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Windows 7: Can I Upgrade Ram

20 Aug 2011   #1
kjk

windows 7 professional 32 bit
 
 
Can I Upgrade Ram

Hi
Will everything work better, properly if I add 2gb ram on my Acer One 722-816 netbook with AMD C-50, 220 gb hd, 2gb ram installed? It has Windows 7 Professional 32-bit. Is that too much ram for the system? thanx, this is a great wonderful forum.


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20 Aug 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Assuming your motherboard will support 4 GB, you will probably see modest improvements moving from 2 to 4. Don't expect too much. Your PC won't recognize the entire 4 GB because you have a 32 bit OS.

RAM is so cheap right now that you may as well.

Moving from 4 to 8 will likely not be noticeable in most situations.
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20 Aug 2011   #3
kjk

windows 7 professional 32 bit
 
 

If the motherboard doesn't support it will I damage the computer, create myself a big headache?
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20 Aug 2011   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

No, but you will have wasted your money.

I'd investigate the motherboard specifications as deeply as possible. Either online or in whatever documentation you got with it. Total RAM supported is a very common specification, so it should be easily found.

I'd be quite surprised if it did not support at least 4 GB if it is a fairly recent machine.

You can go to Crucial.com and have it "sniff" your machine and it will show you RAM guaranteed to be compatible.
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20 Aug 2011   #5
kjk

windows 7 professional 32 bit
 
 

Yes, was created in March and I will do research you suggest. Thank you
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20 Aug 2011   #6
kjk

windows 7 professional 32 bit
 
 

It came with Pro 32-bit even though over the phone and on Amazon the specs stated Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
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20 Aug 2011   #7
kjk

windows 7 professional 32 bit
 
 

Twice midway thru scanning at crucialcom computer froze up and i shut it down via the power button Any suggestions would be appreciated; mind your this happened on another acer asire one model 0751h which I use. The computer inn question is my 10-year old daughters and am typing this on Dell 1521.
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20 Aug 2011   #8
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I would go to the manual or to the Acer website to confirm your PC can accept 4 GB.

After you confirm this, you should be able to go back to Crucial. Instead of letting it "sniff", you can enter your Acer model number directly into the configurator and it will then show you the suitable RAM.

But first confirm 4 GB is OK.
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20 Aug 2011   #9
kjk

windows 7 professional 32 bit
 
 

Wow yes it worked a split second on daughters computer and said 4gb was guaranteed and they have one for $25.
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20 Aug 2011   #10
kjk

windows 7 professional 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I would go to the manual or to the Acer website to confirm your PC can accept 4 GB.

After you confirm this, you should be able to go back to Crucial. Instead of letting it "sniff", you can enter your Acer model number directly into the configurator and it will then show you the suitable RAM.

But first confirm 4 GB is OK.

OK will visit acer and confirm 4gb works, happy crucial worked great on littleone's computer we are concerned about.
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