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    Acer aspire one netbook ram upgrade question

    We probably all have 1 of these by now lol well i have

    AOA150 (120gb hdd and 1gb ram)
    A150 (120gb hdd and 512mb ram)
    AOA110 (8gb ssd and 512mb ram)

    I want another 1gb stick in each netbook

    Q: Do they all take the same stick? ie... DDR2 PC2-5300 667MHZ???

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    Yes. Make sure its 200 pin SODIMM

    yes they all take the same ram but all are limited to 1.5GB of ram..... acer did a bios conflict to stop the ram achieving more than this

    Original Poster

    Thank you

    reps added for fast responce

    faevilangel;5112871

    yes they all take the same ram but all are limited to 1.5GB of ram..... … yes they all take the same ram but all are limited to 1.5GB of ram..... acer did a bios conflict to stop the ram achieving more than this



    surely couldnt you flash the bios though? :thumbsup:

    awoodhall2003;5112993

    surely couldnt you flash the bios though? :thumbsup:



    i wouldn't know ...... im slowly building a document on it so will have a look around :thumbsup:

    faevilangel;5112994

    i wouldn't know ...... im slowly building a document on it so will have a … i wouldn't know ...... im slowly building a document on it so will have a look around :thumbsup:



    i havent done a bios flash in years, i remember doing it once but those were back in the days of floppy drives and win98 :-D
    Flashed it to overclock it i believe.

    I just bought 2GB stick to go in my dell mini 9, yet to install it though as girlfriend has the lappy and ive got the ram :-D

    Cant see much point putting more ram in anyway. I bet if you benchmark a 1gb and a 1.5gb machine the differences will be tiny and even smaller above that.

    awoodhall2003;5113008

    i havent done a bios flash in years, i remember doing it once but those … i havent done a bios flash in years, i remember doing it once but those were back in the days of floppy drives and win98 :-DFlashed it to overclock it i believe.I just bought 2GB stick to go in my dell mini 9, yet to install it though as girlfriend has the lappy and ive got the ram :-D



    Acer haven't locked down the amount of RAM in the bios, you can flash it all you want and it won't achieve a thing. They've built 512MB of RAM direct into the mobo, the chipset still supports 2gb but there's already 512MB of RAM so unless u've got a 1.5GB stick (LOL) there's nothing u can do about it! Maybe u can disconnect the 512MB they've already put in and add in 2GB yourself, but it's not worth it for an extra 512MB!!

    GAVINLEWISHUKD;5113009

    Cant see much point putting more ram in anyway. I bet if you benchmark a … Cant see much point putting more ram in anyway. I bet if you benchmark a 1gb and a 1.5gb machine the differences will be tiny and even smaller above that.



    Big difference from 512mb to 1.5GB though :thumbsup:

    DVS_Dee;5113042

    Acer haven't locked down the amount of RAM in the bios, you can flash it … Acer haven't locked down the amount of RAM in the bios, you can flash it all you want and it won't achieve a thing. They've built 512MB of RAM direct into the mobo, the chipset still supports 2gb but there's already 512MB of RAM so unless u've got a 1.5GB stick (LOL) there's nothing u can do about it! Maybe u can disconnect the 512MB they've already put in and add in 2GB yourself, but it's not worth it for an extra 512MB!!



    Ah well that would explain it then. And nah i would bother trying for an extra 512mb. But i got a dell mini 9 anyways, which supports a 2GB stick

    UberTiger;5113791

    Big difference from 512mb to 1.5GB though :thumbsup:



    I have 1.5 Gb ram and it is more than enough ( turned off virtual memory in XP -no errors and no unjustifed HD activity))

    I have heard stories of AA1s with >1.5gb ram having the third USB port disabled because of address conflicts too ( maybe hearsay)

    COCO

    MACLES is the GURU of AA1and ]BIOS upgrades are clearly described
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