DDR2 Upgrade for the Dell Inspiron 1520 Laptop/Notebook

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device type: notebook

Your Inspiron 1520 System Specs

System specs as shipped by the manufacturer.
Scan your system to view your specific system configuration.

Memory:

DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 PC2-6400

Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 4GB
Slots: 2

Although the memory can be installed one module at a time, the best performance comes from using matched pairs of modules.

How much memory your Windows OS will recognize depends on which version of Windows you are running. 32-bit versions of Windows will see (and utilize) only 3GB or 3.5GB. To utilize more memory, install a 64-bit version of your OS. More information about OS memory maximums can be found here.

Memory or DRAM is the "working" memory of the computer. It's used to store data for programs (sequences of instructions) on a temporary basis.

video - installing memory

Storage:

SATA 2 - 3Gb/s

SATA Version -- SATA 2 - 3Gb/s

Storage Drives -- hard drives and solid state drives -- are the permanent memory for the programs and documents on your computer.

Data Transfer Rate is the rate at which data can be sent or received. This is determined by your motherboard. A drive with a higher transfer rate will only run at the rate of the motherboard's transfer rate.

Cache is a type of working memory that allows the drive to perform faster.

RPM is the rotations per minute of a hard drive which effects the speed of data transfer.

Solid State Drives are non-moving memory, so access speed is instant.

Chipset:

Intel PM965 chipset

Chipset is a set of integrated circuits that have a specific purpose in a computer system, a group of microchips used together to perform a single task.

2GB, 200-pin SODIMM, DDR2 PC2-6400 memory module

2GB, 200-pin SODIMM, DDR2 PC2-6400 memory module
Part Number: CT758807
  • Module Size: 2GB
  • Package: 200-pin SODIMM
  • Feature: DDR2 PC2-6400
  • Specs: DDR2 PC2-6400 • CL=6 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-800 • 1.8V • 256Meg x 64 •
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the Dell Inspiron 1520
 $35.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Crucial2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1520 System
 
4.8

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (23)

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    (7)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (22)
  • Easy to install (20)
  • Fast (18)
  • Increases speed (11)
  • Large capacity (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (21)
    • Multiple desktop applications (12)
    • Multimedia (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (15), Power user (13)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (20), Business (8)

    Reviewed by 30 customers

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    5.0

    Great Product

    By LJB

    from Naperville, Ill

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Increases Speed
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance

      Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1520 System:

      Purchased 4GB Ram for Dell Inspiron 1520. Crucial order was easy and delivery was quick. Installation was easy (except for chip under keyboard but this is more Dell than crucial). Performs great; much faster. Recommend ordering from Crucial if your looking for RAM.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      first time buying crucial

      By joe

      from Dover, NJ

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Increases Speed
      • Large Capacity

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance
        • Multiple desktop applications

        Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1520 System:

        first time buying crucial, so far so good

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        A great addition to my laptop!

        By Al

        from Fredericksburg, VA

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Increased Performance

          Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1520 System:

          My computer is giving me faster performance, and is now more fun to work with.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Start to finish, a trouble-free upgrade

          By SheilaSharp

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Easy to order
          • Easy to use
          • Fast
          • INCREASED SPEED
          • Large Capacity

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Increased Performance

            Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1520 System:

            I am definitely a power user and need access to several programs simultaneously. Sure, I could have taken it to a retailer to let their squad take care of it for me -- and, for a pretty penny (for 2x2GB=4GBRam, upgrade from 1GB). But, why, when such an EASY, FAST and EFFECTIVE method is available.

            In fact, when I initially made an inquiry about improving the memory in my laptop, the guy at the big name retail company accessed Crucial.com to determine which items I would need to make the upgrade. So, thanks to him, I discovered Crucial's website. And, after spending just a moment at Crucial's home page, I knew this was the way to go. And, I was not disappointed !!

            THANKS, Crucial.com, for making it so EASY and saving me over half the money, too !!

            • Primary use:
            • Business
             
            5.0

            Memory Upgrade

            By Fran

            from Dunedin, Fl.

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast

            Cons

            • Easy Installation

            Best Uses

            • Increased Performance
            • Multiple desktop applications

            Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1520 System:

            Downloaded Software to determine memory updates needed installed easily and worked well.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            4.0

            Memory upgrade for Dell Inspiron 1520

            By Rollie

            from Madison, Wisconsin

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

            • Difficult To Install

            Best Uses

            • Increased Performance

            Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1520 System:

            Not actually difficult to install, once I found where the second slot is. I had to look beyond the Crucial website to find that it is underneath the keyboard.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Great match

            By Casual user

            from New York

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to order
            • Great Service
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1520 System:

                perfect match; [...] easy install

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                Always on time with Crucial

                By Jr

                from Kingsport, Tn.

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast
                • Large Capacity

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Increased Performance

                  Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1520 System:

                  These memory cards were easy to install and I was instantly running faster with twice the memory I had before.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  4.0

                  RAM Delivery Preformance

                  By Vince

                  from Cambridge, Ontario

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Increased Performance

                    Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1520 System:

                    [...]Background in installation was not available

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    5.0

                    No doubts about Crucial memory

                    By Kingfish

                    from Rochester, MI

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast
                    • Increases Speed
                    • Large Capacity
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Increased Performance
                      • Multiple desktop applications

                      Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1520 System:

                      Upgrading memory is just about the simplest thing to do for more computer performance. I like to have three or four applications running at once and be able to quickly work between them. More memory allows my computer to accomplish this with ease. Over the years I have upgraded my own computer, friends computers, and relatives computers. I rely on Crucial to get me the correct product the first time. I know Crucial will have installation instructions which guide installation, and once installed, the upgrades have lasted longer than the computers.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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