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Windows 7: Memory Compatability Question

07 Sep 2013   #1
WinchesterStoke

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Memory Compatability Question

Hi there, I have a Dell Inspiron M5030 laptop which I'd like to add some memory to.

I've looked round and I think it needs 204 Pin 1.5v DDR3 PC3-10600 SoDimm.

I have one 4G memory card (which I bought for a different laptop just before it went faulty and was replaced by a different model). It says on the pack: DDR3 PC3-8500 1066Mhz.

Any idea if this will work - it looks from the picture like it will fit?

Many thanks!


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08 Sep 2013   #2
marsmimar

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According to the Crucial memory advisor, the M5030 will use:

Memory Type: DDR3 PC3-12800, DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 PC3-14900, DDR3 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 8GB
Slots: 2

Computer memory upgrades for Dell Inspiron M5030 Laptop/Notebook from Crucial.com

The memory module you have (DDR3 PC3-8500 1066Mhz) is a slightly "slower" stick but the M5030 should be backwards compatible and be able to use it just fine. According to Dell, there are two memory module slots, or connectors. One should be labeled "DIMM A" and the other "DIMM B". When installing just a single memory stick it typically goes into the first slot ("DIMM A".) When you turn the computer on for the first time with the new module in place, you may see a prompt that new memory has been detected. If by chance the memory is not detected, try switching it to "DIMM B". If it still doesn't work it's either (a) defective, or (b) not being recognized by the M5030.

ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-produ...nual_en-us.pdf
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08 Sep 2013   #3
WinchesterStoke

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Many thanks! Just fitted it and now we've got 6G available (had to remove one of the 1G cards).

All good - many thanks for you help.
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08 Sep 2013   #4
marsmimar

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Glad to hear it's working fine. Thanks for posting back.
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08 Sep 2013   #5
WinchesterStoke

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Glad to hear it's working fine. Thanks for posting back.
Cheers mate. Appreciate the help and advice.
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