OVER JUICING THE RAM OF MY LAPTOP - is it the right thing to do?

Started Jan 17, 2013 | Questions thread
Eric Carlson
Eric Carlson Veteran Member • Posts: 6,569
Re: OVER JUICING THE RAM OF MY LAPTOP - is it the right thing to do?

I don't know about that particular computer, but it is very common (but not always the case) for computers to work fine with more memory than the original maximum that the manufacturer listed.

For example, my Acer Aspire One AO722 netbook, when I bought it listed the maximum supported RAM as 2GB (It only has 1 memory slot, and came with a 2GB stick), but they then started selling the same unit with 4GB installed, so they listed the max as 4GB. I updated mine to 4GB.

I just now did a search, and it appears many people are happily running their AO722's with 8GB RAM (8GB sticks were rare, or essentially non-existent when the netbook was first released). I might update mine to 8GB someday, and maybe install an SSD, but I'm not sure it's worth putting too much money into the netbook.

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