Eslam1904
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Need to Upgrade my Inspiron 15r 5537

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I have Inspiron 15r 5537 with core i5 processor and  4 GB ram and Hard 500 GB and total display memory is 2104 MB

What is the best enhancement(size & type) to my lap to ram and hard and display memory  ??? 

 

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Rednroll
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Re: Need to Upgrade my Inspiron 15r 5537

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I'm not familiar with your model, so just some general upgrade options.

1. Check to see if your laptop supports dual bay drive configurations.  If it does, purchase a SSD, migrate your OS and programs from your current 500GB HDD over to the SSD.  This should provide the biggest improvement.  If only a single bay, you may want to change your 500GB HDD for an SSD.

2. Upgrade the amount of memory.  4GB is enough to run the OS with minimal programs.  You should be running a minimum of 8GB of memory.  The more the merrier, as to what you can afford and what your laptop will support.

I would also visit Userbenchmarks.com, install their benchmark software and run it.

Go here to get it:

http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Software

After you run it, it will provide you comparison details of how your pc is running compared to others with the same pc and point out poor performance areas, as well as provide some recommendations of upgrades to increase your current performance.

To give you some ideas, this is how my Dell laptop performed out of the box.

http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/6722024

Here's how it now performs after some suggested system adjustments, SSD and RAM additions.

http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/6777104

 

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ieee488
5 Iridium

Re: Need to Upgrade my Inspiron 15r 5537

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Download the manual for you laptop.

I am not familiar with it.

And see how easy or hard it is to replace the RAM and the hard drive.

You can't do anything about display memory.

Rednroll
2 Iron

Re: Need to Upgrade my Inspiron 15r 5537

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I'm not familiar with your model, so just some general upgrade options.

1. Check to see if your laptop supports dual bay drive configurations.  If it does, purchase a SSD, migrate your OS and programs from your current 500GB HDD over to the SSD.  This should provide the biggest improvement.  If only a single bay, you may want to change your 500GB HDD for an SSD.

2. Upgrade the amount of memory.  4GB is enough to run the OS with minimal programs.  You should be running a minimum of 8GB of memory.  The more the merrier, as to what you can afford and what your laptop will support.

I would also visit Userbenchmarks.com, install their benchmark software and run it.

Go here to get it:

http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Software

After you run it, it will provide you comparison details of how your pc is running compared to others with the same pc and point out poor performance areas, as well as provide some recommendations of upgrades to increase your current performance.

To give you some ideas, this is how my Dell laptop performed out of the box.

http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/6722024

Here's how it now performs after some suggested system adjustments, SSD and RAM additions.

http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/6777104

 

ejn63
5 Rhenium

Re: Need to Upgrade my Inspiron 15r 5537

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System memory can go up to 16 G (2X8).

Best "enhancement" would be 8 or 16 G RAM -- and replace the hard drive with a solid state drive.

The graphics/video RAM cannot be upgraded short of buying a new notebook.