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Flash525

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#1 9 years ago

I'm not so sure who here knows much about ACER laptops, but I can't see to find what I'm looking for online. I figure I'm looking in the wrong places or something, as I'd have thought it be easy. Anyway, the ACER Travelmate series. My Dad has one, and wouldn't mind getting some more RAM for it. Problem is, I have no idea what I'm looking for. I know my way around a computer well enough to replace the RAM, Graphics Card, CD / Hard Drive etc, but I'm not too familier with Laptops, more to the fact that I hardly use them. I don't really get on with touchpads either. But cutting to the chase, does anyone here know where I may be able to find more RAM (either 512mb x2, or 1024mb x2) for this Travelmate series of Laptop? It currently have 256mb x2 in it, and like I said, is in need of more. Many thanks in advance.




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#2 9 years ago
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#3 9 years ago

It depends on your laptop's chipset. If it's got the Intel 965, it will be able to use 667MHz DDR2 memory. If it's the 45 series chipset, it can use 800MHz DDR2, or 1066MHz DDR3 depending on the physical slot in your motherboard.

Download CPU-Z, run it, and paste the screenshot of the "Mainboard" tab here.




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#4 9 years ago

Zamamee;4951078It depends on your laptop's chipset. If it's got the Intel 965, it will be able to use 667MHz DDR2 memory. If it's the 45 series chipset, it can use 800MHz DDR2, or 1066MHz DDR3 depending on the physical slot in your motherboard.

Download CPU-Z, run it, and paste the screenshot of the "Mainboard" tab here.

:agreed

I was lazy at the time. I just Newegged Travelmate, and that was the only memory to show up. =p




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#5 9 years ago

Yeah, I don't trust online resources like that. Crucial's memory configurator, for example, told me that my old Studio 1555 used DDR2-800MHz memory, when the chipset itself couldn't do more than 667MHz.

Also, it's kind of like how the Alienware M17X has the option of 1333MHz DDR3 memory for an additional fee...it's absolutely useless since the M17X's chipset can only use DDR3 up to 1066MHz, and anything higher will just downclock.




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#6 9 years ago

I thank you both for your replies. Had a bit of a hectic week this one, and as such, haven't had the oppertunity to run that program. I shall do so over the weekend, and post my findings Sunday or Monday. :)




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#7 9 years ago

Sorry it took so long to get this done, I appreciate your waiting. I couldn't remember what it was that you wanted recorded at the time, so I shot all the screens (save for the 'About' tab, which was insignificant. Anyway, here we are:

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#8 9 years ago

Looks like you have the Intel 915 series chipset, with Socket M processor. Old, but reliable. According to the screenshots, you have 266MHz DDR2 200-pin SODIMM memory. That's going to be pretty hard to find, but you can get faster memory as long as it's still DDR2 200-pin. You could put in 667MHz or 800MHz, and it will just downclock.




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#9 9 years ago
Zamamee;4958780Looks like you have the Intel 915 series chipset, with Socket M processor. Old, but reliable. According to the screenshots, you have 266MHz DDR2 200-pin SODIMM memory. That's going to be pretty hard to find, but you can get faster memory as long as it's still DDR2 200-pin. You could put in 667MHz or 800MHz, and it will just downclock.

It may be becoming rare on desktops, but laptops run slower in terms of buses and memory speeds, and consequently DDR2-533 is still a very common memory speed for them. E.g. Newegg.com - Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory Model CT2KIT12864AC53E - Laptop Memory




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#10 9 years ago

Yeah, 533MHz is still fairly common for older laptop chipsets. And I don't think there even exists a 1333MHz laptop bus...even the highest end Intel mobile quad-cores like the QX9300, use 1066MHz FSB.




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