DDR2 Upgrade for the Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop/PC

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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 PC2-6400 memory module

2GB kit (1GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-6400 memory module
Part Number: CT764976
  • Module Size: 2GB kit (1GBx2)
  • Package: 240-pin DIMM
  • Feature: DDR2 PC2-6400
  • Specs: DDR2 PC2-6400 • CL=6 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-800 • 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
 
4.9

(based on 78 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (73)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (50)
  • Fast (39)
  • Increases speed (38)
  • Easy to install (28)
  • Large capacity (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (54)
    • Multiple desktop applications (37)
    • Multimedia (15)
    • Gaming (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (49), Power user (28)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (68), Business (10)

    Reviewed by 78 customers

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    5.0

    It Did What It's Supposed To Do

    By jferr2

    from Lebanon PA

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Increases Speed

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Multiple desktop applications

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

      Had a little trouble with installation, but nothing out of the ordinary.
      Not exactly a lightning speed improvement, but I'm having less trouble running multiple applications, which is all I was looking for.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
       
      5.0

      Memory upgrade is perfect!

      By MauiBy

      from Kahului, HI

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Increases Speed
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance
        • Multimedia

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

        Purchased upgrade memory for Dell Inspiron 530 desktop. After installing, noticed faster performance. Works perfect for my need.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        4.0

        Need for Speed

        By MJB's Bookkeeping Solutions

        from Simi Valley, CA

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Increases Speed

        Cons

        • Difficult To Install

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance
        • Multiple desktop applications

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

        As a Bookkeeper I usually have several windows open, so the increased memory has really helped.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
         
        5.0

        Worked as advertized

        By Bob

        from Woodinville WA

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Installed easily
        • Recognized immediately
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

        • None noted

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance
        • Multiple desktop applications

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

        Good complement to my M4 128G Crucial SSD.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Quick and easy boost

        By niko

        from Philadelphia, PA

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Increases Speed

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Increased Performance
          • Multiple desktop applications

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

          Upgraded an old Dell machine - runs much faster now

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Should have done this sooner

          By John

          from Ocala, FL.

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast
          • Increases Speed
          • Large Capacity
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gaming
            • Increased Performance

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

            Finaly decent performance on games. Now have to upgrade CPU

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Stop thinking about it and buy it!

            By Slayer52

            from Fayetteville, Ohio

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Improved stability
            • Increases Speed
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Increased Performance

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

              I have been certified in mil.std electronics assembly and soldering since 1980 and find this upgrade a high quality product.The component placement and soldering is excellent!This product increased the speed and improved the stabilty of my computer. Buy it!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              4.0

              Works like expected

              By Redsox1084

              from Hartford, CT

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Fast
              • Increases Speed

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Increased Performance
                • Multiple desktop applications

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

                Very easy to install, increased ram so that computer could run more efficiently!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                Easy to buy, easy to install, it works!

                By Mark @ AVT

                from Kirkland WA.

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Increases Speed
                • Large Capacity

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Increased Performance

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

                  Crucial was recommended to me by my uber-tech-savvy boss, who is a good customer. I was upgrading with a clean install from Win Vista to Win7, and wanted to ensure better performance, so...more RAM! I found the website guide to be extremely helpful in finding the right components, the price seems about right, and it has made a tremendous difference in performance, although it's a little hard to judge with the overlapping change of OS. I look forward to excellent performance and long life with your product. I will return if I need components in the future.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  Desktop Memory Updgrade

                  By Paul

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Increases Speed

                  Cons

                  • No Instructions Included

                  Best Uses

                  • Increased Performance

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

                  Upgraded Dell desktop memory from 3GB to 4GB. Speed seems better. No instructions but easy to figure out or can go to YouTube and see many examples on how to change out memory.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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