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Windows 7: I need some help, deciding witch OS to use

2 Weeks Ago   #11
reble

windows 7 home 32 bit, I just changed back from 64 to 32bit
 
 

I turned over the laptop. There is only 1 memory slot. It takes DDR3L. The Info on the memory it self is as follow:


4GB 1RX8PC3L


12800s-11-13-B4


HMT45156BFR8A-PB NO AA 1516



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
This is what I would do:
- Buy more memory. DDR3 1600 is easy to find.
- If you have (4+0)G buy one more stick, same brand, type and specifications.
- If you have (2+2)G buy a (4+4)G DDR3 1600 kit.
- Buy a 256G SSD. Will cost you around US$30

If your laptop came with Win 7, it has a COA sticker under it or under the battery. You can use it to install Win 7 Home 64.
The best thing would be to do a win 7 64 fresh install on the SSD. As your HDD disk has less than 100G, a 256G SSD will be fine.
Leave the HDD for untouched till you have everything working well on the SSD.



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2 Weeks Ago   #12
reble

windows 7 home 32 bit, I just changed back from 64 to 32bit
 
 

By the way this laptop came with Win 8 installed. But I only had Win 7 Home, both 32 and 64 bit at the time. So I installed the Win 7 Home 32bit. I also found one 1600 DDR3L and a bunch of 8gb's and 16gb's memory sticks on eBay. If the 1600gb is gone by tonight. Will one of the 8gb sticks or 1 of the 16gb sticks be enough?
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2 Weeks Ago   #13
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
Will one of the 8gb sticks or 1 of the 16gb sticks be enough?

Win7 x64 runs ok with 4gb. Nowadays 8gb might be better- but that depends on what you are doing .


How much memory does the Dell Inspiron 15 (3541) Laptop take?

Quote:
You can upgrade your Dell Inspiron 15 (3541) Laptop to up to a maximum memory capacity of 8GB Memory.
How many total memory slots to install memory?

The Laptop has 1 Slot to install memory, already with 4GB standard memory installed. For best Inspiron 15 (3541) Laptop performance use the maximum amount of 8GB


Quote:
Max Supported Size
8 GB
Technology
DDR3L SDRAM
Speed
1600 MHz
Form Factor
SO-DIMM 204-pin
Slots Qty
1
Empty Slots
0
An SSD might be a more effective upgrade.
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2 Weeks Ago   #14
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reble View Post
By the way this laptop came with Win 8 installed. But I only had Win 7 Home, both 32 and 64 bit at the time. So I installed the Win 7 Home 32bit. I also found one 1600 DDR3L and a bunch of 8gb's and 16gb's memory sticks on eBay. If the 1600gb is gone by tonight. Will one of the 8gb sticks or 1 of the 16gb sticks be enough?
A handy way to check your memory compatibility is to google "crucial yoursystem" or "crucial yourmotherboard". So I just googled "crucial Dell Inspiron 15-3541" which led to this page

RAM & SSD Upgrades | Dell Inspiron 15 (3541) | Crucial.com

which shows only 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB sodimms. From this we conclude that your system will not accept a 16GB sodimm.
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2 Weeks Ago   #15
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Buy a HMT45156BFR8A-PB NO AA 1516 to put on the second memory slot. (Don't forget to take the charger and battery off the laptop)
HMT451S6AFR8A-PB-PC3

Buy a 256G SSD Crucial-MX500-250GB SSD

Replace the HDD with the SSD and do a Clean Install Windows 7 Win 64bits on the SSD
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2 Weeks Ago   #16
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

there is only one slot.
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2 Weeks Ago   #17
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
there is only one slot.
Yes there is only one slot. Sorry.
Buy a DDR3 PC3-12800 - CL=11 - UNBUFFERED - NON-ECC - DDR3-1600 - 1.35V to replace the existing one. (Don't forget to take the charger and battery off the laptop)
DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800), 8GB, Laptop Memory, Memory, Components - Newegg.com
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2 Weeks Ago   #18
reble

windows 7 home 32 bit, I just changed back from 64 to 32bit
 
 

Well I would like to thank you all for your input. But I am going to have to stick with what I have for the time been. Right now I have to stretch every penny to the point it is screaming in pain to make ends meet.


Steve
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6 Days Ago   #19
Sravani75

Window 7, 32 bit
 
 

I would also use dism++ for the updation of OS.
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