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.

2GB kit (1GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module

2GB kit (1GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
Part Number: CT700757
  • 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 531s
 $39.99
Qty:

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Crucial2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 531s System
 
4.9

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (27)
  • Fast (23)
  • Increases speed (20)
  • Easy to install (17)
  • Large capacity (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (30)
    • Multiple desktop applications (23)
    • Multimedia (13)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (29), Power user (10)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (34), Business (4)

    Reviewed by 39 customers

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    5.0

    2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade Inspriron 531s

    By Bob

    from Chesapeake, VA

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Fast
    • Increases Speed

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance

      Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 531s System:

      I needed to upgrade my PC for my daughter's college course use. I upgraded to Win 7 and Office 2013. So I wanted to also increase my RAM as much as the machine specs would allow. The install was simple, anyone could do it (even my daughter :-)). I have had no issues since installing the hardware in fact I can tell the PC is running faster.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      4.0

      Great product

      By Jose U

      from Houston

      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 531s System:

        Easy to install and compatible with Dell product.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Great product!

        By Dennisp17

        from Kingman, Az

        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 531s System:

          Greatly increased the speed of my computer and was compatible as stated. Easy to install and great performance.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Major Improvement

          By Pops

          from Jamestown,KY

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • 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 531s System:

            Great product went from 2gb to 4gb major improvement

            • Primary use:
            • Business
             
            5.0

            Now i don't have to buy a new computer!

            By MasterAran

            from San Juan, Puerto Rico

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast
            • Large Capacity
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Game Development
              • Gaming
              • Increased Performance
              • Multimedia
              • Multiple desktop applications

              Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 531s System:

              This product has increased the speed of my computer dramatically.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
               
              5.0

              i instaled the 2 gb upgrade & it works.

              By Donny Boy

              from Port orange florida

              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 531s System:

                I was realy impressed with the difference in my puter, faster, no freezes. I am happy.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                WoW...What a Difference!

                By Al

                from Anaheim, CA

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast
                • Increases Speed
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Increased Performance
                  • Multiple desktop applications

                  Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 531s System:

                  Crucial memory was recommended by Rob Williams of mysuperpc.com and what a incredible difference it made for my home computer! Applications, webpages, and everything pop up quickly! I turned back on all the visual effects for Vista that I had previously turned off because of their heavy memory usage. Now I can use Vista's visual effects to the fullest! AweSome!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  Memory upgrade successful

                  By brian

                  from parker, co

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Increases Speed
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                  • Lack of instructions

                  Best Uses

                  • Increased Performance

                  Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 531s System:

                  Installed easily and made a tremendous difference in performance.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  Added 2 G's of RAM - working great now

                  By Alli - learning-to-be-computer-savy

                  from Williamsport, PA

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Increased Performance
                    • Multiple desktop applications

                    Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 531s System:

                    Easy installation, decent price, noticeable difference once installed.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    5.0

                    easy, cheap and worked

                    By Fragster

                    from Birmingham, AL

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Could not be easier
                    • Increases Speed

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Used for desktop

                    Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Dell Inspiron 531s System:

                    Have been using Crucial for many years and I have not been disappointed yet.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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