How to choose RAM (memory)?

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  1. Posts : 79
    Windows 10 64 bit
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    How to choose RAM (memory)?


    Hi, I got Notebook computer Acer Aspire E5-576, i5 4 GB memory. (Windows 64 bit Japanese OS)
    I want to add 8 GB memory.
    I wonder how to choose which memory I could use in this computer?
    Or what points should I consider when I buy memory?

    Any help will be appreciated.

    Thank you.
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  2. ThrashZone's Avatar
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    Hi,
    Best way for a laptop is use the crucial system scanner it will show you your upgrade options
    Crucial System Scanner | Crucial.com
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  3. flybynite's Avatar
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       #3

    Easy enough to get more RAM. Just download it here! DownloadMoreRAM.com - CloudRAM 2.0
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  4. bobkn's Avatar
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    Win 10 X64 Pro 20H2 19042.685
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    The laptop uses DDR3 SODIMMs. I don't know what the nominal frequency is, but Crucial suggests 1600 MHz. I don't know what the best source would be in Japan.

    The laptop has two slots. What you'll need to buy depends on what is already present. If the 8GB is from a single SODIMM, then you'd need one more. If it is two 4GB modules, you'll need to replace both with 8GB modules.
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  5. Posts : 79
    Windows 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    ThrashZone said:
    Hi,
    Best way for a laptop is use the crucial system scanner it will show you your upgrade options
    Crucial System Scanner | Crucial.com
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    Hi, thank you for the reply with url link.
    Usually I avoid to run exe files but as I got link from here I gave a try and found out about RAM.
    Thank you once again.
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  6. Posts : 79
    Windows 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #6

    flybynite said:
    Easy enough to get more RAM. Just download it here! DownloadMoreRAM.com - CloudRAM 2.0
    Hi, thank you.
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  7. Posts : 79
    Windows 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #7

    bobkn said:
    The laptop uses DDR3 SODIMMs. I don't know what the nominal frequency is, but Crucial suggests 1600 MHz. I don't know what the best source would be in Japan.

    The laptop has two slots. What you'll need to buy depends on what is already present. If the 8GB is from a single SODIMM, then you'd need one more. If it is two 4GB modules, you'll need to replace both with 8GB modules.
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    Thank a lot for the detailed reply.
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  8. ThrashZone's Avatar
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    Ari94 said:
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    Hi, thank you for the reply with url link.
    Usually I avoid to run exe files but as I got link from here I gave a try and found out about RAM.
    Thank you once again.
    Hi,
    Sorry didn't realize it was an .exe
    I edited my link to this
    Code:
    http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/systemscanner?cm_re=us-top-nav-_-us-flyout-upgrades-_-us-upgrades-scanner
    Crucial System Scanner | Crucial.com


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  9. Posts : 79
    Windows 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Hi, no problem it is ok and thanks for concern.
    After reading posts here then I contacted my computer support and I got the following reply (from Japanese to English translation)

    Memory slot specification:

    Initial installed memory capacity: 4 GB.
    Number of slots (free): 2 (1).
    Memory standard: DDR 3 L - 1600 MHz SDRAM * Dual channel compatible.
    Number of clocks: 1600 MHz.
    Maximum capacity: 32 GB.

    Does memory cost matter? there are various brands available cheaper and costly. Any suggestions?
    Thank you.
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  10. bobkn's Avatar
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    Win 10 X64 Pro 20H2 19042.685
       #10

    I suggest getting CPU-Z to check you current configuration. The main thing you'd want to know is whether you have two 4GB SODIMMs installed, or one 8 GB. https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

    As the initial configuration was 4GB, it could be either way. That determines what SODIMMs you'd have to buy to go to 16 GB. (If you have a single 8GB one in place, adding another would do it. If you have 2 X 4GB, you need to buy two 8 GB, or a single 16 GB.)

    I don't know what RAM to recommend for Japan. I've had good luck with Corsair, Gskill, and Crucial (Micron), but there are other good makes. My main desktop is running a couple of Corsair DDR4 DIMMs at the moment. I'm pleased with them, but they have LEDs, which I find slightly embarrassing.
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