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Dell Dimensions, Dual channel RAM information required.

By herr5407
Jul 15, 2007
  1. Hi everyone.

    I own a Dimension 8400. Im kinda unfamilular with the dual channel RAM type stuff so I was gonna ask a couple questions to clarify.

    I found this entry in everest:
    Memory Controller:
    Type Dual Channel (128-bit)
    Active Mode Dual Channel (128-bit)

    Memory Module Properties:
    Module Name Samsung M3 78T3253FG0-CCC
    Serial Number 020C353Bh
    Module Size 256 MB (1 rank, 4 banks)
    Module Type Unbuffered
    Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM
    Memory Speed DDR2-400 (200 MHz)
    Module Width 64 bit
    Module Voltage SSTL 1.8
    Error Detection Method None
    Refresh Rate Reduced (7.8 us)

    Memory Module Properties:
    Module Name Samsung M3 78T3253FG0-CCC
    Serial Number 020D353Ch
    Module Size 256 MB (1 rank, 4 banks)
    Module Type Unbuffered
    Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM
    Memory Speed DDR2-400 (200 MHz)
    Module Width 64 bit
    Module Voltage SSTL 1.8
    Error Detection Method None
    Refresh Rate Reduced (7.8 us)


    So if I were to add possibly just another 512MB of RAM, would I need to go with the Dell crap or could I go buy just any standard DDR2-400? If I can use non-Dell stuff, would I suffer from a performance hit not adding in the same brand of memory and would it interfere with dual channel/what would happen to dual channel?

    What are some rules of thumb for RAM? Ex - speed matching etc etc
     
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

  3. herr5407

    herr5407 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 101

    Thanks CCT. I was actually looking for that post but I guess I wasn't typing in a correct keyword or searching the right forum
     
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