DDR2 Upgrade for the Dell Inspiron 1520 Laptop/Notebook

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device type: notebook

Your Inspiron 1520 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 2 - 3Gb/s

SATA Version -- SATA 2 - 3Gb/s

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:

Intel PM965 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.

4GB kit (2GBx2), 200-pin SODIMM, DDR2 PC2-6400 memory module

4GB kit (2GBx2), 200-pin SODIMM, DDR2 PC2-6400 memory module
Part Number: CT768336
  • Module Size: 4GB kit (2GBx2)
  • 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 1520
 $71.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Crucial4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1520 System
 
4.9

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Increases speed (23)
  • Reliable (19)
  • Fast (17)
  • Large capacity (12)

Cons

  • Difficult to install (3)

Best Uses

  • Increased performance (27)
  • Multiple desktop applications (16)
  • Multimedia (7)
  • Gaming (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (22), Power user (11)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (27), Business (5)

Reviewed by 33 customers

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5.0

Good product

By Ken

from Elgin, IL

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance

      Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1520 System:

      Use the product in my laptop and it works as it should. No Problem with it.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      4GB Kit delivers lightning speed!

      By Jan

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Increases Speed
      • Large Capacity
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1520 System:

          Placing this memory in my lab top made it extremly fast! It was easy to install. There were no issues with compatability and my computer is 5 years old!

          • Primary use:
          • Business
           
          5.0

          Thanks for the great experence

          By Johnny Boy

          from Houston

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast
          • Increases Speed
          • Large Capacity
          • Reasonable Delivery
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

          • Not Clear Ram Came In Set

          Best Uses

          • Extra Ram For Windows 7
          • Increased Performance

          Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1520 System:

          I need to upgrade RAM before windows 7 rebuild.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          I am very happy with the increased speed

          By Hans

          from Hastings Michigan

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast
          • Increases Speed
          • Large Capacity
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1520 System:

              The product I purchased has increased the speed in my pc considerable, thus making me a satisfied customer

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              Dell Inspiron 1520 Upgrade

              By Jim the Network Master

              from Marietta, GA

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast
              • Increases Speed
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Increased Performance
                • Multimedia
                • Multiple desktop applications

                Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1520 System:

                The Crucial Web Site was easy to use to find a compatible 4GB RAM upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1520. This 5 year old Laptop has 2 RAM compartments and the Crucial Memory was simple to install. Upon restart, the PC recognized the new RAM and the speed increase was immediately seen across all Programs and in Web Browsing. PC also boots faster!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                Memory Upgrade Worked

                By Seaux

                from Winslow, AZ

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Increases Speed
                • Large Capacity
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Multiple desktop applications

                  Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1520 System:

                  I needed to upgrade my computer to give it more memory for web design. I have an older computer but the memory upgrade did help.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  excellent product and service

                  By laszlo

                  from calgary ,canada

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast
                  • Increases Speed
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Increased Performance
                    • Multimedia
                    • Multiple desktop applications

                    Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1520 System:

                    excellent product
                    easy installed to upgrade my laptop

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    "Worked as Advertised on Dell Inspiron!"

                    By T

                    from Tampa FL.

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast
                    • Increases Speed
                    • Large Capacity
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gaming
                      • Increased Performance
                      • Multimedia
                      • Multiple desktop applications

                      Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1520 System:

                      Received the memory from Crucial in less than 5 days. Searched for "memory upgrade for Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop" on Youtube and watched the video. It was relatively easy to do and had everything up & running within 20 minutes. Note; there are two different places on the laptop that hold the memory; one is on the back of the machine under a simple cover; and the other is under the keyboard. Initially I was a bit hesitant on removing the keyboard but it was fairly easy. I'm glad that I did it myself.

                      Since this went so well, I am now considering upgrading to a bigger hard drive.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                       
                      5.0

                      Really perked up my laptop!

                      By Deserthappy

                      from Green Valley, Arizona

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast
                      • Increases Speed

                      Cons

                      • Difficult To Install

                      Best Uses

                      • Increased Performance
                      • Multiple desktop applications

                      Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1520 System:

                      I teach a PS Elements class at our local camera club. My desktop has 12G of RAM. My laptop which I use for teaching only had two. Even the addition of 2G of RAM really perked up the laptop.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                       
                      5.0

                      Installation Easy/Improvement immediate

                      By Bsmith Trucks

                      from Hartford, CT

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast
                      • Increases Speed

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Increased Performance
                        • Multiple desktop applications

                        Comments about Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 1520 System:

                        Brand specific installation instructions might make the install a little easier, though I was able to find simple instructions through Google. I was able to take the (2) 1 GB cards and install them in an older computer and sped it up as well.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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