Acer Nitro 5 (AN517-55-5354) Memory Upgrade Guide (2022)

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I finally treated myself to a new gaming laptop, the Acer Nitro 5 17″ (AN517-55-5354). I love it, it has a full-color RGB keyboard, and the 12th core i5 is amazing, Acer shipped my laptop with fast NVMe, and the RTX 3050 is icing on the cake. As a total package, it’s fast. The only limitation is mine shipped with only 8GB of memory. Here’s what worked for me as a compatible memory upgrade on the Acer Nitro 5 (2022).

Acer Nitro 5 (AN517-55-5354) Compatible Memory

I upgraded to 32GB (2x16GB) 3200Mhz Laptop Memory on my Acer Nitro with this GSkill Ripjaw 2×16 (32GB) Laptop Kit.

Upgrading the Acer Nitro 5 memory was easy. You need a Philips head screwdriver set (this Stanley set is great, under US$10) and a spudger kit (this spudger kit is great and under US$10 also) to remove the case.

You will really need the spudger to remove the case. Trust me!

The Acer Nitro memory is located under a silver metal heatsink/shielding cover, which you can remove with a Philips head screwdriver. There is no BIOS change needed after upgrading the memory.

If you’re wondering what the performance improvements are going from 8GB to 32Gb RAM, here’s a comparison of my results.

Post Upgrade Performance Benchmark

Acer Nitro 2022 with 8GB

Acer Nitro 2022 - 8Gb Benchmark

Acer Nitro 2022 with 32GB (Upgrade)

There really isn’t a lot in it from a gaming performance perspective, only 5 basis points. It shows you just how great the Acer’s processor and graphics card are for driving core performance. That said, I’m glad I did the upgrade as in gaming, every small gain is worth it.

Hope this helps someone else!

Important: I am not affiliated with any of the manufacturers, brands, services, or websites listed on this page and this is my personal experience.  If you find this helpful and want to say thanks, please buy me a coffee or take a look at my book on Amazon. It keeps this page ad-free. Thank you!

 

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