Dell Computer Memory Upgrade

Dell computers are known for being easy to upgrade. Depending on the model, the computer case has plenty of empty slots in it, allowing for easy self-installation. So, if you’re thinking of getting some new memory for your computer, Dell computers make it simple. You can either buy directly from Dell’s website or go elsewhere to find a better deal. Dell uses fairly popular memory types so finding a better deal isn’t that difficult. All you have to do is figure out what Dell model you own, and most websites have memory locators that know exactly what type of RAM you need. This will make your Dell computer memory upgrade much easier.

Dell XPS M2010 2 GB Memory Module

If you have an older Dell, a Dell laptop memory upgrade will be a bit more expensive. As technology advances, manufacturers tend to ease up production on legacy products, since they’re usually being slowly phased out; Dell is no different. For example, let’s say you have a Dimension 8100. These were built in 2001 and used the expensive Rambus RDRAM memory as their main source of memory. Memory for what would now be a 9-year-old computer will be hard to come by, and if you do happen to come across it, it will cost you. Dell is currently selling 1GB of RDRAM for a Dimension 8100 for almost $700; it’ll be much cheaper elsewhere, so if you have this computer model, start hunting.

A Dell computer memory upgrade can be beneficial for your machine. Not only will programs open faster and run better, the computer itself won’t suffer from bottlenecks and the dreaded “white square” instead of a program logo on the top left-hand corner of the screen, indicating a program has stopped responding and must wait for enough RAM to free up to become responsive again. Most people hate it when programs become non-responsive; well, the most common reason for programs doing that is lack of RAM space to run simultaneous programs.

1 GB Memory Module for Dell Studio Desktop

Not only do you have to keep the type of RAM in mind when doing a Dell computer memory upgrade, but you must also know the capacity of your system. Computer motherboards will have room for only so much RAM, so if you have the means to max it out, by all means do so. Some Dell computers ship with RAM already at maximum capacity, so if you’re in this predicament, there’s nothing you can do memory-wise, save for swapping in a new motherboard with more capacity. That, of course, comes with an additional price tag.