DDR2 Upgrade for the Dell Inspiron 545 Desktop/PC

Crucial Community Forum

The fastest way to get answers to your technical support or customer service questions. Register now to be part of the Crucial online community, so you can search for the information you need.

Live Chat


Hours (MST):
Monday - Friday: 7am - 6pm
Saturday: 8am - 2 pm

Send us an e-mail

For the most immediate feedback, use our Live Chat. Chat hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (MST) Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Toll-free for US and Canada
800-336-8915

Phone
1-208-363-5790

Toll-free for Australia and New Zealand
1-800-142982

Hours (MST):
Monday - Friday: 7am - 6pm
Saturday: 8am - 2 pm (chat only)

Share or ask for feedback from your Facebook friends.


  Get a friend's opinion.


device type: desktop

Your Inspiron 545 System Specs

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

Memory:

DDR2 PC2-6400

Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 8GB
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 2 - 3Gb/s

SATA Version -- SATA 2 - 3Gb/s

External Drive Bays -- 2 x 5.25"

Internal Drive Bays -- 2 x 3.5"

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 G33 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.

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.

4GB kit (2GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-6400 memory module

4GB kit (2GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-6400 memory module
Part Number: CT1165314
  • Module Size: 4GB kit (2GBx2)
  • Package: 240-pin DIMM
  • 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 545
 $71.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Crucial4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 545 System
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Reviewed by 3 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-3

Back to top

 
5.0

It works, automatically updates

By drcaw

from San Diego, CA

About Me Casual User

Pros

  • East installation
  • Increases Speed

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased Performance

    Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 545 System:

    Just as Crucial says this memory is compatible. I have owned the Inspiron 545 for a few years. It came with 6 GB of RAM. I removed the two original 1 GB RAM sticks and put these two in. When I checked my System Information the RAM showed I now have 8 GB. I didn't have to install drivers or anything like that, it was an automatic update. I am very happy with the results.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Works as expected

    By Allan

    from Gold Coast, Australia

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Exact Fit
    • Fast
    • Increases Speed
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance

      Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 545 System:

      It works as promised, nothing else to say.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Memory for dell insiron

      By Martymike

      from cedar rapids, IA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 545 System:

      Good quality and perfect fit.

      Displaying reviews 1-3

      Back to top

      Why doesn't Windows recognize all of my memory?
      What is a memory Rank?
      Virtual Memory - Settings and Suggestions
      1.35v - 1.5v Dual-Voltage DDR3 memory
      How do I know what kind of memory to purchase?
       
      aluminium sandwich panel,roofing sandwich panel
      RAM arrangement, 2 different speeds
      Types of DRAM
      Asus maximus VI formula memeory
      Crucial RAM not working on IPIEL-LA3 motherboard