I have an Acer Aspire E1-571-6837 laptop and I've read on different sources that the maximum memory it can handle is 8GB of DDR3 (2x4GB, 4GB per slot), but I read here that the max memory the CPU can withstand is 32GB.
Now I'd like to know for sure what's the true max memory for said laptop, of course, depending on my system specs. But ok, the main question is, can the laptop handle 16GB (2x8GB) of PC3-12800 DDR3 memory? Or can it only withstand 8GB? (2x4GB)
The system specs are the following:
Motherboard: Acer EA50 HC CR with one of two memory slots available. One of the slots reads "DDR3", so I'm guessing it can only take that memory type. It also reads on the slot "1.5V" so I'm guessing too that's the max voltage it can handle.
CPU: Intel Core i5-3230M @2.60GHz with turbo boost up to 3.2GHz
RAM/memory: Currently it has 1x4GB DDR3 PC3-12800 memory module with a max frequency of approximately 800MHz in one of the slots. The brand of the memory module is Hynix (I read it's owned by Hyundai Electronics).
GPU: Intel HD Graphics 4000 with up to 1824 MB (1.8GB) of graphics memory (that's the max graphics memory with dynamic/shared video memory included)
OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit
One more question: The motherboard has a total amount of memory it can support right? So, even if the CPU can handle 32GB of memory, that doesn't mean the motherboard can handle 32GB as well right?