DDR2 Upgrade for the Dell Inspiron 530s Desktop/PC

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device type: desktop

Your Inspiron 530s 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.

1GB, 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module

1GB, 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
Part Number: CT700733
  • Module Size: 1GB
  • Package: 240-pin DIMM
  • Feature: DDR2 PC2-5300
  • Specs: DDR2 PC2-5300 • CL=5 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-667 • 1.8V • 128Meg x 64 •
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the Dell Inspiron 530s
 $19.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Crucial1GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 530s System
 
4.8

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (29)
  • Fast (25)
  • Easy to install (24)
  • Increases speed (15)
  • Large capacity (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (35)
    • Multiple desktop applications (19)
    • Multimedia (11)
    • Gaming (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (33), Power user (11)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (41), Business (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

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    Crucial offers memory for almost every system out there. Their interactive approach to finding your system and the memory it uses is outrageous. [...] its super easy to install as long as ...Read complete review

    Crucial offers memory for almost every system out there. Their interactive approach to finding your system and the memory it uses is outrageous. [...] its super easy to install as long as you know how to. I've been a Crucial user for years and intend to be for years to come.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Memory seems to be working, but ...

    I purchased the product with the size and type picked by Crucials scanner and it did not match what was installed in my computer they are 6400 and the scanner told me to get 5300 ...Read complete review

    I purchased the product with the size and type picked by Crucials scanner and it did not match what was installed in my computer they are 6400 and the scanner told me to get 5300 and I did. I do not want to spend additional funds to get the 6400's so I will get by with these. I will not suggest Crucial to my on-line friends or facebook buddies...

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    5.0

    Great Purchase, Amazing Price!

    By JJ

    from Atkins, AR

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Increases Speed
    • Large Capacity
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

    • No Instructions Included

    Best Uses

    • Gaming
    • Increased Performance

    Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 530s System:

    The RAM that I purchased was priced great and made a HUGE difference in my gaming experience. It was shipped quickly as well! The only issue I had was that the product came with no installation instructions but I was able to locate the easy how- to online and on their website. Overall a good decision.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Well Done

    By Van the Family Man

    from San Antonio TX

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance

      Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 530s System:

      Superb application

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Perfect

      By Stashme

      from philadelphia,pa

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance
        • Multimedia
        • Multiple desktop applications

        Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 530s System:

        [...] great products great service

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        I bought what was advertised

        By Greenman

        from Geen, Ohio

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 530s System:

              How easy is it to order, get shipped and install
              Didn't have to leave my house or ask anyone anything. Have already recommended it

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              Blazing speed

              By Art

              from Hernando, MS

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Added blazing speed
              • Easy To Install
              • Fast

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Increased Performance

                Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 530s System:

                Used online scan to let crucial pick the one I needed. Ordered it and it was processed [...] quickly. Added 2GB RAM to my old computers 1GB RAM. Took only a few minutes to install and my computer immediately went from slow to amazingly fast.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                I would buy this product again and again

                By Lady Cabdriver

                from Lexington, SC

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Increases Speed

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Increased Performance

                  Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 530s System:

                  [...] It was a snap to install once I discovered how to open my computer.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  thank you Crucial!!

                  By bjb

                  from albany oregon

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Increased Performance
                    • Multiple desktop applications

                    Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 530s System:

                    my computer is much faster!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    5.0

                    "Perfect for a basic Desktop"

                    By Inky

                    from Riverside,CA

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 530s System:

                          Runs great in a Dell Inspiron 530s Desktop. No problems.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                           
                          3.0

                          Memory seems to be working, but ...

                          By ShoshoniLad

                          from Pocatello, ID

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Okay

                          Cons

                          • Small change

                          Best Uses

                          • Multiple desktop applications

                          Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 530s System:

                          I purchased the product with the size and type picked by Crucials scanner and it did not match what was installed in my computer they are 6400 and the scanner told me to get 5300 and I did. I do not want to spend additional funds to get the 6400's so I will get by with these. I will not suggest Crucial to my on-line friends or facebook buddies...

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                           
                          5.0

                          The usual flawless Crucial experience

                          By MikeR

                          from Dartmouth, MA

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Excellent Value
                          • Fast
                          • Large Capacity

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Better Vista performance
                            • Increased Performance
                            • Multiple desktop applications

                            Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 530s System:

                            Crucial made this upgrade for my Dell astonishingly easy, by telling me exactly what to buy, selling it to me for half the usual price, [...], and getting it correct so the install took two minutes.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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