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Upgradin' Mom's PC. - TTrinh - 02-25-2011

Mom's PC is an old Dell computer from 2004, is there anyway I can upgrade it to make it faster? I was planning to upgrade it's RAM from 512 MB to 2 GB, but i'm afraid the components will bottleneck it at some point.

She only uses her computer for, email, Microsoft Office, and movies.

I can find out what it's current components are, if you need.



RE: Upgradin' Mom's PC. - sjoberge0119 - 02-25-2011

(02-25-2011, 04:29 PM)TTrinh Wrote: Mom's PC is an old Dell computer from 2004, is there anyway I can upgrade it to make it faster? I was planning to upgrade it's RAM from 512 MB to 2 GB, but i'm afraid the components will bottleneck it at some point.

She only uses her computer for, email, Microsoft Office, and movies.

I can find out what it's current components are, if you need.
Yeah I would recommend replacing the RAM first, it will result in the most immediate and noticeable change. It will result in faster booting, increase speed in the opening your mail and your programs. Just try to find out what the model of your mother board is and I'll try to find some compatible RAM.




RE: Upgradin' Mom's PC. - windez - 02-25-2011

Can U give us the specifications of the pc.
what type of cpu, etc. does it have


RE: Upgradin' Mom's PC. - TTrinh - 02-25-2011

Alright, hold on. Figuring out how to.


RE: Upgradin' Mom's PC. - MathieuB - 02-25-2011

At least the Dell model would help.


RE: Upgradin' Mom's PC. - TTrinh - 02-26-2011

(02-25-2011, 11:06 PM)MathieuB Wrote: At least the Dell model would help.

Dimension 8110 - Although on their support page I could only find 8100.




RE: Upgradin' Mom's PC. - MathieuB - 02-26-2011

Alright, so it supports DDR (Not DDR2 or DDR3, just DDR) memory.

This 2GB (Two sticks of 1GB each) kit (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226082) would set you back $60 and greatly improve your mother's PC performance.

It's pretty much the best bang for your buck upgrade, when it comes to the most additional performance, at the lowest price.


RE: Upgradin' Mom's PC. - TTrinh - 02-26-2011

I clicked on your link and newegg says it has been deactivated.

In their exact words.. "We apologize for the inconvenience, but the item you are looking for has been deactivated. Here are some similar products that you may wish to consider.."

EDIT: Would this work? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231039&cm_re=ddr_ram_2gb-_-20-231-039-_-Product


RE: Upgradin' Mom's PC. - Andrew J - 02-26-2011

Mathieu meant to link to: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226082


RE: Upgradin' Mom's PC. - MathieuB - 02-26-2011

My bad, didn't copy/paste properly.

There we go: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226082

And no, that one kit above that you linked to wouldn't work, voltage requirements are above the standard 2.5V for DDR.