Dell imension 4600

Posted on 2011-04-18
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
My pc geek friend installed Windows 7 Professional, and this pc has 1 gig of RAM.  Is the one gig enough, if not, what is the recommnded size.  
Also where and what type of memory chips should I get.  I was thinking of upgrading to 3 or 4 gigs depending on the budget of course.  This pc will be used by a church for its webcam which will be on 24/7.  Is this a wise choice, since money is a big factor.  thank u.
Question by:jegajothy
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    Try this. Press the Windows button(between CTRL and ALT) + R.

    a window comes up.

    Type in: dxdiag.

    Press Enter.

    After that a message comes up. click no. After that a new window Comes op. Post the Machine Model so we can help you get the correct RAM.

    See my photo for an example:
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    1GB is ok, but 2GB should run Windows 7 just fine (with a light-moderate load).

    You need PC-2700 (DDR-400MHz):

    Like this:
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    If your current memory configuration is 2x512MB, then you can add 2x1GB modeles with your 512's for a total of 3GB (32-bit W7 can't see much more than that anyway).
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    by:Michael Dyer
    I recommend you browse out to, click on the button that says, "Scan my Computer", download the scanner and click on "Run".  It will tell you exactly what is in your computer and what can be added to your computer, and how much it will cost.  Their prices are very reasonable, and they have free shipping.  I just upgraded my old Dell Dimension running XP from 512 MB to 2 Gig and it made a huge difference in performance.  It was like a whole new computer.  For less than $100.00 you can upgrade to 2 Gig of Ram and you will see a big improvement too.
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    $100?  Chances are, you can get to 3GB for $55 (see my link ... 2GB new + 1GB existing = 3GB).  This is assuming you don't have 4x256MB modules installed.

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    thank u all for the valuable information.

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