC97 Sound ? 2 Serial ATA Hard Disk Connectors ? 1 ATA-66/100/133 IDE Hard Disk Connector ? One Floppy Connector ? 2 PCI Card Slots, 1 1X PCI Express ? 5+2 USB 2.0 Ports ? 5.1 Surround Sound Audio Ports Can I Use any ddr2 memory module for my PC? Currently im using 512mb(2x256mb) ddr2 533MHz and i would like to upgrade... thank you very much and more power....cheers

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  • Anonymous Sep 11, 2007

    i bought 2x1GB can I use also my old 2x256Mb DDR2 together with the 2X1GB memory making it 1536GB? thanks a lot

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    Is it possible to use 2x2 memory modules in my Dell dimension 9100 with win xp sp3? here are the specs of the modules
    2GB PC2 - 5300 667 MHz DDR2 FB- DIMM memory

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Your motherboard supports 533MHz memory modules, no more. If you put anything higher in, it will work, but only at the speed of 533MHz, so there's not much point in aiming any higher. Just make sure what you're buying is a DDR2 533MHz memory module, and it's best to get them in increments of 2. If you have 4 slots on your motherboard, get another 2x512MB modules of RAM. If you're running Windows Vista, it might be worth considering 2x1GB modules. I think that pretty much covers your question, if you have anything else to ask, feel free to reply.

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