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Memory/Graphic problem My brother just bought an Acer Aspire 3680.He purchased 1 gig of DDR2 Memory from Crucial. We put the stick in and the graphic kept changing once booted up to just 8 bit. The screen is fine at first then the screen goes off and back on with 8 bit display. 512 came in the machine. Crucial site said he could mix memory sizes. I tried it with the 1 gig stick by itself in case the mixed memory was the problem. Same thing..I've tried 2 sticks of 512...same thing. I've tried 2 sticks of 1 gig each..same problem. This laptop won't allow any upgrade at all. Will only run correctly with (1) 512 stick. I've never seen this problem ever. I've installed many memory sticks in computers. This is a first for me. Could it be the memory banks are faulty? Any advice would be appreciated. BTW. the computer shows the upgrade amount of memory but the display keeps changing to 8 Bit!

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Re: Memory/Graphic problem

This might have something to do with DVMT or Digital Video Memory Technology. Basically, the amount of video memory is dependent on the amount of memory installed. I'm not very familiar with acer system BIOS but try to look for VIDEO under system BIOS and try to select any fixed video memory if possible. you can also try to disable DVMT.

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