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Intel Celeron processor 420 (Aspire 3680)

When I turn on the power my screen is black, and it reads this (A disk read error occurred) Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart. Thank-you so very much. My e-mail address keishare@yahoo.com

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  • smitzer Oct 10, 2008

    On oct 9 i booted my aspire 3680 and get blk screen with "disk read error" How do i fix it

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Sounds to me like you have a problem with the processor. On laptops its best to return it or send it to the manufacturer.

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How do i find the specs for gateway model#mx6214


This is Gateway Support > Gateway MX6214 Notebook PC > Main Support page,

http://support.gateway.com/s/Mobile/Q106/BladeC/1009028nv.shtml

Click on Specifications in the list.
Now go back to the main page, and click on Components.

With the information on the two pages, you know now;

A) Processor:
Intel Celeron M 420. (Model 420)

The Pentium-M based Celeron M 420, (Yonah-1024 Core), uses a Socket M processor socket,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Celeron_microprocessors#.22Yonah-1024.22_.2865_nm.29

Has a 533MegaHertz Front Side Bus. (533MHz FSB)
Uses 1.0 to 1.3 Volts (DC)

B) Processor Socket:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_M

C) Motherboard Chipset:
Intel 940GML,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#Core.2FCore_2_mobile_chipsets

You see what is supported by the motherboard chipset, Intel 940GML.
Processors supported (Official);
Intel Celeron M, Intel Core Solo, and Intel Pentium Dual Core.

An Intel Celeron processor is less than a comparable Pentium processor.
This is because it has less Cache. Usually around half of a Pentium based processor.

Processor Cache:
A small memory area for the Processor. Operates at the same Frequency Rate as the processor, therefore the First memory area a processor accesses.

( Frequency Rate = 'Speed'.
Speed; The term Intel used a long time ago, to help consumers compare 'power', and has stuck.

Example:
The Intel Celeron M model 420 mobile processor, can operate Up To a frequency rate of 1.6GigaHertz, or also stated as 1600MegaHertz.
{1.6GHz/1600MHz}

Mega = Approximately 1 Million in computer terms
Giga = Approximately 1 Billion in computer terms
Hertz stands for Cycles per Second.

The Intel Celeron M 420 can operate UP TO 1.6 Billion Cycles per Second )

Crude example of Cache;
You are writing a thesis, and you need additional information.
Where is it? Down in the basement, no light, under the stairs, in a box, last book on the bottom.

Down the stairs you go flashlight in hand. Book dug out, back upstairs, and open the book to the page/s you need.
Need more info? Yep. Back down in the basement you go.

OR,
You tap a few keys on the keyboard, for the computer in front of you, and have your information in seconds.

Less Cache? = Basement scenario
More cache? = Computer scenario

Pentium based processors have more Cache, than a comparable Celeron based processor.

You can also see the amount of Ram Memory support, and what type of Ram Memory is supported.

DDR2 Sdram at either 400MegaHertz, or 533MHz.

(PC2-3200, and PC2-4200, respectively, AND is SO-DIMM style for laptops. PC2-4200 is also known as PC2-4300. Just depends on the ram manufacturer)

2GigaByte maximum amount. (2GB)

D) Graphics:
Integrated Graphics. (Not a graphics card)
Intel GMA 950,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_GMA#GMA_950

E) LCD screen:
15.4 Inch Widescreen, WXGA, and it's based on the Thin Film Transistor technology. (TFT)

(Always, always, always, look at the manufacturer name, and model number, { Manufacturer ID} on the back of the LCD screen. Make SURE you are getting THE LCD screen you need )

Service Manual? (Free),

http://www.tim.id.au/blog/tims-laptop-service-manuals/#toc-gateway

Go to the line that starts with Gateway 400. (400 in blue)
Drop down to the second line, scroll across, and click on the blue -
MX6200.
(The Gateway MX6214 Notebook PC is part of the MX6200 series )

This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click on the file name, (MX6200), it may take up to 30 seconds, before the first page comes up.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jan 19, 2012 | Gateway PC Laptops

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I have an acer aspire 3680 (from 2005) running windows 7 with a 1.87GHz intel celeron proccessor. i was wondering if i could upgrade my processor to something stronger and if so what is the optimal...


you would have to check on the acer website and also you would have to get a manual which shows you how to take your laptop apart and change the cpu unless you can get to the cpu from the base of the laptop

Feb 19, 2011 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

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How do i fix a disc error on my acer aspire


Make sure you do not have any devices plugged in to the computer like a USB flash drive or a MMC. Usually what you have to do about that is to drain the power of the computer. Turn it off, remove the battery, unplug the AC adapter and then press the power button for 5 secs. Turn it on using the AC adapter alone. if you still get the same message, You will have to physically open the back of your laptop and reseat the Hard drive. If it still wont correct the problem, restart you computer and either press f2 or delete to enter the BIOS page. check if the HDD is properly detected and try to reload the BIOS defaults. now if any of these wont work, call ACER and most probably your Hard Drive is bad.

Jun 12, 2010 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

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I have an acer aspire 3680 laptop and I get disk read error every time I power up the laptop and can't perform any other task. How can I fix this? My os is vista.


A Disk read error on boot means your hard disk has or is about to fail. to verify this you can try to fun a hard disk testing utility such as Seagate SeaTools, Western Digital Data Lifeguard, Hitachi DFT. These are all freeware.

Nov 10, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

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Hi all i have a little question about CPU IN A9RP


if it will fit in the cpu slot, you can. But beware all chips have different number of prongs and only the chipsets that fit the number your slot has labeled on it. You have to some reasearch.

Sep 03, 2009 | PC Laptops

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Acer aspire 3680-2022 with vista is just too slow. Intel celeron M processor 420; 1.6 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, IMB L2 Cache; 80 GB HDD; 512MB DDR2; Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950


More memory will make a difference. Vista is a memory hog and 512 is really not enough. You don't say what version of Vista you have but Microsoft say the min spec for Home Basic is 512MB, other flavours 1GB. Gety as much in as your mainboard will support - 2GB would be my minimum..

A Celeron 1.6 processor isn't going to be that fast if you are running a lot of apps and not much you can do about that (pretty unlikely you can upgrade; very few laptop mainboards let you).

There are a few tweaks you can make that may help but you (defrag, set Windows to better performance rather than better display, format and re-install) but stick some more memory in and see how you go.

Aug 29, 2009 | Acer PC Laptops

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Cpu upgrade


Your computer has one of these options:
spacer.gif level2_arrow.gif Intel® Celeron® Processor 560
(1MB L2 cache, 2.13GHz, 533MHz FSB)
or
Intel® Celeron® Processor 550
(1MB L2 cache, 2.0GHz, 533MHz FSB)
or
Intel® Celeron® Processor 540
(1MB L2 cache, 1.86GHz, 533MHz FS
or
Intel® Celeron® Dual-Core Processor E1400
(512KB shared L2 Cache, 2.0GHz, 800MHz FSB)
or
Intel® Celeron® Dual-Core Processor T1400
(512KB shared L2 Cache, 1.73GHz, 533MHz FSB) spacer.gif

Check the features with Acer first and see if your motherboard model support that speed processor.
Contact tech support directly to the manufacturer right here:

http://acer.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/acer.cfg/php/enduser/ask.php?p_sid=8P57rbgj

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Upgrade processor for laptop?


After the Pentium M branded processors, Intel released the Core branded dual-core mobile Yonah CPU with a modified microarchitecture. Pentium M branded CPUs can be considered as the end of the Intel P6 microarchitecture

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