Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: ram upgrade

24 Feb 2010   #1

windows 7
ram upgrade

hi there

I've a dell inspiron 530, i've upgraded my system to windows 7 64bit, i prevously had vista 32 bit, but my system upgraded without any hitchs, I currently have 4 gigs of ram it's ddr 2 667mz pc2 5300, I wonder if it is possible to upgrade my ram, and if so, how much will it upgrade to?

thank you


My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Professional x64

You can upgrade as high as your motherboard will allow - check here though for some thoughts before adding much more: possibly senseless upgrade, can I take advantage of it?

I run 8gb and have yet to go over 50% use
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2010   #3
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

That model maxes out at 4gb with four 1gb dimms. Here's how the specs in one older cnet review list those for memory.


Installed Size 2.0 GB / 4.0 GB (max)
Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Speed 667.0 MHz
Memory Specification Compliance PC2-5300
Form Factor DIMM 240-pin
Features Dual channel memory architecture
Configuration Features 2 x 1 GB
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 ram upgrade

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Upgrade to Ultimate from Home Premium - Anytime Upgrade or reinstall?
I'm trying to find out the easiest way to go about upgrading from Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) to Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) and what issues I might run into. I don't want to reinstall everything (Or anything if possible) so am looking for the easiest option to upgrade. Anytime upgrade...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows upgrade starter to premium current key not valid for upgrade
I have got myself into a bit of a mess. I installed my version of windows starter on my mom's PC which was previously running vista. To see if it improved the performance or if the laptop itself was rubbish. It did so I purchased an upgrade to windows home premium. When I enter the upgrade key...
Installation & Setup
XP to windows 7 upgrade incompatibility issues caught by Upgrade Advis
I am trying to prep a computer to give to a friend. Last night, I reformatted it using the recovery discs that came with it. It is a Tosh Satellite A105. Today, I have been finding and installing updates to the system, trying to prepare it for an upgrade to win7, which is no easy task since I...
Installation & Setup
BSOD After SSD upgrade and Ram upgrade in Laptop. Mostly IRQL errors
Like the title said, I'm getting random BSOD after upgrading to SSD and RAM. Initially I thought it was the Intel Rapid Technology, because the system improved after I've installed. But now it still BSOD, but less frequent. Here are my dump files and jcgriff2 files Minidump.7z ...
BSOD Help and Support
Win7 Pro 64bit Upgrade Key w/ Prem 32bit Upgrade Disk
To avoid the Student Win 7 hassle (upgrading Vista 32 to Win 7 Pro 64 bit ISO burn, etc), can I simply use the Home Prem 32 Upgrade (for my other computer) arriving this afternoon with my 64bit Pro upgrade key & end up with the 64bit Pro installation? Thanks.
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:53.
Twitter Facebook Google+