I have a Dell Inspiron 1564 and I am trying to upgrade the memory to 8GB. I bought two KTD-L3CL/4G. It seems to meet all the specs, but when I try to install it I get a message from windows that it can't restart and needs to be repaired. If I put the old memory back in, it works. is there something special I have to do to upgrade this memory? I thought you just shut down windows, pull the battery, unplug, the replace and start back up.....
If I look in Setup at the start, it shows 8GB memory. The Kingston page says KTD-L3C/4G, no reference to the CL, just the C. Is there a big difference? I am using Windows 7 Home version.
Below are the memory specs and configuration information on the Inspiron 1564.
The Inspiron™ 1564 system supports dual-channel DDR3 SDRAM with memory speeds of 1066 MHz. At 1066 MHz, this memory offers a significant increase of memory performance over previous platforms.
Inspiron™ 1564 has two user-accessible SODIMM 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.
|Inspiron™ 1564 DIMM Configuration|
|Slot A||Slot B||Total Memory|
|1024 MB||None||1024 MB|
|1024 MB||1024 MB||2048 MB|
|2048 MB||1024 MB||3072 MB|
|2048 MB||2048 MB||4096 MB|
|4096 MB||1024 MB||5120 MB|
|4096 MB||2048 MB||6144 MB|
|4096 MB||3072 MB||7168 MB|
|4096 MB||4096 MB||8192 MB|
The Inspiron™ 1564 system supports a maximum of 8 GB of memory. The Windows® XP as well as 32-bit versions of Windows Vista can only use a maximum of 4 GB of address space. However, the amount of memory available to the operating system is less than 4 GB. Certain components within the computer require memory address space in the 4 GB range. Any memory address space reserved for these components cannot be used by the operating system.
I am having the same problem (Windows errors/won't load/pc restarts) with a Dell Inspiron 1564 and one Kingston KVR16LS11/4. It's specification is:
Specs: DDR3L-1600Mhz PC3L-12800 • CL=11 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR3L-1600 • 1.35V
Your description above says PC3-8500 1066Mhz.
Usually faster RAM will work at slower speeds and even the Crucial website says the memory I bought is compatible with the Dell Inspiron 1564:
You can't buy PC3-8500 1066MHz memory any more.
The Kingston KTD-L3CL/4G memory Steverhnm bought above is also PC3L-12800 1600Mhz.
Is the Dell Inspiron 1564 only compatible with PC3-8500 1066MHz memory?