Whats the max memory - Optiplex 320

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piattndCommented:
MEMORY
DIMM Slots Two Two
Type Single channel shared DDR2 SDRAM system memory. Unbuffered, non-ECC DIMMs only
Speed 533MHz (4-4-4 latency)
Modules Types Supported 256-MB, 512-MB, 1-GB, or 2-GB
Minimum memory Single-channel: 256 MB
Maximum memory 4 GB
Bandwidth Up to 4.3GB/s of theoretical memory bandwidth for 533MHz memory in single channel mode
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fcekAuthor Commented:
There is currently 2 gig on board and its XP.

So there must be 2 x 1 there as there are only two slots.

So I will get 2 x 2 to max it.
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piattndCommented:
Or it could be 1 2GB stick.  You'd either have to create a script that will tell you the amount of memory and size of each stick in each slot or you'd have to open the case to visually check.
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dbruntonCommented:
Nope.  Use CPU-Z http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html to determine what the memory in it is.
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piattndCommented:
dbrunton, that will work great if the poster is not asking this question for multiple machines or remote machines.
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fcekAuthor Commented:
Which ones are DDR2 533 or compatible on this please ?

I will run with 2 x 2 sticks of new

http://www.shop4memory.com/products/ddr2.asp
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piattndCommented:
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piattndCommented:
This one in particular is probably not a great brand, but the price is decent.  The memory you're looking at is pretty old memory, so it's going to be more expensive.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3222583&CatId=2364
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dbruntonCommented:
Anything on that page http://www.shop4memory.com/products/ddr2.asp should work.

You're looking at PC4200 memory or better.

There seems to be no 2 Gb modules of that so you'd have to go to PC5300 memory or better.

There are lots of choices there and you can go for brand or price.
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Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
Confirm that you have a 320 and not a 320n.    The 320n will only accept 1GB modules;   the 320 will accept 2GB modules.    Both only have 2 memory slots -- so if you have 2GB installed it's either a single 2GB module or 2 1GB modules.

As noted earlier, you can use CPU-Z to "look" at what's installed if you don't want to open the case.

In either case, I'd just buy a single 2GB module -- with XP you're only going to have a bit over 3GB available even if you install 4GB ... the performance will be virtually identical if you simply install 3GB (which will give you a full 3GB available).     So get one 2GB module ... and if you've got an empty socket install it;  if not, remove one of the 1GB modules and install it there.

If your system supported dual channel operation, I'd advise getting 2 2GB modules to ensure the optimal dual channel mode -- but it only has a single channel controller, so there's no benefit to that.
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fcekAuthor Commented:
Hi, the customer disappeared off the grid so I cant investigate any more on this.

In light of this Im awarding all point to the first poster if that ok.

Thanks.
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