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Hi I have a Samsung tablet pc NPQ1. I wish to upgrade the Ram, but how do I access the modules? Do I have to remove tthe back - I cannot see any panels behind which they might lie. Many thanks

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  • woodbowls Mar 13, 2008

    many thanks, I figured I might have to resort to dismantling the thing!

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There should be a panel on the back that would have the memory under it. if not then you may have to remove the entire back to get at it.

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What type of RAM required for Acer Aspire SA20


You need "PC3200 DDR SDRAM" memory. You will be able to add a 1GB module max or you can remove your old ram and put two 1GB modules which I recommend. Example: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3486310&CatId=1838

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Ram upgrades


This is a tip explaining exactly what you should keep in mind when you want to upgrade your ram modules in your Desktop computer. This will also act as a guide which will give you step by step instructions on how to replace the ram module.

Firstly, before we start buying, we need to be sure that the upgraded ram modules are compatible with your motherboard. Here are a couple of tips you need to keep in mind.



Frequency:

You need to have a look at the frequency of the ram you are using at the moment, as well as the supported frequency of your motherboard. If your motherboard is compatible with a higher ram frequency than your current ram, you can use the frequency which the motherboard stated as maximum for optimum performance. Remember, if yu want to add ram modules, all ram will be downgraded to the ram with the lowest frequency.

Ram model:

You need to know if you are using DDR, DDR1, DDR2, DDR3 ram, some motherboards supports both DDR2 and DDR3. If your motherboard does not support a certain model, it will not fit in the slot on the motherboard, hence, it will be useless. Thus, you need to have a look at the ram model supported by your motherboard.

Latency:

Lastly, you need to have a look at the latency of the ram. The lower the latency, the better the performance.

After you have bought the new upgraded ram modules, we can install them. The following steps will guide you through the installation process.

Step 1

Shut down your computer and unplug all cables. Also, you need to take of the side panel of your computer. Remember to stay grounded at all times when you start working with the hardware of your computer.

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Step 2

The second step will be to either take out the current ram modules to upgrade them, or insert the new ram modules into the other available ram slots on the motherboard. Remember to keep yourself grounded at all times while touching the any of the computer hardware. Also, handle the ram at the length end at all times, not at the width end. There will be 2 small hinges on both sides at the base of each ram modules end. You need to pivot the outwards before the ram module can be removed or inserted.

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Step 3

The last step will be to screw back the side panel after you have inserted the ram modules(Be sure that you remember to clip back the hinges to ensure that the ram module is places in correctly. Never force the module, line up the ram module with the slot on the motherboard.) Also, plug back all cables into the Computer case, and enjoy your handwork.

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At the links below you will be able to have a look at sme competative prices on ram modules.

http://www.crucial.com/
http://www.kingston.com/ukroot/
http://www.upgradecomputermemory.com/
http://www.memory-up.com/Memory/GatewayPerformance.html?gclid=CJesovOPiaACFaFi4wodjBrVkQ

Please let me know if you have found this to be helpful.

Kind regards
Andrea

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I upgraded my pc ram and there is no siginal to my minitor


Remove RAM and install one at a time to see if you have a defective module. Can also try reinstalling old RAM.

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Hi i wanted to upgrade my pc,so i removed the ram to check ddr.when i switched on the pc again it had white lines across horizontal at the post.What could be the problem?


The RAM module may not be seated properly, remove the RAM and insert it again, make sure the locking levers are locked in place correctly.
The RAM module maybe in the wrong slot.

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How do I fit extra memory in my acer aspire z series


If there is no Random Access Memory (RAM) compartment cover on the rear or underside of this computer, then, as is common with All-In-One (AIO) computers, a degree of disassembly is required in order to access the RAM Module slots internally.
If so, unless you are experienced at the disassembly and internal repair or mopdification of AIOs, Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) or Light Emitting Diode (LED) Personal Computer (PC) Monitors and LCD or LED Televisions (TVs), my advice would be to take this computer in to have the RAM upgrade performed by an authorized Acer Service Center.
The internal areas of AIOs, LCD, LED PC Monitors and LCD or LED TVs are u highly unsafe and inexperienced user-unfriendly working environments because such devices contain Electrolytic Capacitors (e-caps) that are storage devices capable of storing dangerous and even lethal charges, even when the device is completely disconnected from the mains electricity. Some capacitors can store charges as high as several tens of thousands of volts.


The aim would be to remove the back panel.

Often (but not always) with AIOs, LCD, LED PC Monitors and LCD or LED TVs, the key to removing the back cover lies in first unscrewing and removing the stand.

Look out for hidden screws, particularly deep-set screws, some of which might even be completely obscured by a warranty sticker or other label, meaning that upgrading the RAM in this computer within its warranty period might invalidate the warranty unless the upgrade is performed by an authorized Acer Service Center.

When the rear cover is removed (some additional internal panels might need to also be unscrewed/unclipped and removed), you should have access to the four RAM Module slots. Two slots should be free and the remaining two occupied, each containing a single (2048 Megabytes) otherwise referred to as 2 Gigabyte (Gb) RAM Module, because the standard RAM specification of this computer is 4Gb. The maximum specified RAM for this computer is 8Gb, meaning that either one or two 2Gb Modules can be added during a RAM upgrade.

The specifications of the RAM Modules for this computer are:

240 Pin 1.8v DDR3 PC3-1066 Non-ECC Dimm (240 contact elements, 1.8 volt, 1066 GigaHertz Oscillation Cycle Clock Speed, 3rd Generation Double Data Rate, Non Error Checking and Correction, Dual Inline Memory Module).

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Hi Mike, I take it you have just tried to go for a ram upgrade and now you have nothing showing on your computer screen. Do you still have the old ram in your system? I'm thinking you can perhaps remove the ram upgrade and see if this has any effect in getting your system back up and running. It could be a faulty ram module. What was your ram before the upgrade, 512, 1GB, 2GB? Another thing to consider before touching the inside of your pc make sure you ground yourself and you can do this by touching the outside metal port at the rear of your pc and this will then release any static discharge from your fingers.

Here's a website for you to check also and this is where I purchase my memory from and it has this free scanning tool that scans your system and it tells you how much ram you have in your system and the maximum amount of ram that you can install in your system. http://www.crucial.com

As things stand, I would remove the ram upgrade and stick with the ram that you had before the upgrade and then check out the crucial website and carry out that scan. I hope this information is of some use to you and good luck. Andrew

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