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About Dual Channel Ram on my Acer Nitro 5 AN515-54

ChaoticChaotic Member Posts: 1 New User
edited January 13 in Nitro and Aspire Gaming
Hello everyone. Recently I have bought an Acer Nitro 5 AN515-54-53P6 (I5 9300H - GTX 1650). It comes with an 8GB RAM default. I wonder if this laptop support dual channel ram technology, since I intend to upgrade another 8GB RAM for this laptop. 

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  • GAMING6698GAMING6698 ACE Posts: 4,472 Pathfinder
    edited May 2020 Accepted Answer
    @Chaotic
    Yes,acer nitro 5 model support upto 32GB ram.
    If you want to upgrade ram
    1st, check current ram speed in task manager and cpu-z.
    For example-if ram speed is 2666mhz then buy new ram with 2666mhz.if you buy higher then speed with down to 2666mhz.

    And in additional 
    I do NOT recommend using two ram sticks of different sizes. Waste of money
    If you want best ram performance then make sure 
    1)Both ram sticks to be of equal size
    2) Both ram sticks to be of equal voltage
    3) Both ram sticks to be of equal CL (cas latency)
    4) Equal mhz DDR4 ram sticks
    windows 10 optimization guide for gaming 
    Windows 10 optimization guide for gaming — Acer Community

    Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-43)
    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/32161127

    This is all the games I've completed from my Nitro 5 

    Devil May Cry 5, sekiro: shadows die twice, Watch dogs 2, star wars jade fallen order and Middle earth: Shadow of war

FAQ & Answers

  • GAMING6698GAMING6698 ACE Posts: 4,472 Pathfinder
    edited May 2020 Accepted Answer
    @Chaotic
    Yes,acer nitro 5 model support upto 32GB ram.
    If you want to upgrade ram
    1st, check current ram speed in task manager and cpu-z.
    For example-if ram speed is 2666mhz then buy new ram with 2666mhz.if you buy higher then speed with down to 2666mhz.

    And in additional 
    I do NOT recommend using two ram sticks of different sizes. Waste of money
    If you want best ram performance then make sure 
    1)Both ram sticks to be of equal size
    2) Both ram sticks to be of equal voltage
    3) Both ram sticks to be of equal CL (cas latency)
    4) Equal mhz DDR4 ram sticks
    windows 10 optimization guide for gaming 
    Windows 10 optimization guide for gaming — Acer Community

    Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-43)
    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/32161127

    This is all the games I've completed from my Nitro 5 

    Devil May Cry 5, sekiro: shadows die twice, Watch dogs 2, star wars jade fallen order and Middle earth: Shadow of war
  • RufiMirzaRufiMirza Member Posts: 3 New User
    Hi Tech smarts  :) 
    my laptop AN517-51-77QV ACER NITRO 5
    has 1.2 voltage ra that i want to upgrade is it fine if i put 1.35 ram? I am getting a good deal on that
    second it 3200 clock while my current ram is 2666, please someone check compatibility i am finding hard to check it

    Crucial Ballistix SODIMM 32GB Kit (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Gaming Memory (Black)

    BL2K16G32C16S4B

  • StevenGenStevenGen Member Posts: 1,461 Supercomputer Wrangler
    edited January 12
    RufiMirza said:
    Hi Tech smarts  :) 
    my laptop AN517-51-77QV ACER NITRO 5
    has 1.2 voltage ra that i want to upgrade is it fine if i put 1.35 ram? I am getting a good deal on that
    second it 3200 clock while my current ram is 2666, please someone check compatibility i am finding hard to check it

    Crucial Ballistix SODIMM 32GB Kit (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Gaming Memory (Black)

    BL2K16G32C16S4B

    Its a bit confusing? As you got reference to "Crucial Ballistix SODIMM 32GB Kit (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Gaming Memory (Black) BL2K16G32C16S4B" above, so are you putting a 32GB kit or just 1x 8GB or 16GB Crucial Ballistix SODIMM 32GBThe DDR4-3200 @ 1.35V? Also note this, the Crucial Ballistic is an overclocked memory so it might not even work in your AN517-51 but, it might just work at a lower frequency or not at all and you won't be able to boot your laptop. Check all the memory parameters within cmd prompt and this links to those guides.

    Also, take note of the rule as colleague GAMING6698 has pointed out above, and that is to put 2x equal memory sticks of equal GB size, frequency, CAS#, RAS# to CAS#, RAS# %, tRAS and tRC and voltage memory and not mix them up. 
  • amoleb1982amoleb1982 Member Posts: 16 Troubleshooter
    Absolutely not necessary that Rams should have same size. Rams however must have same CL, profile, voltages and other specs for best performance or else they are set to the specs of the lower ram of the two in dual ram configurations. I am sorry but people here tend to give misinformation when it's about Rams.

    www.makeuseof.com/tag/myths-misconceptions-about-ram/amp/
    Plenty of similar articles are available from trusted tech sources.

    I myself have 8+16gb config in 'Dual channel' mode and have absolutely no issue with it.


  • billseybillsey ACE Posts: 15,325 Trailblazer
    If you put mismatched sticks in, you lose the dual channel speed boost, that is why it is suggested to match them.
    Click on "Like" if you find my answer useful or click on "Yes" if it answers your question.
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