DDR2 Upgrade for the Dell Dimension 8400 Series Desktop/PC

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device type: desktop

Your Dimension 8400 Series 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: CT908118
  • 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 Series
 $39.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Crucial2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8400 Series System
 
4.8

(based on 140 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (121)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (86)
  • Increases speed (76)
  • Fast (71)
  • Easy to install (50)
  • Large capacity (33)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (109)
    • Multiple desktop applications (65)
    • Multimedia (25)
    • Gaming (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (97), Power user (42)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (124), Business (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Simple way to upgrade memory

    Couldn't be easier. Match your machine with correct memory as guided by Crucial. With my Dell 8400 is was pop in..done.Leave the current memory in (in a four slot with two slots ...Read complete review

    Couldn't be easier. Match your machine with correct memory as guided by Crucial. With my Dell 8400 is was pop in..done.Leave the current memory in (in a four slot with two slots free). In my case(s) Windows XP recognized the change and just went about business as usual with no additional setup required. Now programs run faster. With the lower prices of memory, you can upgrade and delay a whole system upgrade.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Have to Return...

    This memory was advertised on [...]as fitting a Dell Dimension 2400. I got the memory and it CLEARLY WON'T FIT as the notch on the card that guides it into the slot ...Read complete review

    This memory was advertised on [...]as fitting a Dell Dimension 2400. I got the memory and it CLEARLY WON'T FIT as the notch on the card that guides it into the slot is not in the proper position. I've emailed Crucial THREE TIMES WITH NO RESPONSE. Horrible experience so far - I just hope I get my money back!

    Reviewed by 140 customers

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    5.0

    It works great

    By J Williams

    from New York, NY

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Increases Speed
    • Large Capacity
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance
      • Multiple desktop applications

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

      Use for documents and you tube no problems here

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Highly recommend

      By Doc

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Increases Speed
      • Large Capacity
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance

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

        Worked perfectly

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Easy to install and it works great !

        By Retired Programmer

        from Langhorne, Pa.

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Increases Speed

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Increased Performance

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

          I had 1GB RAM originlly and upgraded with 2 of your modules to the maximum supported by my hardware of 4GB RAM. It's faster with no problems. My owners manual said the OS uses 4GB for some of it's components, so my memory is 3.25GB. Still way better than just 1GB.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          4.0

          Sure did help

          By Dick

          from tx

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Increases Speed
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Multiple desktop applications

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

            Performed as prescribed by Cruical

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Great Experience

            By Sandra

            from Santa Maria, CA

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Determine Type
            • Fast
            • Increases Speed
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Increased Performance
              • Multiple desktop applications

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

              Easy to figure the correct RAM to purchase for an older computer.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              Excellent Experience

              By Andy

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast
              • Increases Speed
              • Large Capacity
              • Quick Delievery

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Increased Performance

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

              The product was easy to spec. out. It arrived quickly. It was easy to install. Thanks!

              • Primary use:
              • Business
               
              5.0

              love this product.. worked wonders on my

              By bresue441

              from louisville,ky

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast
              • Increases Speed
              • Large Capacity
              • Makes My Computer Work Li
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

              • Have No Cons To Speak Of

              Best Uses

              • Increased Performance
              • Multimedia
              • Multiple desktop applications

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

              would buy this product over and over again.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              Product worked great!

              By Patrick

              from O'Fallon, MO

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast
              • Increases Speed

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Increased Performance

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

                The 2GB kit was exactly what my mom's old pc needed. Almost like having a new pc. If your old pc is taking long to load applications this could be just the ticket for a great price. Product easy to install and works great. Used the customer service chat window to verify I was purchasing the right product and received excellent support. All around great job Crucial.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                Great Service and Price

                By Thom

                from Warminster, Pa.

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Timely Affordable Fast

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    2 Gig of matched memory for Dell computer; easy to install. Go for it.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    5.0

                    Did what I wanted to do!

                    By Mike

                    from Akron, OH

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast
                    • Increases Speed
                    • Large Capacity
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        This memory did exactly what I expected it to do - bring new life to my old Dell Windows XP computer. Virtual memory hard drive thrashing is no more!

                        Easy to install. Makes the computer usable again.

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