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device type: desktop

Your Inspiron 530 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.

2GB kit (1GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module

2GB kit (1GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
Part Number: CT700765
  • Module Size: 2GB kit (1GBx2)
  • 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 530
 $39.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Crucial2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 530 System
 
4.7

(based on 70 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Increases speed (37)
  • Reliable (35)
  • Easy to install (25)
  • Fast (24)
  • Large capacity (15)

Cons

  • No instructions included (4)

Best Uses

  • Increased performance (46)
  • Multiple desktop applications (30)
  • Multimedia (20)
  • Gaming (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (46), Power user (22)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (61), Business (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Product. [...]

Computer had been having seemingly random problems for quite some time. We were in fact ready to toss the computer.One last chance, Diagnostics revealed a flaky (to use a technical term) memory module....Read complete review

Computer had been having seemingly random problems for quite some time. We were in fact ready to toss the computer.One last chance, Diagnostics revealed a flaky (to use a technical term) memory module. Replaced the memory with memory from Crucial. Problem solved. Computer saved. We laughed all the way to the bank.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Didn't work--returned

Installed two of these into a Dell Inspiron 530 to go from 2gig to 4 gig. Worked for about five minutes, and then the computer crashed. Every time I turned the computer on, ...Read complete review

Installed two of these into a Dell Inspiron 530 to go from 2gig to 4 gig. Worked for about five minutes, and then the computer crashed. Every time I turned the computer on, it wouldn't boot, and would beep four times. Refit the new pieces several times, switching them in different spots. Made no difference. System worked again when I removed the new RAM. Bought another identical 2 gig set from a different provider and it works perfectly.

Reviewed by 70 customers

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5.0

My old PC is running like new.

By Francis

from Fairfax, VA

About Me Power user

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Increases Speed
  • Large Capacity

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Multiple desktop applications

    Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 530 System:

    My old Desktop was running very slugish after I installed windows 7 (it was XP before), before discarding it and buying a new PC, I decided to give it a try by adding 2GB of memory. Now it's running like new. Thanks.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Quick fullfillment with detailed status

    By Mike

    from Dallas, Tx

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Increases Speed
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance

      Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 530 System:

      The ezxxtra memory was needed to get satisfactory performance out of Windows 7

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Easy to install

      By Texan

      from San Antonio, TX

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

      • No Instructions Included

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance

      Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 530 System:

      No instructions included, but a quick phone call told us all I needed to know. Being told that 30 lbs of pressure to seat the memory kept me from being afraid I would harm the board.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      2GB kit is a BIG improvement.

      By Frank

      from Alabama

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Increases Speed

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 530 System:

          Speed of light shipping and it took 5 minutes to install. Awesome improvement in computer function.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          I will definitely buy this product again

          By PConrad

          from Port St Lucie, FL

          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 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 530 System:

            I use this in a business setting - my previous RAM went bad and this was exactly what I needed.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
             
            4.0

            Great process

            By Cathy

            from Tampa, FL

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 530 System:

                  I'm the kind of person who can install, but I barely know a Mb from a Gb, forget figuring out what RAM I need to make my older Dell work faster. It was suggested I go to Crucial and install the utility to get the recommendation, and follow it. I did as instructed, installed the new memory when it arrived, and haven't looked back. I appreciate a site where I can get quick and easy recommendations for a solution that truly makes my life easier. Thanks Crucial!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  4.0

                  memory upgrade

                  By el guapo

                  from denver

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 530 System:

                        fast delivery, helpful diy instructions prior to delivery. Would definitley consider another purchase in the future.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                         
                        5.0

                        RAM works great!

                        By Big B

                        from Cleveland, OH

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Increased Performance

                          Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 530 System:

                          RAM sticks arrived as expected and work great.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                           
                          5.0

                          I am very pleased with this product

                          By Doug

                          from Overland Park, Ks

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Increased Performance

                              Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 530 System:

                              I use this product in our home computer and it was purchased by our IT guy. While I don't know much about the internal workings, our computer is so much faster than it was before the memory chips were installed.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              easy to install, does the job

                              By Philip

                              from Tallahassee, FL

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 530 System:

                              no complaints

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