Dell 8200 Rambus question

vbimport

#1

Hello all, Newbie here. Trying to upgrade my Dell 8200. It came with 2 128’s of rambus memory and I want to add 2 more. I have found it on Zipzoomfly and newegg for about 50.00 each. However I was told that I need to get it thru Dell to make sure it is compatable. Dell only has 256’s @ 130.00 each. So it would cost me 260.00 + and I just can’t swing that much right now. Does anyone know for sure if Samsung or Kingston will work in my machine?
It’s about 3 years old, p4 2.0 pc800 nonecc. Thanks for any advise, Jeff


#2

Yo-

Assuming that you have four ram slots - if you put the new sticks in as old - new - old - new and it is the exact same stuff - you should be ok IMO-

Mike


#3

You DO NOT have to go through Dell to get your RDRAM. I purchased mine for my 8200 at Zipzoomfly a while back–works just fine.

I believe these were the ones I purchased. Just do a search for “Samsung Rambus” there.
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=80450-8

Whichever 128MBs or 256MBs you get, just be sure to buy them in PAIRS.

It works. In fact, I’m using the 8200 to type out this response right now! :smiley: