by acernetboy - 3/18/11 4:07 PM
In Reply to: Possible answer by acernetboy
On the aod255 and aod260, there is an added complication that if you check Acer's web site, it says that the memory can not be upgraded in these models. I thought it was because the memory is such a pain to access (and it is - step one is taking out the keyboard), but I wasn't sure. In the back of my mind was the thought that maybe it couldn't be expanded for a hardware related reason.
The main problem with getting single rank RAM is that manufacturers don't seem to care. I called a local store who told me over the phone that they had Crucial memory in stock - they didn't. They had two other $24 brands (the two I had already tried), and PNY for $10 more. I took the PNY off the shelf and saw it was 2 rank RAM, but when I went to put it back on the peg, I noticed the one behind it was 1 rank. Out of 10 packages with the same part number and UPC code, about half were 1 rank and half 2 rank. I don't think manufacturers much care. So this may be memory you have to buy in person, or at least verify over the phone.
Anyhow, I bought the $34 PNY because I simply couldn't bear the thought of reassembling and the disassembling this Acer again. All's well that ends well, and so far, its working great!
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