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Memory upgrade help!

By Issen
Aug 15, 2011
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  1. HERE IS MY LAPTOP DETAILS. I want to know what's best to upgrade. Logical/Chipset Memory Banks Max memory is 8GB. How do I upgrade it, and with what? is it with DDR2 200 pin soDIMM PC2 5300? I'm about to buy Corsair, but advise me please.

    Computer
    Manufacturer : Acer
    Model : Aspire 5720Z
    Family : None
    Version : V1.45
    SKU Number : None

    Computer Chassis
    Manufacturer : Acer
    Can be locked : No
    Version : V1.45
    Power Cord(s) : 1
    Serial Number : Chassis Serial Number
    Boot-up State : Safe
    Power State : Safe
    Thermal State : Safe
    Security State : External Interface Locked-out

    Mainboard
    Manufacturer : Acer
    Multi-Processor (MP) Support : No
    Multi-Processing (MPS) Version : 1.40
    Model : Nettiling
    Type : Mainboard
    Version : V1.45
    Serial Number : Base Board Serial Number
    Asset Tag : Base Board Asset Tag
    Location in Chassis : Base Board Chassis Location

    Mainboard Properties
    Removable : No
    Replaceable : Yes
    Hot Swap : No

    On-board Devices
    Intel Video Graphics Controller : Video Adapter (Enabled)
    Broadcom Lan Controller : Ethernet Adapter (Enabled)

    Computer Memory Controller
    Location : Mainboard
    Error Correction Capability : None
    Number of Memory Slots : 2
    Maximum Installable Memory : 2GB
    BANK 0 - DIMM0 : Samsung 0x4D342037305436353534455A332D43453620 0x040AA7AA Unknown DIMM Synchronous DDR2 512MB/64 @ 533MHz
    BANK 2 - DIMM2 : Hynix (Hyundai) 0x48594D503136345336344350362D59352020 0x00007140 Unknown DIMM Synchronous DDR2 512MB/64 @ 533MHz

    Chipset
    Model : Acer Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Express Processor to DRAM Controller
    OEM Device Name : Intel Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Express Processor to DRAM Controller
    Revision : A4
    Bus : Intel AGTL+
    Front Side Bus Speed : 4x 133MHz (532MHz)
    Maximum FSB Speed : 4x 200MHz (800MHz)
    Width : 64-bit
    I/O Queue Depth : 12 request(s)
    Maximum Bus Bandwidth : 4.16GB/s
    Maximum Power : 13.500W

    Chipset 1 Hub Interface
    Type : DMI (Direct Media Interface)
    Version : 1.00
    Number of Ports : 4
    In/Out Width : 4-bit / 4-bit
    Duplex : Yes
    Multiplier : 3x
    Speed : 100MHz

    Logical/Chipset Memory Banks
    Bank 0 : 256MB DDR2 SO-DIMM 4-4-4-12 3-16-4-2 1T
    Bank 0 Temperature : 46.00°C
    Bank 1 : 256MB DDR2 SO-DIMM 4-4-4-12 3-16-4-2 1T
    Bank 4 : 512MB DDR2 SO-DIMM 4-4-4-12 3-16-4-2 1T
    Integrated in Chipset : Yes
    Shared Memory : 8MB
    Maximum Installable Memory : 8GB
    Supported Memory Types : DDR2 SO-DIMM
    Channels : 2
    Memory Bus Speed : 2x 266MHz (532MHz)
    Maximum Memory Speed : 2x 333MHz (666MHz)
    Multiplier : 2x
    Width : 64-bit
    FMAX - Fast Memory Access Support : No
    Refresh Rate : 7.80µs
    Power Save Mode : No
    Fixed Hole Present : No
    Maximum Memory Bus Bandwidth : 8.31GB/s

    APIC 1
    Version : 2.00
    Multiplier : 1/2x
    Maximum Interrupts : 24
    IRQ Handler Engaged : Yes
    Enhanced Support : Yes

    Memory Module
    Manufacturer : Samsung
    Model : M4 70T6554EZ3-CE6
    Serial Number : 040AA7AA
    Type : 512MB DDR2 SO-DIMM
    Technology : 8x(32Mx16)
    Speed : PC2-5300U DDR2-666
    Standard Timings : 5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3
    Version : 1.02
    Date of Manufacture : Monday, September 17, 2007
    Memory DC Line : 1.800V
    Timing @ 333MHz : 5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3
    Timing @ 267MHz : 4-4-4-12 3-16-4-2
    Timing @ 200MHz : 3-3-3-9 2-12-3-2

    Memory Module
    Manufacturer : Hynix (Hyundai)
    Model : HYMP164S64CP6-Y5
    Serial Number : 00007140
    Type : 512MB DDR2 SO-DIMM
    Technology : 4x(64Mx16)
    Speed : PC2-5300U DDR2-666
    Standard Timings : 5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3
    Version : 1.02
    Memory DC Line : 1.800V
    Timing @ 333MHz : 5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3
    Timing @ 267MHz : 4-4-4-12 3-16-4-2
    Timing @ 200MHz : 3-3-3-9 2-12-3-2

    Sensor
    Model : Intel Core CPU [P1, C2]
    Version : 15.13
    Mainboard Specific Support : No

    Temperature Sensor(s)
    CPU 1 Temperature : 66.00°C

    Voltage Sensor(s)
    CPU 1 DC Line : 1.250V

    System Bus(es) on Hub 1
    Version : 2.30
    System Bus 0 : PCI
    System Bus 2 : PCIe 1.00 x1 2.5Gbps
    System Bus 4 : PCIe 1.00 x1 2.5Gbps
    System Bus 5 : PCIe 1.00 x1 2.5Gbps
    System Bus 6 : PCIe 1.00 x1 2.5Gbps
    System Bus 7 : PCI66

    LPC Hub Controller 1
    Model : Acer ICH8M-E (ICH8) LPC Interface Controller
    OEM Device Name : Intel ICH8M-E (ICH8) LPC Interface Controller
    Revision : A4
    ACPI Power Management Enabled : Yes
    Advanced TCO Mode Support : Yes
    Advanced TCO Mode Enabled : No
    High Precision Timer Enabled : Yes
    Number of Precision Timers : 3
    System Timer : 14.32MHz
    Delayed Transaction Enabled : Yes

    Disk Controller
    Model : Acer 82801H (ICH8) Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
    OEM Device Name : Intel 82801H (ICH8) Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
    Interface : ATA
    Revision : A4
    Maximum UDMA Mode : UltraDMA-5 / ATA100
    Mobile : Yes
    Channels : 4
    In Use Channels : 2
    Port : UltraDMA-2 / ATA33
    Port : UltraDMA-2 / ATA33

    Disk Controller
    Model : Acer Mobile SATA AHCI Controller
    OEM Device Name : Intel Mobile SATA AHCI Controller
    Interface : SATA
    Revision : A4
    Specification : 1.10
    Maximum SATA Mode : G2 / SATA300
    Channels : 3
    In Use Channels : 1
    Port : G1 / SATA150

    Disk Controller
    Model : Acer SD Bus Host Adapter
    OEM Device Name : Ricoh SD Bus Host Adapter
    Interface : SDA
    Revision : C3
    Channels : 1

    Audio Device
    Model : Acer 82801H (ICH8) HD Audio Controller
    OEM Device Name : Intel 82801H (ICH8) HD Audio Controller
    Revision : A4
    Type : HD (High-Definition) Audio
    Version : 1.00
    Number of In / Out / Bi-Directional Streams : 4 / 4 / 0
    Number of Serial Data Streams : 1

    Audio Codec
    Model : Realtek Semi High Definition Audio
    Revision : A4
    Version : 1.00
    Audio Channels : 6

    Audio Codec
    Model : Conexant 2C06h
    Revision : A1
    Version : 1.00

    USB Controller 1
    Model : Acer 82801H (ICH8) USB UHCI #4
    OEM Device Name : Intel 82801H (ICH8) USB UHCI #4
    Revision : A4
    Version : 1.10
    Interface : UHCI
    Channels : 2
    Speed : 48MHz
    Supported Speed(s) : Low (1.5Mbps) Full (12Mbps)
    Legacy Emulation Enabled : No

    USB Controller 2
    Model : Acer 82801H (ICH8) USB UHCI #5
    OEM Device Name : Intel 82801H (ICH8) USB UHCI #5
    Revision : A4
    Version : 1.10
    Interface : UHCI
    Channels : 2
    Speed : 48MHz
    Supported Speed(s) : Low (1.5Mbps) Full (12Mbps)
    Legacy Emulation Enabled : No

    USB Controller 3
    Model : Acer 82801H (ICH8) USB2 EHCI #2
    OEM Device Name : Intel 82801H (ICH8) USB2 EHCI #2
    Revision : A4
    Version : 2.00
    Specification : 1.00
    Interface : EHCI
    Channels : 4
    Companion Controllers : 2
    Supported Speed(s) : Low (1.5Mbps) Full (12Mbps) High (480Mbps)
    Addressing Support : 64-bit
    Legacy Emulation Enabled : No

    USB Controller 4
    Model : Acer 82801H (ICH8) USB UHCI #1
    OEM Device Name : Intel 82801H (ICH8) USB UHCI #1
    Revision : A4
    Version : 1.10
    Interface : UHCI
    Channels : 2
    Speed : 48MHz
    Supported Speed(s) : Low (1.5Mbps) Full (12Mbps)
    Legacy Emulation Enabled : No

    USB Controller 5
    Model : Acer 82801H (ICH8) USB UHCI #2
    OEM Device Name : Intel 82801H (ICH8) USB UHCI #2
    Revision : A4
    Version : 1.10
    Interface : UHCI
    Channels : 2
    Speed : 48MHz
    Supported Speed(s) : Low (1.5Mbps) Full (12Mbps)
    Legacy Emulation Enabled : No

    USB Controller 6
    Model : Acer 82801H (ICH8) USB UHCI #3
    OEM Device Name : Intel 82801H (ICH8) USB UHCI #3
    Revision : A4
    Version : 1.10
    Interface : UHCI
    Channels : 2
    Speed : 48MHz
    Supported Speed(s) : Low (1.5Mbps) Full (12Mbps)
    Legacy Emulation Enabled : No

    USB Controller 7
    Model : Acer 82801H (ICH8) USB2 EHCI #1
    OEM Device Name : Intel 82801H (ICH8) USB2 EHCI #1
    Revision : A4
    Version : 2.00
    Specification : 1.00
    Interface : EHCI
    Channels : 6
    Companion Controllers : 3
    Supported Speed(s) : Low (1.5Mbps) Full (12Mbps) High (480Mbps)
    Addressing Support : 64-bit
    Legacy Emulation Enabled : No

    FireWire/1394 Controller 1
    Model : Acer R5C832 IEEE-1394 Controller
    OEM Device Name : Ricoh R5C832 IEEE-1394 Controller
    Revision : A6
    Version : 1.10
    Interface : OHCI
    Enhanced Support : Yes
    Channels : 64
    Speed : 400MHz

    SMBus/i2c Controller 1
    Model : Intel ICH SMBus
    Version : 0.03
    Specification : 2.00
    Advanced TCO Mode Enabled : Yes
    Slave Device Enabled : Yes
    PEC Support : Yes
    Speed : 100kHz

    Expansion Slot(s)
    J6C1 : PCIe x16 PME Hot-Plug Available
    J8C1 : PCIe x1 PME Hot-Plug Available
    J7C1 (1h) : PCIe x1 PME Hot-Plug Available
    J8D1 (2h) : PCIe x1 PME Hot-Plug Available
    J8B1 (3h) : PCI 32-bit +5V +3.3V CardBus ModemRing PME i2c/SMBus Full Available
    J9B1 (4h) : PCI 32-bit +5V +3.3V CardBus ModemRing PME i2c/SMBus Full Available

    Port Connector(s)
    PS/2 - Keyboard : Keyboard / PS/2
    PS/2 - Mouse : Mouse / PS/2
    USB - USB 1 : USB / USB
    USB - USB 2 : USB / USB
    USB - USB 3 : USB / USB
    LAN - Network : Network / RJ-45
    J2H2 - OnBoard Primary IDE : ATA
    J2H1 - OnBoard Secondary IDE : ATA

    Performance Enhancing Tips
    Notice 224 : SMBIOS/DMI information may be inaccurate.
    Warning 2507 : Mainboard has too few memory slots. Upgrading the memory may be difficult or expensive.
    Warning 2508 : All memory slots are full. Upgrading the memory may be difficult or expensive.
    Tip 2 : Double-click tip or press Enter while a tip is selected for more information about the tip.
     
  2. Now that is detail! The support site for this model states the maximum memory to be:

    Am I reading that correctly, because you stated you had plans to upgrade it to 8GB? Newegg has plenty of options for laptop memory, but I think your motherboard may be limited to something closer to what you have, with room for only slight improvement. If I am in error, someone please correct me.

    You also posted this:

    EDIT: In other words, it seems to me that you can only double what you currently have in size, but not in speed. Again, I welcome scrutiny. I think that you may be looking for something more than I am providing here.
     
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,707   +1,887

    Apparently, there are 2 sets of specs listed. The one claiming 4 memory slots and up to 8GB is the maximum capability of the chipset itself.

    In other words, if the chipset was in a board with 4 memory slots, then it could handle up to 8GB.

    If you have the model as linked by Igneus, then you have 2 Memory slots, and can only install 2 X 1GB modules.

    I have no idea what program you used to derive your spec listing, but it's almost like it returned results for 2 different machines....!!..or...??

    Acer is the Horse's mouth, and if model linked is the model you have, I'd have to believe they're the final authority.

    I'm kind of wondering if the part of report on the installed RAM (4 banks?), includes the integrated graphics?
     

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