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I have a Dell T3600 computer and want to purchase a memory

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I have a Dell T3600 computer and want to purchase a memory ram on Amazon. there are so many different ones but the price differnce is so high. I want to get 8gb ram from 4all memory for only 31.10 but black diamond for 58.96. Would there be speed or performance difference between brands? If not, I just want to get a low price one.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 6 months ago.
Hello! Thank you for your question. I am a licensed computer professional with over ten years of experience, and I will be assisting you today.

I'm sorry about the issue. Your Dell T3600 supports RAM memory speed up to 1600Mhz:
(Specs: http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/precision-t3600/pd)

The cheaper one has 1333Mhz speed; the more expensive one has 1600Mhz. There is very little difference speed between those two speeds; normal users won't notice anything different, so I suggest just to get the cheaper one.

http://www.amazon.com/DDR3-1333-PC3-10666-Registered-Upgrade-Precision/dp/B009OSHD18/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1382390733&sr=8-1&keywords=Dell+T3600+RAM+memory
http://www.amazon.com/Memory-Workstation-Registered-Black-Diamond/dp/B00E51VLUI/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1382390733&sr=8-5&keywords=Dell+T3600+RAM+memory

Please let me know if you have any further question. Thank you
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Customer: replied 6 months ago.

When we use phoso shop, the speed is ok but when we try to save about 50mg catalog design page on illustrator, it's very slow which takes about one two miniutes. Would it be ok with the cheaper ram with1333 mhz or should I get the rams with 1600mhz?

Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 6 months ago.

Yes, it is okay with the 1333 mhz RAM. By the way, how much RAM memory do you currently have? And what's the free space on your hard drive? Thank you,

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.

has 4gb at 1600mhz and 120gb ssd hard drive.

does your computer speed get slow when your hard disk is almost full with data?

 

Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 6 months ago.

SSD drive is good. Since you edit big-sized illustrator files, going from 4GB to 8GB should increase faster processing time.

 

Yes, so move some of your files you don't use often to another (USB external) drive. Thank you,

Customer: replied 6 months ago.

it gets slow even with SSD drive when it gets full with data? I know it gets slow with Hard Drive.


 


 

Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 6 months ago.
Yes, that is still the case even with SSD drives:

http://www.howtogeek.com/165542/why-solid-state-drives-slow-down-as-you-fill-them-up/

Thank you
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Customer: replied 6 months ago.

dose that mean it's better to have large capacity SSD or Hard Drive so the used portion is a lot less to make the computer speed fast? or does large capacity SSD or Hard driver make it slow?

Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 6 months ago.
Yes, in general, as long as you have a good percentage of free space than it's good. No, having a large capacity ssd or hard drive does not make it slow.

Thank you
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Customer: replied 6 months ago.

I only have 120gb on my new ssd and know the space will be filled pretty quick. what's the solution not to slow down the computer with this issue? i'm planning to have 12gb ram memorry. does this prevent the problem?

Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 6 months ago.
RAM is not permanent storage space. Unless you want to replace with a new drive (which you don't need to); you can just get a USB external hard drive, and move your data/files that you don't use often to it. Thank you
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Customer: replied 6 months ago.

How much does it affect the computer speed when SSD or HD are getting full? noticable?

Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 6 months ago.
It can slow down a lot of you use big programs like Illustrator. It is recommended that you leave about 25% of free space. Thank you.
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Customer: replied 6 months ago.

I want to replace a HDD with SSD. there are HDD0, HDD1, HDD2, SATA0 and SATA1 port. the existing hard drive which is sata hard drive is connected to HDD0. Should I just connect the new SSD to HDD0 or SATA0? what's the difference between HDD0 and SATA0? theri data cable size are the same thin one.

Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 6 months ago.

HDD stands for Hard Disk drive, which is the old drive type; it uses IDE cable. SATA is the new cable connection type. These cables are different. SATA cable is faster than IDE cable. SSD drives (and newer hard drives) use SATA cables.

 

IDE cable:

 

SATA cable:

 



The numbers are the positions on the motherboard; it's not important, but usually, you want the main drive in the number 0 position.

Thank you,

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.

 


I have Dell T3600 desktop which has Windows7 64bit with 4gb ram memory. Just purchased 2x4gb ram to increase the memory but when I install them the computer doen't boot up. error massage says "Alert! The amount of systme memory has changed. Your current power supply does not support the recent configuration changes made to your system........"


If I take out the current 4gb ram and put these two new memory cards, the computer will boot up but still the same error massage shows.

Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 6 months ago.
Sorry. That's strange. Can you disconnect all devices/cables from the Desktop, then reconnect only the keyboard/mouse/monitor and power cables, then turn on, and check?

If needed, disconnect everything again, then remove the BIOS/CMOS battery, then reconnect only keyboard/mouse/monitor and power cables, then turn on and check.

Thank you
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Customer: replied 6 months ago.

I have Dell T3600 desktop which has Windows7 64bit with 4gb ram memory. Just purchased 2x4gb ram to increase the memory but when I install them the computer doen't boot up. error massage says "Alert! The amount of systme memory has changed. Your current power supply does not support the recent configuration changes made to your system........"


If I take out the current 4gb ram and put these two new memory cards, the computer will boot up but still the same error massage shows.

Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 6 months ago.
Sorry, did you try the following:

Can you disconnect all devices/cables from the Desktop, then reconnect only the keyboard/mouse/monitor and power cables, then turn on, and check?

If needed, disconnect everything again, then remove the BIOS/CMOS battery, then reconnect only keyboard/mouse/monitor and power cables, then turn on and check.

Thank you

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