I have upgraded Dell PCs/Servers with Crucial Ram, Kingston Ram, Corsair, PNY, and many others. I have not had problems with ECC, Registered RAM either. It is much cheaper to purchase your ram from 3rd Party.
premium ram like crucial means that they put it into another computer and tested it or did something simmilar thats what makes it 'high quality' .............................. the lower /cheaper stuff is the same but NOT TESTED RAM .......... remeber the'yre all still made in bulk either way
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If you're set on buying 3rd party, go through Crucial and use the system config feature to get exactly what you need. I've never had a problem with Crucial Ram, and Dell often uses their exact same ram with a Dell warranty sticker slapped over it.
Sometimes the pricing won't vary that much depending on the model vs Dell and Crucial so best to just check beforehand, otherwise you might be better off using a 20-30% Dell Discount instead.
You could save a few more $$ with other brands but personally I've never felt it was worthwhile given warranty, or quality concerns given the small amount of savings per stick.