Help understanding slots and what to buy.

Crucial Employee

Re: Help understanding slots and what to buy.

Hello Solitare,

 

Thank you for your message.  I have looked in to this further for you.  The good thing is the original memory you have installed is a Micron memory module.  Crucial are part of Micron so I was able to look up the part details of your existing memory.

 

The best part we recommend that would be perfect next to your existing memory can be found here: http://www.crucial.com/ProductDisplay?displayCompatibleLogo=1&urlRequestType=Base&catalogId=10151&pr...

 

This is the same speed and type as the memory you have installed.  It will work perfectly together and take your system up to 16GB in total.  We also have a great guides and support section on our website here: http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/support

 

If you do have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Crucial_Junket, Crucial Moderator, UK


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Bit Baby

Re: Help understanding slots and what to buy.

memory

Maximum Memory:16GB Standard Memory:4GB

removable Slots:2 (2 banks of 1)

*Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.

[2GB] [Empty]

 

what does this mean...is second slot empty????

 

Bit Baby

Re: Help understanding slots and what to buy.


@Crucial_YogiHwrote:

Hi snappyferguson,

 

Thank you for contacting us today. The 2 banks of 1 means that their are two slots in your system and each of them hold one module. You currently have 8GB installed 4GB in each slot. If you are needing 16GB you will need to remove all of the existing RAM and replace it with a 16GB kit (2x8GB of memory). Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.



memory

  • Maximum Memory:16GB
  • Standard Memory:4GB removable
  • Slots:2 (2 banks of 1)

*Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.

[2GB]  [Empty]
What does this mean????
JEDEC Jedi

Re: Help understanding slots and what to buy.

Without knowing specific details, it seems like the common default shipping configuration of your system from the factory was with 4GB (2x2GB).  If the posted information is the result of the Crucial System Scanner, then either the 2nd slot is empty or the 2nd memory module is not detected either due to a loose module, a defective module, or a defective slot.   The only way to confirm is by a visual inspection of both memory slots.

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Bit Baby

Re: Help understanding slots and what to buy.

this is my PC https://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Acer/aspire-tc-885-ur16

can i add just one stick of 16, or both sticks need to be same amount of memory

 

also I would like to add SSD, is there a spare slot, or I have to take out the old HDD?

 

Thanks

JEDEC Jedi

Re: Help understanding slots and what to buy.


@Moses wrote:

this is my PC https://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Acer/aspire-tc-885-ur16

can i add just one stick of 16, or both sticks need to be same amount of memory

 

also I would like to add SSD, is there a spare slot, or I have to take out the old HDD?

 

Thanks


 

I'm not personally familiar with Acer systems and their website is lacking details as is the User guide.   You should be Ok installing a single 16GB module while leaving one stick of the original memory installed.  The memory is guaranteed compatible if there is a problem you can return it.

 

As for the drives?  Since I couldn't find any information on Acer's site, I suggest you look inside the computer to see if it has a spare SATA port open and a place to mount another drive.   It might be possible to remove the optical drive and install a drive in its place, but there is no guarantee the optical drive SATA port is a standard port with full functionality or whether the BIOS will allow it.

Bit Baby

Re: Help understanding slots and what to buy.

Hello! I am fairly new to this so I need some advice!

My laptop has 6GM RAM and I want to upgrade to 16GB. Can I just go and buy the:

"Crucial 16GB Kit (2 x 8GB) DDR3L-1600 SODIMM"?

 

Specs: 

* LENOVO G50-80

* Intel (R) Core(TM) i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz 2.20 GHz

* Maximum Memory: 16GB
* Slots:2 (2 banks of 1)
* [2GB] [4GB] 

 

Thank you in advance!

JEDEC Jedi

Re: Help understanding slots and what to buy.


@hans2 wrote:

Hello! I am fairly new to this so I need some advice!

My laptop has 6GM RAM and I want to upgrade to 16GB. Can I just go and buy the:

"Crucial 16GB Kit (2 x 8GB) DDR3L-1600 SODIMM"?

 

Specs: 

* LENOVO G50-80

* Intel (R) Core(TM) i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz 2.20 GHz

* Maximum Memory: 16GB
* Slots:2 (2 banks of 1)
* [2GB] [4GB] 

 

Thank you in advance!


If you used one of the two tools Crucial provides to identify the compatible RAM for your system, then you are  good to order the suggested modules.  Do not buy RAM just going by specs.

Kilobyte Kid

Re: Help understanding slots and what to buy.

Hi, I am using Dell Inspiron 14R (5437)

 

My computer is very slow with 4GB memory RAM.

 

After I have used Curcial computer scan, here is what I got:

memory

Slots: 2 (2 banks of 1)

Maximum Memory: 16GB

*Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.

Standard Memory: 4 or 8GB removable

 

You can find more link here:

https://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/scanview/6F6CED4131D926C3

Questions:
1) Are both RAM memory slot occupied by 2X2GB RAM?
2) How do I upgrade my RAM to 10GB?

3) How many days does Crucial provide for free-return product warranty?

 

Thank you

JEDEC Jedi

Re: Help understanding slots and what to buy.


@hunterex wrote:

Hi, I am using Dell Inspiron 14R (5437)

 

My computer is very slow with 4GB memory RAM.

 

After I have used Curcial computer scan, here is what I got:

memory

Slots: 2 (2 banks of 1)

Maximum Memory: 16GB

*Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.

Standard Memory: 4 or 8GB removable

 

You can find more link here:

https://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/scanview/6F6CED4131D926C3

Questions:
1) Are both RAM memory slot occupied by 2X2GB RAM?
2) How do I upgrade my RAM to 10GB?

3) How many days does Crucial provide for free-return product warranty?

 

Thank you


1) 

    a)  If the memory is easy to access, then a visual physical examination is easiest. 

    b)  You can also enter the BIOS or run the Dell Diagnostics to view the installed memory by pressing F12 during POST to access the BIOS boot menu.

    c)  Enter the system's Tag number on the Dell Support website and look at the original configuration details as the unit shipped from the factory.  It should list the memory installed from the factory.  Sometimes it is difficult to locate and you will need to expand the entry to get the exact details.

 

2)  If you have 2x2GB installed, then just remove one of the original modules and install a single new 8GB module.  Of course if you have just a single 4GB module from the factory, then installing a single new 8GB module will net you 12GB total.  

 

3).  Check out the "Instpection and Returns Procedures" section of the Crucial UK Warranty document here.