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Upgrading Acer Aspire RAM with 1600MHz; CPU compatibility?

Last response: in Memory
March 10, 2012 5:48:59 PM

I recently ordered a RAM upgrade for my Acer Aspire 5560G Sb468 laptop off Newegg. I was planning to upgrade to a G.SKILL 1333 MHz module once it went on sale; but I saw a 1600 MHz 8gb laptop memory module on sale in one of Newegg's exclusive e-mail deals today so I decided to order that one.

G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Laptop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSQ ($35.99 w/ promo code)

CPU/chipset specifications: AMD A-Series quad-core processor A6-3400M (4 MB L2 cache, 1.40 GHz with Turbo CORE Technology up to 2.30 GHz, DDR3 1333 MHz, 35 W

RAM type for Acer Aspire 5560G is 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM

Acer support wasn't really helpful in determine this, but I'm wondering if I would be able to run it at 1600 MHz or if I would have to go into BIOS and set it to run at 1333 MHz.

The max bandwidth for the laptop is PC3-10600 (CPU-Z), 667 MHz, x2 = 1333 MHz. I can set it to run at 1333 MHz through BIOS, right?


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a b D Laptop
March 10, 2012 7:13:35 PM

It will throttle itself down to 1333 but 'can' run at 1600 if it was OCed for your system. Don't worry about it. I have 1600 RAM on my i3-2100 and never made a change in any BIOS setting :) 
March 11, 2012 4:46:07 PM

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a b D Laptop
March 12, 2012 12:14:01 AM

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