acer aspire 5742-7047 RAM upgrade question

Posted on 2012-09-13
Last Modified: 2012-09-13
4 GB installed now, I'd like to upgrade to the max amount possible.  What type of RAM do I need to order and in what format (2) 4GB or (1) 8GB etc.  Win 7 64

Question by:tf2012
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    A very handy site (and reasonable prices) would be Crucial Memory...
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    Memory:DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 PC3-8500
    Memory Type: DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 PC3-8500, DDR3 (non-ECC)
    Maximum Memory: 8GB
    Slots: 2
    Each memory slot can hold DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 PC3-8500 with a maximum of 4GB per slot.*
    *Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.

    Although the memory can be installed one module at a time, the best performance comes from using matched pairs of modules.
    How much memory your Windows OS will recognize depends on which version of Windows you are running. 32-bit versions of Windows will see (and utilize) only 3GB or 3.5GB. To utilize more memory, install a 64-bit version of your OS. More information about OS memory maximums can be found here.
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    8GB Kit (4GBx2)  
    DDR3 PC3-10600 • CL=9 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR3-1333 • 1.35V • 512Meg x 64 •   •  Part #: CT2333902
       (6 Ratings)£24.99 ex. VAT    £29.99 inc. VAT
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    I accepted the first solution before the others were posted... sorry and thank you for taking the time

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