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Memory okay I need to add more memory and I am pretty sure I know what I am doing. Now,How do I find out how much memory my computer can handle? I was told that if I put too much in then there may be wasted money and wasted memory that isnt going to get used. Can I put a full GB in and end up with 1.256 or should I only put in a 512 to end up with 768?

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  • krazisklan Jan 30, 2008

    Ok I answered my own question. My computer is upgradable to 1GB using two soDIMM modules.....what does that mean? Should I buy two 512s or just one to add to the 256 that I have already? If I replace the 256 is all my info and pics and stuff going to dissapear off the computer? How can I make sure all my programs, soft ware and hardware will stay on the computer while I make the change?


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If you are looking to up-grade memory in your Acer Aspire 3502WLCi, you can certainly up-grade it MAX up to 2 GB, here is the link form the Laptop manufacturer, browse the page and you can find all the information you do require regarding hardware up-gradation.
If you take my advice install or up-grade the memory in such a way that both the memory slots are filled with the same amount of memory as then they will run In dual channel mode which will provide best results in terms of system speed. You can either install 2 X 512 MB memory’s or 2 X 1GB or even 2 X 265 adding one more to the one already present in your system according to you, however it is pretty much up to you to decide.
Regarding the other query that you have posted about the programs being deleted or removed If you change or up-grade the memory, let me tell you that you do not have to worry about that, cause changing or up-grading the memory does not delete or remove any programs, as the programs are saved in the systems Hard Drive. The system Memory has nothing to do with it.


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Buy the 2 - 512MB memory, and put them in. You will not lose anything.Everything is on your hard drive, not in resident memory.

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