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16GiB RAM module works in Aspire 3

December 22, 2022 — BarryK

I have posted about the Acer Aspire 3 Ryzen 5 experiments:

As reported, it has 8GiB soldered onto the motherboard and 8GiB in a SODIMM card.

Online searching revealed very little information whether the laptop will support anything larger than 8GiB. The Acer official docs state that 8GiB is the maximum. One user reported a 16GiB SODIMM module worked, but he had problems with 32GiB -- no details provided.

I would like to report that a 16GiB module works, or at least has worked with limited usage. Bought this one, described as "Kingston 16GB DDR4 valueRAM SO-DIMM 2Rx8 CL22 3200MHz":

And for the record, my laptop is Acer Aspire 3 Ryzen 5 3500U A315-23-R7UL, model N18Q13.

The 'free' utility shows total RAM is 21.46GiB, so I suppose 3.54GiB has been carved off the 8GiB soldered-on RAM for use by the GPU.  

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