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Windows 7: confused regarding ram upgrade

05 Apr 2013   #1

windows 7 ultimate x 64bit
confused regarding ram upgrade

Hi i am thinking about upgrading my Ram but just a bit confused as to what will fit the intel site for my m/board chipset states i can use up to 8Gig DDR3?? But the acer site states max 4Gig DDR2 bear in mind that was in 2008/9 launch year so maybe DDR3 8 Gig was not available for testing ??any advice on this please,Ihave enclosed a zip file from intel on this hop it helps .If i can not use DDR3 then can i at least fit 2x4Gig rams in ?

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05 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1

The manual for your notebook:

Acer | Download

states that the maximum memory supported is 2 X 2GB. Crucial says the same:

Computer memory upgrades for Acer Aspire 6930G Laptop/Notebook from

It's possible that the notebook will run more RAM than Acer officially supports. Do you feel lucky?
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05 Apr 2013   #3

windows 7 ultimate x 64bit

whats the worst scenario if i try 8 Gig DDR2 ??
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05 Apr 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

What will most likely happen is that everything will run as normal but only 4GB of RAM will be recognized and used by your system.
But there is a possibility that the system may not boot because it cannot recognize a 4GB RAM stick at all.
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06 Apr 2013   #5

windows 7 ultimate x 64bit

Thanks i think i will leave it @ 4 then
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06 Apr 2013   #6
Comp Cmndo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Clicking on the Memory tab in CPU-Z will tell you what you have now. It doesn't matter what the chipset supports, DDR2 & DDR3 sockets are different & one won't physically fit into the other.
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06 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7 Pro-x64

Ditto what Comp Cmndo says. The Intel chip sets are programmable and each OEM determines the options programmed into the chip sets. You have to use the specifications issued by the motherboard manufacturer or the builder of the system (OEM). This is also why it's important to use hardware drivers issued by the OEM. Some generic drivers just won't work even though the same components may be used on various models.
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