Which RAM for acer aspire z5610?

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Found 9th Feb 2016
Want to upgrade memory on Acer Aspire Z5610 all in one
bought couple items from ebay:
1.Integral DDR3 2GB - DIMM 240-pin 1333 MHz PC3-10600 item number:172071213859
2.2GB RAM Memory for Acer Aspire Z5610 (DDR3-10600 - Non-ECC) , item number:221857157256

none of them were compatible

Crucial website points to :
Crucial 4GB Kit (2GBx2) DDR3-1600 UDIMM
CT5510200
Capacity: 4GB kit (2GBx2)
Specs: DDR3 PC3-12800 • CL=11 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR3-1600 • 1.5V • 256Meg x 64

however current installed ram is:Unifosa GDDR3-1333, 2x2gb 128MX8, 1.5v ep, gu512303ep0202

so very confused what RAM do I need

According to Crucial max memory is 8bg, there 4 slots, and currently i have 2x2gb

can someone help me to point to the right RAM please

many thanks

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Is your operating system 64bit? Also what does the Acer website say about compatible ram?
I wouldn't go by what crucial say as they don't make the laptop?

crucial memory checker is good. and never had a fault wae it.. don't have to buy from them and can still shop around..

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westy125

Is your operating system 64bit? Also what does the Acer website say about … Is your operating system 64bit? Also what does the Acer website say about compatible ram? I wouldn't go by what crucial say as they don't make the laptop?


it is 64bit
can not find the product specs for compatible ram, however came across acer discussion mentioning:
KN.2GB03.016 DIMM.2GB.DT.DDR3-1333.NANYA
KN.2GB0B.014 DIMM.2GB.DT.DDR3-1333.SAMSUNG
KN.2GB0G.015 DIMM.2GB.DT.DDR3-1333.HYNIX
KN.2GB0H.006 DIMM.2GB.DT.DDR3-1333.UNIFOSA

In what way are the ones you've bought not compatible? Do they physically not fit? Do they produce an error message? Does the system fail to start? Are they not recognised?

Have you tried removing the old Ram and running with just the new sticks. It could be because the old and new Ram are incompatible with each other. Not sure as different websites give different information about the old Ram. Some say the old Ram are buffered memory (more complicated) and your new sticks maybe unbuffered. If the computer runs with only the new sticks then the old and the new Ram are not the same.

Add-on to last comnent. It is unusual to have buffered Ram in a desktop PC. But the unusual GDDR3 markings led me to look into the specs of the old Ram.

Cfcb

Add-on to last comnent. It is unusual to have buffered Ram in a desktop … Add-on to last comnent. It is unusual to have buffered Ram in a desktop PC. But the unusual GDDR3 markings led me to look into the specs of the old Ram.



That's likely either a typo or an unfortunate model code. There are computers that use GDDR as system memory (The PS4 springs to mind) but it's extremely unlikely on a standard desktop.

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EndlessWaves

In what way are the ones you've bought not compatible? Do they physically … In what way are the ones you've bought not compatible? Do they physically not fit? Do they produce an error message? Does the system fail to start? Are they not recognised?


system fail to start

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Cfcb

Have you tried removing the old Ram and running with just the new sticks. … Have you tried removing the old Ram and running with just the new sticks. It could be because the old and new Ram are incompatible with each other. Not sure as different websites give different information about the old Ram. Some say the old Ram are buffered memory (more complicated) and your new sticks maybe unbuffered. If the computer runs with only the new sticks then the old and the new Ram are not the same.


tried removing the old Ram and running with just the new sticks

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dude : hate to be one of those people, but it looks like you are about to try your 4th ! stick of ram - it totally doesnt work like that ( keep firing them in till one works )

gonna have to actually lookup your motherboard to see what it can actually use

these all in ones tend to be bad value for upgrade : frequently the motherboard has a SID chip to pair propriety RAM modules to the motherboard ( to keep your upgrade costs high / ensure you only get serviced by them )

EDIT : remember to use google , literally the 3rd result , from a TomsHardwareGuide post :

' The Acer Z5610 is very Tricky with RAM Modules. Here is exactly what you need for this particular AIO PC. You are basically looking for a DDR3 1333MHz Desktop PC RAM Modules but what you need to pay attention to is something from the Bus clock rate (MHz)1333 (PC3 10600)

It needs to be a PC3-10600. Don't be fooled because there is the 10600, 10666 and 16000.

Once again, the RAM Module you are looking for is the PC3-10600. To be precise, the Kingston KVR1333D3N9/2G is the RAM Module you are looking for and should work fine. '


Edited by: "Velete" 10th Feb 2016

werdas

system fail to start



In what way does it fail to start? No response at all when you press the power button? A certain number of beeps? An error message? Silence but something appears on the screen?

Original Poster

EndlessWaves

In what way does it fail to start? No response at all when you press the … In what way does it fail to start? No response at all when you press the power button? A certain number of beeps? An error message? Silence but something appears on the screen?


does not boot even bios,

Original Poster

werdas

going to try Hynix 2GB PC3-10600 DDR3-1333MHz non-ECC Unbuffered CL9 … going to try Hynix 2GB PC3-10600 DDR3-1333MHz non-ECC Unbuffered CL9 240-Pin DIMM


this one did not work as well



any ideas?
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