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How can i install my windows 7 64 bit version on my acer travelmate 2480?

Says my acer travelmate 2480 cant take windows 7 64bit because of my cpu? anyway around it? maybe new bios or something?

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  • jamie stanford Apr 30, 2013

    Testimonial: "how do i find out my cpu bit? also how can i find out if my cpu fan is working properly? can i upgrade my bios? or get a totally new one? as i cant control much with the bios i have atm, ty for your reply mate and sorry for 1001 questions hehe"

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    max carson May 01, 2013

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    max carson May 01, 2013

    Your Acer has a Intel Celeron M processor 410/420/430 , SEE Specs: When you plug in the laptop and push the on/off button listen and hold your hand near the fan vents for air movement. Your BIOS is dictated by your Motherboard chipset, a BIOS update may be in your Acer Updates, my advice is to be VERY careful when altering the BIOS, you COULD turn your machine into a expensive "paperweight". You can find the Acer Drivers here: I would use the Windows Updates and the Acer Updates to obtain all updates. There is a little freeware program that will ID your Hardware/Software SPECCY: Take a look at the Specs for your processor: Cross reference using the "aSpec Number" you can find in SPECCY. Ask all the questions you wish, that's the only way to be informed on a subject. The trick is to know the right questions to ask. Cheers mate.

  • Bastian Farkash
    Bastian Farkash May 01, 2013

    I don't see how you could, UNLESS the Laptops Motherboard is out of another Laptop with a 64 Bit CPU, i.e. had an transplant. I to see that it is a 2007 Machine with (just Depends on Laptop Model and P/N) They came out with Intel Celeron M 400 Series and which are all 32 Bit, see Try Belarc Advisor, that will give you a good System Info, you have me wandering what Machine you have, cheers.



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No if you have a 32 bit processor, you use 32 bit OS's. Your locked in buy your hardware.

Posted on Apr 29, 2013

Testimonial: "how do i find out my cpu bit? also how can i find out if my cpu fan is working properly? can i upgrade my bios? or get a totally new one? as i cant control much with the bios i have atm, ty for your reply mate and sorry for 1001 questions hehe"

  • jamie stanford Apr 30, 2013

    Testimonial: "how do i find out my cpu bit? also how can i find out if my cpu fan is working properly? can i upgrade my bios? or get a totally new one? as i cant control much with the bios i have atm, ty for your reply mate and sorry for 1001 questions hehe"

  • Bastian Farkash
    Bastian Farkash May 01, 2013

    I normally Install Belarc Advisor on any machine I need info for, I look for the "64 bit ready" wording in the Processor info area of the Machine Profile. If it's there I know I can install a 64 Bit OS BUT are there 64 bit drivers for all my other devices, graphics, sound, and so on. CPU fan will run and stop depending on load (Work) CPU usage over time (Can also hear it running if OK) BIOS Update or Upgrade (Replacement)? Update MAYBE, see Mfr website. New Laptop? If you've maxed it out and or Programs you are trying to run, then YES, or to MAX it out price = Cost of Newer laptop. Hope that helps.



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SOURCE: bios password for acer travelmate 2410

there is no default password on acer systems as supposedly there is in dell's

now a good news bad news situation...

in more recent times they switched how the bios stored the bios password. In the past you can could reset it by remocing a cmos battery (small watch type of battery) from the motherboard for like 30 minutes and then enter the bios setup upon the next bootup.

However now some how gone to a 'security chip' a programable EEPROM chip to store the passwords and if so it's required to be shipped back to acer to be fixed and from what I know is not covered by warranty. If this is the case AND ... I say again AND IF it's STILL UNDER WARRANTY (this is completely not a reflection on fixya, it's affiliaties or my self and should be taken at your own risk, liability, and care) you can take out your hard drive and expose the laptop (not the hard drive) it to an electrical current and then contact acer stating it's not working suddenly and need to fixed. take out the hard drive then put on some wool socks run your feet on the floor and when the laptop in on and powered up touch it should do nicely. This of course is to be taken as entertainment and is in no way endoresed by myself or fixya or any of us affiliates or advertisers.

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SOURCE: cpu overheats

I'm also having the same problem (I know this doesn't help!), but I have experience with opening the back panel. It takes quite a lot of force (to the point where you think you might almost break it!); from the grove work your way counter-clockwise, try to leaver it open slowly with something as you go. I opened mine, but couldn't really get to the cpu (as ClickRight said) and there wasn't much dust to get rid of. My laptop has started to have this problem after about 1 year of operation and heavy travelling (to and from China, India, etc!). Other than the overheating problem, its fine! I'd suggest you upgrade the BIOS also.. I had 1.07 and upgraded to 1.45, it seems to handle the fan differently; although still didn't stop the overheat (I guess if its clogged, no amount of software upgrading will do!)

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