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Finding 1GB of RAM that is compatable with my 2002 Dell Pentium Computer

I am trying to find the correct RAM for my Dell Pentium 2002 computer...Please advise

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    I am trying to find the correct RAM for my Dell Pentium 2002 computer...Please advise

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Look on the case to get the actual name of the computer - it would be something like "Dimension", or "Lattitude", or "Optiplex" and be followed by a number.

Then go to Kingston Memory and look up your computer based on that name & model. They will show you what is available for your machine.

You may find that you have to remove the existing memory you have before you can put in additional memory. Memory goes into "slots" on the motherboard. If a computer had 2 slots, and each had 256 K (total 512) you could not add any memory without removing the original RAM.

If you still have questions, please post them to this problem. If I've solved your issue, please mark it as "Fixya"

Good Luck

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Would this particular RAM work with my Dell Dimension 2400? http://cgi.ebay.com/KINGSTON-1GB-DDR-PC2700-ECC-REG-KVR333X72RC25-1G-RAM-/380226148054?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58873e96d6


Hi,

According to the Dell specification found here:
http://support.euro.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim2400/en/sm_en/specs.htm#1105481

your PC does not support registered ECC RAM.

Most desktop PCs use unbuffered RAM. Registered ECC (Error Checking and Correcting) is a special type of RAM mostly used in servers.

Unbuffered RAM is faster than ECC RAM and is usually cheaper.

To find RAM that is compatible with your PC try the memory configuration tool at www.crucial.com

Please rate my answer is this was helpful.

Many thanks,

Chris

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The Crucial website has the compatible RAM for this system, and they have Dell's full specs on your desktop. If you are trying another brand you might have an incompatible stick of RAM.
Some PC's are very finicky about what RAM will work with them.
Here is the site (complete with price list) for your model.
http://www.crucial.com/upgrade/compatible-memory-for/Dell/OptiPlex%20GX260%20Series/list.html

If you are hesitant about buying another module, you might also want to test the module in another PC or try a different 1GB module in your computer.

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I am trying to install two 1gb ddr pc2-4200u ram into my Dell Dimension E310 desktop. I currently have two slots, I removed the original 256mb stick to make room for my two 1gb sticks. When I boot the...


Hi,
I belive the problem is caused due to non compatible memory being installed . According the Dell documentation the memory specification is as under

333- and 400-MHz DDR SDRAM
1Gb Non-ECC on each slot.

Just check the speed of the memory you are trying to connect.

Dell Documentation


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http://www.memtest.org/

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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.

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inform me of what happened after you have done this.

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CHILL WILL'S (motherboard E210882) WOES!!!


It seems like you have done everything right but im not 100% sure that your memory is correct. read through the description here carefully and you will see that this memory comes in two different packages. One of them is the 400 (the ones you bought) and another in the 333 flavor. I am hoping they did not make a mistake and gave you the wrong ones. Look directly at the memory and make sure. I am also including the system manual for your computer. Hope this helps.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4600/en/4600i/sm/index.htm

Kingston's ValueRAM KVR400/1GR is a 128M x 64-bit (1GB) DDR400 CL3 SDRAM (Synchronous DRAM) memory module. The components on the module include sixteen 64M x 8-bit (16M x 8-bit x 4 Bank) DDR333 SDRAM in TSOP packages. This 184-pin DIMM uses gold contact fingers and requires +2.6V. The product is shipped in retail packaging and includes installation instructions.

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