Does AO756 support 16GB memory? [YES!]
Q. Does the Acer Aspire One AO756 support 16GB of RAM?
A. Yes it does! I installed 16GB and everything works perfectly. You can find screenshots and info below. 🙂
Q. How do I go about upgrading the memory?
Complete memory upgrade instructions for the AO756 are available here.
Q. What memory do you recommend?
Corsair 16GB Dual Channel DDR3 SODIMM Memory Kit (CMSO16GX3M2A1333C9)http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006DI9PG8/[…]
A. Corsair 16GB DDR3 SODIMM Memory Kit (features a lifetime warranty and free shipping :-))
Not bad for a laptop that can be purchased for around $245-$275 USD! 🙂
Why doed Acer say 8G max not 16 for the AO756 in the Acer Aspire One?
Thank you for your comment.
I am not sure why Acer does not list compatible modules on their product page. Perhaps since it is an entry level model and they do not wish to advertise its ‘pro’ level upgradeability, or they may just not have taken the time to perform memory module compatibility testing for larger capacities.
Thankfully, my AO756 performed wonderfully with 16GB of RAM (2x8GB) installed and you can see the entire upgrade process here. Also, the particular RAM that I used can be found here: Corsair 16GB DDR3 SODIMM Memory Kit (CMSO16GX3M2A1333C9) (lifetime warranty).
Please let me know if you have any other questions Stacie.
Your answer begets another question. Win Basic or Pro supports 16 G?
Thank you for your comment.
I believe that both Basic (regular “Windows 8”) and Professional both support well over 16GB of RAM:
However, I have only personally tested it with the Pro version…
i have a question about aspire one, will it be better if it runs in xp? or windows 7? which would you recommend, thanks 🙂
Thank you for your question. I highly recommend Windows 7. Driver and application support will be better and you will have a much more modern operating system all around 🙂
PS if you plan on putting in more than 4GB of memory I recommend Windows 7 64-bit (x64)
thank you for your reply! 🙂 i plan to put 16gb of ram! mine has only 2gb for now
That will be an awesome upgrade! Very cool 🙂
When these Acer models were introduced (or even before that, when they were being tested before introduction) the 4 GB memory module was the largest size available in quantity. So that’s what Acer and others used to test the computers.
This is common for all computers & models: the system (hardware & OS) are usually capable of addressing much more memory than is available on the market (back then) but when larger modules are eventually introduced it is discovered (by you and me!) that they work in our computers!
Why do Acer and other manufacturers not disclose this greater memory support of older models? Because they are not in the business of testing older computers and larger memory — they are in the business of selling new computers (with 16 GB and more memory) with hopes of you buying one of these rather than upgrading your old one!
Thank you for your comment. You make some great (and accurate) points about the computer industry and why many laptop manufacturers often do not certify memory modules larger than their currently shipping configurations. 🙂
Have a great week!