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Regular Visitor
feldms
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎11-22-2012

Does the Acer Aspire 4736z use DDR2 memory or DDR3 memory?

This website says DDR3:

 

http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/notebook/2010/Acer/Aspire/Aspire4736Z/Aspire4736Zsp2.shtml#sup_5

 

So I bought DDR3 online to upgrade it from 3 GB to 8 GB.  But the memory does not fit!  What gives Acer?

Frequent Visitor
Prabhu
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-22-2012

Re: Does the Acer Aspire 4736z use DDR2 memory or DDR3 memory?

Feldms,

 

Please check whether the operating system is 64 or 32 bit. If it is 64 bit then you need to change the memory.

 

Thank you.

Prabhu-L

Regular Visitor
feldms
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎11-22-2012

Re: Does the Acer Aspire 4736z use DDR2 memory or DDR3 memory?

It is a 64 bit processor.  Why does Acer's website say DDR3?

Established Member
gapotts
Posts: 29
Registered: ‎11-23-2012

Re: Does the Acer Aspire 4736z use DDR2 memory or DDR3 memory?

It is DDR3. PC3-10600 or 8500. Crucial says your model maxes out at 4GB. Maybe if you use the system scanner it will say something else you could try it.

http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=Aspire%204736Z&Cat=RAM
Regular Visitor
feldms
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎11-22-2012

Re: Does the Acer Aspire 4736z use DDR2 memory or DDR3 memory?

I looked at the memory in my computer and it is 200 pin DDR2, not 204 pin DDR3.  I wish Acer would put the correct information on their website before I spent $30 on RAM.

Established Member
gapotts
Posts: 29
Registered: ‎11-23-2012

Re: Does the Acer Aspire 4736z use DDR2 memory or DDR3 memory?

Are you sure about your model number?
Contributor
acerfan
Posts: 76
Registered: ‎11-23-2012

Re: Does the Acer Aspire 4736z use DDR2 memory or DDR3 memory?

some as4736 come with ddr2 memory,  some come with ddr3 memory.

 

Established Member
gapotts
Posts: 29
Registered: ‎11-23-2012

Re: Does the Acer Aspire 4736z use DDR2 memory or DDR3 memory?

The highest speed 200 pin laptop RAM is PC2-6400. The other option is PC2-5300.
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