Dell Dimensions, Dual channel RAM information required.

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herr5407

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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
 

herr5407

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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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