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Anonymous
a b } Memory
June 27, 2005 3:15:01 AM

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I have a Dimension 8400. It has 512 meg of RAM. I was wondering how
many memory slots it has. I "think" I've seen where it has 3, so I
could then add another 256 meg chip. Also, when I had the case open
some months ago, I seem to recall seeing 3.

The question is: are there 2 or 3 memory slots? If 3, can I only add
another 256 meg chip ( to keep them all the same) or can I add a 512 meg
chip?

TIA

Tom S.
Houston, TX

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Anonymous
a b } Memory
June 27, 2005 3:15:02 AM

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simms ?

Does Dell actually sell computers using SIMMs ?

OregonMike
Anonymous
a b } Memory
June 27, 2005 3:37:30 AM

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Four slots. You have two filled with matching memory. Buy two more
matching 256mb simms for a total of 1 gb.

"Tom Simchak" <tgsimchak@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:VFGve.166$U61.27@newssvr11.news.prodigy.com...
>I have a Dimension 8400. It has 512 meg of RAM. I was wondering how many
>memory slots it has. I "think" I've seen where it has 3, so I could then
>add another 256 meg chip. Also, when I had the case open some months ago,
>I seem to recall seeing 3.
>
> The question is: are there 2 or 3 memory slots? If 3, can I only add
> another 256 meg chip ( to keep them all the same) or can I add a 512 meg
> chip?
>
> TIA
>
> Tom S.
> Houston, TX
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Anonymous
a b } Memory
June 27, 2005 6:07:14 AM

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OK, I realize I gotta buy the RAM chips in pairs...can I buy 2 512 meg
chips (if I was so inclined) to get a total of 1.5 gig of RAM?

Would there be any real difference in performance over 1 gig? My CPU is
3.2 ghz. I do (once in a great while) some low-end video processing.

Tom S.
Houston, TX


WSZsr wrote:
> Four slots. You have two filled with matching memory. Buy two more
> matching 256mb simms for a total of 1 gb.
>
> "Tom Simchak" <tgsimchak@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:VFGve.166$U61.27@newssvr11.news.prodigy.com...
>
>>I have a Dimension 8400. It has 512 meg of RAM. I was wondering how many
>>memory slots it has. I "think" I've seen where it has 3, so I could then
>>add another 256 meg chip. Also, when I had the case open some months ago,
>>I seem to recall seeing 3.
>>
>>The question is: are there 2 or 3 memory slots? If 3, can I only add
>>another 256 meg chip ( to keep them all the same) or can I add a 512 meg
>>chip?
>>
>>TIA
>>
>>Tom S.
>>Houston, TX
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b } Memory
June 27, 2005 6:07:15 AM

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"Tom Simchak" <tgsimchak@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:mbJve.124$Ox3.89@newssvr12.news.prodigy.com...
> OK, I realize I gotta buy the RAM chips in pairs...can I buy 2 512 meg
> chips (if I was so inclined) to get a total of 1.5 gig of RAM?
>
> Would there be any real difference in performance over 1 gig? My CPU is
> 3.2 ghz. I do (once in a great while) some low-end video processing.
>
> Tom S.
> Houston, TX
>
>


I doubt you'd see a perceptible performance increase other than in perhaps
benchmark testing.

Yes, you could add a matched pair of 512mb DIMMs.....


Stew
Anonymous
a b } Memory
June 27, 2005 8:06:16 AM

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OK, thanks to you and WSZer...


S.Lewis wrote:
> "Tom Simchak" <tgsimchak@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:mbJve.124$Ox3.89@newssvr12.news.prodigy.com...
>
>>OK, I realize I gotta buy the RAM chips in pairs...can I buy 2 512 meg
>>chips (if I was so inclined) to get a total of 1.5 gig of RAM?
>>
>>Would there be any real difference in performance over 1 gig? My CPU is
>>3.2 ghz. I do (once in a great while) some low-end video processing.
>>
>>Tom S.
>>Houston, TX
>>
>>
>
>
>
> I doubt you'd see a perceptible performance increase other than in perhaps
> benchmark testing.
>
> Yes, you could add a matched pair of 512mb DIMMs.....
>
>
> Stew
>
>
Anonymous
a b } Memory
June 27, 2005 7:40:17 PM

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Yes, but it requires a special order! :) 

"OregonMike" <OregonMike@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> simms ?
>
> Does Dell actually sell computers using SIMMs ?
>
> OregonMike
>
!