May I ask a question regarding the supported RAM for Inspiron 17 (N7010)?
Per the service tag for this machine it shipped with a 2GB module 1333MHZ & the manual seems to agree that it will support 1333 MHz & states:
Memory Type 1333 MHz SODIMM DDR3
& when I search for parts on this laptop @ Dell it lists 1333 MHZ RAM modules there as well.
Currently this machine has 6GB running @ 1066 MHz. But both modules are DDR3-1333 MHz (one 2GB & one 4GB)
Intel states that processor Core i3-370m supports only Memory types = DDR3-800/1066.
But it would seem to me that if you were to trust anyone in this case it would be the information @ the Intel site?
I am thinking the best configuration for this PC is 8GB RAM @ 1333 MHz if possible?
Would like to add that I just allowed to the Crucial System Scanner to check this PC out. It correctly identified the installed Memory & also recommended an upgrade 8GB to 1333MHz.
Of course they're in the business to sell stuff.
CPUZ shows DRAM Frequency @ 532 MHz which also equates to DDR2 RAM running @1066 MHz.
How could both Dell & Crucial both be so wrong when the Intel website quite clearly states for this processor only Memory types = DDR3-800/1066 is supported?
I've run into the same problem, Using both Crucial's website to scan my system based on Dells information. I purchased the 8 Gigs of ram basically throwing my money away based on poor information.
This will without a doubt be an influence on all future computer purchases.
you are right! I found this:
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
Max # of Memory Channels
Max Memory Bandwidth
Physical Address Extensions
ECC Memory Supported ‡