I'm sorry this question has come up again. I reviewed previous topics and see conflicting information.
I have a UK model Inspiron 3142 laptop, service tag <Service tag removed>. It has 4gb ram and a 500gb conventional HDD. It's getting a little slow under the weight of Windows 10 and the various updates (eg, 63% memory in use even after rebooting and the HDD has always seemed a little slow anyway)
I'd like to double the ram to 8gb and replace the HDD with a solid state model.
The trouble is, I have no idea what model to use. Many answers here suggest anything over 4GB Ram won't work anyway. Others suggest a particular SO-DIMM from Crucial.com. Which answer is correct?
Can anyone point to a 500GB SSD that would fit? Preferaby on amazon.co.uk as I have prime membership 🙂 (Same for the ram if that's even a compatible upgrade)
This model will take one 8G DDR3L module, and any 2.5" 7 mm SATA notebook hard drive you wish.
You can look at Crucial, Kingston, Corsair, etc. - all three (and others) sell RAM certified to work. Stay away from the "Value" RAM - Value RAM, Value Select, etc. - which has a bad track record with Dell systems.