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ᐅAcer Predator 300 PH315-54-760S RAM Upgrade Step-By-Step

Gaming laptops have become more affordable these past few years but that has typically come at the expense of manufacturers limiting the onboard RAM that the device is shipped with. Lucky for us, gaming laptop manufacturers are very much aware that their user base might need to upgrade features such as RAM and storage, allowing you to easily do so.  

Such is the case with the incredibly popular Acer Predator 300 PH315-54-760S. A laptop that ships with 16 GB of RAM but that allows a maximum RAM of up to 32 GB. Today we're going to take you through the step-by-step process of upgrading the RAM on the Acer Predator 300 PH315-54-760S. A very easy process that should take you no more than 5 minutes to complete.

Acer Predator 300 PH315-54-760S RAM Upgrade

What type of RAM does the Acer Predator 300 PH315-54-760S take? How much memory does it take?

interior of the Predator 300
Interior of the Acer Predator 300 PH315-54-760S

The Acer Predator 300 model in question takes a DDR4 low voltage 3200 MHz RAM. You could get a lower clock speed but we would not advise doing so as performance will suffer. As far as how much RAM it will take, as stated previously, this laptop takes up to 32 GB of RAM, 16 GB of compatible RAM on each slot.

The laptop arrives by default with 16 GB of RAM so we highly encourage upgrading to 32 GB through the use of two compatible 16 GB units.  

As always, we recommend getting two sticks of 16 GB instead of just piling on another 16 GB stick just to make sure that the RAM is identical and therefore can work like dual-band RAM instead of single-band RAM. This is the reason why most manufacturers sell RAM in packs of two because if you use different types of RAM with different specs they can't guarantee that the laptop will perform as well as if you used both identical modules.

How do I perform the RAM upgrade for the Acer Predator 300 PH315-54-760S?

First off you're going your run-of-the-mill Philips screwdriver as well as a plastic pry opening tool such as this one or something similar. You want to use plastic to be gentle enough as to not break the locks within the laptop when opening up the lower case.

Step 1: First off you're going to turn your laptop off. Now place it upside down and, with the help of your screwdriver, remove the screws located at the bottom half of the laptop. Once removed all the screws you're going to go ahead and use the pry opening tool and start to gently pull from the bottom of the laptop to start opening the laptop up. Again, as gentle as possible would be preferred.

Step 2: Now that you've removed the bottom cover you need to remove the tape attaching the battery to the laptop and disconnect it. It's always best to disconnect the battery when doing these types of upgrades.

Step 3: Now that you've located the RAM slots you'll see that one of them already features a RAM module. If you bought two identical RAM units as recommended then you're going to go ahead and unclasp the sides of the RAM slot. 

Here's a gif using chopsticks but you can do it by hand easily. Simply pull outwards and the RAM should elevate to a 45-degree angle.

Step 4: Remove the onboard RAM and insert the new RAM modules at a 45-degree angle. To make sure the RAM module is being inserted correctly just take a look at the notch in the RAM slot and the one on the slot. They should be perfectly aligned. Here's an example image of what that should look like.

Step 5: Once the RAM is aligned press it into the slot and then press down. You're going to hear a clicking sound, that's the clasp clutching onto the RAM. 

Step 6: Plug the battery back on. Place the back cover back on. Screw the bottom half of the laptop and turn the laptop on. Under "Device specifications" you should be able to see the RAM you've installed (ideally 32 GB).

And that's all it took. As you can see it's a pretty straightforward procedure and we didn't lie when we said it would take you under 5 minutes. Enjoy now taking your PH315-54-760S to its limits with 32 GB of RAM to work and game to your heart's content.