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No, 8GB max
Connectors Two SODIMM connectors
Inspiron 3721/5721 Dual-channel DDR3
Inspiron 3737/5737 Dual-channel DDR3L
Speed Up to 1600 MHz
Inspiron 3721/5721/3737 2 GB, 4 GB, 6 GB, and 8 GB
Inspiron 5737 2 GB, 4 GB, 6 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB, and 16 GB
This is interesting. I have the same issue - upgraded from 4 GB to 8 GB, but 8 GB is not enough anymore. A guy in the store told me I can upgrade to 16 GB, but the specs says otherwise.
I'm thinking if I can give it a try and put two Kingstons 8 GB in dual channel.
Looks like Dell propagates some misinformation to "encourage" us to buy a new model instead of upgrading an old one.
Thanks to bentice33 I successfully upgraded my memory in 3737 from 8 GB (it was upgraded before from the starting 4 GB) to 16 GB. Just bought 2 x 8 GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 Mhz CL9 SODIMM 1.35 V.
Works like a charm!!! Windows recognizes this memory and I have no issues.
Now my 3737 is better than many new Inspiron models ;-)
Well I'm glad you are in the real world of not having to buy a Laptop to get what your needing to work with. Hey I'm Very Happy with my almost 3 year old Dell Inspiron 17 3737, and I'm only running 12 GB of Ram and I have had no issues with opening many Windows at one time, I think the most was about 7 or 8 not a lot but with-out the Memory Up-grade I don't believe it would run as smooth as it does. What also gets me too is that Yes they want you to think that you need to Up-Grade to The New and Greatest thing their selling at the time to keep up with the Johnson's, You don't have to. And from the price point of this Laptop I have yet not been able to run anything I have needed thus far. So till I see something being put out their by maker's I don't see needing a new Laptop anytime soon.
I glad I was able to help point you in the right direction that help satisfied your needs, strange how something so simple can make such a big different in how something can work. What $80. Bucks vs $500. Bucks?
Have a good evening and enjoy your better than NEW Laptop!!!
I'm glad too. They're selling the same hardware in another cases as new models with much higher price, and they intentionally marked "max. 8 GB" in 3737 spec.
I use my 3737 for business and professional work, it handles everything, from developer software, virtual machines and complex applications testing, to even some media work (video processing and encoding) and 3D. It's a pleasure to work on 3737 with 16 GB of RAM, it's stable and never had any issues with it. But I had many issues with new Dell laptops instead...
With 16 GBs I can also open hundred of web pages at the same time and it's smooth & fluid. Of course I have also an SSD drive on board (upgraded myself too) and Intel Core processor.
I think this laptop will be a great work-machine even for the next few years.
Thank you for your help and support! Best regards!!!