DDR2 Upgrade for the Dell Inspiron 9300 Laptop/Notebook

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device type: notebook

Your Inspiron 9300 System Specs

System specs as shipped by the manufacturer.
Scan your system to view your specific system configuration.

Memory:

DDR2 PC2-5300

Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 2GB
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

Chipset:

Intel 915PM 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 kit (1GBx2), 200-pin SODIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module

2GB kit (1GBx2), 200-pin SODIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
Part Number: CT540862
  • Module Size: 2GB kit (1GBx2)
  • Package: 200-pin SODIMM
  • 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 9300
 $39.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Crucial2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 9300 System
 
4.8

(based on 95 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (84)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (57)
  • Easy to install (51)
  • Increases speed (45)
  • Fast (39)
  • Large capacity (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (72)
    • Multiple desktop applications (35)
    • Multimedia (18)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (52), Power user (39)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (74), Business (19)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    [...]Easy Install,Great Speed

    My laptop was crashing & freezing regularly & was so slow it was almost unuasable. I think I was on the verge of loosing everything. The sys check showed that the memory ...Read complete review

    My laptop was crashing & freezing regularly & was so slow it was almost unuasable. I think I was on the verge of loosing everything. The sys check showed that the memory was 85% full.This mem upgrade was so easy. It took less than 15 min including powering down, removing the battery, grounding & etc.When I got it reasembled & booted up I did another sys check & I was only using about 30% of the new memory & all of the new mem was recognized by the computer. What a boost in speed & no more crashes & lockups!Could not ask for a better product.[...] the price was right.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great Customer Service

    I received this product and installed it, then ran Prime95 all night, then Memtest86+, just to have it consistently fail on test #2 at a specific address. [...]On the bright ...Read complete review

    I received this product and installed it, then ran Prime95 all night, then Memtest86+, just to have it consistently fail on test #2 at a specific address. [...]On the bright side, customer service was very helpful and easy to deal with handling the return.I ended up buying memory from a local store, which survived all my tests.[...]

    Reviewed by 95 customers

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    4.0

    Memory upgrade for improved performance

    By just a customer

    from Denver, NC

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compatible
    • Reliable Performance
    • Simple install

    Cons

    • Non Observed So Far

    Best Uses

    • Increased Performance

    Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 9300 System:

    Trying to add life to older Inspiron 9300 laptop, so maximized RAM (2 GB). Should help with certain programs that use more RAM, but due to slow processor it is hard to jump for joy. Just a step in trying to extend life of the low-use laptop.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    2GB kit Upgrade for a Dell 9300

    By Ken

    from US.

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Increases Speed
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gaming
      • Increased Performance
      • Multimedia
      • Multiple desktop applications

      Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 9300 System:

      This is the only memory I buy, never had any issues,fast shipping...

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Great Product, Great Price

      By JD

      from Ragley, LA

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy Installed
      • Increases Speed

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Multiple desktop applications

        Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 9300 System:

        new memory installed helped with overall performance.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Gave Old Dell Inspiron 9300 New Life

        By Bob

        from Ellicott City, Maryland

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Increases Speed

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Increased Performance
          • Multiple desktop applications

          Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 9300 System:

          Gave an old Dell Inspiron 9300 laptop with Windows XP and 1 GB of ram a bit more speed. Thing only takes 2 GB, so it will never be a supercomputer. I am fully satisfied with Crucial.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Fast service and I would buy again

          By z_goodguy

          from Anchorage, AK

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast
          • Increases Speed
          • Large Capacity
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gaming
            • Increased Performance
            • Multimedia

            Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 9300 System:

            Huge increase in speed. I was running 512k now I'm at 2g. It's amazing how much better my computer works.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Perfect match for my laptop.

            By BChand

            from Mechanicsburg, PA

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast
            • Increases Speed
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 9300 System:

                This upgrade allowed me to upgrade my old laptop to Windows 8.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                Fantastic up grade

                By DKS

                from Monticello, KY.

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast
                • Increases Speed
                • Large Capacity
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Multimedia

                  Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 9300 System:

                  Great product and even better service from Crucial.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  3.0

                  Works well.

                  By Peter goezinia

                  from Toledo ohio

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast
                  • Increases Speed

                  Cons

                  • No Instructions Included

                  Best Uses

                  • Increased Performance
                  • Multiple desktop applications

                  Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 9300 System:

                  Just would have liked instructions. Not everyone is a computer geek. No offense.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  On time and working fine

                  By oldmotem

                  from Massachusetts

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Arrived on time
                  • Increases Speed

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Increased Performance
                    • Multiple desktop applications

                    Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 9300 System:

                    Resurrecting old DELL Inspiron 9300 Laptop. The memory arrived quickly and makes this old machine much more snappy. Nice! Install: easy. Performance improvement: significant. Went from 512 MB to 2 GB. Good deal and a good decision.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                     
                    5.0

                    Oh what a relief it was!!!

                    By Triple Nickel 8-ball (5558B)

                    from Madison WI

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Excellent instructions
                    • Fast
                    • Increases Speed
                    • Large Capacity

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Increased Performance

                      Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 9300 System:

                      General everyday novice user who was having lots of problems because of lack of memory. A friend suggested contacting Crucial. Great suggestion!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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