Question about Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop
Acer can't help, PNY can't help.
I updated my BIOS per PNY's suggestions, but with my dozens of times I've tried to install my two sticks of PC4200, my computer won't even load the bios screen.
My fans will come on, and the harddrive light comes on then flashes and both the light and fan go off, nothing happens afterwards.
Once I reinstall the factory installed 512k ram it works just fine, but with my 2 gig PC4200 nothing will happen. Any ideas please, I want a decent laptop before I get frustrated and throw this $500 paperweight out the window
Your problems is that the 3680-2633 uses PC5300 RAM, not PC4200. You've got the wrong memory, and that's why your system won't work when you put the new sticks in it.
Take the 512MB stick and Google-search the model information on the sticker and verify that it is, in fact, PC5300.
Hope this helps :)
Posted on Oct 06, 2008
Dont be hasty! First of all, not all ram and motherboard are created alike.
1. go to the specifications of the RAM and find out what voltage its expecting from the motherboard. this may require just looking at your receipt or going the the manufacturers website and looking at the specs or calling them.
2. check your motherboard manual or access it from the manufacturers site and check the highest voltage that it will supply to the RAM.
if the RAM Needs more voltage than your motherboard supplies, it will cause the symptoms your describing. In this case you will need to find some PC4200 ram that runs at your motherboards voltage.
I have ordered many barebone computers that were shipped with upgraded memory that wouldnt work on that system, the sales people are more interested in selling than checking the specs.
Posted on Oct 06, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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