Contemplating upgrading RAM and SSD on a Dell Latitude 3310 at Micro Center. Is it possible?

BC795 ✭✭
First Comment Name Dropper First Anniversary
edited December 2023 in Prebuilt PCs and Laptops

So last year, I obtained the laptop in question, and its specs can be found here:

It's come in handy for class or travel, but I've been thinking about upgrading its RAM and storage. It only having 8GB of RAM often hinders it (and it chugged when using DaVinci Resolve in-class for one of my classes to where editing on my home computer was much more preferable since 16GB of RAM is normally recommended for it), and all the Dell software on it has most of the 256GB NVME taken up.

Seeing that what RAM, storage, and processors on the laptop can vary between variants on the spec page, mine has the following:

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-8265U
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB

Now, what has me thinking that upgrading the RAM and storage is possible is because Intel sells their own upgrade parts in addition to replacement parts ( and they even have a tutorial for removing parts:

However, they look very overpriced in my opinion, especially after managing to find that Crucial sells the same type of compatible RAM for much less:

I also managed to find a small NVME that seems to be the same form factor as the one Dell sells after seeing the ones sold by Dell are M.2 2230 SSDs:

Naturally I intend to bring in these parts if I do upgrade, I just want to double check if it should be doable, since I've heard that whether laptops are able to have upgraded parts varies on the laptop, and it seems like it's plausible with mine if Dell sells upgrades for it. Thanks in advance.

Best Answer


Leave a Comment

Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key.

We love seeing what our customers build

Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase

Submit Now
Looking for a little inspiration?

See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done

View Build Showcase


If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it.

Services starting at $149.99