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    I have a Dell Dimension 5150 that I want to order additional RAM memory for. It will handle up to 8 GB of memory. My question is whether it is a dual channel or a regular memory stick that I should get. Would dual channel memory work in a system that does not have dual channel slots? Newegg has Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT12864AA667 - Retail for $20.99 with free shipping. What do you think?

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    [quote name='trebor' post='770449' date='14-Apr-2009 09:41']I have a Dell Dimension 5150 that I want to order additional RAM memory for. It will handle up to 8 GB of memory. My question is whether it is a dual channel or a regular memory stick that I should get. Would dual channel memory work in a system that does not have dual channel slots? Newegg has Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT12864AA667 - Retail for $20.99 with free shipping. What do you think?[/quote]

    Did you check at Memory upgrades, flash media, and usb storage at Crucial.com? That'll show you the memory that will work in your system.

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    [quote name='trebor' post='770449' date='14-Apr-2009 10:41']I have a Dell Dimension 5150 that I want to order additional RAM memory for ...[/quote]
    Why don't you go to the Crucial site and let them tell you what to buy. I also have a Dell 5150 and here's what Crucial says:

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    This may be the same link: Memory upgrades at Crucial.com (blush - it is! Sorry Joe!)
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    Dell Dimension 5150
    But, you MUST be running a 64 bit OS in order to access anything over 4 GIGs.

    All I see on the specs of this machine is a 32 bit OS.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='770452' date='14-Apr-2009 14:54']Why don't you go to the Crucial site and let them tell you what to buy. I also have a Dell 5150 and here's what Crucial says:

    [attachment=83314:2009_04_14_105327.png]

    This may be the same link: Memory upgrades at Crucial.com (blush - it is! Sorry Joe!)[/quote]
    I did go to Crucial and have determined that the memory from Newegg will work. Interesting that I can get the Crucial memory from Newegg for $7 less than directly from Crucial - and it is free shipping. Thanks to all for their help.

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