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Looking to upgrade my Acer laptop, and from what I've researched, I can swap out a 1x2GB module with a max of 1x8 GB module of DDR3 running at 16000mhz. I've found a listing on Amazon for the exact some module but the product states it is a Desktop RAM

Is it okay to use Desktop RAM in laptop RAM? If not, what should I be looking for in terms of RAM for a laptop?

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Duplicate of this and this etc. – user55325 Jan 19 '14 at 5:37
@user55325 Doesn't your first question ask the opposite of this question? – cyberweb poweruser Jan 19 '14 at 5:38
Yes, but the answer is the same... – user55325 Jan 19 '14 at 5:40

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No. Desktop memory is a different size and shape and will not fit in a laptop. What you want is a 204-pin SODIMM (small-outline DIMM).

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Thanks a bunch. So basically any laptop RAM will do? or are there specific sizes with different brands of laptops? – cyberweb poweruser Jan 19 '14 at 5:37
Any DDR3 SODIMM should work. Check with your manufacturer's documentation for potential electrical/software incompatibility, but any 204-pin SODIMM will fit, at least. – user55325 Jan 19 '14 at 5:39

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