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I want to run 3 gig ram in my acer aspire 3680

It will run a 2 gig strip but it wont boot if i put a 1 0r 2 gig strip in the second slot

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  • mchl_hopkins Mar 06, 2009

    I just got 2.5 gig to run, 2gig in the first slot and a 512 in the second, but I still get a gig to run in the second

  • Roger Gantner May 11, 2010

    1 0r wha?

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I just now put a 2 gig stick in slot 1. it'll run the single stick of 2 gig but wont fire up if i put anything in the other slot... just thought you'd like to know...

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The specifications for your Aspire 3680 only supports a max. 2Gb.
see the details.

System memory1,2
512 MB of DDR2 533 MHz memory, upgradeable to 2 GB using two soDIMM modules (dual-channel support)

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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    Chris Hingee Mar 06, 2009

    Further info.

    Dual channel support means you need two memory modules, one in each DIMM slot, therefore you need to purchase two 1Gb memory DIMM modules to get a max of 2Gb RAM.

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SOURCE: I can't get 3gig ram to boot in my Acer Aspire 3680 Notebook

Well let me start by saying that it should work. But without being there to see first hand check this out..also make sure you don't have a bad RAM stick by putting it in another machine to test. If all is well then follow directions below:
This is a tool you can use not only for memory but it will give you all the information you need for anything on your computer including slots for RAM and how much you can use. Go to www.cnet.com. Search CPU-Z and download it, it is freeware, already tested by CNET. Run the program and it will show you exactly how to set up your RAM...Let me know if you have any questions.
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