Ram noob question, please help

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  1. Darth Aj

    Darth Aj Newbie

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    I'm sorry I am a noob when it comes to upgrading my computer's hardware.

    My computer's memory says that it is 4GB DDR4 SDRAM.

    1. Can I add an 8GB ram so it will be 12GB in total?
    2. Can it be another brand?
    3. Also can it be like a DDR3? like this one? Crucial 4GB Single DDR3L 1600MT/s?

    Thank you. :)
     
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    What laptop do you have?
     
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    Darth Aj Newbie

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    It's
    Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM 15.6-Inch Full HD Notebook (Intel Core i3-7100U Processor 7th Generation , 4GB DDR4, 1TB 5400RPM Hard Drive, Intel HD Graphics 620, Windows 10 Home), Obsidian Black
     
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    You should be able to add a 2nd RAM slot but it needs to be DDR4 - that laptop does not support DDR3 or DDR3L
     
  5. Darth Aj

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    Cool thanks! Does it have to be the same brand with the ram inside? And does it have to be a 4gb ram as well or can I add 8gb to make it 12gb?
     
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    You can do 12GB, yes. As for brand - I believe it doesn't matter as long as it's a DDR4 2133 stick
     
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    gotcha! thank you so much!
     
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    Crucial Memory lists compatible RAM for this laptop at speeds of 2400 and 2666. Is this correct? Thanks!
     
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    ellalan Notebook Deity

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    Maximum recommended speed is 2133MHz but check the originally installed RAM speed with CPU-z and if it's 2400 MHz get a 2400 module, the laptop will run them at 2133MHz.
     
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    Thanks! Good to know that the laptop maxes out at 2133 so anything faster will not be utilized.

    Looking forward to getting my new (old) laptop next week!
     
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