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September 7, 2004 6:03:01 PM

My g/f's computer has 128 of PC133 with a 1gHZ p3, So as you can assume it feels a little slow compared to my A64 2800+, 512MB PC3200RAM......i want to drop in like 256MB more in here.

She has a Dell Dimension L1000R, so i have no idea what the Mobo is. I have heard that some older computers wont take the newer pc133 ram. i went to the dell website and for 256MB they wanted 80bucks...i think thats a little stupid. I was wondering if the PC133 on newegg would work...or is it a crap shoot?

If this is going to be exspensive, i will just buy a cheap AXP(2500+ish), new mobo, and PC3200 RAM for like 200bucks.

Just trying to not waste time and money.
thanx

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September 7, 2004 6:32:35 PM

Firstly what does your girlfriend use her computer for? That system is pretty outdated by now so it might be worth while getting an entirly new setup. But if this is not practical then the extra RAM might help a bit.

As far as I know any PC133 should work, u need to make sure that the motherboard has a free RAM slot.
September 7, 2004 6:57:31 PM

She uses her computer for internet and typing up papers for school. For what she does a P3 1Ghz is probably overkill, but only 128MB of ram is killing the machine. With a broadband connection it actually comes in faster then her RAM can handle it. Also her bootup time is like 45min.

yes, i already checked, she has 1 dimm open.
I have seen on newegg the companies say "this will not work on older motherboards" So i dont know what that means exactly or what limitations it has and where i can look to see if it will work.

I will build her a new system someday x-mas or birthday or something. But only for a minor upgrade to the processor and so i she can use faster ram. For what she does the boost from 128MB of PC133 to 512MB of pc3200 will be HUGE.

I have an old AXP 1700+, 80GB HD, and two optical drives (DVD-rom, and CD-RW) i will just buy a new mobo, PSU, Ram, case, and give it to her....

but for now i think i will just spend the 27bucks for another 128MB.

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September 7, 2004 6:57:38 PM

Hell, if you love her, upgrade her rig... It'l be worth it, plus you'll get to show her what you can do with yer hard drive and her software...




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September 7, 2004 7:01:53 PM

An upgrade is comming...but i will need a little time to figure out what i can salvage from my old machine and what the best/cheapest hardware i can use to rebuild it for her. I will need a little time to come up with the money for the upgrade as well. It should only be like 200bucks but with college and my cocaine adiction....it could take a month or two or nine.

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September 7, 2004 7:44:55 PM

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September 8, 2004 10:55:34 AM

I'd get the RAM from Crucial.

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September 8, 2004 10:25:30 PM

I would recommend using PC133, the maximum amount of memory for her computer is 512MBs so you can get a couple of 256MB modules to help her out<A HREF="http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.asp?Mfr+Productl..." target="_new"> Here</A>.


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February 25, 2010 7:47:34 AM

pickxx said:
She uses her computer for internet and typing up papers for school. For what she does a P3 1Ghz is probably overkill, but only 128MB of ram is killing the machine. With a broadband connection it actually comes in faster then her RAM can handle it. Also her bootup time is like 45min.

yes, i already checked, she has 1 dimm open.
I have seen on newegg the companies say "this will not work on older motherboards" So i dont know what that means exactly or what limitations it has and where i can look to see if it will work.

I will build her a new system someday x-mas or birthday or something. But only for a minor upgrade to the processor and so i she can use faster ram. For what she does the boost from 128MB of PC133 to 512MB of pc3200 will be HUGE.

I have an old AXP 1700+, 80GB HD, and two optical drives (DVD-rom, and CD-RW) i will just buy a new mobo, PSU, Ram, case, and give it to her....

but for now i think i will just spend the 27bucks for another 128MB.


1stly if you dont even know what mother board your g/f has you shouldnt be building nothing ,except maybe a sandcastle ,you should do your home work 1st boy! :non: 

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February 25, 2010 2:30:06 PM

Why don't you just buy a new computer for yourself, and give her the old one.
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