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Solved Upgrading Dell Inspiron 5720 Laptop Hardware.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by BrettH, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. BrettH

    BrettH Thread Starter

    Feb 23, 2020
    Noob here, so this is my first post.

    Running Windows 10 on a 27H2FT1 INSPIRON 17R core i7. The build sheet shows memory

    Module,Dual In-Line Memory Module,8GB,2X4G,1600MHZ,DDR3 1
    FYHV1 DIMM,4GB,1600MHZ,512X64,8K,204

    I am not sure what this means, I am hoping to upgrade to max RAM and replace the hard drive with SSD. So how much RAM can I use, should I stay with the 1600 speed?

    Lastly the keyboard is really getting worn, any suggestions on a quality replacement source?

  2. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    You appear to have this Dell Inspiron 17R 5720 17.3" laptop.

    It appears it came with these specs:
    Intel Core i7-3612QM 2.10 GHz quad core processor
    8 GB(4 GB X 2) of DDR3-1600 RAM
    1 TB SATA 5400 rpm hard disk drive
    DVD+/-RW SATA disc drive
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M 1 GB graphics
    IDT 92HD94 high definition audio
    Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 wireless
    Realtek RTL8111 gigabit ethernet

    It supports a maximum of 16 GB(8 GB X 2) of DDR3-1600 RAM, so you do have the option of replacing the original 4 GB modules with 8 GB modules.
    Replacing its original hard disk drive(HDD) with a solid state drive(SSD) is a good move because it will improve "snappiness" and shorten start-up time.

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