Ram confusion

Mtbiker70_42

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Hi everyone. I guess I am not up to speed anymore on ram for pc's....see ht happens when you spend all your time making on a console? Let that be a lesson to everyone. :pt1cable: Anyway, I have an older Dell Studio XPS with 8 gig of ram. The build specs indicate this:
Duel In-line Mem Mod 1 G 1066, 128x64, 8, 24, 1RX8.

On the computer itself, I have 6 sticks of ram, 4 one gigs and 2 two gigs. The ram stickers say:
1GB 1Rx8 PC3-8500-7-10-A0 1066

I know I have a bad stick of ram somewhere. I'm thinking about just replacing all of it with 2 4 gig sticks of ram. Dell wants $200 plus shipping. I'm pretty sure I can something cheaper than that, but all the options make my head hurt a little. Any guidance as to what I should be looking for?

Thanks for any help.

Pieter
 

Mtbiker70_42

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Well, huh. So, what's is the suggestion? Should I just go with the same speed ram as it seems like it won't go any higher anyway? I guess I don't fully understand the matched pairs etc. if I bought two of the same 4 gig sticks and stick them in the first two slots from the left, it should work, yes?
 

philly27

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Agreed. More so the OP doesn't expect to get more performance and opening his options. Seeing that I cannot find 1066 RAM cheaper than 1333 iknowhowtofix suggestion is best.
 

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