RAM compatibility general question

I'm currently helping a friend upgrade RAM in his laptop and was wondering if the RAM has the same form factor, speed and bus would it be compatible. I'm kind of new to changing laptop RAM but here is some information.

Laptop: Acer Aspire 5253: CNET

RAM I wish to use: Corsair CM3X8GSDKIT1066 8GB 2X4GB PC3-8500 DDR3-1066 SODIMM:


or G.SKILL 4GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 : newegg

So I'm asking any RAM experts whether if it is compatible or not since I myself don't see any problems with the compatibility but since I'm new to Laptop ram and the fact that I can't seem to find any ram list for the laptop in question.

Thanks In Advanced for any help.
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  1. Go to the corsair or g.skil web site and access their ram configurator.
    Enter your laptop brand/model and you should get a list of compatible kits.
    Then, if you have any issue, you will get support.
  2. You'll be fine with either of those.

  3. Best answer
    Very little info on the Acer website about upgrading anything hardware. No surprise there.

    What model RAM is in it now? You will optimally match it with an identical stick but matching voltage, speed and timings ( cas latency or CL ) will usually work fine. I would try and match the brand as well if you can. Might be Crucial or Micron or Samsung or something like that and all those are easily available.
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