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Aurora R8, memory upgrade?

Are you kidding me? If I want to upgrade my memory, I have to buy it from Dell? What kind of <profane> is this?

For the amount of money charged, I should be able to install any <profane> thing I want on it. This ugly expensive <profane> is going back TODAY!

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Re: Aurora R8 memory upgrade?

please chill , ok.

what size sticks, and how many>? 

? and lay blame last after facts are known. 1st.

and let me guess you want the fastest memory on earth for say $15 , good luck with that dream. 


all top makers sell this,  corsair, and Kingston. (and is high end memory for a high end PC , sure)

ask them too,  learn to find the top makers and ask them.

this what you want , google it , win the price war.. $43 each I see 1st hit.

8GB DDR4 PC4-21300 2666MHz DIMM NON-ECC Unbuffered 288pin 1.2V CL15 Single-rank

shop around then learn what the street price is,  and it will not be cheap


I am not Dell, I am retired from this industry since 2009,
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Re: Aurora R8 memory upgrade?


What I want is a computer that allows me to upgrade using the parts that I prefer. NOT the proprietary <profane> that they designate. What I bought was 32GB of HyperX Fury DDR4-2666. And upon installation, the only thing that worked was the fans. As for laying blame, it's square in the lap of Dell. And I'll "chill" when I have get my money back. Until then, Dell can <profane> it.

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Re: Aurora R8 memory upgrade?

I use 64gb of Hyper x fury ram at 2933 xmp. It's compatible, just not in combination with the oem stuff.

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Re: Aurora R8 memory upgrade?

Welcome to the Dell Community  @DunaTyphon 

Did you install:




Configurations supported

  • 8 GB DDR4 at 2666 MHz
  • 16 GB DDR4 at 2666 MHz
  • 32 GB DDR4 at 2666 MHz
  • 64 GB DDR4 at 2666 MHz
  • 8 GB XMP at 2933 MHz
  • 16 GB XMP at 2933 MHz
  • 32 GB XMP at 2933 MHz
  • 64 GB XMP at 2933 MHz
  • 16 GB XMP at 3200 MHz
  • 32 GB XMP at 3200 MHz
  • 64 GB XMP at 3200 MHz

Sorry but the Aurora R8 does not require proprietary memory.

Most people use and recommend Crucial !!!


These upgrades are guaranteed compatible when you order from Crucial.com

Alienware Aurora R8 Setup and Specifications:


Alienware Aurora R8 Service Manual:
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Re: Aurora R8 memory upgrade?

can I use this for my R8 ram?  I have 16gb on my r8 want to upgrade 32gb 

Brand: Crucial
Total Capacity: 16GB kit (8GBx2)
Warranty: Limited Lifetime
Specs: DDR4 PC4-21300 • CL=19 • Single Ranked • x8 based • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR4-2666 • 1.2V • 1024Meg x 64 •
Series: Crucial
Form Factor: UDIMM
Kit Qty: 2
Speed: 2666 MT/S
Voltage: 1.2V
DIMM Type: Unbuffered

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Re: Aurora R8, memory upgrade?


You can try to install anything you want. You obviously have no idea what you are doing. Instead of coming here to complain, you should have researched your pc first. Now you just look like an **bleep**.

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