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Optiplex GX280, Maximum memory capacity???

hello everyone, my first post Smiley Happy
 
just got myself a dell optiplex GX280 desktop/mini tower pc
P4 3.0 processor speed, xp pro, 80gb sata hdd, 512mb PC2-3200 ddr2 (400mhz speed, i think)
 
what is the maximum memory i can upgrade this machine too??
and what would be the best type of ram, speed and configuration to use??
 
this is a scan report from crucial.com-
 
 
so bearing this in mind would TWO of these "corsair 1gb DDR2 533mhz" memory work fine??
 
all i use it for is- internet surfing, downloading, music, pics, movies etc NOT really for games!
so would 2gb of memory be suitable and faster??

Thanks guys Smiley Happy

Message Edited by monkey magic on 08-28-200606:29 PM

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Irish2005
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Re: Optiplex GX280, Maximum memory capacity???

Memory

Type

400 & 533 MHz DDR2 SDRAM

Memory connectors

small form-factor computer: 2
small desktop computer: 4
desktop computer: 4
small mini-tower computer: 4
mini-tower computer: 4

Memory capacities

128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, or 1 GB non-ECC

Minimum memory

dual-channel: 256 MB
single-channel: 128 MB

Maximum memory

small form-factor computer: 2 GB
small desktop computer: 4 GB
desktop computer: 4 GB
small mini-tower computer: 4 GB
mini-tower computer: 4 GB

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Re: Optiplex GX280, Maximum memory capacity???

anything beyond 512mb for your kind of use is a waste
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speedstep
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Re: Optiplex GX280, Maximum memory capacity???

Well I disagree with that. 1 Gig is good for many games 2 gig is great. 3 gig is not worth while and trying to get to 4 gig without emt64 now thats a waste.


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Re: Optiplex GX280, Maximum memory capacity???

but he said it was not for games

if he gamed then i'd have no problems recommending 1gb or 2gb.

i still think 3gb+ is a waste...

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Re: Optiplex GX280, Maximum memory capacity???

thank you very much for your help guys Smiley Happy

i work in the gaming retail industry so i always have computer games, so i may well occasionally use it for games aswell you see!

anyway, ive heard that "corsair" are one of the best memory brands???
so would you reccomend me that "corsair 2 x 1gb DDR2 533mhz" that i found?? if not why not and which one would be better??

i have this version of the gx280:

http://www.corsasport.co.uk/carimages/4163/sd.jpg

its weird the crucial scan shows maximum of 8gb capacity?? and what does front bus speed mean??

Message Edited by monkey magic on 08-29-200602:07 AM

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Re: Optiplex GX280, Maximum memory capacity???

the corsair memory is a "value" range ram apparently!

does this mean its bad in any way, or whats the difference compared to a similar spec corsair memory but higher priced??
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Re: Optiplex GX280, Maximum memory capacity???

corsair is a good brand

when i upgraded by gx280 i just bought some cheap Gateway/Micron RAM and it worked for me

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Re: Optiplex GX280, Maximum memory capacity???

hey you have the same model pc as me Smiley Happy

which size memory in particular did you buy and in what configuration??
was it same as mine 2 x 1gb pc2-4200 533mhz ddr2??

the best price i can find on that corsair memory is £120! how does that sound??
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Re: Optiplex GX280, Maximum memory capacity???

i upgraded to 1gb (2x512mb) pc2-3200 400MHz ddr2

i donno about the money because I am in the US Smiley Tongue ... I paid $50 for that

and yes i have that same model

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