RAM for Dell Dimension 8400

By idkman
Jul 25, 2010
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  1. dose any one know where i can buy a 1gb memory ram for dell dimension 8400.
    it would be better if the site or the store is in uk

    ----thank you----
  2. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    This will give you useful information regarding your model and memory capabilities: http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/listparts.aspx?model=Dimension 8400 Series

    I would still open the case up and check the following:

    1. The number of sticks currently fitted and how many slots are spare
    2. The ratings of your current RAM Is it PC2-5300 or PC2-6400? PC2-6400 is faster.

    If you already have 2x PC2-6400 memory sticks, then you can order another matched pair and increase your RAM on top of your current RAM.

    If you have PC2-5300 RAM I would recommend you replace them with new PC2-6400 RAM.

    You should order memory in pairs (matched pairs), as otherwise they can't function in dual channel mode and it restricts performance of them. According to Crucial you have 4 slots, so 2 are likely being used by 2x 512mb RAM sticks, leaving 2 left.

    The best place I find to order computer stuff here in the UK is from www.ebuyer.com I don't use anywhere else.

    Link to the memory page for compatiable memory from Ebuyer. Its 2x 1GB matched pairs, of DDR2 PC2-6400 (DDR2 800) RAM. http://www.ebuyer.com/search?page=1&store=2&cat=3&subcat=2052&ca630=2GB+-+2x1GB+Kit

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