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Re: Acer Aspire 5310 Memory Upgrade
It could be that one of the chips are faulty and/or are not exactly the same model because faulty chips and ones that have confliction can cause chips to not load properly. It could be that the socket for the ram is faulty as well. Usually you can install 4GB of RAM without the need of a BIOS update Give this a try for the BIOS http://www.acerpanam.com/synapse/forms/portal20.cfm?recordid=4845&formid=3394&website=AcerPanAm.com/au&siteid=8116&words=all&keywords=&areaid=12
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The machine came with Up to 512 MB of DDR2 533 MHz memory, upgradeable to 2 GB using two soDIMM modules (dual-channel support), each 1 GB. If you have already or someone has increased the memory, you might have to remove a 512 chip to use a 1 GB chip.
Yes, you can. You can upgrade your Acer
Aspire 5630-6760 Notebook (DDR2-533MHz) Laptop to up to a maximum of 4GB
Memory, the system has 2 (2 banks of 1) to install Memory. For best Laptop performance use the
maximum amount of allowed Memory per slot for your Laptop.
Memory Upgrade for Acer Aspire 5630-6760 Notebook (DDR2-533MHz) Laptop, the Acer Aspire 5630-6760 Notebook (DDR2-533MHz) Laptop takes the Memory Type, and comes installed with 0MB of Memory. You can upgrade your Acer Aspire 5630-6760 Notebook (DDR2-533MHz) Laptop to up to a maximum of 4GB Memory, the system has 2 (2 banks of 1) to install Memory, already with 0MB standard Memory installed. For best Laptop performance use the maximum amount of allowed Memory per slot for your Laptop.
Your laptop may just not recognize and not even boot up if you exceed the memory limit. It will not harm the laptop if you give it a try with the 4gb. However, sometimes caution is a good thing. It all depends on what you are trying to do on your acer. If you haven't already, remove the old memory sticks and replace it with the 1 2gb memory stick. Work with it for a little while (this should not give you a problem). If you feel the laptop is still too slow....let me know...I will look up the compatibility with the memory and your laptop.
First you have to determine whether this model can support 4Gb or memory.
All laptops use the same memory. SODIMM (Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Module) chips are readily available. It's actually quite easy to upgrade. First remove the small piece of the casing that covers the top part of the keyboard. This should just snap off. Then you should find some screws holding the top of the keyboard to the case. Once you remove these, the keyboard will easily pop out. Carefully disconnect the ribbon cable connector leading to the keyboard. Then you should have access to the RAM chips.
Therefore, the only tool you really need is a small phillips screwdriver. Be careful when handling the chips.
You need to determine if you have DDR or DDRII. And then determine if you have one stick of 512, or if you have 2 sticks of 256. Once you know this information, visit your local Best Buy or purchase somewhere online, a memory upgrade. Such as 2 sticks at 512mb for 1 gig total. Assuming you have two memory slots, should have anyway.
DDRII is fairly cheap right now, be a good time to upgrade. DDR on the other hand, is still a little more expensive.