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Old 06-02-2008, 12:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a crapy dell optiplex gx240 and i couldn't figure out wat kind of ram was in it and where can i get it from at the cheapest price??
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Open your computer and pop out a stick of RAM (make sure it's off first!). The ram should have a label or sticker on it that says what type it is. Then your best bet on finding the cheapest price is probably going to be Newegg, Crucial.com, or from Dell. It's probably old DDR memory, so you may want to check eBay for some good deals.
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Old 06-02-2008, 12:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Instead of disassembling your computer, you could right click on "My Computer" and select Properties (or do Windows logo + Break), and then go to the General tab. At the bottom, it should list your processor speed and RAM size.

I concur with surgeVel on the sites, but I wanted to also list Pricewatch.com as another site to look for memory.

One thing to be aware of is what your motherboard can handle - you don't want to pay a lot of money to get 8GB of RAM only to find out your motherboard can only handle 2GB!
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He needs his RAM speed and type. Not size. I agree the memory maximum for his motherboard is probably 2GB given its age and most likely it uses DDR memory.
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yea i think it is ddr. but im going to check right now and after i check ill repost.
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its PC 133, where can you get 1GB at the cheapest price??
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Probably Ebay or Newegg.
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