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January 3, 2005 11:21:59 AM

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Hello,
This is probably an elementary question to you guys but I
do not know where to start. I own a Dell Dimension 8100,
Pentium 4, 1.5GHz and 256MB PC800 RDRAM. I want to
increase my RAM memory as much as I can. How do I know
what chips to buy? Can I order them on line? Do I have to
do anything special to add the new chips? How much more
RAM memory can I add?
Thank you for your help.
Carlos

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Anonymous
January 3, 2005 1:33:27 PM

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Visit http://www.crucial.com/

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"Carlos" wrote:

| Hello,
| This is probably an elementary question to you guys but I
| do not know where to start. I own a Dell Dimension 8100,
| Pentium 4, 1.5GHz and 256MB PC800 RDRAM. I want to
| increase my RAM memory as much as I can. How do I know
| what chips to buy? Can I order them on line? Do I have to
| do anything special to add the new chips? How much more
| RAM memory can I add?
| Thank you for your help.
| Carlos
Anonymous
January 3, 2005 3:28:43 PM

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"Carlos" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0db201c4f1b0$59a76fe0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> Hello,
> This is probably an elementary question to you guys but I
> do not know where to start. I own a Dell Dimension 8100,
> Pentium 4, 1.5GHz and 256MB PC800 RDRAM. I want to
> increase my RAM memory as much as I can. How do I know
> what chips to buy? Can I order them on line? Do I have to
> do anything special to add the new chips? How much more
> RAM memory can I add?
> Thank you for your help.
> Carlos

Your computer uses RAMBUS memory (RDRAM) so be prepared for a bit of a shock
on the price. 512MB runs in the neighborhood of $200.00 (USD) and is not as
widely available as the more popular types.

Crucial doesn't sell RAMBUS memory for instance and you may have trouble
finding it at your local computer store.

Other things to consider, RAMBUS memory must be installed in matched pairs
and all memory slots must be populated by either RAM sticks or continuity
modules. When you open your system you're likely to find two sticks of 128MB
RDRAM and two continuity modules. (blank sticks with no chips on them) To
add to what you already have you'll need to remove the two continuity
modules and in their place install a matched pair of RDRAM sticks.

You can find what you need @
http://www.4allmemory.com/search/dell/dimension.cfm?q=D...

You can probably find them cheaper elsewhere but I would stick with a
reputable dealer such as the one above that guarantees their memory to be
compatible.

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I'm not an MVP a VIP nor do I have ESP.
I was just trying to help.
Please use your own best judgment before implementing any suggestions or
advice herein.
No warranty is expressed or implied.
Your mileage may vary.
See store for details. :) 

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January 3, 2005 3:28:44 PM

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Thank you for your help. I can not find my PC manual and
that is the reason I asked the question.
Carlos


>-----Original Message-----
>"Carlos" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:0db201c4f1b0$59a76fe0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
>> Hello,
>> This is probably an elementary question to you guys
but I
>> do not know where to start. I own a Dell Dimension
8100,
>> Pentium 4, 1.5GHz and 256MB PC800 RDRAM. I want to
>> increase my RAM memory as much as I can. How do I know
>> what chips to buy? Can I order them on line? Do I have
to
>> do anything special to add the new chips? How much more
>> RAM memory can I add?
>> Thank you for your help.
>> Carlos
>
>Your computer uses RAMBUS memory (RDRAM) so be prepared
for a bit of a shock
>on the price. 512MB runs in the neighborhood of $200.00
(USD) and is not as
>widely available as the more popular types.
>
>Crucial doesn't sell RAMBUS memory for instance and you
may have trouble
>finding it at your local computer store.
>
>Other things to consider, RAMBUS memory must be
installed in matched pairs
>and all memory slots must be populated by either RAM
sticks or continuity
>modules. When you open your system you're likely to find
two sticks of 128MB
>RDRAM and two continuity modules. (blank sticks with no
chips on them) To
>add to what you already have you'll need to remove the
two continuity
>modules and in their place install a matched pair of
RDRAM sticks.
>
>You can find what you need @
>http://www.4allmemory.com/search/dell/dimension.cfm?
q=Dell+Dimension+8100
>
>You can probably find them cheaper elsewhere but I would
stick with a
>reputable dealer such as the one above that guarantees
their memory to be
>compatible.
>
>--
>D
>
>I'm not an MVP a VIP nor do I have ESP.
>I was just trying to help.
>Please use your own best judgment before implementing
any suggestions or
>advice herein.
>No warranty is expressed or implied.
>Your mileage may vary.
>See store for details. :) 
>
>Remove shoes to E-mail.
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
January 3, 2005 4:09:30 PM

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"Carlos" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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| Thank you for your help. I can not find my PC manual and
| that is the reason I asked the question.
| Carlos

Your User Guide is available online here;
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dsleest/

--
D

I'm not an MVP a VIP nor do I have ESP.
I was just trying to help.
Please use your own best judgment before implementing any suggestions or
advice herein.
No warranty is expressed or implied.
Your mileage may vary.
See store for details. :) 

Remove shoes to E-mail.
Anonymous
January 4, 2005 6:45:05 AM

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These answers are all in your manual.

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"Carlos" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:0db201c4f1b0$59a76fe0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> Hello,
> This is probably an elementary question to you guys but I
> do not know where to start. I own a Dell Dimension 8100,
> Pentium 4, 1.5GHz and 256MB PC800 RDRAM. I want to
> increase my RAM memory as much as I can. How do I know
> what chips to buy? Can I order them on line? Do I have to
> do anything special to add the new chips? How much more
> RAM memory can I add?
> Thank you for your help.
> Carlos
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