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    I'm trying to upgrade the memory on my Aspire5100. I did a search for the correct memory and found an Amazon link that sold the upgrade as.

    "2GB RAM Memory Upgrade for the Acer Aspire 5100, 5315, 5515 and 5516 Notebook Laptops (DDR2-667, PC2-5300, SODIMM)"

    I placed the order and received the memory today. The stick I found in the box is labeled,

    "DDR2 800MHz 200-pin PC2-6400 SODIMM"

    I did another search that showed that the PC2-6400 memory I received is correct for the Aspire 5516 but everything I find shows the PC2-5300 as the correct memory for my 5100. I'm very confused because almost all of the sites I've found sell the memory, as the Amazon link did, as being compatible for all 4 notebooks.
    Did they just send me the wrong memory? I'm afraid to try to install it for fear that I'll mess something up that I don't have the skills to fix. Any information about computer memory upgrades would be appreciated. Thanks
     
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    Computer memory upgrades for Acer Aspire 5100 Laptop/Notebook from Crucial.com

    Says to use DDR2 pc2-5300

    Trust Crucial, not Amazon. 6400 won't work if your system doesn't support the bus speed. When I worked at the computer shop, 4allmemory.com and crucial.com were the two sources we always checked with- we trusted them more than the manufacturer of the system.

    Send it back and get the 5300
     
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    One last thing. On many laptops, only one bank of memory is easily accessible from the bottom. I don't know about your particular model, but on some you have to take half the damn machine apart to access the second bank because some jackass hid it under the keyboard.
     
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    Thanks. I don't think I'll have any trouble getting to the memory slot. I've found a few online tutorials that seem pretty straightforward. My 5100 currently only has 1GB of Ram. I have no idea what configuration. My tech skills and knowledge are extremely limited. I would assume that my system is factory default. It has Vista, so it's painfully slow.
     
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    See if you have a computer user's group in your area...

    ... they sometimes meet at public libraries and help install memory in laptops...

    ... also check a local computer magazine to find one.
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    Thanks for the memory...
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    IBM scientists unveil Racetrack memory chip prototype
    6 December 2011 - Details of the first real-world test of a new memory chip technology have been revealed by IBM scientists.
     
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    Smallest magnetic memory bit achieved...
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    IBM researchers make 12-atom magnetic memory bit
    13 January 2012 - The groups of atoms were built using a scanning tunneling microscope
     

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