Alrighty, status update! Pulled my ram out (two 512s, Hynix brand) and put one of his 1gb chips in, boom powers up. I take his out, try one of mine in Dimm slot A, no go. Try mine in his, no go. So he was gracious enough to loan me one of his, he has to limp (lol) along with only 1gb, but I'm in action! Just gotta deal with Dell now to swap this memory.
Hahaha, and I had just read a thread about the superior quality of the micron memory that dell supplies with the i9300! Dell should swap the memory no problem. I've heard of Dell letting people swap LCD's so something simple like a couple ram sticks should be cake..