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I'm trying to upgrade the ram in my netbook with a N550. I've looked everywhere and I find different information on every site I check. I know I can use DDR3 but not sure what speed. Anyone know what ram speed and voltage the N550 takes? More specifically the aspire one D255? I heard the acer aspire one D255 is very picky when it comes to ram.
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Your sig says your on 2gb of ram, dont most netbooks only have 1 ram slot?
    
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Originally Posted by Blackout51;12286680 
Your sig says your on 2gb of ram, dont most netbooks only have 1 ram slot?

trying to upgrade to 2gb's, thought I would do it sooner (didn't know it would be such a pain though). Yeah they do, at the moment I have a 1gb stick in there.
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Google wins again. If you are still unsure you can pull the current stick out and match its spec with the new stick but just make it 2 gb instead of 1.
http://www.memorystock.com/memory/AcerAspireOneD255.html
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Originally Posted by animal0307;12286745 
Google wins again. If you are still unsure you can pull the current stick out and match its spec with the new stick but just make it 2 gb instead of 1.
http://www.memorystock.com/memory/AcerAspireOneD255.html

Hmm, I spent a good hour searching google for this information. I was thinking about that but this netbook is a pain to take apart. I was saving that for a last resort. Thanks for the link.
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No problem. Glad I could help. Good luck with the upgrade.
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Hi,
I had problems with 2MB modules not working. I E-mailed Kingston, and their R&D dept. reccomended a module.

I ordered the module, installed it, and it works for my Packard Bell DOT SE-725NL with dual core Atom N550 CPU.

I think this RAM module is one of the few modules in 2GB that work for any Atom N550 CPU.

Kingston module:
KVR800D3S8S6/2G

Order that module you will find I'm right!

UncleX
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Most 2GB SO-Dimms come with 2 rows of 4 chips on both sides. Total: 16 Chips of 128MB=2048MB

The Intel Atom N550 chipset needs single rank memory:
1 row of 4 chips on both sides. Total 8 Chips of 256 MB=2048MB

The single rank 2GB SO-DIMM is the the same as any 1GB SO-DIMM but the capacity of the chips is not 128MB but 256MB.

My system runs great with 2 GB and Ultimate Windows 7 x64!!
Even created a rar file with all x64 drivers. (I looked up all hardware ID's) and everyting works, I hate pre-installed systems....


Any single rank memory should work, but the one suggested does for sure it is a 800 Mhz. DDR3 more than enough for the Atom N550 dual core.


Original correspondence:

Dear Mr. UncleX,
Thank you for your recent e-mail.
The problem is that the Intel Atom chipset requires Single Rank
memory.
Based on the information about your Packard Bell DOT SE-725NL DDR3 you
provided, our R&D department suggests the following memory:
KVR800D3S8S6/2G
Please note that this part number has not been tested directly with your
motherboard and therefore we are unable to guarantee 100% compatibility.
However, it is compatible with the specifications of your system.
Should you have further queries do not hesitate to contact us again.
Kind regard,
Jacopo Pagani
Customer Service Specialist

Kingston proved to be right, my system works with the module suggested!!!
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