Forum discussion tagged with Inspiron.
  1. Das Faust

    Question Dell Inspiron 3650

    I have a Dell Inspiron 3650 on its way, I'm replacing a Dell Optiplex 980 with the Inspiron. The 3650 will be used to control my 3D printers, so that my grandson can game on the Alienware 17 R3, I'm not using the 3650 to game on, I have a decent desktop I built for that purpose. I have USB...
  2. B

    Question Novabench score's drastically low

    Not sure if I'm posting in the proper section or not. My Novabench score is extremely low, CPU score mostly. here's the link: CPU temp is around 50 which seems ok. Tried it in safe mode, still almost the same. Any help? It's a dell M731R-5735 laptop. Thanks.
  3. DaPro_Skillz

    Question Windows 10 Installation Media Not Working

    So I went on my Windows PC and download the Windows 10 Installation Media Creation Tool. I then ran it on my PNY 32gb NTFS USB flash drive. Once it was finished making it a bootable USB, I plugged it in to my laptop. How do I boot from it? Picture of BIOS
  4. K

    [SOLVED] Dell inspiron 3542 Screen flashing/flickering issue

    Hello! I have a problem with a Dell inspiron 3542 model. When in BIOS or boot menu the screen is not flickering nor flashing but right after it loads into windows the screen starts flashing white/gray. The flickering will stop when starting google chrome or pressing the start menu button, i...
  5. K

    Question What is the best CPU upgrade I can make with my Dell Prebuilt?

    Hey guys, I have a dell inspiron 3650 desktop that has an i5-6400, 8 gb of ddr3, and a graphics card that i swapped out, which is a zotac gtx 1650 compact. what is the best processor I can swap out the i5 for? which i7 would be best? I can spend 300-500. also, would another 8gb of ram help that...
  6. Dell_7577_KO

    Question Odd problem with Dell 7577 gaming laptop: Keyboard only types if Caps Lock is ON

    I only noticed the problem today while attempting a reinstall of Win 10. Prior to that I used an external keyboard and mouse. The problem has the following symptoms: Keyboard only types if Caps lock is ON. (All letters are capitalized) If I hold down SHIFT, I can type in lowercase. If I press...
  7. F

    [SOLVED] What brand of 120GB SSD would you recommend and why?

    Am looking to upgrade my Dell Inspiron 3421 up shifting the 500GB 5400 rpm HDD to an HDD Caddy. I am looking for a suitable 120GB SATA 3 2.5 inch 7mm SSD but have found conflicting opinions about: -WD Green (slow, old tech) -Kingston Q500 (booting stutter) -Crucial BX500 (Old tech)... So can...
  8. F

    [SOLVED] Dell Inspiron 3421 user manual states DDR3 1600 DIMM RAM?

    I am upgrading an old Dell Inspiron 3421 (touchscreen) with 4gb RAM. While checking, I find that it has a DDR3 1600Hz DIMM RAM? I thought DIMM RAM was only for Desktops and after checking on the web- Amazon, Newegg etc all the DIMM RAM cards look 'longer' compared to my RAM card. Also, how do...
  9. O

    Question Best laptop for processing power between two dell models

    Hi all, I am searching for a laptop which is both light and quite powerful in terms of processing capability. I need it mainly to work with satellite images and python coding, even if this is not my primary machine, but a laptop that I can use while travelling and at home for less heavy...
  10. cmwi11

    [SOLVED] RAM usage question

    Hi everyone, I currently have a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 (5559) with 8GB memory that I use for school. Normally I have just a few programs open at a time, like Chrome (5-15 tabs), iTunes, BOINC, Windows Mail, File Explorer, and occasionally something like Word, etc. so nothing heavy, but I'm...
  11. JaredFrost95

    [SOLVED] M.2 Slot Broken? - Dell Inspiron 15 5570

    I bought a refurbed Dell Inspiron 15 in beautiful condition but the 1tb HDD it came with is impossibly slow. I put in an Intel SATA M.2 240gb drive in the available slot but it is not recognized anywhere. Not in the boot menu, bios, windows disk management or list disk. If I plug it in via a usb...
  12. R

    [SOLVED] Removing second HDD to improve battery life?

    Hey guys! First post. I have a Inspiron 15 7567 Gaming Laptop. (Link below) It is the variant being reviewed in the link with the 6 cell 75W battery, so the battery life is already pretty decent for...
  13. R

    [SOLVED] Removing second HDD to improve battery life?

    Hey guys! First post. I have a Inspiron 15 7567 Gaming Laptop. (Link below) It is the variant being reviewed in the link with the 6 cell 75W battery, so the battery life is already pretty decent for...
  14. S

    Question Unsure what RAM will be compatible with my Dell

    I'm planning on upgrading the RAM in my Dell Inspiron 580, but while doing some research ran into an inconsistency regarding compatibility. I currently have 4 GB (4x 1 GB) and wanted to upgrade to 8 GB, most likely in 2x 4 GB. On some posts on the Dell forum, someone said that only a max of up...
  15. Z

    [SOLVED] Laptop RAM upgrade compatibility?

    Hello everyone - first time posting here, I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3567 Laptop with the following specs: Intel Core i5 7200U 500GB SSD (Crucial MX500) Intel HD Graphics 620 8 GB DDR4-2400 I have a second slot open for RAM and want to expand to 16 GB as I may need it for engineering classes...
  16. Karim2001

    [SOLVED] Amd vs Intel

    Hi I want to buy a new Dell Inspiron laptop i found good ones with i5 8265u CPU 4gb Ram but some come with intel UHD 620 while others come with Amd Radeon 520 2gb GDDR5 so witch one is better ? One a side note do in the case of AMD does it also come with integrated graphic card alongside the...
  17. N

    Question Should I buy a SSD without DRAM?

    Hello everyone, I am currently using my Dell Inspiron 1464 (2011) laptop and I wish to upgrade my storage. I am planning to remove the optical drive and replace it with a SSD inside a SATA caddy. I have few confusions though. 1. I am planning to buy Crucial BX500 480GB ssd, which is DRAM-less...
  18. Beardman_90

    Question Edges cut off! Help! Monitor, windows 10

    For some reason the outer edges of my monitor are cut off. I can't see the widows task bar or clock, as well as anything in the other edges. I've tried finding the NVIDIA control panel to adjust the display edges but can't find that application at all. I've even tried to find any settings in the...
  19. N

    [SOLVED] How to limit the RAM?

    Hello everyone! I have been using my laptop, Dell Inspiron 1464, since 2011. It came with pre-installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Sometime around 2013, I accidentally limited my RAM to a mere 256 MB (original size - 4 GB) from inside the windows, and not from the BIOS. This prevented my...
  20. J

    Question Replacing Case for Inspiron 3847

    Long story short, I have this old Inspiron PC that I want to repurpose. The case however, is big, heavy and just looks bad. So I thought I'd replace the case with something smaller and lighter. Before replacing, I confirmed that the PC posts and booted into windows. The motherboard is a Great...