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Dell XPS 400 RAM Upgrade Question - FJ030

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August 3, 2012 3:36:13 AM

Hey everyone. I have an XPS 400 that I got from the junkyard and have made it my own upgrading it with parts I've either found or bought. It's come out to be a good computer but I need more RAM. I have four 512mb sticks in it but I need it to be a bit quicker. The only problem, I'm not so sure about what motherboard is in it. I used Belarc and it told me it was a Dell FJ030 motherboard. But I'm not too educated on Motherboard-RAM compatibility. According to this - http://www.ascendtech.us/dell-fj030-dimension-9150-moth... - it will take up to "DDR2 Up to 4 GB DUAL Channel" but I don't know what the DUAL Channel means. And also, I don't know if it has a MHz cap. So can anyone with some experience tell me how I can upgrade my RAM and what kind and such?
Thanks! :D 
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August 3, 2012 3:45:29 AM

Go to Dell's support website and put in the Service Tag that is on the sticker of the case. It will tell you and give you options of items to update.
http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/DriversHom...

You can then search for the memory from Kingston or Crucial or wherever
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a b V Motherboard
August 3, 2012 3:52:14 AM

you would have to get rid of 4 512MB sticks and buy 4 1GB sticks
that would cost ya 60$ if you buy two kits
240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel kit
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August 3, 2012 3:54:09 AM

Is the service tag a code under what seems to be a barcode?
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August 3, 2012 4:02:19 AM

Dangit. Well then nevermind. I'm not looking to spend that much on this computer. :/ 
This machine is only temporary. Thanks for the assistance, you guys!
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August 15, 2012 3:02:11 AM

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August 15, 2012 4:28:50 AM

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