11/13/2017 by Time will tell if 2GB RAM is sufficient!! Is it possible to upgrade the RAM at a later time if I find it necessary? I would have thought that 2GB should be absolutely fine for a Chromebook. Register If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! The success rate for this technique is tricky, I would suggest trying it with known duds first to get the feel & experience. The Chrome team recommends 2GB. @John van Dongen's answer: Although removing SMDs can be relatively simple, resoldering connections for a replacement SMD is very difficult. John van Dongen. Also, remove as many browser extensions as possible to maximize cpu performance. Therefore, make sure your laptop is set to 1366x768 or 1024x576 to minimize RAM usage (hit crtl-shift-+ and crtl-shift-minus to change the resolution of the display). I see this is your first question. John van Dongen Also, in these old “netbooks”, everything is on the motherboard, it’s tightly integrated. in our All of the connections do need to be resoldered. The R/W count problem is a bit exaggerated. It’s sort of ridiculous to suggest it. I would consider this advice the result of too much detailed tech knowledge and not practical usage advice. How is that a myth? GAMING6698 has become one of the main collaborators since joining the Community in November of 2019.On behalf of all our users and the Acer Team, we thank you for your dedication! Acer should intervene, officially, to clarify and explain to everyone that this device, which I have dubbed "solderedbook" or "hostile machine" is a completely thought to enslave the users, and not to give them an experience of freedom where there is space everything, including chrome OS. I'd imagine, that there will be an additional slot to increase the RAM if desired, however, without looking at it I cannot be sure! I have ordered the the 2GB RAM C720P (2666) version as I have been unable to find the 4GB version. I have ordered the the 2GB RAM C720P (2666) version as I have been unable to find the 4GB version. Sign up for an Acer ID and get exclusive access to deals and the Predator Den community, where you can ask and answer questions about gaming and gear. and what’s with all the dashes? A handy feature until we get Chromebooks with more RAM. By signing up, I accept the terms of the Acer Privacy Policy. See (you-tube) videos on replacing 2nd-hand SMD components! Videos and games look like they are sputtering during play. Your answer was helpful just not 100% the correct answer for this problem, but is a solution. Get social and introduce yourself We want to recognize GAMING6698's dedicated efforts in the Acer Community. I purchased a dead mother board from eBay, found that the video card had failed, so I replaced the SMD component with a 2nd hand part from another Motherboard using a hot air gun, and it worked fine, the same applies to adding memory . It looks like you're new here. Hi JHR! Upgrading ACER-c720 Chromebook on-board system memory! Not trying to respond rudely just wanted to make the distinction for any future readers. “Although, these components are not necessarily replaceable. I then apply using "IPA" to thoroughly clean the board re-moving all the flux-residue preparing it for the next stage, The next job is to re-ball the chip with 0.01 solder-balls using a SMD solder mask, heat it to around 600c for 5-minutes. It’s true the components are not necessarily replaceable. Of course, I would want it anyway if available!! Does the writer understand what the English word means? © 2020 Acer Inc. Who puts a dash in “you-tube”. TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Acer announced that it has been listed on the 2020 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) Emerging Markets Index. Lenovo Chromebook C330 — The best option The best replacement for the Acer C720 Chromebook is without a doubt the Lenovo C330. to get all Although, these components are not necessarily replaceable. It is regarding as an experimental feature, and is not recommended for daily use. Sadly the Acer C720 does not allow for you to upgrade your memory exclusively; however, you are able to upgrade the memory to a maximum of 4 GB by replacing the motherboard itself to a model with 4 GB. I I regret to inform you that you can not upgrade the ram on this PC. When the balling has adhered to the chip then its ready for replacing back to the MB once the mask has been removed. R/W count is read/write count. This effect is present in all solid state memory, as far as I know, but it worse on the eMMC drives that are typically used in Chromebooks relative to the traditional NAND drives. ACE Program and Terms — As you write data to an SSD, flipping 1s to 0s and vice versa, you physically wear out the device.