ram for my dell 8200 - how expensive?!!

  jake williamson 11:38 10 Mar 04


i'm trying to sort some more ram out for my dell dimension 8200.

i've checked on the dell site and it looks like it takes:

RIMM 184-PIN - RDRAM - 800 MHz

for 2x 512mb chips dell wants £663.83 ex vat!

i've tried crucial and they dont sell it (not enough demand).

can anyone suggest somewhere i can get this ram? its looking like i'd be better off selling the machine and buying a new one fully loaded that getting one stick for this one!



  byfordr 12:06 10 Mar 04

click here

Use the memory configurator


  Diodorus Siculus 12:08 10 Mar 04

Is that Rambus RAM? If so, then it will be rather expensive. Dell seems to be asking quite a price for it though...

  Diodorus Siculus 12:11 10 Mar 04

Kingston want £238 per 512 MB stick...

click here#

  Diodorus Siculus 12:17 10 Mar 04

click here for some at €256 c.£175.

  scotty 12:31 10 Mar 04

Buy a new motherboard which does not use Rambus RAM.

P.S. When I got an 8200, Dell were giving away free RAM! I didn't realise what a bargain that was.

  Diodorus Siculus 12:48 10 Mar 04

Just be careful upgrading a Dell machine; they used to use non-standard PSUs with connectors which would not work on other mobos...

  Diodorus Siculus 12:50 10 Mar 04

click here

click here

Before going ahead with a mobo upgrade... buying a new pc might be a better option.

  Diodorus Siculus 12:54 10 Mar 04

My 12:17 posting should have said euro356 - the Euro sign doesn't seem to come up on these pages. €€€€

  jake williamson 13:08 10 Mar 04

new motherboards? holy hat, thats a bit drastic!

i too went for the 'free' ram thing when i bought the dell. looking back, should have gone for 1 gig option... but that was 2001 and i didnt know what i do now.

the options seem to be:

1 - buy a new pc that takes ddram (i got a dell 8300 off ebay a while back for home; fully stocked with drives and ram for £500! thats cheeper than 1gig of ram for this one...)

2 - bite the bullet, sell the business and buy the ram.

3 - change the motherboard.

dont know about you lot but i feel like i've been had over a barrel...

thanks for the info, really appricate it,

now going to cry somewhere,


  byfordr 14:08 10 Mar 04

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