DDR2 Upgrade for the Dell Inspiron 531s Desktop/PC

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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.

2GB kit (1GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-6400 memory module

2GB kit (1GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-6400 memory module
Part Number: CT764975
  • 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 531s
 $39.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Crucial2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 531s System
 
4.8

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (16)
  • Increases speed (15)
  • Fast (14)
  • Easy to install (10)
  • Large capacity (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (18)
    • Multiple desktop applications (9)
    • Multimedia (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (17), Power user (8)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (24)

    Reviewed by 25 customers

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    5.0

    I would buy this product again

    By MooseyBear

    from Frostproof,FL

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Increases Speed
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance
      • Multiple desktop applications

      Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 531s System:

      Meets spec for Dell 531S desk top

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      I would buy this produt again and again

      By andy

      from albany ny

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Icreased Speed Atonce
      • Increases Speed
      • No Freeze-up

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance

        Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 531s System:

        when searching a product i do not get freeze ups

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Good service, good product

        By Julie the Realtor

        from Denver, Colorado

        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 531s System:

          Received it quickly, installed it myself...overall a good experience.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Great place to buy memory!

          By wvlady

          from Keyser, WV

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast
          • Increases Speed
          • Large Capacity
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Increased Performance

            Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 531s System:

            Crucial makes it easy for anyone to determine how much memory their computer can hold with their easy scan. I will always buy my memory here.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Worked Great on Dell 531S: faster boot!

            By Mike from Detroit

            from Detroit, MI

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast
            • Increases Speed

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Increased Performance

              Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 531s System:

              Went from 2GB to 4GB on a Dell (thin) Inspiron 531S desktop. When booting in Vista it used to take 24 scrolls of the green bar. Now it's only 3 scrolls! The high-speed fan almost never turns on now, instead of everytime as well. Even when I run Stellarium (a memory intensive Astronomy program) the HD and fans don't make noise and the program runs smoothly. Install was easy: you have to flip the clips to open, make sure the slightly off-center notch is aligned (if not flip the chip around) and press sorta hard (kinda scary hard).
              Then just boot up!

              I can't believe I wasted time trying to turn off different startup programs and services to shave off 1 second there, 2 seconds here. Just double your memory for cheap. The first couple boots weren't any faster because Vista decided to do a huge set of auto-updates the day I installed, but after that: mega-fast boot up, and programs work smoother.

              32-Bit Vista only really can use 3.25G of memory, but when you install this--under Control Panel\System and Maintenance\System it will actually Memory: 4.00GB to show you installed it correctly.

              In summary: cheap, fast ship, easy install, way faster boot up, a LOT less hard drive chatter and hi-speed fan noise. It's been a few weeks and everythings still awesome.

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              • Personal
               
              5.0

              As always works great increased speed.

              By Dan

              from Utah

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast
              • I love Crucial Ram
              • Increases Speed
              • Large Capacity
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Increased Performance

                Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 531s System:

                Increased speed in Vista two fold.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                WOW! What a difference!

                By Aerowire

                from Alabama

                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 531s System:

                  Need to run multiple financial programs on a Dell w/Windows. What a difference when I loaded 4Mb of RAM versus 1MB. Programs load instantly with no lag time processing reports, etc.
                  If your RAM slots aren't max loaded, do it now. Run the Crucial Scan and get it.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                   
                  5.0

                  Best memory upgrade for my DELL

                  By Railroad Ricky

                  from milwaukee

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Increased Performance

                    Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 531s System:

                    very easy to install made a real difference in the way my computer operates

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    5.0

                    The memory boards purchased work fine.

                    By optimister

                    from Lincoln, CA

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Increased Performance
                      • Multiple desktop applications

                      Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 531s System:

                      Use product to generate large word documents for book publications and frequent e-mail exchanges.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                       
                      5.0

                      Ram You Can Count on

                      By Deb

                      from Stratford, NJ

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast
                      • Increases Speed

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Increased Performance

                        Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 531s System:

                        As always, Crucial delivers reliable RAM, Thanks!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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