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Windows 7: Dell Dimension 8200 Memory Problem


07 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64 Bit
 
 
Dell Dimension 8200 Memory Problem

Dell Dimension 8200 Memory Problem

Today I just received my new processor for my Dell Dimension 8200. I know it old but runs great as a media pc. I upgraded from a 2.0 GHz, 400 bus, 256 L2 processor to a 3.06 GHz, 533 bus, 512 L2 with Hyper-Threading. The new processor runs at 2.3 GHz since I do not have the Dell Dimension 8200 with the 533 bus. I knew this before updating the computer. However after running the Windows Experience Scoring I went from a 4.2 score in memory to a 3.3 score. The processor went from a 2.6 score. The following is the build on this computer. 1024MB (4x256 ) Samsung PC400 45NS RDRAM running as duel channel. Any Ideas?
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Determined by lowest subscore
Memory (RAM)
1.00 GB
3.3
Graphics
ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series
4.2
Gaming graphics
287 MB Total available graphics memory
3.8
Primary hard disk
100GB Free (120GB Total)
5.4
Windows 7 Professional


Manufacturer
Dell Computer Corporation

Model
Dimension 8200

Total amount of system memory
1.00 GB RAM

System type
32-bit operating system

Number of processor cores
1

64-bit capable
No


Storage


Total size of hard disk(s)
382 GB

Disk partition (C
101 GB Free (120 GB Total) On PCI Raid Card

Disk partition (D
110 GB Free (149 GB Total) On PCI Raid Card (Raid 0)

Disk partition (E
53 GB Free (112 GB Total) On PCI Raid Card

Media drive (F
CD/DVD On PCI Raid Card

Media drive (G
CD/DVD


Graphics


Display adapter type
ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series

Total available graphics memory
287 MB

Dedicated graphics memory
256 MB

Dedicated system memory
0 MB

Shared system memory
31 MB

Display adapter driver version
8.593.100.0

Primary monitor resolution
1280x720

DirectX version
DirectX 9.0 or better


Network


Network Adapter
Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)

Network Adapter
Linksys WUSB600N Wireless-N USB Network Adapter with Dual-Band ver. 2


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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08 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

To be honest I was expecting a real problem. These numbers are really nothing something to concern yourself over.
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08 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 Bit
 
 

0.9 Drop in the score means to me somethings not right.
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08 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Your RAM is the lowest score, that being the reason it went to a 3.3, the new processor might have something to do with it, but I cannot be completely sure.
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08 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Replace the RAM with ddr 400 512MB DIMMs (or 1GB DIMMs if your system will support them) and you will see a noticeable improvement in performance, but really a machine that old will probably never be quick and snappy in windows 7. Using memory with a higher clock speed then the system was designed to support won't help/
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08 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64 Bit
 
 

This is a RD-Ram 45ns 400MHz ECC Ram computer so the ram is faster then standard DDR Ram so no improvement sinch it is the same speed as DDR 400. I would upgrade to 4 * 512 45ns RD-Ram 400MHz ECC Ram sticks if MadHacker would pay for them. As it is one to one with the cpu. The memory score went from a 4.2 to a 3.3 why I don't know. All I changed was the CPU not the ram. Nothing else changed.


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