DDR2 Upgrade for the Dell Inspiron 1720 Laptop/Notebook

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device type: notebook

Your Inspiron 1720 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: CT758809
  • 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 1720
 $35.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Crucial2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1720 System
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (10)
  • Increases speed (10)
  • Reliable (9)
  • Fast (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (14)
    • Multiple desktop applications (8)
    • Multimedia (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (13), Power user (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (15), Business (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Crucial Lover

    Beginning with the user friendly site I would say that I found what I needed to upgrade my hardware for my Inspiron 1720 with simple ease. The scanner tool is really an ingenious idea to...Read complete review

    Beginning with the user friendly site I would say that I found what I needed to upgrade my hardware for my Inspiron 1720 with simple ease. The scanner tool is really an ingenious idea to help those like me who are unsure of what they are buying and fear purchasing on the Internet. It scanned my laptop, told me how and where I could improve and then suggested a few options on how to make the changes. The options were very reasonably priced and accurate. I was able to go through the process within 15 minutes and had my parts on the way. If I had to make one teensy weensy suggestion it would for Crucial to tell customers that after they install new memory chips, at least in my case, to open their Control Panel and then open the Computer's System and look at "view basic information about your computer" this page should say that new hardware has been installed and thus the system needs to be updated and there is an actual button that you click and then the computer will run scanning and do its thing to update the technology. It also requested that I enter and activate my Windows product key. It also asked me to update my score. Now prior to seeing these things. I simply installed the 2 chips, and turned on my unit. i thought that it updated itself, however i did notice that my PC wasn't really running any faster even having gone from 1GB to 4GB. As the DELL rep who told me about this site said, it will be like going from a pinto to a Ferrari...lol BUT YOU HAVE TO MANUALLY UPDATE the laptop/desktop. So the difference since I did so is exactly how he described it would be, no more crashes, no more locking up and no more scared to open 1 more of anything. I am so so so happy with Crucial's parts, customer service,and lastly they got my parts to me within 3 business days!!! Oh and did I mention the cost comparison? Ok here goes......Staples 1st of all couldn't find my Inspiron from DELL in their parts book. But I shopped off the shelf and found they had memory sticks and the avg price was $45.00 for one 2GB stick. DELL wanted $39.99 for one stick. BUT hold on Crucial only wanted [$] each. Then depending on how fast you want it or need it there's the shipping charges. OVERALL MY EXPERIENCE WITH CRUCIAL WAS TERRIFIC AND I WOULD BUY FROM THEM AGAIN!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    I WAS RECOMMENDED THE WRONG RAM

    Your program scaned my laptop indicated that I had 2 memory cards: A 2 GB and a 1 GB. The maximum allowable memory was 4 GB. I ordered a 2 GB memory card to...Read complete review

    Your program scaned my laptop indicated that I had 2 memory cards: A 2 GB and a 1 GB. The maximum allowable memory was 4 GB. I ordered a 2 GB memory card to replace the 1 GB card. Turns out the computer is only set up for one memory card. I would have ordered a 4 GB card if I knew this before the 2 GB memory card arrived and I tried to install it.

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    5.0

    EASY INSTALL

    By JonP.

    from Superior, Colorado

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Increases Speed
    • Large Capacity
    • Reliable Performance
    • Slam dunk

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance

      Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1720 System:

      Easy to install and tons of speed!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      2.0

      I WAS RECOMMENDED THE WRONG RAM

      By JJ

      from Palm Beach Gardens, FL

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • I tried

      Cons

      • No Increase In Speed
      • Wrong hardware

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance
      • Wanted increase SPEED

      Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1720 System:

      Your program scaned my laptop indicated that I had 2 memory cards: A 2 GB and a 1 GB. The maximum allowable memory was 4 GB. I ordered a 2 GB memory card to replace the 1 GB card. Turns out the computer is only set up for one memory card. I would have ordered a 4 GB card if I knew this before the 2 GB memory card arrived and I tried to install it.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Just What I needed

      By Dextah

      from Leeds, ME

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Increases Speed

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance
        • Multiple desktop applications

        Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1720 System:

        Exactly what I needed. Quick and easy installation.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Very happy camper

        By uttsjs

        from Toronto Canada

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Arrived in Days
        • Increases Speed
        • Installed in minutes
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1720 System:

            I upgraded my Dell 1720 to 4Gs and upgraded to Windows 7. The extra 2Gs even made Vista tolerable. The move to W7 even better. Like having a new machine.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Would buy again and recommnd to anyone.

            By Mic

            from Chesapeake, VA.

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Increases Speed

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Increased Performance
              • Multiple desktop applications

              Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1720 System:

              Use at home and in business. Run everything from SPSS and SAS statistical packages to photo editing and music. Easy to install and well worth the price in performance improvement.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
               
              5.0

              Upgrade of Dell Inspiron 1720

              By Tom

              from Fayetteville, GA

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Increased Performance
                • Multiple desktop applications

                Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1720 System:

                I have never been disappointed with anything I've received and installed from Crucial. [...]. I am quite pleased with products and service.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                Crucial Memmory worked like a Champ

                By Beltfed7.62

                from Dallas, TX

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Easy to order
                • Easy to use
                • Increases Speed
                • Stable

                Cons

                • Should have done sooner

                Best Uses

                • Increased Performance
                • Multimedia
                • Multiple desktop applications

                Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1720 System:

                Helps me answer email while putting together large Power Point presentations.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                 
                5.0

                Easy upgrade for better performance

                By Jim

                from Round Lake, IL

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Increases Speed
                • Instructions Included
                • Large Capacity

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Increased Performance
                  • Multiple desktop applications

                  Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1720 System:

                  Ordered two 2GB modules. They were slightly less expensive here than at other sites. Keyboard was easy to remove for access to top module. Other module was accessible under a cover on the bottom of the laptop. Laptop seems to run faster, with less noise from the hard drive.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  Very good memory sticks.

                  By Fran

                  from Madison Maine

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Worked as they should

                  Cons

                  • Nothing

                  Best Uses

                  • Increased Performance

                  Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1720 System:

                  I used this memory in an inspiron 1720 that was purchased off [@]. The computer came with two 512's and was bought that way apparently and a tiny 80GB drive. What a waste of time for someone to order that. I have one just like it that I built up on Dell's site and it had all the best I could put in it. BUT the hard drive failed after two months. Win a few, lose a few.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  Easy Decision

                  By MackAttack

                  from Berkeley, CA

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Fast
                  • Increases Speed
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                  • No Instructions Included

                  Best Uses

                  • Increased Performance
                  • Multiple desktop applications

                  Comments about Crucial 2GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1720 System:

                  No hassle with their guaranteed compatability, I was at ease. Less expensive than any other place I saw [...] and the guess work was taken out for me. [...]

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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