Dell Inspiron 15 3000 3543, 3542, 3541 RAM & Hard Drive Upgrade Guide

Dell Inspiron 15 3000

The Dell Inspiron 15 3000 is currently one of the best selling models among Windows-based laptops. Regarding system memory and hard drive upgrades, the 15 3000, or more precisely the 3543, 3542, and 3541, is very user-friendly. To access RAM and HDD, you just need to remove the plastic cover on the bottom of the chassis. The cover is held by only one screw, so doing operations such as replacing the pre-installed RAM or replacing pre-installed HDD with a solid state drive is a breeze.

Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Upgrade Door on Bottom

Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Upgrade - RAM Hard Drive

However, the notebook has only one memory slot, so you won’t be able to have more than 8GB RAM. It is the largest capacity on the RAM modules currently available on the market. The notebook supports DDR3L PC3L-12800 (1600MHz) SODIMM memory in the 204-pin form factor. As for storage, the bay is designed for 2.5-inch hard drives and solid state drives with SATA interface supporting up to 6 Gbps speed (SATA 3).

Before replacing the components, make sure your laptop is turned off, the battery is removed, and you’re grounded.

Once you’ve removed the base cover, to replace the existing memory module you’ll just need to pry apart the securing clips on the left and right sides of the memory slot until the module pops up and then you can take it out. To insert a new module, align the notch on it with the tab on the memory slot, slide the module into the slot at an angle, and press the module down until it clicks into place.

To install a new hard drive or solid state drive, remove the screw that secures the hard-drive assembly to the laptop base. Using the pull tab, slide the HDD assembly to disconnect it from the system board and take the assembly out of the computer base. Remove the screws that secure the hard-drive bracket to the hard drive, take the drive out and peel the Mylar sheet off. Put your new HDD or SSD in the bracket, adhere the Mylar sheet to it, put back the screws, place the assembly in the laptop, connect the drive connector to the system board connector, and put back the screw that secures the assembly to the laptop base.

Written by Dan

On Laptoping, Dan writes about Windows-based laptop, 2-in-1, and tablet PCs.

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131 thoughts on “Dell Inspiron 15 3000 3543, 3542, 3541 RAM & Hard Drive Upgrade Guide”

  1. Thanks for the detailed post. If I add 8GB module from outside, does it void warranty? Also after upgrading is any major improvement. I mainly use my Inspiron 3543 for browsing using chrome.

  2. Hi. I have Dell Inspiron 15 3000 7th gen. I am planning to add a SSD but have no Idea if it has a SSD slot, if it is NMVe or M.2. I want to upgrade the speed but I don’t want to compromise the storage. Please Help.

    1. Hi, do you know if it is the 15 3000 3543, 3542, 3541 or some other 15 3000 series model? I think the three mentioned models don’t have an SSD slot, other than the standard 2.5″ HDD / SSD slot. But, it is best to check that with Dell’s supports if possible.

  3. Sir actually i am working on open stack and it requires 16 gb ram. my ram size is of 4 gb .but i am not having that much of capacity .What shall i do

    1. Hi, what processor is in your laptop? If it supports 16GB and if your laptop has a RAM slot as opposed to RAM soldered on-board you can replace 4GB with 16GB.

      1. Hi How Much it will cost to replace 4GB with 16GB Ram, also i want to upgrade my i3 processor to i5processor (3.8GHZ Speed) and graphics is ok for my dell inspiron `15 3000 laptop series please reply

        1. Well, in notebook you cannot upgrade the processor or graphics card as they are fixed on the mother board. For RAM, you can google it from the above RAM specification mentioned.

      2. sir, to what extend can i upgrade my internal hard disk drive ,can i upgrade it to 2 tb and at the same time have a 500 gb ssd both at he same time , Inspiron 3542 x64-based,my laptop.also is it possible to upgrade mother board

  4. i’ve dell inspiron 3542 of series 15, now i want to upgrade it’s HDD with a SSD. so i wanted to know whether my laptop has a SATA 3 port or it’s just a SATA 2 ?

    1. I would like to know if replacing CD Drive with HDD after SSD upgrade have any problems with heating. Usually my HDD gets heated and I am worried if any heating problem could occur. Also does SSD gets heated as well like HDD?
      My laptop is DELL Inspiron 15 3542 (4GB RAM, Intel i5 4th gen)

  5. Hello, I have Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series 3567 model. What is pin number for this RAM as I want to extend 8 GB?

    1. Good day sir. What is the best possible ram Upgrade and what specific model for my inspiron 15 3000 series 3878?

  6. Hey there, I have question to you. I have Dell 15 series 3000 model. it’s 30,000 rupees of. and It has 4-GB RAM ,1-TB HDD. And now I want to more expand RAM so, how much size of RAM I will be able to expand it.

  7. Hello sir, I have a dell inspiron 15, 3000 series with processor AMD E1-6010 APU, 2GB Ram and it makes a sound 5 times when I switch on and hangs too much

    1. buy a battery cr2032 it goes inside, you will need to take off the screws, cover, battery, unplug

  8. sir I had a dell inspiron 15 3000 series i3 has 4 gb ram.can i extended tha ram to 8 gb? is this possible sir?

    1. yes!!you can but don’t have any Need for this because there have only single slot so it will never be dual channel

    2. Planning to buy Dell inspiron 3000 which come with 4gb ram can I upgrade it to 8 gb in u said it comes with one slot I guss in it that 4gb ram is there removing it & replace with 8gb

      Sir can u help in selection of laptops Asus vivo book 507 i3 with 7th 8gb ram 2 gb graphics or Dell inspiron which 4gb or else should I select Pentium core

    3. You can expand upto 8 gb that means 4gb inbuilt and in another slot it supports 8gb so that means total ram size will be 12gb.

    4. Yes it is possible as i have done the same for my laptop and it’s working perfectly fine.

    5. Yes you can but there is only one slot so you need to take 8GB 1Ram and cannot add more than 8GB.

  9. sir i have dell inspiron 3542 can i upgrade it to 2tb seagate firecuda SSHD ? if possible does the upgrade increase the performance

  10. i am using dell Inspiron 15 3567 (i7) with 8 GB ram. if i buy a Samsung 970 Evo Series – 250GB PCIE NVME – M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V7E250BW) to the slower HDD do i get the speed of PCIE NVME drive ssd?? or only get a sata interface speed
    answer plss

    1. Are you sure your laptop has an M.2 SSD slot? As far as I know, the Inspiron 15 3567 doesn’t have an M.2 SSD slot, so you can’t add that SSD besides the existing HDD.

      Generally, if you add an SSD (PCIE NVME or SATA) to a laptop which already has HDD, files and programs stored on the SSD will run faster. If the notebook and SSD support PCIE NVME, speed will be faster than with SATA SSD. Files and programs stored on the HDD will run on slower HDD (SATA) speeds. A good practice in that situation is to install Windows and programs on SSD and put rarely accessed files on the HDD.

  11. Hello Bro,
    I have Dell i3 6006U 6th gen inspiron 15 3567 model laptop. I want to know that how many slot have for RAM and SSD in my laptop. I want to add new RAM and SSD. Currently it has HDD 5400rpm. I want to add not replace. is it possible? please know me if two slot of RAM. can I use both or need to replace current slot.
    how many ram max I can use.

    1. Hi, as per the Dell Inspirion 3567 service manual, there are two RAM slots:
      I don’t know if both of your slots are populated. Do you have for instance 1 x 8GB or 2 x 4GB inside. If you have a single RAM module, than you can just insert a compatible RAM module in the second slot. Otherwise, you’ll need to take out one or both RAM modules and replace it with more capacious ones.
      As for storage, the laptop has a single 2.5″ storage bay (populated with your HDD). It has no M.2 slot for SSDs. You can only get a DVD caddy (adapter) to replace your DVD drive with an 2.5″ SSD SATA drive.

  12. Hi,
    I have inspiron 3521 is that possible to upgrade ram upto 8+4 gb and hard disk 1 tb.

    1. No laptop not support more than 8GB and have only 1 slot but you can upgrade HDD to 1TB

  13. Hiii,
    I recently buy Dell inspiring 15 3000 3567, 8GB Ram, Intel core i7, 7th Gen,,,
    Can I replace HDD Drive with SSD..???

  14. Hello sir, I have dell 3543laptop and I recently update RAM 4Gb to 8Gb. Now I want to replace HDD with SSD, so what can I do?
    In dell 3543 have SATA m1 and m2 slot available?

  15. Hi,
    I’m using del Inspiron 3543 8gb ram, I wan to buy a crucial mx500 250 GB SSD for my laptop and I want to put that SSD in main hard disk slot and replace hard disk to optical drive slot. Is it better way or is there any other ways to improve performance, Is my laptop support crucial mx500 SSD

    1. In your case, upgrading HDD to SSD is the best way to improve performance. Difference will be great. Your laptop supports Crucial MX500, but only SATA 2.5″ version of it. There’s also M.2 MX500, but it isn’t supported in the 3543.

      1. Thanks for the tutorial, I have installed the ssd in the place of hdd, and have hdd in optical bay drive, is it better to place them other way round?? so the hdd will be safe inside and robust ssd can stick in the optical bay drive slot?

        1. Yes, it does make sense safety-wise, because the optical bay isn’t meant to be used for internal 2.5″ drives and HDDs are more prone to physical damage than SSDs. But I would also take into consideration where the OS is installed. For better performance it should be installed on the SSD. So from that point of view, it is maybe better to have your OS on the SSD drive in the safer 2.5″ bay and less important files on the HDD in the DVD bay.

  16. Hi, Thanks for the article. I also have a Dell 15 3000 series and the 4gb is way too slow. It is running win 10 at the moment.
    I’m just wondering if I can use Crucial 16GB Single DDR3L 1600 MT/s (PC3L-12800) 204-Pin SODIMM Memory to upgrade the RAM.
    Thanks again,


    1. Hi, I have checked Crucial website and it appears the older Dell 15 3000 series with DDR3L memory support only up to 8GB sticks. There’s no a 16GB option for them. Only newer 15 3000 3567 supports 16GB DDR4. I remember that back in 2014/2015, when the 15 3000 series laptops were released, that their motherboards were lacking support for 16GB RAM sticks. I don’t know if later BIOS updates added support for it. It’s maybe the best option to contact Dell’s support and ask about that. Regards!

  17. HI,

    I Got 8gb ddr4 with i5 7th gen ,2tb hdd for my dell inspiron 15 3000 it possible to upgrade for 16gb?
    -Will be waiting for your reply

      1. Hi,
        I’m using del Inspiron 3543 8gb ram, I wan to buy a crucial mx500 250 GB SSD for my laptop and I want to put that SSD in main hard disk slot and replace hard disk to optical drive slot. Is it better way or is there any other ways to improve performance, Is my laptop support crucial mx500 SSD

  18. I have an old dell inspiron 3542 with i3,4gb ram, 512gb hdd, 2gb nvidia 820m,windows 8.1
    -Is there any m.2 ssd port on this laptop and will a 2.5 inch ssd fit in it ?
    -Is there a need of reinstalling windows & drivers if i upgrade to new ssd or can i just copy files ?
    -How many ram slots are there and can i upgrade ram to 16gb ?

    1. The laptop doesn’t have an M.2 SSD slot and M.2 generally isn’t compatible with 2.5″ SSDs. You can only replace your existing HDD with a 2.5″ SSD. That requires either re-installation of Windows or cloning the hard drive and copying it on a new SSD. The laptop has only one RAM slot. I can’t confirm whether 16GB single RAM modules are supported by the motherboard or not. A compatible 8GB RAM module is supported for sure.

  19. Pls let me know if I can use Additional 4GB RAM & Additional 1TB HDD in Dell Inspiron 3567 (A561234SIN9)
    MS-Office/i5-7200U/4 GB/1TB/Int/Win 10SL/15.6″ LED FHD/1 Yr NBD

    1. The 3567 has two RAM slots. So if you have only one slot populated (most likely that’s the case) than you can add another 4GB. As for HDD the laptop has a single HDD bay, so you can’t add another one. But, you can buy a compatible optical drive HDD caddy and put a HDD in it. That basically replaces your DVD drive with an HDD drive.

  20. Hey there…
    Got a Dell Inspiron 3543 with Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz, 2201 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)…4GB RAM and 500GB Hard disc… I want to upgrade him with 8GB RAM and an SSD….Which one do you recommend me for about max 170 euros…. Ty mate…Great job

  21. I am using dell laptop Inspiron 15 3000 Series (AMD) – 3541 with 2GB ram Win 10 upgrade from win 8.1 but my laptop very slow so can i increase ram upto 8gb its work?

    1. It should help definitely, because you have only 2GB RAM. But, you will have to get a compatible RAM module. I think it’s DDR3L RAM, although I don’t know for sure about your particular laptop. You should check whether it’s DDR3 or DDR3L. Also, your Windows 10 should be a 64-bit version in order to recognize more than 3.5GB RAM. 8GB RAM will work under 32-bit Windows, but you won’t be able to use more than around 3.5GB. Another important thing is to check whether your processor supports 8GB RAM, I don’t know what model you have, but it probably does support 8GB.

    2. i have dell laptop inspiron 15 3000 (3567) series with intel hd i36006u 2.00GHz 2000Mhz 2 cores with 4gb ram i want to increase my ram upto 8gb and also graphics can i increase

      1. You can replace your 4GB with an 8GB RAM module, but graphics isn’t upgradeable. Only a few expensive laptops have upgradeable video cards.

  22. IS it possible to fit a m.2 ssd(specifically the 960 evo 240gb) into dell inspiron 15 3542? and secondly , can we install a 2.5inch sata 3 ssd along side the hdd in the same laptop?

    1. You could take the DVD drive out and put the sata SSD there. As for m.2 you might be able to put one in the WiFi card slot and use Ethernet instead but it might not work as I don’t know what kind of port the wifi card uses

  23. I have a Dell 3541 series laptop. Just upgraded to a SSD drive, performance has increased. The RAM is at the MAX, 8gb, would a different brand help performance? Also, what upgrade could I add to improve the WLAN module in the bottom? Is there aftermarket that will fit?

    1. A different RAM brand won’t noticeably improve performance, even if it has better memory specs (RAM speed, latency, etc). As for the WLAN card, you probably have an 802.11N card built-in. It’s a replaceable mini PCIe card, so you can for instance put a 802.11AC mini PCIe card in for improved wireless speed and range. But, you will have to use it with an 802.11AC router to actually get these improvements.

  24. hi, i have an inspiron 3543 with the i7, 2.4GHz
    i installed windows 10 but do you think windows 8 will work better since it was made to work on windows 8 in the first place?

    1. There are no big differences between Windows 10 and 8(.1) when it comes to performance and hardware demands, so downgrading your OS won’t improve overall speed of the laptop.

  25. Hello sir
    I have Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series with intel core i3. My question is, how many slots do we have for this model? Also, I have 4gb ram and want to upgrade it to 8gb, how this can be done?

  26. Hi, I have recently bought inspiron 15 3567 series with 4GB DDR4 RAM, can i use ram from my previous laptop which was broken, previous ram spec. is Hynet X power series, 4gb ram, ddr3 1333 mhz.

  27. Hey awesome Article. The explanation was easy and very useful for me.
    I recently bought Kingston 240GB SSD for my Dell Inspiron 3542.
    Could you explain me how can i clone my previous HDD in the SSD so that i dont have to install the windows as well as the programs from scratch?

    1. Cloning of a laptop hard drive to SSD can be done with cloning software and adapter (or storage enclosure) from USB to data interface (i.e. SATA, M.2…) on your SSD. You can install cloning software, such as the popular EaseUS Todo Backup Free or Macrium Reflect Free or other, on your existing HDD. Then connect the SSD via USB and use installed cloning software to clone the HDD to SSD. Make sure your used storage space on HDD is not larger than your SSD capacity. After cloning is done, you can then physically put the SSD in your laptop. That’s a general explanation. I hope it helps.

  28. hi
    i have DELL inspiron 15 3000 series 8GB
    im going to replace HDD drive with SSD
    so up to what i can upgrade it … 1tb or 2 tb

    1. Hi, I have no info on whether the Dell 15 3000 supports these large SSDs. It’s very uncommon to put a pricey 1TB or larger SSD in a budget laptop like the 15 3000, so that’s probably why there’s no info online about that combination. I’m however sure you can use an SSD with up to 512GB capacity inside this laptop.

    2. i have Dell inspiron 15 3000series ! that ram and ssd can be upgrade ? like 4gb to 8gb and 500g to 1tb ? thanks

      1. Hi, is it the 15 3000 series 3543, 3542, 3541 or some other? Also, what processor is in the laptop? In most (if not all) cases, RAM and HDD in the 15 3000 series are upgradeable.

  29. I have dell inspiron 15 3000
    I just wanted to know that can I increase my ram or not because my pc is working to slow.

    1. What model do you have? Is it 15 3000 3543, 3542, 3541, or some other model? If you have one of the above and you currently use 4GB RAM, you can replace that module with 8GB. But, it’s not certain whether your laptop will work faster, since many other factors play a role in speed. Primarily the processor and storage (HDD or SSD).

  30. Sir I have a dell inspiron 3542. I want to change my hard drive from toshiba 1TB 5400rpm 5v 1.0A to HGST 1TB 7200rpm 5v 800mA hard drive. I want to know this HGST hard drive will support my laptop?? The voltage and the rpm is differnt from factory fitted one.

  31. Sir,presently I’m using Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series preloaded with 4gb ram,1tb hard disk,2gb graphics.As I’m training on SAP the complieing time is too slow so I decided to upgrade the RAM. Suggest the best one and the GB too ,upto which extend it can be upgraded.

  32. It’s best to go to on Support section on Dell’s website and find drivers for Win 8.1. They have all needed Win 8.1 drivers available there.

  33. Someone tell Dell Inspiron 15 series 3000 is take 4gb ram only is not going to take 8gb ram is true or is not true

  34. Hello sir

    I have a laptop. Dell inspiron 15 3000 series i5 processor
    7th generation Intel core0 i5-7200U. Operating system : Windows 10

    Sir it’s very slow to use
    It’s getting more difficult to use.

    Sir can you give a suggestion to speed up my lap

    1. Can you tell whether you have a SSD or hard drive inside and what’s your RAM size? Upgrading to an SDD if you’re currently running your system on HDD would be the greatest improvement you can get in this case. Also, upgrading RAM to 8GB if you have only 4GB might help. Besides that, you can check in Windows Task Manager if there’s any software process that chokes your system.

      The i5 processor you have is a great one for all usual computing tasks.

  35. does dell inspiron 3542 support windows 10 32 bit or not if yes then why touchpad is not working

  36. hi sir, i have dell inspiron 3558 i3-5005U 2.0GHZ with 4gb windows 10 home edition installed now i need to upgrade upto 12gb
    Does it support 4gb + 8GB ram
    will it cause any problem

  37. Everyone keeps talking about the second tab on the back. Mine doesn’t have one. I’ve unscrewed literally every screw on the back of my laptop and I still can’t open it. It says 3000 series but the only things I keep finding are for some tab in the back that mine doesn’t have so what do I do?

    1. Maybe you have some other Inspiron 3000 series model like 3551 or 3552. They have different design when compared to the 3543/2/1 shown on this page.

  38. ,

    Currently I am using vostro 14 3000 series laptop with 4GB RAM,I want to upgrade RAM. What is max RAM it’s support..?


  39. Hi,

    I require laptop for mainly coding-development work, playing hd movies/songs, playing PC games occasionally. My top most priority is high performance (without or less hanging/freezing issue) without causing overheating.

    I heard i5-5200U/4210U is better than i3-5005U in terms of performance. But the laptop with i5 comes at much costlier than i3. Do you think paying extra bucks for 5th gen i5 really worth it in terms of performance?

    FYI, I use linux for 70% of my day2day work. Rest 30% windows 7.

    FYI, In both configurations, RAM is 4 GB DDR3L and hard disk is 1 TB 5400 RPM.

    Does upgrading RAM from 4 to 8 GB compensates the extra performance of i5 ?

    1. Among these 3 processors, the i5-4210U should be avoided because of weaker graphics than on the newer i5-5200U and i3-5005U. As for CPU performance, difference between the i5 and i3 should be only slightly noticeable in most tasks, except heavy stuff like converting video files where the i5 has advantage. Getting 8GB of RAM will help a lot if you utilize more than 4GB (such as running multiple apps and browser tabs at the same time). Otherwise, the difference won’t be noticeable, no matter what CPU is used. More about RAM usage here:

  40. Hi Daniel! I found this info of immense use as I am thinking to upgrade RAM of my Inspiron 15 3541.However, I have a question on OS.If I replace my existing RAM of 2gb with 8gb, do I need to install/reactivate with OS.basically anything to do with software is required or not after changing RAM? Thanks.

    1. No action on software end is required for RAM upgrades.But keep in mind that if you have a 32-bit OS version instead of 64-bit, you won’t be able to utilize 8GB of RAM. A 32-bit OS will recognize only ~4GB out of 8GB.

  41. hi,I have a dell inspiron 3000 series laptop and accidently I lost a hard drive screw that holds the harddrive to its base now can u tell me where I can find the screws

  42. I have a recent purchased Dell 15 3000. Where is the RAM located on this machine. It has a solid bottom except for battery. I want to install more RAM, which I have bought from Crucial and I understand there is an open bay for it. Is it accessed under the keyboard?

    1. Maybe you then have some other Inspiron 3000-series model, such as 3551, 3552, or 3558. Do you know exact model of your notebook?

    2. I’ve been trying to find the same thing. It seems like Dell has redesigned the machine as every blog I look at suggests that solid bottoms are not a thing for Dell (Mine is an Inspiron 15 3558)- I’m wondering if we have to take the entire bottom off. Did you ever figure this out?

      1. The guide on this page is for the 3543, 3542, 3541 Inspiron 3000 models. The 3558 has different chassis design. It’s much harder to access RAM and storage for upgrades, since you have to remove the keyboard, optical drive (if present on the model) and many screws in order to remove the one-piece bottom of the chassis. You can find 3558 RAM upgrade instructions in its Service Manual on

  43. Hi
    I got an Inspiron 3543 with the i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40GHz CPU
    i want to upgrade the 4GB RAM whats the max that i can fit in?
    And i would love to add a 256 GB SSD (if possible, dell offers only 128GB ones) while keeping the 500GB HD already inside.
    Can i do that? or i have to choose only one module between a small SSD, a large HD and some 500GB hybrids dell offers in their support page.

    1. There’s one ram slot, so you can only take out the 4GB module and insert an 8GB one. I’m not sure whether the rare 16GB modules are supported on this laptop. There’s only one storage bay so you can’t have both HDD and SSD. But you can get a DVD caddy, put an SSD in it as replace the DVD drive with it.

  44. We bought a DELL Inspiron 15 3000 series model 3543 with intel core of i3-5005U processor 4 GB memory and 1 TB hard drive. It ha Windows 10. It keeps getting kicked off the wifi. None of the other devices, laptops in the house have this problem and we even shut the other devices down to see if it was just an overload to the modem, but still gets kicked off even when we use the hotspot on my phone instead of the cable modem.

    1. I had this problem when my 3543 installed Windows 10 from Windows 8.1. No problem with WiFi with Windows 8.1. Spent literally weeks with Dell Support trying to troubleshoot the WiFi. In the end, switching back to Windows 8.1 was the only thing that worked.

      1. and btw redownloading driver worked temporarily but then connection issues would shortly resurface.

  45. Hi,

    Thanks for the detailed post. If I add 8GB module from outside, does it void warranty? Also after upgrading is any major improvement. I mainly use my Inspiron 3543 for browsing using chrome. I have 4GB ram. But it hangs.

    1. If you don’t damage any internal part, the warranty will be still valid after adding RAM.

      If RAM usage of your opened Chrome tabs and other programs exceed 4GB, then your system will start using your hard drive for RAM purposes which will slow down the system a lot. In that case, 8GB RAM will significantly improve performance. If you’re usage is always below 4GB, you won’t notice big difference after adding more memory.

      More about that in this post:

      You can check your RAM usage in the Task Manager (shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+Escape).

  46. Kind of lies here.
    They say opening the service cover is easy like a breeze, ant that is blsht! There are some plastic locks that are so hard, that for me it is impossible to open the cover without damaging the chassis. I need a manual explaining a way to open it without breaking the laptop apart.

      1. My cover won’t budge no matter what I try……grrrr…. It doesn’t want to slide at all and I am concerned about damaging my laptop :-(

  47. i have inspiron 3542 model my sytem is damaged .
    inspiron 3543 model parts fix in laptop working or not
    suitable or not

  48. i have dell Inspiron 15 3542 model and it’s internal hdd memory is 1 TB . and i have other 2 TB hard disk . what is the maximum Hdd suport or maxium Hdd size exchange to my laptop ????????

  49. I have dell inspiron 15 3537 series laptop. Which is the best 4gb ram module that i shud buy to upgrade the ram

  50. I have a dell inspiron 3542,it came with a windows 7 operating system and each time I try to upgrade it to windows 8 or 8.1,it always misses some drivers and graphics.what can I best do?

    1. It’s best to go to on Support section on Dell’s website and find drivers for Win 8.1. They have all needed Win 8.1 drivers available there.

  51. sir,dell 3543 can support shareit? because my 3543 not supporting shareit…nd other on 3542 shareit play very well…so please solve my problem…

  52. Hello Sir. I had an Inspiron 15 3543, can I replace the single slot 8GB RAM to 16 GB RAM? Does it will not cause any problem to the overall performance? Thank you.

      1. These Intelligent Memory 16GB modules (type IMM2G64D3LSOD8AG-B15E) work on all laptops with the new Intel 5th generation Broadwell CPUs, but not on any older models.

        The Dell Inspiron 15 3000 uses the 4th generation, so it does not work. But newer Dell Inspirons (released in 2015) are fine.
        Check the CPU code! It always begins with i3, i5 or i7 and is then followed by a 4-digit number and a letter. If the 4-digit number starts with a 5 (for example i5-5200U), then it is 5th generation.

        In the USA you can buy here:

        otherwise Google the part# IMM2G64D3LSOD8AG

        They are looking for more resellers, so if anybody has a favorite dealer, ask them to contact the manufacturer at to get reseller-pricing

      2. I’m not too sure, i just read it from this article. “” . My CPU by the way is i7-5500u / 2.4GHz.

        Thanks all for the replied…

    1. Do you know the exact Inspiron 14 model? There’s a plenty of them… If it’s one of the latest Inspiron 14 versions – the Inspiron 14 3000 3451 or 3458, they have slightly different bottom panel and HDD assembly, while RAM upgrade procedure is the same as on the described 15 3000. The panel is held by 2 screws instead of 1, while the HDD assembly is secured to the base with 4 screws instead of 1. More about it (and upgrade instructions for other models) can be found here:

      1. I have the Dell 14 3451….

        I’m capable of replacing the RAM but I need to know if I can upgrade it all the way to 8GB’s.

        Everything I’ve found so far says 4GB is the max…i.e. and Dell’s website.

        Just would like to know that I can put 8GB’s in it and that it will work fine.

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