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.

512MB, 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module

512MB, 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
Part Number: CT928911
  • Module Size: 512MB
  • 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
 $14.99
Qty:

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Crucial512MB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8400 Series System
 
4.9

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (7)
  • Reliable (7)
  • Increases speed (5)
  • Fast (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (6)
    • Multiple desktop applications (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (5), Business (4)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    5.0

    Great product, would buy again

    By Robbiesreels.com

    from Philadelphia

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Increases Speed
    • Large Capacity
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance

      Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8400 Series System:

      Upgrade memory for the computor works perfectly, and shipped very fast.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
       
      5.0

      Deligthed with Crucial's web site

      By Rfinnshw

      from Port Saint Lucie, FL

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8400 Series System:

          I was very happy with Crucial's web site with the helpful instructions, and videos on how to install the RAM as well as how to choose the proper RAM module.

          This is one of the best web sites I have experienced on easy and helpful information.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
           
          5.0

          512 mb x 2

          By turk

          from nj

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Increases Speed

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8400 Series System:

              perfect

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              Dell 8400 replacement/upgrade

              By Wheels

              from Pleasanton, California

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Increases Speed
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Increased Performance
              • Multiple desktop applications

              Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8400 Series System:

              One memory went bad. Crucial had replacements, at a good price[...] What could be better?

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              [...] Excellent Performance

              By Trader Al

              from Huntersville, NC

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Fast
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Increased Performance

                Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8400 Series System:

                Needed additional RAM for upgrade to Windows 7. The Crucial Memory Advisor tool made selecting the correct parts fast and accurate. [...] Memory checker showed all RAM working as advertised. An added bonus: current OS operating faster also.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                 
                5.0

                A+++++

                By John

                from Wantagh, NY

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Increases Speed
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Increased Performance
                  • Multimedia
                  • Multiple desktop applications

                  Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8400 Series System:

                  Product was perfect, [...]. I've used Crucial in the past, and will use them again!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  totally satisfied intact & installed

                  By Frannie

                  from West Palm Beach, FL

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Increases Speed
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Increased Performance
                    • Multiple desktop applications

                    Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8400 Series System:

                    extra memory works well. just as intended

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    4.0

                    Easy improvement to computer

                    By Dr. Dad

                    from S.E. FLA

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Fast

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Increased Performance

                      Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8400 Series System:

                      Easy to install and improve computer performance

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                       
                      5.0

                      terrific, the RAM works great.

                      By The confused technician

                      from oragon

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Reliable Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Multiple desktop applications

                        Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8400 Series System:

                        thanks, it was easy.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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