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.

1GB kit (512MBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module

1GB kit (512MBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
Part Number: CT929199
  • Module Size: 1GB kit (512MBx2)
  • Package: 240-pin DIMM
  • Feature: DDR2 PC2-5300
  • Specs: DDR2 PC2-5300 • CL=5 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-667 • 1.8V • 64Meg x 64 •
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the Dell Dimension 8400 Series
 $29.99
Qty:

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Crucial1GB kit (512MBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8400 Series System
 
5.0

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    5.0

    ram upgrade from crucial

    By leon

    from longmeadow,ma

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Increases Speed

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance

      Comments about Crucial 1GB kit (512MBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8400 Series System:

      very quick delivery. website perfect for identifying proper ram module to purchase for my computer. worked very well with relatively early installation

       
      5.0

      Always a quality product

      By DP

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Large Capacity

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gaming
        • Increased Performance
        • Multiple desktop applications

        Comments about Crucial 1GB kit (512MBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8400 Series System:

        [...] I've been buying memory from Crucial for many years and have never had an issue with the quality of the memory cards.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
         
        5.0

        New memory for old pc

        By fergusab

        from Scotia, NY

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Fast
        • Good price value
        • Reliable
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance
        • Multiple desktop applications
        • Replacement

        Comments about Crucial 1GB kit (512MBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8400 Series System:

        My old PC is 6 years old but was running slow and giving the BSOD frequently. Discovered that 2 of the origingal memory chips were NG.

        Installed 1GB kit (512MBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8400 and couild really see an improvement. The 2 other chips are Crucial and tested fine.

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