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Where can i buy a 1GB Memory Module for my PC?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by CheWest, Mar 13, 2014.

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  1. CheWest

    CheWest Thread Starter

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    Hi Tech Guy,
    Can you email me web URL's to buy a 1 GB Memory Module for a Dell OptiPlex GX270 with a Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 Genuiielntel ~2992 Mhz so I can upgrade my PC & OS ASAP
     
  2. flavallee

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    The motherboard in the Dell OptiPlex GX270 has 4 slots and supports up to 4 GB of RAM - up to 1 GB in each slot.

    It uses 184-pin DDR PC2700(DDR333), 2.5 volt, CL=2.5, unbuffered, non-ECC modules.

    You didn't advise how much RAM is currently in your computer and how many of the 4 slots are populated, so we don't know if you need 512 MB modules or 1 GB modules.

    You can purchase them from these sites:

    http://www.crucial.com/upgrade/Dell...Series+(Desktop+and+Mini-Tower)-upgrades.html

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...083 600006060 600006059&IsNodeId=1&name=512MB

    http://www.memorystock.com/orderite...x+GX270+SD/SMT&MnfId=&MdlId=36499&Passfrm=lnk

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    You didn't advise which Windows version is running in your computer and which Windows version you want to upgrade to.

    You need to make sure the upgraded version has driver support for your computer's devices.

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  3. SM4SH

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    if this is an xp machine or earlier I would suggest not putting money into it. You may be able it get it up to minimum specs for 7, but it will not run very well.
     
  4. DaveBurnett

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    If you have at least 2Gb memory it should support Windows 7 and it will run at least as well as XP.
     
  5. SM4SH

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    NO! Just because a system will meet the bare minimum requirements to run windows 7 does not mean it is something that should be attempted. Also the OP states that they he/she has an x86 processor, so they would have to run the 32-bit OS. Not only is this obsolete, it but limits the amount of RAM to about 3.3GB.


    To the OP:
    you can put windows 7 on that machine if you want, but you will not be happy with the results, and may not be able to find drivers for old hardware that was not designed for 7. I have done this for others in the past, and they have never been satisfied with the outcome.
     
  6. DaveBurnett

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    So you are going to tell me that the machine I have been running here under Windows 7 for many years is only good for the scrap heap. That is Rubbish when it actually DOES work better than it did under XP.
     
  7. onsite

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    I agree with SM4SH , old memory is expensive, that is a really old machine. I would go to Dell's web site and see if they have windows 7 drivers (video, sound, network etc.) for that machine. I seriously doubt it. That motherboard is also from a time there was some industrial espionage, where someone broke into the computer system of the largest capacitor manufacturer. Unfortunately they only got half the formula for the electrolyte in the capacitor. They started manufacturing counterfeit capacitors that after awhile would puff up, leak or explode. Google puffed up capacitors. You may want to check your motherboard. We had these same machines at work about 8 or 9 years ago and we swapped out a lot of motherboards.
     
  8. SM4SH

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    you see the OP's specs. Do you honestly believe that he could upgrade that machine to 7 and be happy with it?


    I make no money off of suggesting that he upgrade to a new machine. I just don't like to see people waste money. too often I encounter people want to save money so they put a few hundred dollars into an old machine only to find out that they are not happy with their investment, and end up buying a new pc in the end.
     
  9. crjdriver

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    Gentlemen. There is not official win7 support for the 865 chipset from intel ie no inf driver on the intel site for win7. While win7 might work fine, it also might not work. When you install an unsupported os, you are in effect a beta tester.

    Hardware from one era works best with an os from the same era. The system in question is quite old now and would [most likely] work best with xp.
     
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