Ariana Kish
2 Bronze

Inspiron 3584, ram, SSD upgrade?

Jump to solution

I bought a Inspiron 3584 laptop with i3 7th gen processor; 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 2GB dedicated Radeon Graphics with Windows 10. Laptop is too slow for even using multiple MS Office packages at a same time. So I'm thinking upgrading my laptop rather than buying a new one as I bought this 2 months back. I am thinking of adding another 8GB RAM (12GB after upgrade) and a 250GB SSD along with the existing HDD.  Will this be a worthy upgrade or will it be an overkill for a i3 processor? Any other upgrade ideas will be helpful too. Thanks in advance. 

0 Kudos
1 Solution

Accepted Solutions
Kflash08
3 Argentum

Re: Inspiron 3584, ram, SSD upgrade?

Jump to solution

4 GB of memory is not enough for most applications nowadays. I would at least double it, but replace both memory modules in pairs to avoid an unstable system.

You can add a M.2 NVMe SSD to your system. Moving your Windows installation onto it (or reinstalling Windows from scratch) will provide much faster read and write speeds compared to a 2.5" SATA SSD drive. You can keep the original hard drive installed and reuse it for saving personal files that would consume a large amount of space on the M.2 NVMe SSD.

No, these upgrades won't be overkill for a i3 processor. You will see a big performance increase after performing these upgrades. The slow access speeds of the hard drive is what mainly bottlenecks the performance your computer, but a limited amount of RAM can also bog down performance as well.

View solution in original post

5 Replies
KrishnanunniS
2 Bronze

Re: Inspiron 3584, ram, SSD upgrade?

Jump to solution

Have you bought the upgrade? If yes is there any difference after upgrading? Please I bought the same model and now I am feeling I wasted my money on it

 

0 Kudos
Ariana Kish
2 Bronze

.Re: Inspiron 3584, ram, SSD upgrade?

Jump to solution

Hi @KrishnanunniS, Yes I did upgrade and it works too fine. I added a 250GB Samsung 970 Evo plus SSD and additional 8GB RAM and made SSD only for running programs and kept other files(Docs, Music, Videos) in HDD. Now system boots up in 5 secs and pretty much I can run games too. Make sure you got a cooling pad also. I spent ₹9K for these upgrades but it is the only way to make it any good

0 Kudos
KrishnanunniS
2 Bronze

Re: .Re: Inspiron 3584, ram, SSD upgrade?

Jump to solution

I bought just 5 months before so I was thinking of taking it to the service center. Did you tried that before? 

0 Kudos
Kflash08
3 Argentum

Re: Inspiron 3584, ram, SSD upgrade?

Jump to solution

4 GB of memory is not enough for most applications nowadays. I would at least double it, but replace both memory modules in pairs to avoid an unstable system.

You can add a M.2 NVMe SSD to your system. Moving your Windows installation onto it (or reinstalling Windows from scratch) will provide much faster read and write speeds compared to a 2.5" SATA SSD drive. You can keep the original hard drive installed and reuse it for saving personal files that would consume a large amount of space on the M.2 NVMe SSD.

No, these upgrades won't be overkill for a i3 processor. You will see a big performance increase after performing these upgrades. The slow access speeds of the hard drive is what mainly bottlenecks the performance your computer, but a limited amount of RAM can also bog down performance as well.

View solution in original post

Ariana Kish
2 Bronze

Re: Inspiron 3584, ram, SSD upgrade?

Jump to solution

@Kflash08 I did exactly the same and it's better now. But I think it is wise to buy higher spec than this laptop instead of spending ₹10K unnecessarily on upgrades. 

0 Kudos