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# 109937 29-Sep-2012 23:04
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Hi there just curious what kind of ram i can put into my laptop..ive been on trade me and it gets a little confusing what type i need.

I don't have a huge budget so something middle of the range price wise would be good. I want too upgrade to a 4gb ram if running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit and i herd its possible too put a 4gb stick or sticks of ram in it if your are running 64bit operating system

If someone could perhaps give me some good links on trade me or somewhere else that be great..below is a couple of images.
relise i need ddr2 ram but the part ive circled in red changes qite often so dnt know what mhz of ram i need.

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  # 693549 30-Sep-2012 09:46
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What does the manual say?

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  # 693551 30-Sep-2012 09:56
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If you go here it only has support for the 5100 but its confusing cause my laptop has two stickers on it one says aspire 5100 and other aspire 5102WLMi..

RAM / Max RAM2 GB of DDR2 533/667 MHz memory, upgradeable to 4 GB3 using two soDIMM modules (dual-channel support)

do you think this would be ok?


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  # 693558 30-Sep-2012 10:10
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unfortunately  its faded and i cant read the numbers:(


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  # 693563 30-Sep-2012 10:32
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The TradeMe item you linked to is exactly the same specification the large manufacturers like Crucial recommend for that machine. On that basis it should be ok.

This guy had to reset the bios to get it to recognise both sticks:

The conservative approach is using the same spec (and even brand) as whatever is in there already. You can only verify after removing it. Laptops often use smaller run boards and they may change a bit during model runs which means you cannot always rely on published information. Other geekzoners tell me this kind of inconsistency has not been a problem for years - once bitten..


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  # 693564 30-Sep-2012 10:36
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That trademe item has a note: Caution: RAM cannot be returned for credit or a refund if it is not faulty. If you are unsure whether or not this module is compatible with your PC, please check with us before ordering.

Good idea to confirm your model with the seller just as a covering exercise..

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