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In the past I have used upgradememory.com and memorysuppliers.com for this type of memory. It is expensive, but you don't need as much for similar performance levels. Also, you may find some used on ebay. Search for "rambus" memory.

I'd also want to know how much memory your system has, and why you think it needs more, like what are the symptoms you are experiencing. There is a lot you can do to minimize the memory requirements of a system, which may give you the performance increase you are looking for.

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Buy them from netshops, but they are verry verry expensive. you can also find them to a lower price on ebay...but they are still verry verry expensive

To make those RAMBUS memosticks...that var one of the biggest faliurs

Are you going to put them in a dell pc?

Anyway, good luck to you

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Yes, here is online store,CheapestRDRAM.com

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What memory (does) it use?


Jokodi Haynes,
The Dimension 8200 memory specs are listed below.
Memory
Architecture RDRAM
Memory connectors four
Memory capacities 64-, 128-, 256-, and 512-MB non-ECC RDRAM
Minimum memory 128 MB
Maximum memory 2 GB with Microsoft® Windows® 2000 and Windows XP; 512 MB with Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
Memory type PC800 (non-ECC)
Memory speed 40 ns or faster
BIOS address F8000h
Thank You,
Dell-Jesse L
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Mar 29, 2016 | Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop

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My pc wont boot up how can i tell what core it is? its a Dell with 2.8 ghz intel


If this holds true,

http://www.ehow.com/facts_7577204_specifications-dell-model-dhm-computer.html

,the Dell computer is a Dimension 8250.

If that holds true, then NO. The motherboard chipset does NOT support using a dual core processor, much less a quad-core.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8250/specs.htm

The motherboard chipset used for the technology of your Dell motherboard, utilizes a Northbridge chip, and a Southbridge chip.

Let's regress for a moment;

Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_Circuit

If you would take the motherboard out of the computer case, and stand it up in the same direction/position it was in the case, on a table; the motherboard can be viewed as a Map.

The Processor is due North, the Ram Memory slots are due East, the white long PCI slots are due South; and the I/O ports are due West.

The Northbridge chip is always close to the CPU. (Processor)
This is one reason it is named the Northbridge chip.

The Southbridge chip lays down near the white long PCI slots.
Yes. Due South.

The Northbridge chip handles the Faster capabilities of a computer.
Processor, Ram Memory, and HIGH-speed graphics.

Therefore when you want to upgrade the Processor, not only take a look at what processor socket is used on the motherboard; but also see what the Northbridge chip is.

[There is more ]

HIGH-speed graphics being AGP, and PCI Express,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AGP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express

a) Using a graphics card inserted into a white long PCI expansion slot, is NOT high-speed graphics.
b) Using Integrated Graphics is NOT high-speed graphics.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

The Southbridge chip handles the Slower capabilities of a computer.

1) Anything connected to the IDE bus. (IDE is also referred to as PATA)
2) Anything connected to the SATA bus.
3) Anything connected to the USB bus.
4) Anything connected to the Ethernet bus.
5) Audio (Sound)

An example of general location using this example,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ASRock_K7VT4A_Pro_Mainboard_Labeled_English.svg

The motherboard example is clocked 90 degrees to the Left, plus a few more degrees (22?); than how it actually is positioned in a computer case.

As you can see with this example, the Northbridge chip has an aluminum finned Heatsink on it. They run hot, and need to be cooled.
The Southbridge chip in this example does not use a Heatsink.
Most newer motherboards do.

The motherboard chipset used on the Dimension 8250 motherboard, is an Intel 850E.

One of the first Intel chipsets to start supporting Intel Pentium 4 processors.
Age, my man. This baby is O-L-D.

Dual core processors weren't even heard of then. They hadn't come out.
Much less quad-core processors.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_intel_chipsets#Pentium_4_chipsets

Fourth listing down in the Chipset column. 850E

Northbridge is Intel 82850E
Southbridge is Intel ICH2. Part number is Intel 82801BA

-> RDRAM?
Just spotted this.

Should mean you are running an Intel Celeron, or Intel Pentium 4, that use a Socket 423.

Seriously? RDRAM?
That ram memory technology has been left way behind.
Rambus DRAM. (Dynamic Random Access Memory)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RDRAM

Plus the price of Ram Memory is out-freaking-rageous!
For the price of 1GB of RDRAM, you could buy 4GB of Sdram
DDR, DDR2, or DDR3.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8250/specs.htm

Advise get rid of that motherboard.

Processor? Nope. Can't reuse. Why? It's a Socket 423 Intel processor. They use RDRAM ram memory.
Intel made a deal back in the day, that they would manufacturer Intel processors utilizing a Socket 423, and RAMBUS ram memory,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_423

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Pentium_4_microprocessors#Willamette_.28180.C2.A0nm.29

Regards,
joecoolvette

Feb 04, 2013 | Dell Computers & Internet

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Owners manual


http://pcworld.about.net/news/Apr262002id97163.htm

User/Owner's Manual:

http://support.gateway.com/s/manlib/Desktops/desktop.shtml

Scroll the page down to about 3/4th of the way, and to the bold black subheading - Legacy computer User Guides.

Click on the blue -
Using Your Gateway PC (For PCs shipped April 2002 - July 2002)

This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click on the above file name, it may take up to 30 seconds, before the first page comes up.

You can copy this PDF file to a CD disk, or flash drive. (Me? CD disk) This way you can have the user guide at your fingertips, anytime you want it, and can store it safely.
You also will not have to download it again.

After checking that the copy is good, you can delete it from the computer you downloaded it to, and can save harddrive space.

May I ask what is it that you need John?

Supposed to come with;
1) Intel Pentium 4 processor that can operate up to a frequency rate ('Speed') of 1.8GigaHertz. (1.8GHz)
Fits in a Socket 423 processor socket,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_423

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Pentium_4_microprocessors#Willamette_.28180.C2.A0nm.29

Scroll the page down until you come to Pentium 4 1.8 in blue, and Socket 423 on the right.

The conclusion, that it is an Intel Pentium 4 1.8GHz, and uses a Socket 423, and not a Socket 478 processor socket, is from the fact the computer uses Rambus ram memory.

RDRAM.

RDRAM -> PC800

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RDRAM

Scroll the page down also, and read under the bold black subheading - Marketing history

1) Intel used RDRAM for a VERY limited time.
Very FEW processors were made.

2) RDRAM costs 3 to 5 times what DDR Sdram costs.

3) Between the no upgrading of the Processor, and the high cost of the ram memory, I would set that baby on a shelf, and show future generations what a dinosaur looks like.

Not trying to knock the computer, or offend you.

Trying to update hardware components, or repairing the computer, IMHO is just like opening a window, and throwing money out.

You can remove the harddrive, and put it in an economical external enclosure. The external enclosure has a USB cable, that you just plug into any available USB port, on a working computer.

This way you can access the personal information off of that harddrive.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1337267&CatId=2779

As for buying RDRAM ram memory? You could add a little coins, and buy an ENTIRE working good, used computer!

(Yes. I see the computer cost around $1353.00 when new.
The Processor cost FIVE HUNDRED, SIXTY TWO dollars, when new!
The Processor is about $20 bucks now)

Not advertising for seller, or website, but for $90 you could buy a good used computer, that will smoke the computer you have now,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-MEDIA-CENTER-DESKTOP-PC-COMPUTER-PENTIUM-4-3-4GHZ-1GB-RAM-250GB-DVD-RW-/160859991566?pt=Desktop_PCs&hash=item257400ae0e

I have picked up some curbside, that is better than what you have.
Jus sayin' in case you are thinking about upgrading that computer, or repairing it.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

(Most desktop computer failure can be attributed to it is dirty inside, {To include the Power Supply}, and/or the Power Supply is bad )

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Can i install slitaz on my dell precission 530 workstation with all 4 cores (dual xeon) support graphics card nvidia quadro 2 pro 2GB RDRAM ECC.


Yes. But read their documentation well to make sure you don't accidentally delete all of your data from your windows drive.

Mar 03, 2011 | Dell Precision 530 PC Desktop

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I have a Dell Precision 620 and the problem with running a PC. When I press the button, only yellow light is present and nothing happens. Control LEDs (4 pieces) on the rear side of motherboard does not...


Hi,

Having worked with Dell computers before I have found that the amber light usually means bad power supply.
Get a replacement power supply from a know working Dell machine as their power supplies are different from standard ATX power supplies.



Regards.

Jan 13, 2011 | Dell Precision 620 PC Desktop

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I just need to upgrade the memory on a Dell Precision 530MT.. can't seem to find the exact type of memory it needs.. any ideas?


HELLO Paul

When installing memory modules in the system board sockets and not using the optional memory riser boards, observe the following guidelines:
  • Each memory socket on the system board must be occupied either by a RIMM or a CRIMM.

  • Memory sockets must be upgraded in matched pairs. In other words, two sockets in a pair must contain modules of identical capacity, number of components, and speed. See "System Board Memory Components" to identify pairs of sockets.

  • Mixed pairs of ECC and non-ECC modules all function as non-ECC.

  • Be sure to install a RIMM in socket 1 first (closest to the processor) before installing modules in the other sockets.

  • The system board supports PC600 and PC800 memory modules.

  • http://www.memoryx.net/precwor530.html what memory part numbers you should buy and cost
the link below will give you what type of memory you need to isntall



http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ws530/en/sm/2memory.htm#1149832



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Nov 19, 2010 | Dell Precision 530MT (WHL530MTGHEI31LE) PC...

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I want to add more ram. Where do I get it? Dell


I hate to be the bearer of bad news, so don't 'Shoot the Messenger'!

The Dell Dimension 8200 Desktop PC uses RDRAM ram memory.
VERY expensive stuff!

Supporting Data:
This is Dell Support, Manuals, and the Dimension 8200 Service Manual,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8200/

Scroll down the list to the heading - Specifications, and left-click on it.

Scroll the page down until you come to the heading - Memory
Now look at the first subheading - Architecture
RDRAM

You have 4 ram memory slots. (memory connectors)

EACH, ram memory slot can support up to a Maximum amount, of 512MB. (512 MegaBytes)

TOTAL Maximum Amount for your computer is 2GB. (Not shouting)

1024MB = 1GB. (1024 MegaBytes = 1 GigaByte)

The type of Rdram ram memory is PC800, and it is Non-ECC.

(Error Correcting Control, or also stated as Error Correcting Code.
Used mostly for Server computers. Your computer does not use ECC ram memory)

In My Humble Opinion, (And again, don't shoot the messenger), it would be better money spent to buy a decent affordable computer, than it would be to upgrade the ram memory in this computer.

This statement is based upon the fact that the Dell Dimension 8200 ships with 128MB's of ram memory.
(Makes it a pretty slow computer. Rdram or not)

The average cost to install, for example, 1GB of ram memory is OUTLANDISH! (Not shouting)

Example 1:

http://www.4allmemory.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.memorySearch&model_id=24927

Example 2:

http://www.pcmemorystore.com/Dell-Dimension-8200-ram.htm

For about another $100 you can buy a pretty decent new desktop computer, that will run the one you have in circles.

Just my thoughts.

Dec 07, 2009 | Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop

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Looking for the manual for a Gateway 700S PC. Specifically 2 questions ... 1) how do I open the ATX tower case? and 2) what EXACT memory specs do i need to upgrade this unit from the 256MB that it came...


Hello,
for the memory upgrade, your system used RDRAM RIMMS.
it supports the following memory modules (which must be installed in pairs).

and as for opening the case, you there should just be ~2 screws on the side panel away from the motherboard ports that you can remove and it will slide off, or there might be 1 or 2 thumb screws.

64MB Module 64MBx16, 800MHz PC800, 184p RIMM, RDRAM, 45ns, 2.5v PC800-Kit-136 128MB Module 128MBx16, 800MHz PC800, 184p RIMM, RDRAM, 45ns, 2.5v PC800-Kit-079 512 MB Kit 256MBx16, 800MHz PC800, 184p RIMM, RDRAM, 45ns, 2.5v PC800-Kit-081 64MB ECC Module 64MBx18, 800MHz PC800, 184p RIMM, ECC, RDRAM, 45ns, 2.5v PC800-Kit-134 128MB ECC Module 128MBx18, 800MHz PC800, 184p RIMM, ECC, RDRAM, 45ns, 2.5v PC800-Kit-080 512 MB ECC Kit 256MBx18, 800MHz PC800, 184p RIMM, ECC, RDRAM, 45ns, 2.5v PC800-Kit-082

Jun 24, 2009 | Gateway 700 X PC Desktop

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"my computer will only beep no screen,it beeps


Hi

You likely have a bad memory module. First, try removing all the memory and putting it back in again. This is called reseating. If you still get the errors, then try removing one stick at a time and testing it with each stick (provided, of course, you have more than one stick installed). If you only have one stick installed, remove it and turn on the computer and it should beep at you as well. That memory stick will need to be replaced.

Thanks and please take a moment to rate this solution as fixya. Thank you.

Mar 14, 2009 | Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop

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RDRAM


If you mix ECC and Non-ECC, the system will default to treating all the .... ECC vs Non-ECC there is no harm in doing this but if there is any old ecc the system will run all as ecc

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