Help choosing the right memory


My mom's computer is painfully slow, and i wanted to upgrade it by getting her some new ram sticks for her birthday present. I think i generally understand the ram basics, but I can't seem to figure out what type of memory I need. Here are the computer specs really quick:
OS: XP home edition
Manufacturer: Dell
System Model: Dimension 3000
BIOS: Pheonix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A02
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Memory: 510MB RAM
Page File:648MB used, 599MB available
Made in 2003

Could someone tell me what type of ram i need from that info? if not, tell me what else i need to include. Thanks!
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  1. Google "dimension 3000 ram upgrade". It takes PC2700 or PC3200 and the maximum is 2 GB. You should install 2 x 512 MB or 2 x 1 GB modules.
  2. thanks, but aren't there a few types of pc2700/3200 ram? ddr, ddr2 etc?
  3. Best answer
    Buy modules from a site that certifies that they are compatible with your system. PC2700 and PC3200 always is DDR 184-pins, etc. Newegg have this very good Kingston memory that should work in the Dell Dimension 3000:

    You can use their memory configurator to see all available modules:
  4. thanks thats alot more helpful =D
  5. i just checked the product config, i had no idea that existed. Epic thankz =D
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