DDR2 Upgrade for the Dell Inspiron 531s Desktop/PC

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device type: desktop

Your Inspiron 531s 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.

512MB, 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module

512MB, 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
Part Number: CT700761
  • Module Size: 512MB
  • Package: 240-pin DIMM
  • Feature: DDR2 PC2-5300
  • Specs: DDR2 PC2-5300 • CL=5 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-667 • 1.8V • 64Meg x 64 •
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the Dell Inspiron 531s
 $15.99
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      5.0

      i will recommend this site to all

      By tony

      from al

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Increases Speed
      • Large Capacity

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance

        Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 531s System:

        the product work as good as the oem

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        • Business
         
        5.0

        Memory lane

        By Chris

        from Princeton, Wv

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        Pros

        • Fast
        • Large Capacity

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          • Increased Performance
          • Multimedia
          • Multiple desktop applications

          Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 531s System:

          I do moonlight work fixing computers, much of the time pro bono, so the least amount of time I invest, the better. I really like Crucial's system scanner, and I like the way it presents various options for memory. That is really useful when you are trying to tell someone else what they can do to their system, and at the same time giving them pricing to base their decision. Not to mention that the memory just works - every time.

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          5.0

          This product was a perfect match

          By skeeter

          from UpState New York

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          Pros

          • Fast
          • Fast Delivery
          • Increases Speed
          • Reliable Performance

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            • Increased Performance
            • Multiple desktop applications

            Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 531s System:

            The best feature in doing a Ram Upgrade through "Crucial" is their PC SCAN. Using the scan I was able to,quickly,determine the options available for my Dell PC. I am impressed with their ability to give me the product that fit,and their ability to give me a product that works. The upgrade was a breeze and my computer preforms better than it ever has before.

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            4.0

            happy happy more memory is good thanks

            By deajoya

            from cave junction Oregon

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            Pros

            • Easy To Install

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              • Increased Performance

              Comments about Crucial 512MB Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 531s System:

              now I'm a happy farmer, I play farmville on facebook and now it works great!

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