How can I upgrade my Acer 1810TZ? (maybe 8GB RAM)

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  1. cyttorak

    cyttorak Newbie

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    Hello

    I have an Acer 1810TZ with a Crucial MX300 SSD 275GB and 2 DDR2 ram module of 2gb each one (so, it is 4GB RAM) running Linux Mint 18.3 xfce
    My bios version is v0.3115, with relase date 08/14/2009 (I have seen one newer here but I don't know how install it in linux)

    I have been using this laptop for 9 years and I would like to use it 4 years more but nowdays I am having a bit problems with its performance.

    What can I do to upgrade my 1810TZ?
    Can it support 8GB RAM (2 modules of 4GB)? Would I really notice a performance improvement with 8GB?

    Are there other options that I should consider?

    My bios information, in case it would be helpful:

    # dmidecode 3.0
    Getting SMBIOS data from sysfs.
    SMBIOS 2.6 present.
    35 structures occupying 1723 bytes.
    Table at 0x000E8070.

    Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 24 bytes
    BIOS Information
    Vendor: INSYDE
    Version: v0.3115
    Release Date: 08/14/2009
    ROM Size: 2048 kB
    Characteristics:
    PCI is supported
    BIOS is upgradeable
    BIOS shadowing is allowed
    Boot from CD is supported
    Selectable boot is supported
    BIOS ROM is socketed
    EDD is supported
    Japanese floppy for NEC 9800 1.2 MB is supported (int 13h)
    Japanese floppy for Toshiba 1.2 MB is supported (int 13h)
    5.25"/360 kB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
    5.25"/1.2 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
    3.5"/720 kB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
    3.5"/2.88 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
    8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h)
    CGA/mono video services are supported (int 10h)
    ACPI is supported
    USB legacy is supported
    Targeted content distribution is supported

    Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 27 bytes
    System Information
    Manufacturer: Acer
    Product Name: Aspire 1810TZ
    Version: v0.3115
    Serial Number: LXPJ40200193507B9D2500
    UUID: 97E9FFC8-8AEA-0D4F-BB9C-F707CCCF679A
    Wake-up Type: Power Switch
    SKU Number: Montevina_Fab
    Family: Intel_Mobile

    Handle 0x0002, DMI type 2, 16 bytes
    Base Board Information
    Manufacturer: Acer
    Product Name: Base Board Product Name
    Version: Base Board Version
    Serial Number: Base Board Serial Number
    Asset Tag: Base Board Asset Tag
    Features:
    Board is a hosting board
    Board is replaceable
    Location In Chassis: Base Board Chassis Location
    Chassis Handle: 0x0003
    Type: Motherboard
    Contained Object Handles: 0

    Handle 0x0003, DMI type 3, 22 bytes
    Chassis Information
    Manufacturer: Chassis Manufacturer
    Type: Other
    Lock: Not Present
    Version: Chassis Version
    Serial Number: Chassis Serial Number
    Asset Tag: Not Specified
    Boot-up State: Safe
    Power Supply State: Safe
    Thermal State: Safe
    Security Status: None
    OEM Information: 0x00000000
    Height: Unspecified
    Number Of Power Cords: 1
    Contained Elements: 0
    SKU Number: Not Specified

    Handle 0x0004, DMI type 5, 20 bytes
    Memory Controller Information
    Error Detecting Method: None
    Error Correcting Capabilities:
    None
    Supported Interleave: One-way Interleave
    Current Interleave: One-way Interleave
    Maximum Memory Module Size: 4096 MB
    Maximum Total Memory Size: 8192 MB
    Supported Speeds:
    Other
    Supported Memory Types:
    Other
    Memory Module Voltage: Unknown
    Associated Memory Slots: 2
    0x0000
    0x0000
    Enabled Error Correcting Capabilities:
    None

    Handle 0x0005, DMI type 9, 17 bytes
    System Slot Information
    Designation: J6B2
    Type: x16 PCI Express
    Current Usage: Available
    Length: Other
    ID: 0
    Characteristics:
    PME signal is supported
    Hot-plug devices are supported

    Handle 0x0006, DMI type 9, 17 bytes
    System Slot Information
    Designation: J6B1
    Type: x1 PCI Express
    Current Usage: Available
    Length: Other
    ID: 0
    Characteristics:
    PME signal is supported
    Hot-plug devices are supported

    Handle 0x0007, DMI type 9, 17 bytes
    System Slot Information
    Designation: J6C2
    Type: x1 PCI Express
    Current Usage: Available
    Length: Other
    ID: 1
    Characteristics:
    PME signal is supported
    Hot-plug devices are supported

    Handle 0x0008, DMI type 9, 17 bytes
    System Slot Information
    Designation: J7B1
    Type: x1 PCI Express
    Current Usage: Available
    Length: Other
    ID: 2
    Characteristics:
    PME signal is supported
    Hot-plug devices are supported

    Handle 0x0009, DMI type 9, 17 bytes
    System Slot Information
    Designation: J8B3
    Type: x1 PCI Express
    Current Usage: Available
    Length: Other
    ID: 3
    Characteristics:
    PME signal is supported
    Hot-plug devices are supported

    Handle 0x000A, DMI type 9, 17 bytes
    System Slot Information
    Designation: J8D1
    Type: x1 PCI Express
    Current Usage: Available
    Length: Other
    ID: 4
    Characteristics:
    PME signal is supported
    Hot-plug devices are supported

    Handle 0x000B, DMI type 11, 5 bytes
    OEM Strings
    String 1: String1 for Original Equipment Manufacturer
    String 2: String2 for Original Equipment Manufacturer
    String 3: String3 for Original Equipment Manufacturer
    String 4: String4 for Original Equipment Manufacturer
    String 5: String5 for Original Equipment Manufacturer

    Handle 0x000C, DMI type 12, 5 bytes
    System Configuration Options
    Option 1: String1 for Type12 Equipment Manufacturer
    Option 2: String2 for Type12 Equipment Manufacturer
    Option 3: String3 for Type12 Equipment Manufacturer
    Option 4: String4 for Type12 Equipment Manufacturer

    Handle 0x000D, DMI type 21, 7 bytes
    Built-in Pointing Device
    Type: Touch Pad
    Interface: PS/2
    Buttons: 4

    Handle 0x000E, DMI type 27, 14 bytes
    Cooling Device
    Type: Fan
    Status: OK
    OEM-specific Information: 0x00000000
    Nominal Speed: 43690 rpm

    Handle 0x000F, DMI type 18, 23 bytes
    32-bit Memory Error Information
    Type: OK
    Granularity: Unknown
    Operation: Unknown
    Vendor Syndrome: Unknown
    Memory Array Address: Unknown
    Device Address: Unknown
    Resolution: Unknown

    Handle 0x0010, DMI type 32, 20 bytes
    System Boot Information
    Status: No errors detected

    Handle 0x0011, DMI type 39, 22 bytes
    System Power Supply
    Location: OEM_Define0
    Name: OEM_Define1
    Manufacturer: OEM_Define2
    Serial Number: OEM_Define2
    Asset Tag: OEM_Define3
    Model Part Number: OEM_Define4
    Revision: OEM_Define5
    Max Power Capacity: 75 W
    Status: Present, OK
    Type: Regulator
    Input Voltage Range Switching: Auto-switch
    Plugged: No
    Hot Replaceable: No

    Handle 0x0012, DMI type 40, 11 bytes
    Additional Information 1
    Referenced Handle: 0x0005
    Referenced Offset: 0x00
    String: TestAddInformation1
    Value: 0x06

    Handle 0x0013, DMI type 41, 11 bytes
    Onboard Device
    Reference Designation: Onboard Extended Information
    Type: Unknown
    Status: Disabled
    Type Instance: 255

    Handle 0x0014, DMI type 129, 5 bytes
    OEM-specific Type
    Header and Data:
    81 05 14 00 4F
    Strings:
    em Test 1
    Oem Test 2

    Handle 0x0015, DMI type 136, 6 bytes
    OEM-specific Type
    Header and Data:
    88 06 15 00 5A 5A

    Handle 0x0016, DMI type 4, 42 bytes
    Processor Information
    Socket Designation: CPU
    Type: Central Processor
    Family: Pentium M
    Manufacturer: Intel(R) Corporation
    ID: 7A 06 01 00 FF FB EB BF
    Signature: Type 0, Family 6, Model 23, Stepping 10
    Flags:
    FPU (Floating-point unit on-chip)
    VME (Virtual mode extension)
    DE (Debugging extension)
    PSE (Page size extension)
    TSC (Time stamp counter)
    MSR (Model specific registers)
    PAE (Physical address extension)
    MCE (Machine check exception)
    CX8 (CMPXCHG8 instruction supported)
    APIC (On-chip APIC hardware supported)
    SEP (Fast system call)
    MTRR (Memory type range registers)
    PGE (Page global enable)
    MCA (Machine check architecture)
    CMOV (Conditional move instruction supported)
    PAT (Page attribute table)
    PSE-36 (36-bit page size extension)
    CLFSH (CLFLUSH instruction supported)
    DS (Debug store)
    ACPI (ACPI supported)
    MMX (MMX technology supported)
    FXSR (FXSAVE and FXSTOR instructions supported)
    SSE (Streaming SIMD extensions)
    SSE2 (Streaming SIMD extensions 2)
    SS (Self-snoop)
    HTT (Multi-threading)
    TM (Thermal monitor supported)
    PBE (Pending break enabled)
    Version: Genuine Intel(R) CPU U4100 @ 1.30GHz
    Voltage: 1.6 V
    External Clock: 800 MHz
    Max Speed: 1300 MHz
    Current Speed: 1200 MHz
    Status: Populated, Enabled
    Upgrade: <OUT OF SPEC>
    L1 Cache Handle: 0x0019
    L2 Cache Handle: 0x0017
    L3 Cache Handle: Not Provided
    Serial Number: Not Specified
    Asset Tag: FFFF
    Part Number: Not Specified
    Characteristics: None

    Handle 0x0017, DMI type 7, 19 bytes
    Cache Information
    Socket Designation: Unknown
    Configuration: Enabled, Not Socketed, Level 2
    Operational Mode: Write Back
    Location: Internal
    Installed Size: 2048 kB
    Maximum Size: 2048 kB
    Supported SRAM Types:
    Synchronous
    Installed SRAM Type: Synchronous
    Speed: Unknown
    Error Correction Type: Single-bit ECC
    System Type: Unified
    Associativity: 8-way Set-associative

    Handle 0x0018, DMI type 7, 19 bytes
    Cache Information
    Socket Designation: Unknown
    Configuration: Enabled, Not Socketed, Level 1
    Operational Mode: Write Back
    Location: Internal
    Installed Size: 32 kB
    Maximum Size: 32 kB
    Supported SRAM Types:
    Synchronous
    Installed SRAM Type: Synchronous
    Speed: Unknown
    Error Correction Type: Single-bit ECC
    System Type: Instruction
    Associativity: 8-way Set-associative

    Handle 0x0019, DMI type 7, 19 bytes
    Cache Information
    Socket Designation: Unknown
    Configuration: Enabled, Not Socketed, Level 1
    Operational Mode: Write Back
    Location: Internal
    Installed Size: 32 kB
    Maximum Size: 32 kB
    Supported SRAM Types:
    Synchronous
    Installed SRAM Type: Synchronous
    Speed: Unknown
    Error Correction Type: Single-bit ECC
    System Type: Data
    Associativity: 8-way Set-associative

    Handle 0x001A, DMI type 16, 15 bytes
    Physical Memory Array
    Location: System Board Or Motherboard
    Use: System Memory
    Error Correction Type: None
    Maximum Capacity: 8 GB
    Error Information Handle: No Error
    Number Of Devices: 2

    Handle 0x001B, DMI type 6, 12 bytes
    Memory Module Information
    Socket Designation: DIMM0
    Bank Connections: 0 0
    Current Speed: 1 ns
    Type: None
    Installed Size: 2048 MB (Single-bank Connection)
    Enabled Size: 2048 MB (Single-bank Connection)
    Error Status: OK

    Handle 0x001C, DMI type 17, 28 bytes
    Memory Device
    Array Handle: 0x001A
    Error Information Handle: No Error
    Total Width: 64 bits
    Data Width: 64 bits
    Size: 2048 MB
    Form Factor: SODIMM
    Set: None
    Locator: DIMM0
    Bank Locator: BANK 0
    Type: DDR2
    Type Detail: Synchronous
    Speed: 667 MHz
    Manufacturer: Transcend
    Serial Number: 00028E9C
    Asset Tag: Unknown
    Part Number: TS256MSQ64V6U
    Rank: Unknown

    Handle 0x001D, DMI type 20, 19 bytes
    Memory Device Mapped Address
    Starting Address: 0x00000000000
    Ending Address: 0x0007FFFFFFF
    Range Size: 2 GB
    Physical Device Handle: 0x001C
    Memory Array Mapped Address Handle: 0x0021
    Partition Row Position: Unknown
    Interleave Position: 1
    Interleaved Data Depth: 1

    Handle 0x001E, DMI type 6, 12 bytes
    Memory Module Information
    Socket Designation: DIMM2
    Bank Connections: 0 0
    Current Speed: 1 ns
    Type: None
    Installed Size: 2048 MB (Single-bank Connection)
    Enabled Size: 2048 MB (Single-bank Connection)
    Error Status: OK

    Handle 0x001F, DMI type 17, 28 bytes
    Memory Device
    Array Handle: 0x001A
    Error Information Handle: No Error
    Total Width: 64 bits
    Data Width: 64 bits
    Size: 2048 MB
    Form Factor: SODIMM
    Set: None
    Locator: DIMM2
    Bank Locator: BANK 2
    Type: DDR2
    Type Detail: Synchronous
    Speed: 667 MHz
    Manufacturer: Samsung
    Serial Number: 79B36E25
    Asset Tag: Unknown
    Part Number: M4 70T5663EH3-CE6
    Rank: Unknown

    Handle 0x0020, DMI type 20, 19 bytes
    Memory Device Mapped Address
    Starting Address: 0x00000000000
    Ending Address: 0x0007FFFFFFF
    Range Size: 2 GB
    Physical Device Handle: 0x001F
    Memory Array Mapped Address Handle: 0x0021
    Partition Row Position: Unknown
    Interleave Position: 2
    Interleaved Data Depth: 1

    Handle 0x0021, DMI type 19, 15 bytes
    Memory Array Mapped Address
    Starting Address: 0x00000000000
    Ending Address: 0x000FFFFFFFF
    Range Size: 4 GB
    Physical Array Handle: 0x001A
    Partition Width: 2

    Handle 0x0022, DMI type 127, 4 bytes
    End Of Table
     
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    4 GB Ram is the max supported by this laptop. Not ideal at all for modern web browsers.

    Otherwise that 1300 MHz Dual Core CPU is really holding back any modern apps.

    Another 4 years is optimistic if you desire any media consumption. But basic word processing and older apps should be fine.
     
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    The device has 5 PCIe slots, but the Intel U4100 chipset will not support a M.2 SSD. The Kingston FAQ webpage stipulated Intel Z97 or later.The only remaining upgrade is the DDR2 PC2 RAM, but the price of two 4gb sticks seems rather high. Thanks
     
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