The old card is 8gb DDR3L....couldn't find much on the particulars online but managed to find this on an ebay post:
Manufacturer Part Number: SM322NW08IAF
Brand Name: SHARETRONIC
Product Name: 8GB DDR3L-1600 Memory Module
Packaged Quantity: 1 piece
Product Type: Ram Module
Memory Size: 8GB
Memory Technology: DDR3L-1600
Number of Modules: 1
Memory Speed: 1600 MHz
Memory Standard: PC3L-12800
Memory Composition: 128Mx64
Platform Support: laptop/notebook
Form Factor: 204-Pins
Chips on both sides: Yes
Chips per side: 8
Total number of chips: 16
Backward compatible with 1.5V DDR3 memory module.
I was told by support that i would need this one <ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell> but he wouldn't give ma a firm yes or no on my question which kinda makes me think he was trying to get me to buy more from dell....maybe not though
If it's usable with my Inspiron 7559 it'd save me from having to spend extra money so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for the help!
Insipiron 7995 specs: Memory Slot Two SODIMM slots Type Dual-channel DDR3L Speed 1600 MHz Configurations supported 4 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB, and 16 GB
From reading the memory specs you provided and comparing to the 7559 memory specs it looks like it should work.
Inspiron 7557/7559 ships with DDR3L 1600 MHz memory. The system has two memory (RAM) slots, which are accessible by removing the bottom base cover.
The "L" in DDR3L stands for low-voltage. It uses up to at least 15% less power than DDR3 and 40% compared to DDR2.
Inspiron™15 - 7557/7559 has 2 SODIMM memory slots which support: Dual-channel DDR3L & 1600 MHz Inspiron™15 - 7557/7559 supports a maximum of 16 GB system memory.
Memory module connector Two internally-accessible DDR3 SODIMM sockets
Memory module capacities 4GB, 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB capable
Memory type 1600 MHz Dual channel DDR3L
Configurations supported 4GB, 8GB, 12GB, and 16GB
Minimum memory 4GB
Maximum memory 16GB