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Hello, I’ seriously thinking of buyin the XPS 8500 at $1199 Australian.  It has only 4gb of ram, can I upgrade the ram at a later date?

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  • XPS 8500 can support up to 32GB RAM, as what it states on its specifications. Though most released models can only hold up to 16GB.

    Who wouldn't want a piece of something, eh? 

  • Hi,

    Welcome to the Community.

    XPS 8500 Has four memory connectors &  Maximum memory this system can hold is 32GB .

    Memory capacity is 4GB & 8GB . As you have the 4GB memory in the computer you will be upgrade later .

    You can also check the specification of this model (XPS 5800) in the following link .

    http://dell.to/LLiD1a 

    Thanks,

    Satnam

    Dell | Social Media Outreach | Global Social Media & Community

  • IS there a motherboard view somewhere that shows the RAM slots?? I am probably going to order RAM for mine that is coming in Friday & I'm wondering about the RAM modules that have integrated heat sinks (Corsair, etc.) I'd like to see what the inside of the box looks like, but haven't found a photo like that yet.

  • gtfinchy

    IS there a motherboard view somewhere that shows the RAM slots?? I am probably going to order RAM for mine that is coming in Friday & I'm wondering about the RAM modules that have integrated heat sinks (Corsair, etc.) I'd like to see what the inside of the box looks like, but haven't found a photo like that yet.

    There's a diagram of the motherboard on page 21, here.

    Before you buy any RAM for the XPS 8500, I suggest you read this thread on the topic.  And be sure your system comes with -or you update to- the latest version of BIOS (A06)   Wink

    If this answers your question, please click  Yes  

    Ron

    Forum Member since 2004

    I am NOT a Dell employee

  • Thank you, I've seen that manual. but the graphic diagram just isn't the same as a photograph. I've researched the RAM from that thread you mention, but appreciate the link for the next person reading this.

  • What you see is what you get.

    Unless some user has posted a photo of the motherboard on these forums (which is possible), I don't think you'll find anything other than that one diagram.

    Hope you enjoy the new system assuming you buy it down there in OZ!

    If this answers your question, please click  Yes  

    Ron

    Forum Member since 2004

    I am NOT a Dell employee

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  • I bought the Crucial RAM, but not at $94! It was $131 per 16GB set, so bought a full 32GB. Works fine now... I've made photos of the motherboard & will upload as soon as reasonable.

  • Call the Crucial support desk...they will usually make a one time price refund for a price drop. I paid  $161 per 16GB..they gave me a refund at $131... They refused to give me a refund at $94.

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  • sean4020
    Hello, I’ seriously thinking of buyin the XPS 8500 at $1199 Australian.  It has only 4gb of ram, can I upgrade the ram at a later date?

    Yes. I have an XPS 8500 and can confirm that it works well with off-the-shelf DDR3 modules.