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post #1 of 6
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First of all, i apologize for the umpteenth dell qestion on this forum. I've been researching for about 5 hours straight now and thought to ask here (you guys seem to know what the hell your talking about). I'm looking to get ram for my Dimension 9200 (which may also be the XPS 410). Dell support is horrible and gave me no answers. Specs say i can run PC2 6400 but according to theOCZ Gold I installed earlier today, that wouldn't boot, im thinking there's a catch. I'm now thinking the slot only supports 1.8 volts but crucials website has "compatible" ram listed in the 2.2V range. SO what am I missing here?

PS: sorry for seemingly posting my life story there.
post #2 of 6
If the OCZ gold didn't make your system boot, then there might be an incompatibility issue. The BIOS in that Dell system of yours may recognize only a few manufacturers, if you can, try Corsair XMS2 or Crucial.

BTW, if you can, return that Dell crap and get your money back so we can help you build a better system.
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
hehehe...all things considered I like the system. I just can't figure out the ram. As far as crucial goes they have ram listed that shudn't work for my system yet it's listed as "compatible", so I don't know what to believe. Plus they're relly on the pricey side. I didn't spend more than 120$ on the OCZ from newegg for 2x512MB.
post #4 of 6
Well, it's best to use 2GB (1GBx2) nowadays and you should give it a shot, most likely Crucial will work with your Dell.

But instead of going to Crucial's site, go to newegg.com they have Crucial as well.
post #5 of 6
OCZ can get weird, in my board it boots it at 1.8v no matter what, even though the ram is supposed to run at 1.9v. I think those ocz 800 sticks run at 2.0v? If your dell sees them wrong like my board does, it will not run because the voltage is only at 1.8. Any lower voltage ram should be fine so long as your system supports the ram speed your buying. Or rather its OCZ's SPD not being read right by the pc. My friend got ddr2 800 sticks of OCZ with my same motherboard and it would not boot unless he added a lower voltage stick of ram in with the 2 ocz sticks.
    
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i5 4690K @ 4.4/1.13v | 4.7/1.28v ASROCK Z97M-ITX/ac 560TI Crucial 1600lv @ 1900 / 999 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M550 256 Random 1TB RAID1 Noctua NH-D14 10 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BENQ 24" 1200p + 22" 1080p Razer cr@p CX750M Cooler Master Microatx 
MouseAudio
Logitech G402 Onboard FTL - CMOY amp + Beyer DT770 80ohm 
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post #6 of 6
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Well I just got off the fone with crucial. They said they do test all the "compatible" memory so for the time being I'll take their word for it. I'm gonna try out the ballistix 2x512 PC26400 kit from http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146566

Hopefully that'll do me.
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