DDR2 Upgrade for the Dell Dimension 8400 MCE (Media Center) Desktop/PC

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device type: desktop

Your Dimension 8400 MCE (Media Center) System Specs

System specs as shipped by the manufacturer.
Scan your system to view your specific system configuration.

Memory:

DDR2 PC2-5300

Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 4GB
Slots: 4

Although the memory can be installed one module at a time, the best performance comes from using matched pairs of modules.

How much memory your Windows OS will recognize depends on which version of Windows you are running. 32-bit versions of Windows will see (and utilize) only 3GB or 3.5GB. To utilize more memory, install a 64-bit version of your OS. More information about OS memory maximums can be found here.

Memory or DRAM is the "working" memory of the computer. It's used to store data for programs (sequences of instructions) on a temporary basis.

video - installing memory

Storage:

SATA

Storage Drives -- hard drives and solid state drives -- are the permanent memory for the programs and documents on your computer.

Data Transfer Rate is the rate at which data can be sent or received. This is determined by your motherboard. A drive with a higher transfer rate will only run at the rate of the motherboard's transfer rate.

Cache is a type of working memory that allows the drive to perform faster.

RPM is the rotations per minute of a hard drive which effects the speed of data transfer.

Solid State Drives are non-moving memory, so access speed is instant.

Graphics Card:

PCI Express x16 Graphics

External Connector: 15-hole connector

Graphics Card A circuit board fitted to a computer containing the necessary video memory and other electronics to provide a bitmap display. Adaptors vary in the resolution (number of pixels) and number of colours they can display, and in the refresh rate they support. These parameters are also limited by the monitor to which the adaptor is connected.

2GB kit (1GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module

2GB kit (1GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
Part Number: CT908150
  • Module Size: 2GB kit (1GBx2)
  • Package: 240-pin DIMM
  • Feature: DDR2 PC2-5300
  • Specs: DDR2 PC2-5300 • CL=5 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-667 • 1.8V • 128Meg x 64 •
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the Dell Dimension 8400 MCE (Media Center)
 $39.99
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Crucial2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8400 MCE (Media Center) System
 
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By transient

from Kernersville, N.C.

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Had no problems
  • Reliable Performance

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased Performance

    Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8400 MCE (Media Center) System:

    ..I had no problems with this product..

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Worked fine, perfectly compatible

    By waltervb

    from Huntsville, AL

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Value

    Cons

    • none

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      Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8400 MCE (Media Center) System:

      added memory sped up my PC enough to keep another year

       
      5.0

      Really helped

      By thanks4thememory

      from Atlanta, GA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8400 MCE (Media Center) System:

      The added RAM really helped me operate in Photoshop. I can't believe I waited this long to upgrade. The only advice I would give ... when installing, don't be timid. You have to apply a little pressure to get the boards to snap into place. (Obviously, this advice only applies to people who've never peeked into the guts of their computer before.)

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