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.

Memory:

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, 184-pin DIMM, DDR PC2700 memory module

1GB, 184-pin DIMM, DDR PC2700 memory module
Part Number: CT306578
  • Module Size: 1GB
  • Package: 184-pin DIMM
  • Feature: DDR PC2700
  • Specs: DDR PC2700 • CL=2.5 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR333 • 2.5V • 128Meg x 64 •
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the Dell Dimension 8300 Series
 $28.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Crucial1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8300 Series System
 
4.7

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (17)
  • Increases speed (14)
  • Fast (10)
  • Easy to install (8)
  • Fast delivery (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (18)
    • Multiple desktop applications (10)
    • Multimedia (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (14), Power user (8)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (19)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Finally enough memory

    Installation was intuitive, but a short direction sheet would help. When it would not fit easily into the slot, I worried I was doing something wrong. Performance is much improved and I am ...Read complete review

    Installation was intuitive, but a short direction sheet would help. When it would not fit easily into the slot, I worried I was doing something wrong. Performance is much improved and I am very happy with the product. I am a casual home user, but impatient when my machine slows down. This new memory helps, and the website told me exactly how much to buy. Thanks.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    I' m not a geek. I don't speak the lingo

    It works ok now , you told me just install it ,boot it ,and u good to go.Well, I installed it i booted it ,and it did not work,[...]Will I...Read complete review

    It works ok now , you told me just install it ,boot it ,and u good to go.Well, I installed it i booted it ,and it did not work,[...]Will I recommend u to others, only if they are geeks.As far as your usage agreement, I need a lawyer.

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    5.0

    Memory Upgrade

    By Kent

    from TX

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Increases Speed
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Multiple desktop applications

      Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8300 Series System:

      ****

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      easy installation

      By JP

      from Westlake, oh.

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Increases Speed

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance

        Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8300 Series System:

        directions for the installation caused me to do some long overdue pc maintence.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
         
        3.0

        I' m not a geek. I don't speak the lingo

        By not kosher

        from ny

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Increases Speed

        Cons

        • No Instructions Included

        Best Uses

          Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8300 Series System:

          It works ok now , you told me just install it ,boot it ,and u good to go.Well, I installed it i booted it ,and it did not work,[...]Will I recommend u to others, only if they are geeks.As far as your usage agreement, I need a lawyer.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          4.0

          Service was prompt

          By Dean

          from Austin, RX

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Increased Performance
            • Multiple desktop applications

            Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8300 Series System:

            The service was great. The memory module works great and has really increased the speed of my computer.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Works like a charm!

            By dorothy

            from New York, NY

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Increases Speed
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Increased Performance
              • Multimedia
              • Multiple desktop applications

              Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8300 Series System:

              Easy to install and performs well!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              Memory!

              By mescrochet

              from Kempton, PA

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Increases Speed
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Increased Performance
                • Multimedia
                • Multiple desktop applications

                Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8300 Series System:

                What a great boost to my Dell computer! It certainly improved my ability to multi-task. Easy to install, and I was up and running in the blink of an eye.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                Excellent product - no hassles

                By Eniddoc

                from Oklahoma

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Gaming vastly improved
                • Increases Speed
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gaming
                  • Increased Performance

                  Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8300 Series System:

                  Very clear instructions. Product improved computer vastly. No problems with installation.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  Easy update and highly recommended

                  By Hiding out in Montana

                  from Missoula, MT

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                  • No cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Increased Performance
                  • Multiple desktop applications

                  Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8300 Series System:

                  [...] excellent online installation directions, accurate online computer analysis, 30% less expensive than the OEM provided chip-set. This upgrade was so easy to complete, I offered to do one for the neighbors. Theirs went without a hitch. Highly recommended RAM upgrade.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  Exceeded expectations

                  By ced

                  from Connecticut

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Increased Performance

                    Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8300 Series System:

                    Items got here fast and indstructions on site were clear.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    5.0

                    Good

                    By Fatso

                    from Virginia

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast
                    • Large Capacity

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Increased Performance
                      • Multiple desktop applications

                      Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8300 Series System:

                      good

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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