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JMHesel
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Studio XPS 8000 memory

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I will try & ask this question a different way.  I ordered a Studio XPS 8000 w/4GB 2 DIMM installed.  I ordered 16GB of OCZ that Dell had on a deal.  It is identified as

4GB 1333MHZ KIT DDR3 with Dell Part  #A3315213 & OCZ part #OCZ3G1333LV4GK.  Info indicates 4 slots open on the MOBO - now is that with the factory memory in or are there only 4 slots total?   In that case will this OCZ RAM give me 8 GB total or possibly 12GB or 16 GB?  - Dell sales support could not provide a clear answer.  Anybody know?

Thanks

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Thereal-dbk4297
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Re: Studio XPS 8000 memory

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Hello,

Your model has four total memory slots as shown HERE. 

<ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell>

Your model supports up to 16 GB as shown HERE.

If you bought two kits that you list you would have 8 GB total.  But if you really bought 16 GB, you will have 8 GB left from the order and 4 more GB left that came from the system. IMHO, you should have bought one kit as you listed for 8 GB total when added to your existing memory, or removed the memory and bought 8 GB kits specific for your model number.

Mis Dos Centavos,
Darrell

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Helping Dell Customers here since 1998

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Dimension XPS D266 - Now retired
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Dimension 9150 - Pent D 3.2GHz, 4GB dual-channel 533 DDR2 Windows 7 Pro, Firefox 3.6.14
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Thereal-dbk4297
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Re: Studio XPS 8000 memory

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Hello,

Your model has four total memory slots as shown HERE. 

<ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell>

Your model supports up to 16 GB as shown HERE.

If you bought two kits that you list you would have 8 GB total.  But if you really bought 16 GB, you will have 8 GB left from the order and 4 more GB left that came from the system. IMHO, you should have bought one kit as you listed for 8 GB total when added to your existing memory, or removed the memory and bought 8 GB kits specific for your model number.

Mis Dos Centavos,
Darrell

Gadfly at large

Helping Dell Customers here since 1998

My systems ...
Dimension XPS D266 - Now retired
Toshiba Tecra M1
Dimension 4300 - Received DOA as a gift. Reinstalled XP and still working great
Dimension 9150 - Pent D 3.2GHz, 4GB dual-channel 533 DDR2 Windows 7 Pro, Firefox 3.6.14
  Congrats to Jimmie Johnson #48 - FIVE time Nascar Sprint Cup Champ !!!!  

 

Thereal-dbk4297
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Re: Studio XPS 8000 memory

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Here is what the Dell sales site lists for the part number you list ...

Tech Specs
General
Storage Capacity
4 GB ( 2 x 2 GB )
Upgrade Type
Generic
Memory
Type
DRAM
Technology
DDR3 SDRAM
Form Factor
DIMM 240-pin
Memory Speed
1333 MHz ( PC3-10666 )
Latency Timings
CL9 ( 9-9-9-20 )
RAM Features
Gold layered Z3 XTC Heatspreader , unbuffered
Supply Voltage
1.65 V
Expansion / Connectivity
Compatible Slots
2 x memory - DIMM 240-pin
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support
Limited lifetime warranty

Mis Dos Centavos,
Darrell

Gadfly at large

Helping Dell Customers here since 1998

My systems ...
Dimension XPS D266 - Now retired
Toshiba Tecra M1
Dimension 4300 - Received DOA as a gift. Reinstalled XP and still working great
Dimension 9150 - Pent D 3.2GHz, 4GB dual-channel 533 DDR2 Windows 7 Pro, Firefox 3.6.14
  Congrats to Jimmie Johnson #48 - FIVE time Nascar Sprint Cup Champ !!!!  

 

JMHesel
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Re: Studio XPS 8000 memory

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Thanks for the additional info.  Where the confusion started is Dell illustrated the OCZ RAM as a single stick - so I thought '4' would give me 16 GB.  Clearly, they are paired sets, so I will live with 8 GB for now & return the spares.  I can always swap out for 8 GB pairs when I feel wealthy later. 

 

Thanks again

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Thereal-dbk4297
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Re: Studio XPS 8000 memory

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You're welcome. Glad to help.

Mis Dos Centavos,
Darrell

Gadfly at large

Helping Dell Customers here since 1998

My systems ...
Dimension XPS D266 - Now retired
Toshiba Tecra M1
Dimension 4300 - Received DOA as a gift. Reinstalled XP and still working great
Dimension 9150 - Pent D 3.2GHz, 4GB dual-channel 533 DDR2 Windows 7 Pro, Firefox 3.6.14
  Congrats to Jimmie Johnson #48 - FIVE time Nascar Sprint Cup Champ !!!!  

 

dayton5959
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Re: Studio XPS 8000 memory

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I know you don't know me,but you seem so smart I would like to ask a question also about the XPS Studio 8000 memory. My XPS Studio 8000 has now on it 6Gb memory and the processors are the ICore 7 860. Can I by a different type(brand other) than Dell to upgraDE MY MEMORY? I was told that this desktop was a nice one and to only use Dell parts. But is that true? I also would like to know if you will concider answering my question, can I buy only like 1 module at a time or do I nedd tpo buy matched pairs? I am on a tight budget for a few months is why I appear so cheap. But I will just wait if you tell me I need the most expensive of the modules..

Thank you in advance for your time:. dayton5959,  Kentucky

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