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Acer nitro 5 memory

GwaadenGwaaden Posts: 3Member New User
Hi.
Can i replace the 8gb in my Acer with 2 ddr4 16gb 2666mhz 260-pin?

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  • Any nitro model supports more than 16GB of ram! However I would like to know the exact model of your notebook. Example an515-51-75kz!
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  • ven98ven98 Posts: 2,869ACE Pathfinder
    Usually all nitros 5 with 8 gen CPUs are equipped with 2666MHz DDR4, so I assume the model you have is with an 7th gen, which unfortunately supports memory up to 2400MHz. 2666MHz would also work, but it will run at 2400MHz. 

    What RAM are you planning to purchase?
    If your question is about a device you own or want information on, always post the following characterisitcs of the device:
    -Model number
    -Part number(not required, but helpful)
    -CPU
    -GPU
    -Operating system

    Helios 300 and Nitro 5 users DO NOT update the BIOS to version 1.22.

    I am not an Acer employee!
  • GwaadenGwaaden Posts: 3Member New User
    Thanks for the response.
    It says its a Nitro AN515-51. Don't say kz behind it.
    Laptop Q5Q5QFSV
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7300HQ CPU 2.50GHz
    Running Windows 10 64 bit

    Was thinking of buying these or something like it https://www.multicom.no/corsair-vengeance-ddr4-32-gb/cat-p/c/p8602722?utm_source=kelkoono
  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho Posts: 8,526ACE Trailblazer
    edited January 12
    Yes, it will work! because this model only supports 16GB of ram in each slot! But it will run at 2400mhz speed! Ideally, you buy another ram, which has the same voltage, frequency, latency, and identical capabilities to activate the dual channel! I suggest you check the settings of your current memory with aida64:

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    Se você gostou da minha resposta, marque como solução clicando em promover!  
     :)
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  • GwaadenGwaaden Posts: 3Member New User
    I will do that check when i get home but if any help here is a pic of the one in use now.
  • ven98ven98 Posts: 2,869ACE Pathfinder
    For dual channel you don't need the same frequency, latency and voltage, because usually the frequency and latency of the slowest module are taken. 

    For dual channel the RAM modules should be both single or dual rank, have the same capacity and same memory bandwidth x8 or x16.

    Can you download HWiNFO and check the memory timings of the RAM currently in the system at 1200 frequnecy(see picture).
    As the RAM will be downclocked to 2400MHz, 2666MHz is not needed. The RAM you are planning to buy has a CL value of 18 at 2666MHz, which means it will very likely work at CL 16 or 17  2400MHz. If the memory inside the laptop is with higher CL(Cas Latency, the lower the value the better) your system will still benefit from these RAM modules, even if they run at lower clocks. Better RAM and dual channel's benefits are mostly if not only noticable in cases where the ingame fps is limited due to CPU bottleneck or on demanding workloads like video rendering.
    If your question is about a device you own or want information on, always post the following characterisitcs of the device:
    -Model number
    -Part number(not required, but helpful)
    -CPU
    -GPU
    -Operating system

    Helios 300 and Nitro 5 users DO NOT update the BIOS to version 1.22.

    I am not an Acer employee!
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