DDR2 Upgrade for the Dell Inspiron 1720 Laptop/Notebook

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device type: notebook

Your Inspiron 1720 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

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:

AMD M690G 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.

4GB kit (2GBx2), 200-pin SODIMM, DDR2 PC2-6400 memory module

4GB kit (2GBx2), 200-pin SODIMM, DDR2 PC2-6400 memory module
Part Number: CT768338
  • Module Size: 4GB kit (2GBx2)
  • 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 1720
 $71.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Crucial4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1720 System
 
4.9

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (13)
  • Fast (12)
  • Increases speed (11)
  • Large capacity (8)
  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (13)
    • Multiple desktop applications (11)
    • Multimedia (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (10), Power user (8)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (14), Business (4)

    Reviewed by 18 customers

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    5.0

    Great Easy Buy

    By cdthrasher

    from blue springs, mo

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Increases Speed
    • Large Capacity
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance
      • Multimedia
      • Multiple desktop applications

      Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1720 System:

      Upgared Dell Inspiron 1720 from 2 GB to 4 GB of RAM. Running Windows 7 PRO great

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Quick, easy and correct

      By Badmamajamma

      from Asheville, NC

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1720 System:

            My wife's old Dell laptop running Vista did see an improvement in performance after the upgrade. It takes a few restarts before Windows realizes it has more memory. I Highly recommend.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            4.0

            Timely delivery; Increased speed.

            By Cheapskate

            from Columbus, Ohio

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Increases Speed
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

            • No Instructions Included

            Best Uses

            • Increased Performance

            Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1720 System:

            The 2x2G DDR2 PC6400 was received in stated free-shipping time. One module easily went into the Dell Inspiron 1720 bottom, but, with no instructions, I had to refer to a helpful Youtube video to find the other module goes under the laptop keyboard. Years of use and ever-more memory gobbling web ads were slowing the 2-Gig laptop, and the 4-Gig upgrade probably restored it to its original performance.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            4.0

            good product

            By dowop

            from new york new york

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast
            • Increases Speed
            • Large Capacity
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

            • No Instructions Included

            Best Uses

            • Increased Performance
            • Multimedia

            Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1720 System:

            haven't found second port yet

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Great upgrade!!!!

            By PhotoGuy

            from New Jersey

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Awesome price
            • Fast
            • Increases Speed
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Increased Performance
              • Multiple desktop applications

              Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1720 System:

              Upgraded Laptop. Love the Boost.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
               
              5.0

              Gave new life to my old Dell Inspiron 17

              By Afishy1

              from Saint Augustine, Florida

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast
              • Increases Speed
              • Large Capacity
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Increased Performance
                • Multimedia
                • Multiple desktop applications

                Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1720 System:

                This memory sped up my aplications quite a bit. I should have upgraded my memory sooner. I run multiple apps at once for my accounting business. PC was starting to get slow performance. Upgraded from 2 gig to 4 gigs and blew some new life into my 5 year old Dell Inspiron 1720.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                 
                5.0

                Easy!!!!!Fast,Quality Product.

                By Marc

                from Port of Spain, Trinidad

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast
                • Increases Speed
                • Large Capacity
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Increased Performance
                  • Multimedia
                  • Multiple desktop applications

                  Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1720 System:

                  Easy Ordering
                  Great Installation Info
                  Quick Delivery
                  Excellent Customer service
                  Quality Product

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent, as expected

                  By Sully

                  from Buffalo, ny

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast
                  • Increases Speed

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Increased Performance

                    Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1720 System:

                    So much faster, it's great

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    5.0

                    RAM order

                    By vislo

                    from Salisbury, MD

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast
                    • Increases Speed
                    • Large Capacity
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gaming
                      • Increased Performance
                      • Multimedia
                      • Multiple desktop applications

                      Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1720 System:

                      The product worked as expected. It has greatly increased the performance of my PC. The product was also shipped and received very rapidly.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                       
                      5.0

                      Great Quality and Service as Usual

                      By Con

                      from Murphy, NC

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Quality service
                      • Reliable Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Increased Performance
                        • Multimedia
                        • Multiple desktop applications

                        Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1720 System:

                        I needed some more memory to extend the life of a Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop so decided to add memory to the max (4MB). Always get my memory from Crucial as you have always been reliable.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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