DDR Upgrade for the Dell Dimension 8300 Series Desktop/PC

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device type: desktop

Your Dimension 8300 Series System Specs

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


DDR PC2700, DDR PC3200

Memory Type: DDR PC2700, DDR PC3200, DDR (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

Graphics Card:

AGP 8X 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.

1GB kit (512MBx2), 184-pin DIMM, DDR PC2700 memory module

1GB kit (512MBx2), 184-pin DIMM, DDR PC2700 memory module
Part Number: CT442965
  • Module Size: 1GB kit (512MBx2)
  • Package: 184-pin DIMM
  • Feature: DDR PC2700
  • Specs: DDR PC2700 • CL=2.5 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR333 • 2.5V • 64Meg x 64 •
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the Dell Dimension 8300 Series


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Crucial1GB kit (512MBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8300 Series System

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Memory for legacy system - perfect fit.

By Orrie

from Long Island, NY

About Me Power user

Verified Buyer


  • 2 day delivery
  • Easy To Install
  • Exactly right for my PC
  • Increases Speed
  • Reliable Performance
  • Works in old computer


  • None

Best Uses

  • New life for old PC

Comments about Crucial 1GB kit (512MBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8300 Series System:

My old (circa 2003)Dell Windows XP computer crashed recently, and in fixing that problem, my computer tech found that two of the four 512 MB memory DIMMS were dead. The two Crucial DIMMS that I installed about 8 years ago, were fine. I ordered another two after checking with Crucial's systems scan to be sure I was ordering the correct items that would match the old pair.
Although, I was sure I'd order for Crucial, I also "shopped" a couple of other online sellers, but either they didn't have any DIMMS of the specs I needed, or they had "refurbished" ones. (how do they refurbish DIMMS?) I've been using Crucial memory products for years, and just ordered a Crucial SSD for a new system I'm building. It's great that a company that is on the leading edge of the new technology also can provide products for people like me who still need memory for legacy system.
The kit arrived in two days, and they only difficult about installing the memory units was carrying my heavy old PC into another room, where there was room to open it. Actually installing the sticks took about 30 seconds.

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Not quite right

By Lisa Morgan

from Petersburg, VA

About Me Power user

Verified Buyer



    • Needed to be one-sided

    Best Uses

    • Gaming
    • Increased Performance
    • Multimedia
    • Multiple desktop applications

    Comments about Crucial 1GB kit (512MBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8300 Series System:

    I used the memory-finder and the memory works ok, but the system only recognized half of it. Apparently it needed to be one-sided, that this mother-board doesn't see both sides. So I got an increase, but not what I paid for. I'd send it back for an exchange, but I need that computer up and running and I can't afford to order more and wait for a refund until next month.I still recommend it because Crucial delivered fast and I have had good success with other upgrades.

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