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The system is a Dell dimension 8400 (NOT Media) And I have received conflicting info from other sites. Dell Lists the CorsairTWIN2X4096-6400C5 and the TWIN2X2048-6400 as being compatible with this system (A pair of 2gig and 1gig modules respectively). However ******** Tells me the pair of 4gig modules will fry the MOBO or corrupt the OS (neither of which I care to do). The MOBO has four slots and I would prefer the 2x 2gig option as it is cheaper than 4x 1gig route. At this point I need to confirm what my options are so I can make an order. Also I understand there are two versions of these two kits, one is "newer". What are the differences between the 'old' and the "new". Any other considerations I should be aware of between using 4x 1gig modules verses 2x 2gig modules would also be very much appreciated. Thanks
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The system manual CLEARLY states it will only work with 1 GB sticks max. Most likely it just won't boot with a 2 GB stick.

 

That model is not in the configurator. I would go with Dell branded memory. Ignore their recommendation on anything else, as the sales page list isn't designed to show compatibile memory, only memory that fits the size recommendations.

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Please use only the Value Select memory with this system. The XMS series is not recommended with the Dimension 8*** series.

 

http://www.corsair.com/products/valueselect/default.aspx

 

I suggest the PC2-4200 series but, it only comes in 1GB modules. You can try 2GB modules in PC2-5300 if want but due to the age of your system, you may have issues.

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Please use only the Value Select memory with this system. The XMS series is not recommended with the Dimension 8*** series.

 

http://www.corsair.com/products/valueselect/default.aspx

 

I suggest the PC2-4200 series but, it only comes in 1GB modules. You can try 2GB modules in PC2-5300 if want but due to the age of your system, you may have issues.

 

Please read the answer above. ::pirate::

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