And the max RAM is 2GB...1GB...2...1...2...1...(?)
Originally Posted by pmn74
1gb ram (from 512)
Was the 1gb a choice based on needs and cost or is it the actual limit for this machine?
Even after several years, this notebook rocks! To keep it rolling for an additional year or two, I've decided to upgrade it. So, I've searched for several months for memory upgrades for my Acer 1705 Smi, and I am still puzzled about the "maximum memory" issue. Currently I've reached a dead end:
- ACER technical department and tech support documents clearly state that the machine is upgradable to 2GB (2x1GB) and this is consistent with the machine's original specifications.
- Acer points and regional sales suggest that only 1GB can be installed (2x512MB). Some acer points even insisted that 512MB SODIMMs as the only compatible choice, based on the notebook S/N (which naturally made me doubt their 1GB statement as well).
- System scan tools show that the memory controller can only handle 1GB (2x 512MB modules). Perhaps the most worrying finding...
- Major memory manufacturers (e.g. Kingston) officialy replied that 2x512MB is the max configuration (and only with PC2100! How accurate can that info be?...hmm)
- Major memory retailers offer 2x1GB kits for a total of 2GB for the specific model and guarantee the compatibility for the specific model (though that does not prove anything)
- The system came with a 512MB 184pin Nanya PC2700 333 CL2.5 DDR DIMM preinstalled, so at least a similar sized compatible module should work, giving a total of 1GB. But what about the 2GB specs?
Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!