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device type: desktop

Your Inspiron 531s System Specs

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

Memory:

DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 PC2-5300

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

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.

Graphics Card:

PCI Express x16 Graphics

External Connector: 15-hole connector

Graphics Card A circuit board fitted to a computer containing the necessary video memory and other electronics to provide a bitmap display. Adaptors vary in the resolution (number of pixels) and number of colours they can display, and in the refresh rate they support. These parameters are also limited by the monitor to which the adaptor is connected.

1GB, 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module

1GB, 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
Part Number: CT700756
  • Module Size: 1GB
  • Package: 240-pin DIMM
  • Feature: DDR2 PC2-5300
  • Specs: DDR2 PC2-5300 • CL=5 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-667 • 1.8V • 128Meg x 64 •
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the Dell Inspiron 531s
 $19.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Crucial1GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 531s System
 
4.8

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (32)
  • Increases speed (25)
  • Easy to install (24)
  • Fast (22)
  • Large capacity (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (36)
    • Multiple desktop applications (26)
    • Multimedia (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (41), Power user (11)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (46), Business (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    They seem to work fine

    Well, I really can't make a lot of comparisons because it is my first purchase for memory module. With only 1 gb of my desktop, I was encountering a lot of problems, one ...Read complete review

    Well, I really can't make a lot of comparisons because it is my first purchase for memory module. With only 1 gb of my desktop, I was encountering a lot of problems, one of them being slowness of the PC. This purchase of additional 2, 1gb mem. module really increased the speed and I'm not having the same problems with error messages. At least, I can only say, so far. It's only been a few weeks. There are supposed to be life time warranty and the customer support was really great. She was so concise and thorough, installation was a cinch. The same Dell products would've cost me significantly more. I recommend it.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    no ability to change order

    The product, description and price.. were excellent.. I put in 4 items in my cart instead of 2 didn't notice it until after check out. I bought on the weekend and I ...Read complete review

    The product, description and price.. were excellent.. I put in 4 items in my cart instead of 2 didn't notice it until after check out. I bought on the weekend and I could not cancel and re do my order.. I sent an e mail and it wasn't acted on.. for an extra $30 bucks I wasnt going to go through the hassle of returning.. great product.. order process needs to be improved..

    Reviewed by 52 customers

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    4.0

    Additional Memory

    By Memoryhog

    from North Carolina

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Increases Speed
    • Large Capacity
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

    • No Instructions Included

    Best Uses

      Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 531s System:

      Great transaction and fast order fulfillment.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      4.0

      good service

      By Jim

      from Camp Hill, PA

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 531s System:

            First modules that I received did not work. But once I called customer service they provided me an RMA to return them and immedilaitley shipped new ones. They were received in 4 days and worked fine. Great price

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            3.0

            no ability to change order

            By Stev-oo

            from Orange County CA

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 531s System:

                  The product, description and price.. were excellent.. I put in 4 items in my cart instead of 2 didn't notice it until after check out. I bought on the weekend and I could not cancel and re do my order.. I sent an e mail and it wasn't acted on.. for an extra $30 bucks I wasnt going to go through the hassle of returning.. great product.. order process needs to be improved..

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  Upgraded a Dell

                  By Steve H

                  from the edge of the Milky Way

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Increases Speed

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Increased Performance

                    Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 531s System:

                    Upgraded a friend's computer that only had 1 GB and had to share with the onboard video. Used Crucial's scan tool which makes it SO easy. Added 2 GB and computer now works like it should.

                     
                    4.0

                    Happy with product so far

                    By Bob in mass

                    from mass

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Non So Far

                      Best Uses

                      • Increased Performance
                      • Multiple desktop applications

                      Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 531s System:

                      works as specified

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                       
                      5.0

                      Crucial is a bookmark for me!!

                      By Shoman90

                      from MI

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast
                      • Great online info
                      • Great prices

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Increased Performance

                      Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 531s System:

                      Recommended by a friend as very reputable and excellent place to do businees for memory..He was right!!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                       
                      4.0

                      They seem to work fine

                      By eviemtn

                      from Bushkill, PA

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Increases Speed
                      • Reliable Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Increased Performance
                        • Multiple desktop applications

                        Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 531s System:

                        Well, I really can't make a lot of comparisons because it is my first purchase for memory module. With only 1 gb of my desktop, I was encountering a lot of problems, one of them being slowness of the PC. This purchase of additional 2, 1gb mem. module really increased the speed and I'm not having the same problems with error messages. At least, I can only say, so far. It's only been a few weeks. There are supposed to be life time warranty and the customer support was really great. She was so concise and thorough, installation was a cinch. The same Dell products would've cost me significantly more. I recommend it.

                         
                        5.0

                        Great upgrade to my Dell Inspiron 531s

                        By jack

                        from williamsburg, va

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Large Capacity
                        • Reliable Performance
                        • Simple ordering instructi

                        Cons

                        • Jnone i'm happy

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 531s System:

                          upgrade to 4gb makes my computer much better

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                           
                          5.0

                          Wonderful product!

                          By Bret

                          from Ovid, Mi

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Increases Speed
                          • Large Capacity

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Increased Performance
                          • Multiple desktop applications

                          Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 531s System:

                          My computer ran soooo slow. Within a matter of a minute or so Crucial analyzed the problem and suggested new ram size. [...] it was very easy to install. My computer is now so much faster I'm literally amazed. Very pleased with product!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                           
                          5.0

                          I would buy this product again!

                          By Patty

                          from Wheeling, WV

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast
                          • Reliable Performance

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Increased Performance

                            Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 531s System:

                            I noticed an immediate improvement in speed and general performance. My computer is now even better than it was when it was new!

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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