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.

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

2GB kit (1GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-6400 memory module
Part Number: CT764974
  • 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 530s
 $39.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Crucial2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 530s System
 
4.7

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Increases speed (25)
  • Fast (21)
  • Reliable (19)
  • Easy to install (12)
  • Large capacity (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (33)
    • Multiple desktop applications (17)
    • Multimedia (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (26), Power user (16)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (37), Business (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A Great Product!

    I recently added a small PC based recording studio to my home and to save cost I stuck with my original PC. Running expansive programs like Pro Tools 8 and Fl studio seriously affected my...Read complete review

    I recently added a small PC based recording studio to my home and to save cost I stuck with my original PC. Running expansive programs like Pro Tools 8 and Fl studio seriously affected my computers performance. This memory upgrade has my machine running better than new! [...] was super easy to install. The scan feature was a great tool to get me what i needed. Thanks.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Epic Fail

    When you ask the website to determine what memory is needed you expect a correct answer. I got the wrong answer, bought the wrong product and can't return it. Now I'm stuck with memory...Read complete review

    When you ask the website to determine what memory is needed you expect a correct answer. I got the wrong answer, bought the wrong product and can't return it. Now I'm stuck with memory I can't use.

    Reviewed by 42 customers

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    5.0

    Great Product!

    By Jeanie

    from Tennessee

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Increases Speed
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance

      Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 530s System:

      Needed to speed up an older Dell which had space for more memory cards. These cards arrived quickly after ordering, were easy to install & did exactlly what I was hoping for...sped up my slow computer to where it is enjoyable to use again. Thanks!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      2 GB (1GBx2) Memory Upgrade-Very Easy!

      By DB of California

      from Pleasanton,CA

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Immediate improvement
      • Increases Speed
      • Large Capacity

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance
        • Multiple desktop applications

        Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 530s System:

        Product was packaged very nice, easy to install and got immediate improvement.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
         
        5.0

        Perfect product purchase

        By Jim

        from Southport, NC

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • All That Apply - As State
        • All That Apply-as Stated
        • Fast
        • Increases Speed
        • Large Capacity
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

        • No cons

        Best Uses

        • Did Exactly As Advertised
        • Increased Performance
        • Multimedia
        • Multiple desktop applications

        Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 530s System:

        Did as I was told

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Great Easy Buy

        By cdthrasher

        from blue springs, mo

        About Me Casual 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 530s System:

          Upgrade Dell 530S desktop from 1GB to 4GB og RAM. Very easy and no issues.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          A Great Company

          By Grampy

          from Smithers, West Virginia

          About Me Power 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 530s System:

            A great product for an even greater price. I use everyday and it is going to go a long way in overcoming my anxiety not having to sit and wait. Why didn't I think of this before. Thanks Crucial. I'll make sure others know about you.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            4.0

            Great deal, great service, great product

            By Gary

            from Memphis, TN

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast
            • Good Product Tips
            • Increases Speed

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Increased Performance
              • Multiple desktop applications

              Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 530s System:

              I'm not experienced with working on computers but installation was just aa described. Good information on installation and tips. Cranked up the computer and all is good, lots more space, and much faster.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              Excellent Quality Memory

              By Henry J

              from Tallahassee, Fl

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Excellent Compatability
              • Increases Speed
              • Upgraded Seamlessly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Multiple desktop applications

                Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 530s System:

                Worked flawlessly and there were no compatability issues with the existing oem memory.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                2.0

                Epic Fail

                By Dccarlson

                from Boise, ID

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Didn't work
                  • Scan Found Wrong Memory

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 530s System:

                    When you ask the website to determine what memory is needed you expect a correct answer. I got the wrong answer, bought the wrong product and can't return it. Now I'm stuck with memory I can't use.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    4.0

                    no more stalled apps

                    By bubski poodle

                    from LA

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast
                    • Increases Speed

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 530s System:

                        bought these old mem modules to beef up my kid's PC. Although they helped the performance, I think that a rebuild pc is in order. If you're buying DDDR2 at this point (year=2013) consider an upgrade instead. That's why only 4 stars. The memory worked fine.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                         
                        5.0

                        Price, Shipping, and Product All Great!

                        By fasteddye

                        from Roanoke, VA

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Install
                        • Increases Speed

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Increased Performance

                          Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 530s System:

                          Great Price, Fast Shipping, and Quality Memory.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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