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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 PC2-5300 memory module

2GB kit (1GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
Part Number: CT700736
  • Module Size: 2GB kit (1GBx2)
  • 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
 $39.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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

(based on 62 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Increases speed (39)
  • Reliable (28)
  • Fast (25)
  • Large capacity (15)
  • Easy to install (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (41)
    • Multiple desktop applications (27)
    • Multimedia (11)
    • Gaming (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (47), Power user (15)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (55), Business (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    DDR2 ram upgrade

    The Crucial program does well at checking your system and listing options for upgrades. It was much more help than the local computer stores. I bought 2GB Ram and it turned out to be ...Read complete review

    The Crucial program does well at checking your system and listing options for upgrades. It was much more help than the local computer stores. I bought 2GB Ram and it turned out to be half the price of what I would've paid locally. Our computer runs much faster now.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    I bought 2 sets to equal 4 gb of ram

    I wanted 4 gb of ram. I stalled the 4x1gb sticks and this yielded about 3.25 gb (2.75 availabe). These sticks were not 1 gb each but something of lesser capacity.

    Read complete review

    I wanted 4 gb of ram. I stalled the 4x1gb sticks and this yielded about 3.25 gb (2.75 availabe). These sticks were not 1 gb each but something of lesser capacity.

    Pricing was however very resonable.

    Reviewed by 62 customers

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    5.0

    Fast and Accurate

    By Colorado Dave

    from Colorado

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Increases Speed

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance
      • Multimedia
      • Multiple desktop applications

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

      Who needs instructions? It's memory, just pop in or remove then pop in. Easy stuff!

      • Primary use:
      • Business
       
      5.0

      That was easy

      By Fig_dawg

      from Middle East

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy installation
      • Easy To Install
      • Right product
      • Worked the first time

      Cons

      • Incl Instal Instructions
      • Installation instructions

      Best Uses

      • Dell
      • Memory

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

      Wow, that was easy! Picked up a tip about crucial.com from a bulletin board. They didn't disappoint. Great system scanner resulted in the right parts, quickly delivered, which worked right the first time.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      4.0

      the parts worked great

      By tom

      from Northfield< MN

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Increases Speed

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Multiple desktop applications

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

        I greatly increased the speed of my computer by increasing the RAM. It wasn't even hard to do...

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        excellent memory

        By Jim

        from Az

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Fast
        • Increases Speed
        • Large Capacity
        • Reliable Performance
        • Works Great

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance
        • Multimedia
        • Multiple desktop applications

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

        this doubled my ram and the computer is much faster. not always getting the cpu is very high capacity useage.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        First Rate Memory Upgrade

        By DEB

        from Metrowest Boston

        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:

          I ordered the product that was recommended on the website and it met my needs perfectly. Very happy with purchase. Saved me lots of money for installation. Used the installation video on the site.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Excellent Service and Support

          By Bassmaster6602

          from Indiana

          About Me Casual 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:

            I highly recommend and tech support was excellent .
            the performance of computer was very suprisingly faster.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Memory for an older Dell

            By bj

            from Chicago

            About Me Power 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:

              This memory will keep an older computer running longer.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              Great

              By MLM

              from Algonac, MI

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Increases Speed

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Increased Performance

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

                Product is as described. Accurate analysis of requirements on your web page.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Well spent bucks

                By PaPa

                from Valley, AL>

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Fast
                • Increases Speed

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    I am very pleased with the increased speed & performance of my Dell Inspiron 530S computer. To think I almost bought a new system & then found this webpage. Wow, I saved some bucks. I've had my Dell system since 2007 (now 2013), & it had got VERY slow. Since I've installed this 2 GBs of RAM, it is essentially like having a new computer, & it only cost me a fraction of a new system. Also, I ordered this on 6-17-13 & received it on 6-22-13 & had FREE shipping. GREAT DEAL!!! HRM

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great instructions for an easy installat

                    By safrei

                    from Washougal, WA

                    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:

                      This fixed the issues with screens freezing and flickering, color distortion, and slow processing.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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