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Buying 4GB RAM for DELL Inspiron 3542

  1. #21


    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
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    I cannot find a 3542 model dell laptop on Crucial.
    Check Crucial:Crucial USA - scanner listing
    Attachment 53166
    According to this only one slot is available in the Inspiron 15 3542

    But this seller here says one unused slot: Is he lying?? Dell Inspiron 3542 Core I7 4th GEN Laptop 4GB RAM 500GB HDD 15 6" HD Display | eBay

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  2. #22


    India
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    Quote Originally Posted by SouL Prisoner View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    According to this only one slot is available in the Inspiron 15 3542

    But this seller here says one unused slot: Is he lying?? Dell Inspiron 3542 Core I7 4th GEN Laptop 4GB RAM 500GB HDD 15 6" HD Display | eBay
    Best way to find that is, contact the seller - send the seller a message through eBay asking for the exact model number, exact specs like processor, operating system pre installed, RAM, HDD . Is the seller covered under eBay guarantee scheme?
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  3. #23


    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SouL Prisoner View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post

    According to this only one slot is available in the Inspiron 15 3542

    But this seller here says one unused slot: Is he lying?? Dell Inspiron 3542 Core I7 4th GEN Laptop 4GB RAM 500GB HDD 15 6" HD Display | eBay
    Best way to find that is, contact the seller - send the seller a message through eBay asking for the exact model number, exact specs like processor, operating system pre installed, RAM, HDD . Is the seller covered under eBay guarantee scheme?

    yes, i have sent a message. But no reply. idk how many days i will have to wait.

    Just had another quick question. Which Graphic card is better: nVidia GeForce 840M (2GB GDDR3) or NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M ??? Which one? I assume the 720M is old and 840M is better.
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  4. #24


    India
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    Win 8.1 Update x64


    It takes 1 day or so for me.
    I don't have both the chips, this may help you:
    http://gpuboss.com/gpus/GeForce-GT-720M-vs-GeForce-840M

    840m is newer.
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  5. #25


    N. Calif
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    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SouL Prisoner View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
    I'm late to this thread, but I used to work the Dell forums and we always recommended Crucial memory for non Dell branded memory. Crucial guarantees their memory to work in a Dell. Dell's have a history of compatibility issues with some non-Dell brands.

    I cannot find a 3542 model dell laptop on Crucial.
    Check Crucial:Crucial USA - scanner listing
    Attachment 53166
    That is NOT the same laptop as the one that the OP wishes to buy.

    I would wait until after the laptop is received and then use the Crucial system scanner to determine what RAM is required.
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  6. #26


    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SouL Prisoner View Post


    I cannot find a 3542 model dell laptop on Crucial.
    Check Crucial:Crucial USA - scanner listing
    Attachment 53166
    That is NOT the same laptop as the one that the OP wishes to buy.

    I would wait until after the laptop is received and then use the Crucial system scanner to determine what RAM is required.

    The most crucial question right now is that does the laptop really has only one slot for RAM?? I mean as far as i have known and heard, any laptop has at least 2 slots. Both which are normally used up.
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  7. #27


    India
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    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Quote Originally Posted by SouL Prisoner View Post
    The most crucial question right now is that does the laptop really has only one slot for RAM?? I mean as far as i have known and heard, any laptop has at least 2 slots. Both which are normally used up.
    Mine had 2 slots, with one unused. It is normally there for expanding memory later.
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  8. #28


    Yes, it's right to wait until the laptop arrives as strollin suggested.
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  9. #29


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    It is a crap shoot whether one of the two slots will really be empty. It depends what the manufacturer has on hand at the time and what is cheaper, two sticks that equal total installed RAM or one stick. I'd definitely wait to see when you get it.
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  10. #30


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I used the Crucial Scan to find my type RAM.
    It worked good.
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