8gb Memory upgrade for Aspire XC-704

I want to upgrade from the standard 4gb to 8gb.  
I did a Crucial scan and it said the part no. is 8GB DDR3L-1600 SODIMM
When I ordered it I could see it is much too large to fits the existing memory slot.
My question is:  Is this really the correct part or have Crucial got their knickers in a twist ?
Any help gratefully received !


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  • brummyfan2brummyfan2 ACE Posts: 19,619 Trailblazer
    Hi,
    They might have sent you a DIMM module, could you please post the exact part number, like CT102xxxxxxx.

  • LeostatLeostat Member Posts: 1,078 Valued Contributor
    edited April 5
    Brummy beat me to it :D it looks like the board accepts laptop memory and i assume they sent normal desktop
    If you found the comment helpful hit the like button, If the answer solves your Q, hit the yes button on the bottom of the post! 
  • Rickety69Rickety69 Member Posts: 8

    Tinkerer

    Hi,
    They might have sent you a DIMM module, could you please post the exact part number, like CT102xxxxxxx.
     0G029+5220The part Dr. Memory sent was: Memory RAM Desktop PC3 12800 DDR3 1600MHz 240 Pin Non-ECC Lot
    Before I ordered I asked them to confirm it was compatible and they said yes!  I have now returned it although it's costing me £3.20
    to send it by tracked Royal Mail
    The sticky label on the existing memory reads: DIMM KN4GB3F3D3000 if that is any help 
  • brummyfan2brummyfan2 ACE Posts: 19,619 Trailblazer
    Rickety69 said:
    Hi,
    They might have sent you a DIMM module, could you please post the exact part number, like CT102xxxxxxx.
     0G029+5220The part Dr. Memory sent was: Memory RAM Desktop PC3 12800 DDR3 1600MHz 240 Pin Non-ECC Lot
    Before I ordered I asked them to confirm it was compatible and they said yes!  I have now returned it although it's costing me £3.20
    to send it by tracked Royal Mail
    The sticky label on the existing memory reads: DIMM KN4GB3F3D3000 if that is any help 
    Hi,
    Yes, they have sent you a wrong module, DIMM modules are longer than SODIMM modules.
    Memory RAM & SSD Upgrades | acer | aspire desktops | Aspire XC-704 | Crucial UK
    Kingston 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L Non-ECC CL11 1.35V SO-DIMM Memory | Ebuyer.com
    Kingston ValueRAM 8GB DDR3L 1600MHz SO-DIMM Memory RAM Module | Novatech
  • StevenGenStevenGen ACE Posts: 1,700 Pathfinder
    edited April 6
    Rickety69 said:
    I want to upgrade from the standard 4gb to 8gb.  
    I did a Crucial scan and it said the part no. is 8GB DDR3L-1600 SODIMM
    When I ordered it I could see it is much too large to fits the existing memory slot.
    My question is:  Is this really the correct part or have Crucial got their knickers in a twist ?
    Any help gratefully received !


    First of all install CPUz and have a look at section "SPD" at what your existing RAM specs and part # of your existing RAM is? Which should be the type of 1x 4GB DDR3L 1.35V SoDIMM RAM. Then and either, match or add another of the exact specs of your 1x 4GB current RAM so that you have a total of the max 8GB allowed RAM for your Aspire XC-704 or and if you want to change the allowed speed/timing to a higher spec, then add appropriate 2x 4GB kits of memory that are available from reputable manufacturers of memory e.g. if your existing is a 1x 4GB DDR3L-1333MHz then add either 1x4GB of the same spec to give you 8GB or get a 2x 4GB DDR3L-1666MHz kit of a higher spec. This is the official and allowed memory specs for your Aspire XC-704 so match these:

     
  • Rickety69Rickety69 Member Posts: 8

    Tinkerer

    Thanks for that. I just want to replace the existing 4GB module with and 8GB one. I don't want to change the CPuz.
  • billseybillsey ACE Posts: 16,495 Trailblazer
    The system doesn't support a single 8GB module. You get 8GB in total by using two 4GB modules as StevenGen shows.
    Click on "Like" if you find my answer useful or click on "Yes" if it answers your question.
  • Rickety69Rickety69 Member Posts: 8

    Tinkerer

    Thank you but I have to disagree. There is no provision for two separate modules and I have been advised it is a 'straight swap' to replace the existing 4GB module with a single 8GB one. 
  • billseybillsey ACE Posts: 16,495 Trailblazer
    Spec is pretty specific here:
    • Support DDR3L 1.35V 1600/1333/1066 SoDIMMs (2GB or 4GB) dual channel up to 8GB total memory
    The image that StevenGen posted is right from the Service Guide. Here's the motherboard layout on an XC-704:
    As you can see, two SO-DIMM slots.

    Click on "Like" if you find my answer useful or click on "Yes" if it answers your question.
  • Rickety69Rickety69 Member Posts: 8

    Tinkerer

    I really appreciate efforts you and others have made
    BUT my motherboard looks nothing like your illustration.  It definitely only has the one, fairly small memory slot.
    I am hopeful the 8GB module I have tracked down is now correct. We shall see. Many thanks again.
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