Dell Insiron 1520 memory upgrade

lek2517

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Hi I need advice I have a laptop dell inspiron 1520 32 bit operating system, Intel(R) core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5250 @ 1.5 GHz, Ram 2 GB. I would like to upgrade ram memory form 2 GB to 4 GB just want to make sure it is okay for me to do that before I buy the new ram . Any advice please help. Thank you.
 

DiaSin

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It should be okay to upgrade to 4GB, however your operating system will not read/utilize all 4GB as it is 32bit, the maximum you will have available will be roughly 3.2GB, that said it is still a good upgrade. Just make sure you get no higher than DDR2 800 with that system. It most likely will have 2 1gb sticks of memory instead of 1 2gb stick. This is probably your best bet for an upgrade. http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=BA094A88A5CA7304
 

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Also, if you weren't already aware of this- one of the RAM slots is accessed from the bottom of the laptop, as you would expect. But the second RAM slot is underneath the keyboard! You will need to remove the trim piece across the top of the keyboard, remove the screws holding the keyboard in place, then lift it up enough to access the slot.

The Inspiron 1520/1720 are the only ones I've ever seen that didn't have both slots together on the motherboard and accessible from a panel on the bottom....just thought i'd share.
 

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Well, this thread is a little old so i'm suggesting this for users with the same model who might be looking for a memory upgrade -
Try Kingston (http://www.kingston.com/en/memory/search/Default.aspx?DeviceType=3&Mfr=DEL&Line=Inspiron&Model=38444&DisPart=&Description=Kingston_System_Specific_Memory_for_Dell_Inspiron_15_(1520))
Or this website I came across some few months ago who happen to carry memory for very old systems http://www.memorystock.com/memory/DellInspiron1520.html or try crucial (the link is mentioned in the second post).

 
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