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9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
:) Hello i have brought a note book "Acer Aspire AS5051AWXMi AMD Turion MK-36 512MB 60GB DVDRW XP Media Centre" and want to boost it up a bit as you can tell from this post i know nothing about this, think its ram might be gb or they might be the same thing lol i have found this but am not sure if it will fit ????? http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?quicklinx=2lgmhttp://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?quicklinx=2lgm

:thumbsup: thank you in advance :-D
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9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
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#1
^ that link goes to the old school DDR ram (as opposed to the current DDR2) which is it your laptop takes? You also want laptop RAM not desktop RAM.
Should say in your documentation what motherboard you have installed - easy enough to see from there what compatability issues may arise - how many slots there are too - if it is two and you have 2 x 256mb currently you'll want to go to 2 x 512 or 2 x 1gig meaning your going to waste your original RAM (I doubt it has 4 slots as per a desktop).
#2
If you go to the Crucial website, http://www.crucial.com/uk/ you can use their memory adviser or system scanner. You'll be able to find the right memory for your laptop there.
#3
http://www.crucial.com/uk/?gclid=CMDEwcPPnosCFQyHlAodoDmKgg

a ram checker to tell you what ram you need.


without knowing too much about your laptop, i checked and this was the results, although check yourself to be sure

http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/listparts.aspx?model=Aspire+5000+Series
#4
Go to crucial website, you can run a program that will tell you exactly what you need and what it will cost, plus they are doing a promotion on 1gig and 2gig deals. Also remember to go via quidco, if you use it.

Search for crucial on the deals homepage of hotukdeals to see the promotion.

Johnnypanic
#5
Thank you Sean but went way over my head will study your post more closely and try and figger it out was hoping someone had the same notebook and could point me in the right direction but again thank you for you post rep added :thumbsup:
#6
oh more like it, cheers :-D rep added for all replys
#7
How easy is it to install RAM?

Is it basically, turn off your comp, plug it in and turn back on??

Im looking at gettin some more, and after using crucial link,
I currently have 1 x 512MB DDR PC3200.

Do I have to get PC3200? I've noticed there are other ones, i.e PC4000. Whats the difference?? :?

Here's more info from scan:-

Maximum Memory Capacity: 2048MB
Currently Installed Memory: 512MB
Available Memory Slots: 1
Number of Banks: 2
Dual Channel Support: No
CPU Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
CPU Family: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz Model 4, Stepping 9
CPU Speed: 2994 MHz

Any advice appreciated! :thumbsup:
#8
so what are you planning birdyboyuk..another 512 mb of RAM???

easy to fit ..as you say turn off PC..unplug from mains..open case and fit in new RAM..it slots in ..and can only be fitted one way so you cannot really make a mistake.

I would simply match with the memory you have.
#9
I may be wrong, but I think if you put two diff speeds in it steps down to the lower of the two.
#10
i brought mine from crucial and it said buy two in addition to the one i have so think you right shane8960
#11
birdyboyuk
How easy is it to install RAM?

Is it basically, turn off your comp, plug it in and turn back on??

Im looking at gettin some more, and after using crucial link,
I currently have 1 x 512MB DDR PC3200.

Do I have to get PC3200? I've noticed there are other ones, i.e PC4000. Whats the difference?? :?

Here's more info from scan:-

Maximum Memory Capacity: 2048MB
Currently Installed Memory: 512MB
Available Memory Slots: 1
Number of Banks: 2
Dual Channel Support: No
CPU Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
CPU Family: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz Model 4, Stepping 9
CPU Speed: 2994 MHz

Any advice appreciated! :thumbsup:



for a laptop there is normally a small trap door type thing under your laptop. with pc off, unscrew the flap and slide in the ram. it may be worth selling the ram you have in there and getting a 1 gig ram stick, this leaves you 1 free bay to place another 1 gig stick. if you go the cheaper option and get 1 512mb ram then that is it, you will then not be able to put more ram in until you get rid of the stuff you bought.

if you intend to use vista or want your pc to be slightly more efficient at basic things and alot more efficient at complex things, i would go with the 1 gig stick, you can then either sell the 512mb or keep it and have 1.5gig of ram.

if your pc is a desk top computer then turn off the power, unscrew the screws and take the case off. you should see a 5 inch very thin board plugged in to the motherboard, next to it will be an empty slot. push the ram into the slot until the 2 clips click which tells you you have fitted it in correctly.
#12
Cool. Thanks for replies.
I may go for a 1GB stick, so I have 1.5GB in total.

I have no intention of getting Vista (yet anyway!)Just mainly want extra so my comp runs smoother.

Thanks again! :thumbsup:
#13
^ just make sure you get matched pairs with same speed as it will all run at slowest (ie if your slowest is 400mhz then it will all run at that)
#14
So I will need 1GB DDR PC3200? :thinking:
#15
No you dont need to but it wont run any faster - will all run at slowest speed. Ie new 667 mhz ram will run at 400mhz if thats what current RAM is.

If I were you I'd go for a 2 gig kit and lose the older stick (flog it on here perhaps). Would give a much better performance boost.
#16
seancampbell
No you dont need to but it wont run any faster - will all run at slowest speed. Ie new 667 mhz ram will run at 400mhz if thats what current RAM is.

If I were you I'd go for a 2 gig kit and lose the older stick (flog it on here perhaps). Would give a much better performance boost.

Eh? :thinking: lol, sorry.

So I can't have 1.5GB??? I may just have to go for another 512MB (bit short on the old silver!)
Would I notice any improvements adding an extra 512??
#17
It would definitely be an improvement but I personally would use the fastest RAM your mobo can support.
Anything is better than 512mb of old slow DDR though! Won't take more than 5 min to change either - simplest upgrade going.

(EDIT - Congrats on 1500 posts btw!)
#18
Thanks for the congrats! :thumbsup:

So going by what I have, what do you reccomend I get?

Maximum Memory Capacity: 2048MB
Currently Installed Memory: 512MB
Available Memory Slots: 1
Number of Banks: 2
Dual Channel Support: No
CPU Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
CPU Family: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz Model 4, Stepping 9
CPU Speed: 2994 MHz
#19
Depends how much cash you have to spend but as a general idea

under 25 quid - add the extra 512mb RAM
40 quid - get 1 gig of Kingston ValueRAM (best for price AND free delivery at ebuyer)
75 quid - 2 gig Kingston ValueRAM kit
120 + OCZ platinum or GEIL RAM (runs at 800/1000 mhz for their DDR2 version.. DDR wont be that high but it is the best RAM if you overclock at all).
#20
seancampbell
Depends how much cash you have to spend but as a general idea

under 25 quid - add the extra 512mb RAM
40 quid - get 1 gig of Kingston ValueRAM (best for price AND free delivery at ebuyer)
75 quid - 2 gig Kingston ValueRAM kit
120 + OCZ platinum or GEIL RAM (runs at 800/1000 mhz for their DDR2 version.. DDR wont be that high but it is the best RAM if you overclock at all).

Cool. Thanks very much!!! May go for the 1GB. Does that mean I should get 2x512MB?? Or can I go for 1x 1GB?? No, don't overclock. Haven't a clue about it!
#21
You can do 2 x 512 or 1 x 512 + 1 x 1gig IF your mobo allows.
1 x 1 gig would obviously work as well..
Overclocking is the best way to get speed from your machine (due to the manufacturing process used they make alot of high end RAM and CPUs then sell them as lesser ones due to demand with the extra capacity locked by firmware, programs like SpeedGear put it up to full whack and you get the benefit without the cost).
#22
im sure the mobo only allows for 2 gig and only has 2 slots? in which case i would probably go for 1 x 1 gig stick and sell the 512mb, you at east can buy a further 1 gig stick when you need it, if you go for a further 512mb then you would be stuck unless you got rid of both for new ram.

i agree with mr cambell on the speed issue, hence i would get the 1 stick of fastest supported ram for the pc ( 1 gig) , lose the 512mb on flea bay or family friend and then save for a further 1 gig.
#23
Can't see him getting too much back for 512mb RAM of DDR tbh. so family best way to rid yourself of it.
Even 1 gig will be a huge improvement (2 gig isnt exactly neccessary for most people.. unless your on vista!)
#24
brum
i agree with mr cambell on the speed issue, hence i would get the 1 stick of fastest supported ram for the pc


Whats that in english?? :thinking: :oops: Do you mean get a 1GB DDR PC3200 and sell my 512MB?
#25
He's basically saying check your paperwork to see what mobo you have (/ look in sys properties) then we can work out fastest RAM supported by it.. then he suggest you use one stick of the faster stuff and chuck the 512mb on ebay/ For Sale forum here/ give it friend/family, thus allowing 1 gig running at full capacity not limited to the speed of your current RAM.
#26
Does this help?

Currently installed memory:



512MBDDR PC3200 EMPTY

Each memory slot can hold DDR PC3200,DDR PC4000 with a maximum of 1GB per slot.*



*Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.
#27
That's it "DDR PC4000" is what you want. Should be significantly faster than your DDR Pc3200 though it does cost more than the bog standard pc3200 you have.
#28
birdyboyuk
So I will need 1GB DDR PC3200? :thinking:


yep..is it a PC or lappy???...I'm assuming PC...you did say that your mobo does not have DUAL CHANNEL???...if not then go ahead as you plan...if dual channel then you really should have matched pairs of the same type and speed memory.
#29
currychops
yep..is it a PC or lappy???...I'm assuming PC...you did say that your mobo does not have DUAL CHANNEL???...if not then go ahead as you plan...if dual channel then you really should have matched pairs of the same type and speed memory.

Yea, i do have a PC. My fingers are too fat for a lappy! :? :lol:

Thanks again everyone for all your help! :thumbsup:
#30
seancampbell
He's basically saying check your paperwork to see what mobo you have (/ look in sys properties) then we can work out fastest RAM supported by it.. then he suggest you use one stick of the faster stuff and chuck the 512mb on ebay/ For Sale forum here/ give it friend/family, thus allowing 1 gig running at full capacity not limited to the speed of your current RAM.



i was , but you say it so much better.

:thumbsup:

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