Ram for Acer aspire

By GavinMcCole
Dec 22, 2006
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  1. So i have an acer aspire 3000 with the stock 256mb ram and im looking to upgrade it to 1gb
    my problem is that the manual gives the maximum memory module size as 512mb in ech of the two slots while two ram choosers on the kingston and corsair websites have told me that i can use 1gb modules
    I would like to know if i can actually use 1gb modules as it is simpler and i can upgrade again in the future (and if this is possible can i out both the old 256mb module and new 1gb modules in together to give 1280 mb)
    thanks
  2. dopefisher

    dopefisher Newcomer, in training Posts: 540

    That should work , using the 1gb and 256 sticks, but it might not run at the full ddr333 mhz speed. the reason it might not be posted like that on acer's website is because they "do not recommend it" for the reason i stated before.
  3. GeekieNick101

    GeekieNick101 Newcomer, in training Posts: 524

    you could just put in a 512mb stick in one slot and keep the 256 and have 768 mb.
  4. GavinMcCole

    GavinMcCole Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    thanks for the help I think i will buy a 1Gb stick some time
  5. chuck4456

    chuck4456 Newcomer, in training Posts: 64

    The best thing to do is go to www.CRUCIAL.com and run the CRUCIAL System Scan. They will give you an exact, compatable match.
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    Read the RAM installation and troubleshooting guide in the Guides forum
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