Question about Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop
The number on my hard drive is ast180-ua381b. amdathlon64 3800+. I am not very computer savy yet but I do know it shouldn't freeze this much. I just bought it at walmaet in december '07.
Computer freezing could either be:
1. hardware caused or
2. software driven.
Things you can try:
a. hardware - if the warranty won't be void, open the case and remove, clean, re-insert the memory. Cleaning can be done with the use of a pencil eraser on the little gold pins of the memory.
You can also try to set the BIOS/CMOS to "Default Settings" to override any enhance settings that might be "just a bit too much" for the system. This could be done by pressing on "Del" (normally in most PCs) immediately after Power ON before the your OS boots and looking for the selection "Set to Default" or something like that;
b. Scan/Clean your PC for any possible virus and/or malware. Free download of some good ones are Avira and Ad-Aware.
c. Streamline your OS configuration and minimize programs running in the background. A couple of suggestions:
c.1. increase your swap file/virtual memory to roughly double your physical memory;
c.2. defrag your main hard drive;
c.3. Trim/slim down your startup files (msconfig);
c.4. select "Adjust for best performance" in your Performance Options (System properties);
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards.
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Mar 29, 2011 | Acer Aspire (AST180-US340B) PC Desktop
Always get your drivers
from the manufacturer of your Laptop, Notebook or Desktop.
If you were to log on to the
web site, usually one is able to download if
available, by model number,
All available Driver
If the driver is not
available, perhaps your manufacturer does not support the OS you are
This is the best way of ensuring up to
date drivers for your system and they are free of charge!
are no XP drivers to be found with Microsoft as XP is no longer
manufacturers may have a limited number of Drivers still listed.
I hope this helps.
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