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Bios upgrade bios for aspire 5610z

My present bios will not accept 2 2GB modules to upgrade to 4GB --- It hangs up

I have a different model of the same 5610z series ( Aspire 5610-2328 ) and it will only accept 2GB of memory maximum, even though Acer's manual (pdf available on their website). Even with one 2GB stick and one 512MB, the system will only recognize 2GB of memory at POST and through windows. The odd thing is that with this configuration, the BIOS and CPU-Z both correctly identify the 2.5GB of memory. 4GB makes the system act a little strange and the screen is completely blank, so I can't provide a lot of insight into that. Both available BIOS versions from Acer yield the same result, so unless they release a new one, looks like we're still out of luck.

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Re: bios upgrade bios for aspire 5610z

Acer Aspire 5610z uses 943GML chipset socket M processor with 533Mhz FSB. Memory is limited to 2GB with 1GB max per slot. Updating the BIOS probably wont remove this limitation as it will be Hardware related.

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OK! I have read about many people with this problem and I have had the same problem so maybe i can shed some light on it, here goes!...... I turns out that the intel chipset on this laptop will only handle 2gb of memory, not 4gb as Acer say in the manual. But, is this true i wonder! because I have tried 2 2gb sticks in my laptop and sure enough it wont work. However, I have now put in one 2gb module and one of the original 512mb modules and it works fine but vista said it only had 2gb and the bios sais 2.5gb! very strange but then I updated vista with service pack1 and now vista does see the full 2.5gb memory. So acer are still wrong which leads me to think that maybe this could be solved with bios updates in the near future (I am on bios 3.50)

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Make sure you got the right speed -

Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-4200 or DDR2 PC2-5300.

If you got faster than 5300 they may not clock down properly.

If the memory is the correct specs then it may simply not be compatible and you will have to try different RAM.

I have the best luck on laptops with Crucial ram - they have certified ram for many systems. here is a link for yours:

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Bios upgrade bios for aspire 5610z

If you go to the acer site there are utilities to update the bios

Make sure 11% that you flash the correct bios as the wrong one will render it useless. Also make sure that you are plugged into the mains when doing it and pray that there isnt a power cut during the flash :)

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