The Dell Inspiron N5110 / 15R has 2 memory SODIMM slots on the system board. The system accepts a memory capacity ranging from 1 GB, 2 GB and 4 GB. The memory type accepted is DDR3 1333 MHz SODIMM only. The computer supports a maximum of 8GB of memory when installed with two 4GB DIMMs.
The System is not compatible with 1600 MHz clock speed Memory.
Is this also true for a Inspiron N5010? I just bought a Kingston 4 GB 204-pin SODIMM DDR3 PC3-12800, 1600 Mhz, 1.35V, and it does not seem to work.
The OS won't boot and the Memtest86 utility crashes almost instantly with that stick alone inside the laptop (while it works perfectly with my old stick in)
I thought that using a stick with 1600 Mhz in a laptop that supports 1333 max meant that the stick would be used at 1333, not that it would *not work at all*.
Thank you for your help.
The speed isn't the problem - 1600 should be fine. Is this Kingston's "good" RAM (KTD) or is it "value" RAM (which is generally much sloppier in tolerance)?
While the RAM will work, don't expect it to run any faster than 1333 MHz RAM - the CPU sets the RAM speed, and no CPU this system will support is capable of running RAM at 1600 MHz.