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What type of memory do I need ?


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Heres my problem: I bought a cheapo Acer 5135-2135 notebook; its still sealed and unopened.

It comes loaded with 1024 of RAM, and - I'm pretty sure - has room to add another 1024. It has Vista Home installed. I do not want to crack the seal on the box because if I CANT cheaply [under $50.00] add memory to this laptop, I'm gonna sell it. If I can add memory then I will throw in another 1024 and be OK running Vista Home.

MemoryUp.com says I need to crack it open to make sure I'm buying the right chip. Is there a way to get the correct info and but the memory WITHOUT opening the unit ?

Many thanks .........
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Unfortunately, your computer comes with 2 512s, so to upgrade, you'd need to buy one or two 1024s. You computer supports dual-channel, and can handle a maximum of 2048 MB (total). So you could upgrade to the maximum memory of 2 GB by buying 2 1 GB sticks. You can do so for as little as $45.00 @ crucial dot com.
The maximum speed is PC2-5300.
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If it came with Vista pre-installed, its most certainly going to be DDR2.
Look the laptop up on Crucial, they'll tell you what memory it takes and offer you to buy some as well.
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Heres the Crucial link: http://www.crucial.c.....l=Aspire 5315

I guess my question is now: Admiral, how can you tell if its two 512 vs one 1024 ? Are you certain ?

$45.00 would be no problem, but it's $340 laptop; I'm not sure investing $90 plus shipping is worth it.

Thanks again ....

PS ... The label on the box reads: 1024MB DDR2
The CPU is a Celron 530 / 1.73 Mhz

Edited by Buccaneer, 19 February 2008 - 05:35 PM.

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