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Updating netbook RAM

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October 1, 2012 7:05:24 PM

I just recently bought a new netbook, it's an Acer AO725-0691. It comes with 2GB of memory, but apparently it can hold up to 4GB. Since memory is so cheap, I thought I might try upgrading it. My biggest question, of course, is what kind of RAM does it use? How do I find this out? I am pretty sure that it can only take one stick of RAM, so it would have to be 1 4GB stick, and not 2 2GB sticks. Is there any other considerations I should make? Since this is my first time upgrading RAM on a computer (since I am a noob) any tips, suggestions, or advice would be welcome.

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a b } Memory
October 1, 2012 8:46:37 PM

You can use netbook memory. But you need to know the supporter memory speed. Check with cpu-z to find out memory speed and then buy a 4gb memory stick with matching speed.
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October 2, 2012 12:41:54 AM

mubin said:
You can use netbook memory. But you need to know the supporter memory speed. Check with cpu-z to find out memory speed and then buy a 4gb memory stick with matching speed.


So what field am I looking at in CPU-Z? I don't see any labelled "speed"
a b } Memory
October 2, 2012 12:59:10 AM

look under memory for the real speed and spd for the specs of them in cpu-z
October 2, 2012 1:15:57 AM

Okay here's the memory screen:



Here's the spd screen:



What exactly am I looking for? The MHz?
a b } Memory
October 2, 2012 1:27:19 AM

this is ddr3 memory and it work at jedec ­3 but could run at jedec 5 take the part number so you will find the same one ( hmt325s6cfr8c-h9 ) just goolgle that there are a lot on e-bay
a b } Memory
October 2, 2012 4:25:40 AM

Try to buy DDR3-1066mhz speed memory. It will work. Or maybe DDR3-1333 as it is working now.
a b } Memory
October 3, 2012 4:03:07 AM

Its PC3-10666. I hope it will work as you are running PC3-10700.
October 3, 2012 7:19:39 AM

scout_03 said:
the new egg memory finder do not find the one you need it found some one crucial http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=Aspir... could not see on g-skill the one you find if it will work with your system


Okay, so the only difference I am seeing between the memory shown on Crucial is the voltage and one has DDR-1066, the other is DDR-1333. Is the voltage significant (is more better)? I assume DDR-1333 is better.
a b } Memory
October 3, 2012 8:21:19 AM

DDR3-1333 is better but it seems like your netbook dosent support more than DDR3-1066. But DDR3-1333 may work.
a b } Memory
October 4, 2012 3:18:21 AM

the crucial one is at 1.5 volts same as the one you use now, your stick at jedec 5 could do 685 x2 = give 1370 so the 1333 is max speed for the crucial but your system will run them lower there been test with your system model
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