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!
This is Dell Support, Manuals, and the Dimension 8200 Service Manual,
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
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)
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