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GX270, need ram specifications

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Right we have about 8 of these from previous employers were I work at and when they left they took all the ram out of them claiming they bought new ram. Now I never saw how much they put in nor do I know how much they originally had. I now after to set them up for people to use doing basic internet search i.e Search for jobs and also using office. Now I know there are 4 slots for the ram to go so I'm going to assume that they had roughly about quarter gig ram each slot which would give it 1gb altogether. So what and how much ram would be best to put in for what they will be getting used? Like I said just job searching, building C.V s and using office 07. Thanks in advance. 

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Re: Optiplex GX270 ram

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Royston8791,

Click the link below to download the online  manual for memory specs and other memory information that you will need to know.

OptiPlex GX270 Drivers, Downloads and Manuals

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Hi Royston8791,

You can find the memory specifications on page 171 of the service manual:

https://downloads.dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_optiplex_desktop/optiplex-gx27...

You don't mention which Operating System is installed, this will determine how much RAM you need to for it to run smoothly. You'll need at least 1GB, probably 2,  for most versions of Windows.


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http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Dell/optiplex-gx270-series-%28desktop-and-mini-...

4 Gigs is max

HOWEVER you would be much better off buying a newer system Like an Optiplex GX620 or better Tower.

GX620 all the way to GX760 can run MSDOS all the way thru windows 10.  The GX620 is the best transition machine because it has BOTH sata and IDE interfaces as well as optional serial and PS2 interfaces.

Really Early pentium 4 chips need to be replaced by Pentium D 915 but once you have that you can go all the way to windows 10.  This means you can use these even after 2025.

The other Reason to go to GX620 MINI Tower or better is that they have PCI-E video.

Full size Mini Tower allows standard power supply to replace any that fail or need to be upgraded past 290 to 305w to accomodate a faster more powerful video card.

GX620 Tower 400GB 4GB-Ram DVD   Windows-XP-Professional

https://www.walmart.com/ip/803416719

For a few more dollars you can get them with windows 10.  I tell my clients these are essentially free computers because they are the same cost as the windows 10 software without a computer.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/55080052

 

Year

OptiPlex

Precision

Latitude 15-inch

Latitude 14-inch

Latitude 13-inch

Latitude 12-inch

2017

5050

 

5580

54,807,480

 

528,952,857,280

2016

 

T3420, T3620

5570

5470, 7470

7370

7270

2015

5040, 7040

 

5550

5450, 7450

 

7250

2014

7020

T5810, T7810, T7910

 

 

 

 

2013

9020

T1700, T3610, T5610, T7610

6540

7440, E6440

 

7240

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

7010, 9010

T1650, T3600, T5600, T7600

E6530

E6430

E6330

E6230

2011

790, 990

T1600

E6520

E6420

E6320

E6220

2010

780, 980

T1500

E6510

E6410

E4310, 13

 

2009

760, 960

T3500, T5500, T7500

E6500

E6400

E4300

E4200

2008

755

T7400

 

 

 

 

2007

745

T3400, T5400

D830

D630

 

D430

2006

GX620

390, 490

D820

D620, D520

 

D420

2005

GX280

380

D810

D610, D510

 

D410

2004

GX270, 170L

360

 

D505

 

D400

2003

 

 

D800

D600, D500

 

 

2002

GX260

 

 

C640

 

C400

2001

GX240

330

 

 

 

 


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Re: Optiplex GX270 ram

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Royston8791,

Click the link below to download the online  manual for memory specs and other memory information that you will need to know.

OptiPlex GX270 Drivers, Downloads and Manuals

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This is however a really OLD 32 bit NON WIN8 OR 10 compatible  pentium4 single core AGP DDR based system.

Its never going to be good at anything modern on the internet.


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Re: Optiplex GX270 ram

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Ok, thanks for the reply, To be honest, I'm not looking for them to run games or videos online just basic internet access to go on U.K job sites and yeah I know there really old P.Cs. 

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If the previous employers took all RAMs, then they probably were 1Gb each, as this is the only reason why it makes sense 🙂

I would recommend minimum 1,5Gb RAM, minimum Windows 7 (that still supports latest browsers versions) and Pentium 4 with hyperthreading support (P4 650 for example). With those specs you can use the PCs for the tasks you mentioned.  But basic Internet surfing might also include watching videos (Youtube, etc.) and web sites with flash.  GX270 might not be sufficient for that.

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