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I bought a 2 GB memory for my Acer aspire from Crucial .com and replaced it with my 2x 512 MB RAM. It is working fine but I just want to know if I could add one of my previous 512 back to make it a total of 2.5 GB.Many thanks in advance.

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If you have an empty Ram slot left then it should be no problem.

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  • cglrcng Apr 13, 2011

    Short answer...Yes. Best answer.....Go buy another of the same and add that in making it 4GB total...much faster than 2.5GB and cheap speed, then sell those 2X512MB strips on e-bay as a pr. (1024MB Total=2X512MB).

    First off; Go to; www.belarc.com download the free Belarc Advisor, install & run it, then print the results (A free clean util. that will give you a full hardware/software inventory of the computer). On the right side it will list what RAM is installed in what slots. Next, go to www. crucial.com and download the free Crucial System Scanner Tool, run it and print the results. This will give you the specs of what's installed now and all of the upgrade possibilities. (2 free tools). Now you know max. the motherboard will take, and you should upgrade to that maximum if you can afford it. Research the RAM by Specs on E-Bay for Pricing. IE: An Acer Aspire One 752 model has 2 slots and takes up to 2GB's in each slot (Total 4 GB..Though less than Vista 64 Bit OS will only recognize and use 3.0 to 3.5 GB's), 200 Pin SODIMM DDR2 PC2-6400(Laptop RAM) Does not require matching Pairs-No ECC (Error Correcting), and a total maximum of 4096 megabytes installed RAM (1GB=Approx. 1024MB), so (4096MB's=4GB's). So you would order 2X2046MB=2 GB's each X 2=$ Gb's Total of PC2-6400 200 Pin 800Mhz SODIMM (Laptop RAM). Currently priced on Tiger Direct new for: 2 X 2048MB ($29.99 Each plus Shipping - Would need to order and install 2=Total upgrade cost $60.00 plus shipping=Cheapest Speed you can buy). It will feel like a new computer after the upgrade if currently has under 1 GB installed and XP/ or under max GB installed Vista or higher. Then go to www.acer.com. then drivers & downloads, (Download all your driver updates while there and make yourself a CD of the updated drivers too, make folders for each driver in a New Hardware Folder in "Documents" or "My Documents", burn them to CD/DVD after the install of each), enter your model # and find the Manual section, download the manual, look for upgrade RAM...it will give you instructions to install your new RAM. I usually order based on the specs the Crucial tool puts out from E-Bay, Crucial & or Tiger Direct for best pricing. (Depending on the model, for most laptops the RAM slots are located easy access on the bottom of the case, some are 1 slot bottom, 1 slot under keyboard...Both are replaceable. I personally do a RAM upgrade for cost of RAM + Shipping and a 10%~20% Labor Surcharge. If I am performing a cleanup or any other work on a computer I do the upgrade for RAM cost only. Good Luck! cglrcng

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If you have an open slot it may work sometimes memory will not work with other memory of different bus speed. if the memory itself was meant to work in pairs it may not work as well. try it no harm can come of it. goodluck

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