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Acer Aspire 5100 wont accept new RAM upgrade, NEED BIOS Update

Can't find a bios update for an Acer Aspire 5100, want to upgrade RAM to 3gb, get blue screen error.

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  • Travis K Feb 26, 2009

    I am trying to upgrade to 4 gigabytes and running vista ultimate64. When trying to install drivers and updates it will randomly bluescreen. If I take one of the ram chips out, it runs fine. I trieid re-seeting the ram chips, swapping them out to see if one was bad, ect but it turns out the ram is good. I think maybe this thing is just fussy about different brands of ram or it just has issues with 4 gigabytes.

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Dear Sir/Mam
This is the Paddy_solver and since you are not able to find the bios upgrade i am giving you a link from where you can download your bios update however before you would do it lemme tell you it can crash your motherboard as well i would say if your computer is working fine you better not do it if your computer administrator has said so please go for it.
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HOPE THIS INFORMATION IS USEFUL FOR YOU IF ANY FURTHER QUREY YOU CAN CONTACT ME AT MY EMAIL IE:-
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