I ran the Crucial Scanning tool on my INSPIRON 1501
I ran the Crucial Scanning tool from www.crucial.com
on my Inspiron 1501 and it indicated the following:
Maximum Memory: 2048MB
USB Support: 2.x Compliant
Standard Memory: 512 or 1024MB removable
Slots: 2 (2 banks of 1)
Q: What memory goes into my computer, and will a faster speed be backward-compatible?
A: DDRII memory with support for DDR2 PC2-5300,DDR2 PC2-4200 speeds.
Because DDR2 memory is backward-compatible, you can safely upgrade your system with any of the guaranteed-compatible DDR2 speeds listed below.
Q: How much memory can my computer handle?
Adding the maximum amount of memory will improve performance and help extend the useful life of your system as you run increasingly demanding software applications in the future.
Q: Do I have to install matching pairs?
No, you can install modules one at a time, and you can mix different densities of modules in your computer. But if your computer supports dual-channel memory configurations, you should install in identical pairs (preferably in kits) for optimal performance.
Q: Does my computer support dual-channel memory?
Your system does not support dual channel.
Q: Does my computer support ECC memory?
Your system does not support ECC. Because ECC and non-ECC modules should not be mixed within a system, install the same type of modules that are already in your system.
Q: Will my system recognize the maximum upgrade?
How much memory your Windows OS will recognize depends on which version of Windows you are running. 32-bit versions of Windows will see (and utilize) only 3GB or 3.5GB. To utilize more memory, install a 64-bit version of your OS. More information about OS memory maximums can be found at http://www.crucial.com/kb/answer.asp?qid=4251
.Memory Upgrade for the Dell Inspiron 1501 Laptop/Notebook:2GB kit (1GBx2), 200-pin SODIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory moduleP/N:
2GB kit (1GBx2)Package:
DDR2 PC2-5300 • CL=5 • UNBUFFERED • NON-ECC • DDR2-667 • 1.8V • 128Meg x 64