need help matching RAM

By guessrow
Sep 3, 2005
  1. Hello,

    I have a dell dimension 8400 and would like to upgrade from 1Gb to 2Gb RAM. Dell wants $80/512Mb. Im just wondering if I can get it cheaper anywhere else. I currently have 1GB Dual channel DDR2 SDRAM at 400MhZ (2x512). I have 4 memory slots. I would appreciate any ideas on how or where to shop. I've never bought or added RAM before so I don't have much knowlege here...

    BTW what is "Dual channel"?

    TIA for replies, Jim
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    because you own a dell pc, you have no other option for said parts except what dell decides to charge you.

    it is possible to get third-party ram modules to work in there, but it isn't likely to work out.
  3. patio

    patio TS Guru Posts: 482

    Try Crucial's site for recommendations on what RAM will run properly in that system...a bit pricey but cheaper than Dell's i would suspect.

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