Memory

Discussion in 'Gateway' started by Sunshine, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. Sunshine

    Sunshine Guest

    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
     
    Sunshine, Dec 20, 2008
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  2. Sunshine

    Ben Myers Guest

    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/DX100/1008551/1008551sp3.shtml

    .... Ben Myers
     
    Ben Myers, Dec 21, 2008
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  3. Sunshine

    Wettlesheim Guest

    On Dec 20, 5:50 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



    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..
     
    Wettlesheim, Dec 21, 2008
    #3
  4. Sunshine

    Ben Myers Guest

    Wettlesheim wrote:
    > On Dec 20, 5:50 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

    >
    >
    > 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
     
    Ben Myers, Dec 21, 2008
    #4
  5. Sunshine

    Sunshine Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    On Dec 20, 5:50 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



    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..
     
    Sunshine, Dec 21, 2008
    #5
  6. Sunshine

    Ben Myers Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > On Dec 20, 5:50 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

    >
    >
    > 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
     
    Ben Myers, Dec 22, 2008
    #6
  7. Sunshine

    Frank Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> On Dec 20, 5:50 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

    >>
    >>
    >> 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 ;(
     
    Frank, Dec 22, 2008
    #7
  8. Sunshine

    Wettlesheim Guest

    On Dec 21, 3:47 pm, "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.


    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" <> wrote in message
    >
    > news:...
    > On Dec 20, 5:50 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

    >
    > 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..
     
    Wettlesheim, Dec 22, 2008
    #8
  9. Sunshine

    Sunshine Guest

    Thanks every one all is resolved. Correct memory works well.
    "Wettlesheim" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    On Dec 21, 3:47 pm, "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.


    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" <> wrote in message
    >
    > news:...
    > On Dec 20, 5:50 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

    >
    > 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..
     
    Sunshine, Dec 24, 2008
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