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November 27th, 2023 22:47

Memory upgrade for Inspiron 15 3510 to Samsung M471A1K43CB1-CTD 8GB DDR4 PC4-21300, 2666MHZ, 260 PIN SODIMM, 1.2V

Based on this https://www.dell.com/support/manuals/en-us/inspiron-15-3510-laptop/inspiron-3510-setup-and-specifications/memory?guid=guid-e9d2ea83-38a4-431d-803c-96d63c1dbc34&lang=en-us

How much RAM can a Dell Inspiron 15 3510 hold?

8 GB

Memory

Description Values

Maximum memory configuration 8 GB

Minimum memory configuration 4 GB

Memory size per slot 4 GB, 8 GB

Memory configurations supported 4 GB, 1 x 4 GB, DDR4, 2400 MHz 8 GB, 1 x 8 GB, DDR4, 2400 MHz

  1. Is there 2 slots or 1 slot for memory upgrade?
  2. Can I upgrade default 4GB shipped with to 16GB (1x 16GB or 2 x 8GB)?
  3. Can I install  RAM with 1.2V and/or higher speed (ie. 2666MHZ), similar to: Samsung M471A1K43CB1-CTD 8GB DDR4 PC4-21300, 2666MHZ, 260 PIN SODIMM, 1.2V
  4. What is the supported memory type:
    1. Only 260 PIN correct?
    2. Unbuffered vs Registered?
    3. ECC vs. Non ECC RAM for this model?

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November 28th, 2023 00:15

1 Only one memory slot.

2. 1X8 yes. 1x16, no.

3. Maybe, but it'll downclock to the current speed as it's the CPU (which you can't upgrade) that controls the memory speed.

3.  Unbuffered and non-registered only, non ECC only.  All DDR4 soDIMMs are 260 pin.

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November 28th, 2023 18:01

@ejn63​  appreciate response so much!  Just curious, what may happen if I installed unsupported 1x 16MB ram (vs supportable 8Mb), would system not work or damage motherboard?

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November 28th, 2023 22:11

It shouldn't damage anything, but since Crucial tests systems for compatibility -- and often quotes a higher RAM ceiling than Dell does -- but yet won't sell more than 8G RAM for the system, either only 8G will be recognized (better case) or the system will simply produce a memory error and fail to boot.

Note that most memory vendors won't take back RAM once opened, or won't take it back without a hefty restocking charge -- take that into consideration before buying.

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