DDR2 Upgrade for the Dell Inspiron 1721 Laptop/Notebook

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device type: notebook

Your Inspiron 1721 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.

2GB, 200-pin SODIMM, DDR2 PC2-6400 memory module

2GB, 200-pin SODIMM, DDR2 PC2-6400 memory module
Part Number: CT758810
  • Module Size: 2GB
  • 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 1721
 $35.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Crucial2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1721 System
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (9)
  • Easy to install (8)
  • Increases speed (7)
  • Fast (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Multiple desktop applications (8)
    • Increased performance (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (9)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent Product........

    [...] Installation of the RAM into the laptop in about 2 minutes and that's a lot less than others I have installed. My computer is now a turbo machine! I'm very, very...Read complete review

    [...] Installation of the RAM into the laptop in about 2 minutes and that's a lot less than others I have installed. My computer is now a turbo machine! I'm very, very satisfied with the product and will definitely order from them and only them in the future!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Disappointing gains in Vista Performance

    Hoping Vista would run faster with 4 GB of ram. Wish I had Windows XP instead.

    Hoping Vista would run faster with 4 GB of ram. Wish I had Windows XP instead.

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    5.0

    Great prices, service & reliability!

    By TEE N

    from Los Angeles, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1721 System:

    My computer crashed and I was looking for replacement parts. I found this site and they provided excellent products and services. My computer has come back to life, is running faster and I'm lovin' it!! :-)

     
    4.0

    Good Buy

    By PepsiKat

    from IL

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Increases Speed
    • Large Capacity

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance

      Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1721 System:

      N/A

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      2 GB Upgrade

      By Ken

      from Delaware

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Easy to order
      • Increases Speed

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance

        Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1721 System:

        Easy to install.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Works like a champ!

        By ppr

        from sw florida

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Increases Speed
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Increased Performance

          Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1721 System:

          This was for my daughters computer that runs Vista.. Well you know the story.. Once I popped this new memory in it's speed is greatly increased. Everyones happy and I don't have to foot the bill on a new machine!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          4.0

          Glad I did it

          By low tech

          from northern indiana

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Increases Speed
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

          • Difficult To Install

          Best Uses

          • Increased Performance
          • Multiple desktop applications

          Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1721 System:

          really increased speed, now it's time to upgrade the OS

           
          5.0

          Excellent Product........

          By Jenn

          from Florida

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Increases Speed
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Increased Performance
            • Multiple desktop applications

            Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1721 System:

            [...] Installation of the RAM into the laptop in about 2 minutes and that's a lot less than others I have installed. My computer is now a turbo machine! I'm very, very satisfied with the product and will definitely order from them and only them in the future!

            • Primary use:
            • Business
             
            5.0

            2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1721

            By W143P

            from South Portland, Maine

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

            • Difficult To Install

            Best Uses

            • Increased Performance
            • Multimedia
            • Multiple desktop applications

            Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1721 System:

            Definite improvement in performance.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Good Computer got Better

            By Multiglot

            from Galveston, TX

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Fast
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Increased Performance
              • Multiple desktop applications

              Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1721 System:

              Except for having to pull the keyboard (a quirk of recent Dells) this was the most efficient and effective upgrade I have done in a long time. The keyboard business made it slightly less efficient, but no less effective.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              Worked great!!!

              By Old Timer

              from Ft. Myers, FL

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Increases Speed
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Multiple desktop applications

                Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1721 System:

                The memory module was [...]definitely improved performance.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                Upgrade Memory chips

                By Sparks

                from Palm Bay, FL

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Increases Speed
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Multiple desktop applications

                  Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1721 System:

                  The installation was easy, Just had to get some information on installing the second Memory Chip. One of the Memory Chips had to be installed under the the Key Board. My Lap Top works much faster.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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