Maximum Memory for Dell Dimension 1100/B110

September 13, 2010 at 14:42:15
Specs: Windows XP
I have a Dell Dimension 1100/B110 with 512 MB of RAM and want to upgrade. Memory4you has determined that I can have 2048......? Does that mean I can buy 1 GB of RAM and leave my 512 OR can I remove my original 512 MB and install (2) upgrades of 1 GB of RAM for a total of 2 GB?. I have two slots for memory. My PC is running so slow and freezes up....and says 'virtual memory low' and I know that is s setting on my PC but I am not sure what the setting should be. Can anyone help me?

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#1
September 13, 2010 at 16:10:50
Low virtual memory doesn't mean physical memory. The problem could be with a faulty application, or your hard drive is getting full. It never hurts though to increase your physical memory. 512 megs is not nearly enough. If, like you said, you can use 2 gigs, go for it. You can let the 512 chip in and add a 1 gig stick, but 2 gigs would be better, Buy 2 identical sticks. If your mobo is capable of it, it will run in dual channel mode. You will see a significant improvement.

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#2
September 13, 2010 at 22:05:22
2 x 1GB would be the ideal, but is $99.99 more than the PC is worth ? PC3200 is pretty old type memory:

http://www.crucial.com/store/listpa...


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#3
January 15, 2011 at 18:19:02
If you really want to really upgrade your Dell B110, I would swap out the motherboard for a Asus P5N73-AM motherboard. This would allow you to upgrade to 775 intel processor and DDR2 memory and options for serial ata. You can use the onboard graphics or pop in a PCIe 2.0 graphics card.

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