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Hi all im considering upgrading my laptop ram - i have an acer aspire 5542 with 4gb ddr2 running at 400mhz - i was wandering if anyone new what the best ram i could put in this is? i cant seem to find if it will take ddr3 - im assuming not or what the max capacity is... any ideas?

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To be perfectly honest with you, after 4 gigs you start to see diminishing returns, If your unhappy with the performance it has now you really only have a few options, buy an ssd, or buy a new laptop. 6-8 gigs wont be a drastic change, and no it wont run ddr3.
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Thats probably the best RAM it can use. There aren't to many laptops that support speeds above DDR2 800 and no you can't use DDR3. The pinout for 2 and 3 are completely different.
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