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Type of Ram to get

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  1. sports89

    sports89 Thread Starter

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    i have a dell optiplex gx620 mini tower

    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx620/en/ug/A02/mtspecs0.htm#wp1133451

    my maximum is 4 gb of ram (3 gb if you have windows xp which i do) i have 2 gb already


    so my computer can take any ddr2 533 ram?

    my 2 gb's that i currently have are ddr2 pc2-4300

    could i get pc2-4200?

    cuss i just looked on newegg and all the pc2-4300's i looked at had a small list of computers that it supported and my comp wasn't on that list
     
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    The Dell OptiPlex GX620 mini-tower model does support up to 4096 MB(4 GB) of RAM.

    It uses 240-pin DDR2 PC2-4200 (533 MHz) or DDR2 PC2-5300 (667 MHz) modules.

    You didn't advise what the 7-character "service tag number" on the sticker is, so I don't know at this point if yours is the 533 MHz or 667 MHz frontside bus model.

    http://www.memoryx.net/deopgxsfofad.html

    http://www.memoryx.net/gx620sffdtpmt.html

    Since yours already has DDR2 PC2-4200 modules in it, I'm going to assume it's the 533 MHz frontside bus model.

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  3. sports89

    sports89 Thread Starter

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    then why do i have ddr2 pc2 4300?
     
  4. flavallee

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    It's the same. It just goes by a different designation.

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  5. hrlow2

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    Try to find low density, non-ECC sticks.
     
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