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DDR3L ram spport for my Dell Vostro 3460

I got a dell vostro 3460 laptop with i5-3210m processor and 4gb of ddr3 ram

I want to upgrade them to 8gb (4gb*2), as i got a good deal on corsair ddr3l ram i just wonder whether it will support on my laptop.

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RE: DDR3L ram spport for my Dell Vostro 3460


Below are the memory specs for your computer.

The Vostro™ 3360 / Vostro™ 3460 / Vostro™ 3560 system supports dual-channel DDR3 SDRAM with memory speeds of 1333 MHz and 1600MHz. The memory offers a significant increase of memory performance over previous platforms.

  • The memory solution is implemented in a dual-channel configuration, allowing the system to have twice the memory bandwidth while using the same memory technology.
  • Memory modules must be installed as a perfectly matched pair to take advantage of the dual-channel memory bus. If not a matched pair, the system's memory bus operates in a single-channel configuration.

Memory Configuration

Vostro™ 3360 / Vostro™ 3460 / Vostro™ 3560 has two user-accessible SODIMM (Small Outline Dual In-Line Memory Module) sockets, both slots can be accessed after removing the base cover. Basically, when both DIMM connectors are populated, the system has optimum dual-channel performance unless channels A and B have different amounts of memory.

Vostro™ 3360/ Vostro™ 3460/ Vostro™ 3560 DIMM Configuration
Slot ASlot BTotal Memory
2048 MB None 2048 MB
1024 MB 2048 MB 3072 MB
2048 MB 2048 MB 4096 MB
4096 MB None 4096 MB
4096 MB 1024 MB 5120 MB
4096 MB 2048 MB 6144 MB
4096 MB 4096 MB 8192 MB



What is the difference between SODIMM and SDRAM?

SODIMM (small outline dual in-line memory module) is a smaller and more compact form of RAM intended for laptops. In comparison, the larger DIMM RAM is found in desktop computers

SDRAM (Synchronous dynamic random access memory) is a type of RAM technology in how it communicates with the rest of the computer in that it synchronizes with the system bus. All modern desktops, laptops, and netbooks use a form of SDRAM (DDR).



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