SODIMM Upgrade - Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-54-5812)

ryno109

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Hey everyone,

I have a Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-54-5812) & i'm looking to upgrade the 8GB RAM it came with to 32GB (16GB x 16GB). I do a bunch of multitasking for my job & also do a little bit of gaming, graphic design & music production on the side so I'd like to get the best performing increase possible. I apologize because i'm pretty unfamiliar with SODIMM latency/clock speed, etc. so i'm unsure on what to purchase.

Does anyone have any recommendations based on my specs below? I've also attached a memory summary for reference.

Thank you all for your help!

- Ryne H.

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 11 Home, 64 bit, Build 22000, Installed 20211021015012.000000-240
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9300H CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 13, CPU Count: 8
Total Physical RAM: 8 GB
Graphics Card: Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630, 1024 MB
Hard Drives: C: 237 GB (135 GB Free); G: 237 GB (128 GB Free);
Motherboard: CFL Octavia_CFS, ver V1.33, s/n NBQ5911005104D3BF03400
System: Insyde Corp., ver ACRSYS - 2, s/n NHQ59AA002104149303400
Antivirus: Norton Security Ultra, Enabled and Updated
 

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flavallee

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The Acer Nitro 5 AN515-54-5812 laptop comes with only 8 GB(8 GB x 1) of RAM which is removable.
It has 2 SODIMM slots and supports a maximum of 64 GB(32 GB x 2) of RAM.
It supports the use of DDR4-2666 MHz and DDR4-3200 MHz modules.
According to your text file, it currently has a single 8 GB DDR4-3200 MHz module.
If you want to increase it to 32 GB(16 GB x 2), you will need to buy and install two 16 GB DDR4-3200 MHz modules.
They should be 260-pin, 1.2 volt, CL=22, Unbuffered, Non-ECC, SODIMM modules.

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ryno109

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Again, I'm sorry to sound dumb because I don't have the best understanding on this. Isn't CL=22 not the best as far as latency goes & I would needto match this # when I purchase? Would this be faster than (2) 16gb 2666mhz?
 

flavallee

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Here are the specs for 16 GB capacity DDR4-3200 MHz and DDR4-2666 MHz modules.
It's your choice which ones to get.

3200.JPG

2666.JPG
 
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What is the current ram speed? Your attachment just shows SPD, which shows the speed that ram is capable of running, not what it is running at currently.

Use CPU-Z and check Memory tab. DRAM Frequency doubled (for DDR = Double Data Rate) is the current speed of your ram.

The memory controller on i5-9300H will max out at 2666MHz, unless the motherboard allows for XMP.
I can't find any info on this CFL Octavia_CFS motherboard, so I am not sure of it's capabilities. Do you see XMP in the BIOS? Is it enabled or disabled?

If your max speed is 2666MHz, might as well save some money (if it is less money) and get the better timings.
If you do have XMP, get the 3200 MHz. as that will run better despite the slower timings.
 
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RAM Fequency = 1330.1 MHz, so your current 3200 MHz memory is running at ~2666MHz. That is the max for your CPU unless you are able to overclock it in BIOS (XMP = memory overclocking made easy).

If there are no means to overclock memory in your BIOS, then don't waste money with higher speed than 2666 MHz memory (though higher speeds are not always more expensive).
 

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