How Much RAM Can I Install?


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Old 03-27-23, 03:16 PM
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How Much RAM Can I Install?

This is an Acer Aspire TC-780 - a few years old. Running Windows 10. I have 2 RAM slots with a 16 GB card in one and an 8 GB in the other. How do I determine the max amount of RAM I can install?

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Old 03-27-23, 04:07 PM
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Below is a link to the Crucial website and your specific computer. Your computer will accept a maximum of 32GB (2x16GB).
https://www.crucial.com/compatible-u.../aspire-tc-780
 
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24 GB is quite a bit. Do you see most or all of the RAM in use commonly to justify buying and installing more?
 
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I don't know how things have changed, but when I used to piddle with computers, when you have 2 slots, you need to have the exact same RAM sticks in both slots.
The rule was, its only going to run as fast as your slowest stick of RAM.

Based on the link provided by BOB, yes, you can add another 16 gig stick of RAM but its important to buy the same brand & type RAM that matches the current 16 gig stick you have in it.
Obviously, you'll have to remove the 8 & install the other new 16.

As always, if someone wants to correct any of my statements here, feel free to do so.
 
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Old 03-28-23, 05:15 AM
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Dixie, you are correct in that, for optimal performance, both memory slots should have the same memory architecture DIMMs (Dual Inline Memory Module). The two DIMMs don't necessarily need to be the same brand, however the number of RAM chips per DIMM (architecture) and speed should ideally be matched. However, the computer will work with just 1 DIMM or 2 DIMMs of different sizes.
 
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Originally Posted by stickshift
24 GB is quite a bit. Do you see most or all of the RAM in use commonly to justify buying and installing more?
Generally, I'd agree, but with 16GB down to $35, it's probably worth loading up on RAM to 'future proof' the system.
 
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Wow, didn't know it was that cheap. Yeah, that's not a lot for even just insurance.
 
 

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