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Help installing RAM on Acer Laptop


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#1 MercyMacabre

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 05:35 PM

I have a Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM Laptop. It came with a Micron 4GB 1RX16 PC4-2400T-SCA-11 RAM stick installed. I have a Kingston Technology HyperX Impact 8GB 2133MHz DDR4 CL13 SODIMM RAM stick that was sold to me (this is what i was told to use for an upgrade). I was wondering if it would it be ok to mix the two or should i just install one and take the other out.



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#2 Hareen

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 09:57 PM

It is advised to have both the RAM's same for better performance.

 

But run it if there are any issues you can just unplug the lower RAM later.



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 05:38 PM

Hareen is right when he says it is better to have matching RAM, but it won't necessarily cause problems.

 

I had to re-build my desktop last summer because of a CPU failure and along with the new mobo and CPU I was persuaded to invest in 2x4 GB RAM sticks. I then realised that these were the same type of RAM I already had so I now have 2x4 + 2x2 GB sticks installed and they all seem to be working quite happily together. They are all by the same manufacturer, Kinsgston, though but this shouldn't cause you problems.

 

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#4 MercyMacabre

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 05:55 PM

Thanks for the help. It seems to be running fine but i'm going to take the lower GB ram out just in case something goes wonky with it.






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