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Re: How do I install upgraded memory sticks?
Usually, you just remove a panel from the bottom of your laptop and there should be a couple of slots. all you then do is gently but firmly push you memory into the slot and when do,replace the panel and turn the computer on and all should be done
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to open the memory, turn off the laptop, remove the screws at the bottom part of the laptop. Remove the cables and battery, then remove the hard drive, and then remove the optical drive. Then you may remove the memory and insert the new memory upgrade in which I believe you purchase. Then you pc has an upgraded memory already.
The memory bay is a part of the motherboard. Try each stick in each bay to make sure that the problem is the motherboard itself. Sometimes memory is incompatible with a particular laptop. Sometimes there is a maximum allowable memory. The maximum for your PC is 2 GB.
I dont know this particular model, but usually it's underneath the computer, there is one screw to remove and you can take out a door which gives you acess to the memory slots.
If it's not there, you will need to remove the top cover to get there. But it's most likely a small door underneath the laptop.
i think you need a same brand of 256 for it to work? and when you buy something for your computer make sure that the one you both is the same brand or code with your 128 for example you have 128 ddr2 sdram so you can only upgrade it with 256 ddr sdran or 512mb,1gb,2gb ddr sdram.
You cannot change the memory settings in BIOS. All you need to do is go into the bios screen. confim that it has seen your new memory and "save and exit" If it is not showing your new memory try removing and reinstalling the memory confirming it is installed correctly. it should just see it.
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.