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      12-20-2008, 10:50 PM
I have a Gateway DX100S desktop computer with 256 MB of memory. I would
like to add at least 1 GB of memory to this system if possible. Can you
give me any recommendations please. System has XP.
Thanks


 
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      12-21-2008, 12:53 PM
Sunshine wrote:
> I have a Gateway DX100S desktop computer with 256 MB of memory. I would
> like to add at least 1 GB of memory to this system if possible. Can you
> give me any recommendations please. System has XP.
> Thanks
>
>

According to support info on the Gateway web site, the system has an
Intel 915 chipset, has two DIMM sockets, and it will support up to 2GB
of memory. Memory is DDR2 non-ECC, and speed is either PC2-3200 or
PC2-4200 (faster), depending on the processor front side bus. PC2-4200
will work just fine with either the slower or faster processors in this
system.

I did a Google search for "Gateway DX100S" and turned up this information:

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/DX10...08551sp3.shtml

.... Ben Myers
 
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      12-21-2008, 05:36 PM
On Dec 20, 5:50*pm, "Sunshine" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> I have a Gateway DX100S desktop computer with 256 MB of memory. *I would
> like to add at least 1 GB of memory to this system if possible. *Can you
> give me any recommendations please. *System has XP.
> Thanks



Look for free shipping deals on newegg.com zipzoomfly.com or
mwave.com and look at the customer reviews for higher rated memory.
Determine the optimum memory speed for your processor and add 2
sticks of 1GB memory. You'll be very surprised the first time you
start your PC and see how much faster it is. I've had good results
using Kingston brand memory and read that Corsair makes good quality
memory too..
 
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      12-21-2008, 08:46 PM
Wettlesheim wrote:
> On Dec 20, 5:50 pm, "Sunshine" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> I have a Gateway DX100S desktop computer with 256 MB of memory. I would
>> like to add at least 1 GB of memory to this system if possible. Can you
>> give me any recommendations please. System has XP.
>> Thanks

>
>
> Look for free shipping deals on newegg.com zipzoomfly.com or
> mwave.com and look at the customer reviews for higher rated memory.
> Determine the optimum memory speed for your processor and add 2
> sticks of 1GB memory. You'll be very surprised the first time you
> start your PC and see how much faster it is. I've had good results
> using Kingston brand memory and read that Corsair makes good quality
> memory too..


Optimum speed for this model is PC2-4200... Ben Myers
 
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      12-21-2008, 08:47 PM
Thanks everyone. I went to Gateway site before ordering memory for the local
PC Repair shop. There they went to Google. Don't know what went wrong, but
I have 1 GB of DDR2 PC2-5300 667 MHZ memory stick and it does not work. I
take it back on Monday.
Thanks for your help.
"Wettlesheim" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
On Dec 20, 5:50 pm, "Sunshine" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> I have a Gateway DX100S desktop computer with 256 MB of memory. I would
> like to add at least 1 GB of memory to this system if possible. Can you
> give me any recommendations please. System has XP.
> Thanks



Look for free shipping deals on newegg.com zipzoomfly.com or
mwave.com and look at the customer reviews for higher rated memory.
Determine the optimum memory speed for your processor and add 2
sticks of 1GB memory. You'll be very surprised the first time you
start your PC and see how much faster it is. I've had good results
using Kingston brand memory and read that Corsair makes good quality
memory too..


 
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      12-22-2008, 02:08 AM
Sunshine wrote:
> Thanks everyone. I went to Gateway site before ordering memory for the local
> PC Repair shop. There they went to Google. Don't know what went wrong, but
> I have 1 GB of DDR2 PC2-5300 667 MHZ memory stick and it does not work. I
> take it back on Monday.
> Thanks for your help.
> "Wettlesheim" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> On Dec 20, 5:50 pm, "Sunshine" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> I have a Gateway DX100S desktop computer with 256 MB of memory. I would
>> like to add at least 1 GB of memory to this system if possible. Can you
>> give me any recommendations please. System has XP.
>> Thanks

>
>
> Look for free shipping deals on newegg.com zipzoomfly.com or
> mwave.com and look at the customer reviews for higher rated memory.
> Determine the optimum memory speed for your processor and add 2
> sticks of 1GB memory. You'll be very surprised the first time you
> start your PC and see how much faster it is. I've had good results
> using Kingston brand memory and read that Corsair makes good quality
> memory too..
>
>


You need PC2-3200 or PC2-4200 !!!! PC2-5300 is not recognized by the
Intel 915 chipset on your Gateway motherboard. What went wrong is that
your corner PC repair shop person is unfamiliar with Intel 900-series
chipsets and sold you memory that is not right for your system. INSIST
on PC2-4200 !!!

If you really, really, really have a problem finding PC2-4200, let me
know. I have a good inventory of DDR2 memory and I can match the price
for one stick charged by your local computer store... Ben Myers
 
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      12-22-2008, 02:05 PM
Ben Myers wrote:
> Sunshine wrote:
>> Thanks everyone. I went to Gateway site before ordering memory for the
>> local PC Repair shop. There they went to Google. Don't know what
>> went wrong, but I have 1 GB of DDR2 PC2-5300 667 MHZ memory stick and
>> it does not work. I take it back on Monday.
>> Thanks for your help.
>> "Wettlesheim" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> On Dec 20, 5:50 pm, "Sunshine" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>> I have a Gateway DX100S desktop computer with 256 MB of memory. I would
>>> like to add at least 1 GB of memory to this system if possible. Can you
>>> give me any recommendations please. System has XP.
>>> Thanks

>>
>>
>> Look for free shipping deals on newegg.com zipzoomfly.com or
>> mwave.com and look at the customer reviews for higher rated memory.
>> Determine the optimum memory speed for your processor and add 2
>> sticks of 1GB memory. You'll be very surprised the first time you
>> start your PC and see how much faster it is. I've had good results
>> using Kingston brand memory and read that Corsair makes good quality
>> memory too..
>>

>
> You need PC2-3200 or PC2-4200 !!!! PC2-5300 is not recognized by the
> Intel 915 chipset on your Gateway motherboard. What went wrong is that
> your corner PC repair shop person is unfamiliar with Intel 900-series
> chipsets and sold you memory that is not right for your system. INSIST
> on PC2-4200 !!!
>
> If you really, really, really have a problem finding PC2-4200, let me
> know. I have a good inventory of DDR2 memory and I can match the price
> for one stick charged by your local computer store... Ben Myers


My path forward was to use Belarc Adviser to look at my GW's followed by
Crucial check and order from them. I might have walked into Best Buy
and bought memory but online check at Best Buy indicated it would have
cost about 5X what I paid at Crucial. OP started out right by coming
here, but then she blew it ;(
 
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      12-22-2008, 10:02 PM
On Dec 21, 3:47*pm, "Sunshine" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Thanks everyone. I went to Gateway site before ordering memory for the local
> PC Repair shop. *There they went to Google. *Don't know what went wrong, but
> I have 1 GB of DDR2 PC2-5300 667 MHZ memory stick and it does not work. *I
> take it back on Monday.
> Thanks for your help.


Adding additional memory is one of the easiest upgrades to do. There
is no excuse for the screw-up at your local PC Repair shop, I suggest
that you find a different computer shop. Avoid the electronic chain
stores that advertise that claim they are the computer repair
specialists too . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hxqx4hgeKgQ There
are helpful videos on www.youtube.com and excellent information
sources online if you would like to learn more about computer
upgrades. Let us know how your PC performs after the correct memory
is installed.
Ron



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>
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> On Dec 20, 5:50 pm, "Sunshine" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
> > I have a Gateway DX100S desktop computer with 256 MB of memory. I would
> > like to add at least 1 GB of memory to this system if possible. Can you
> > give me any recommendations please. System has XP.
> > Thanks

>
> Look for free shipping deals on newegg.com *zipzoomfly.com or
> mwave.com and look at *the *customer reviews for higher rated memory.
> Determine the optimum memory speed for your processor *and add 2
> sticks of 1GB memory. *You'll be very surprised the first time you
> start your PC and see how much faster it is. *I've had good results
> using Kingston brand memory and read that Corsair makes good quality
> memory too..


 
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      12-24-2008, 12:44 AM
Thanks every one all is resolved. Correct memory works well.
"Wettlesheim" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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On Dec 21, 3:47 pm, "Sunshine" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Thanks everyone. I went to Gateway site before ordering memory for the
> local
> PC Repair shop. There they went to Google. Don't know what went wrong, but
> I have 1 GB of DDR2 PC2-5300 667 MHZ memory stick and it does not work. I
> take it back on Monday.
> Thanks for your help.


Adding additional memory is one of the easiest upgrades to do. There
is no excuse for the screw-up at your local PC Repair shop, I suggest
that you find a different computer shop. Avoid the electronic chain
stores that advertise that claim they are the computer repair
specialists too . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hxqx4hgeKgQ There
are helpful videos on www.youtube.com and excellent information
sources online if you would like to learn more about computer
upgrades. Let us know how your PC performs after the correct memory
is installed.
Ron



"Wettlesheim" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> On Dec 20, 5:50 pm, "Sunshine" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
> > I have a Gateway DX100S desktop computer with 256 MB of memory. I would
> > like to add at least 1 GB of memory to this system if possible. Can you
> > give me any recommendations please. System has XP.
> > Thanks

>
> Look for free shipping deals on newegg.com zipzoomfly.com or
> mwave.com and look at the customer reviews for higher rated memory.
> Determine the optimum memory speed for your processor and add 2
> sticks of 1GB memory. You'll be very surprised the first time you
> start your PC and see how much faster it is. I've had good results
> using Kingston brand memory and read that Corsair makes good quality
> memory too..



 
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