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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

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    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?

    Cheers
     
  2. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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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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