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RAM question 8GB

Dell 3847 I5, Windows 8.1 64 bit.
Had reason to open my case, and noticed it only has 1 RAM slot. Does that mean 8GB is my limit?

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The answer will be in your user guide.

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All the Dell computers I've had have the user guide on the hard drive, but in case yours doesn't, you can download it from the Dell web site. You can also go to the Crucial web site, download their analysis tool and run it. It will analyze your system and tell you what your options are regarding RAM.

Good luck.

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two slots

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You may be mistaken.

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Check it again. I see a couple model and both have dual channels 16GB max. What's the exact model of your computer? The one I saw is i3847-5384k and i3847-5846k.

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My bad eyes. Its 2 slots close together, 2 x 4 GB RAM.

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I guess I can go 2 x 8GB. Many thanks.

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As is so often the case, the data sought is within

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the immediate reach of the poster if only they would look. In this case It's available thru the manufacturer's tech support, it's available in the documents that came with your PC and it's available in the online product support as evidenced by information at the link below. Did you look ?

http://downloads.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_inspiron_desktop/inspiron-3847-desktop_Reference%20Guide_en-us.pdf

Memory Connector - Two internally accessible DDR3 DIMM sockets
Type DDR3
Speed 1600 MHz
Configurations supported 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB, and 16 GB

VAPCMD

PS...don't be surprised when you re-open your PC and find TWO DIMM slots

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