Hi all. please help me. how do i fit extra ram into my acer aspire t180. there are 2 x 512mb already inserted on board 1 in orange 1 in purple. should i fit the new ones between the existing ones or move them around. i have had them in between each other and my pc keeps cutting out the new ones are a different make to the origionals but they are all 512mb. hope someone can help please . thank you.
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Re: how do i fit new ram.
try fitting 2 different modules in the orange slots, and 2 different modules in the purple.
Also ensure that you have the ram configured correctly in the systems bios setup page.
If they are cutting out, or continually restarting the computer, you,ll probably have to enable Dual Channel Ram configuration in the Bios.
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Some motherboards are only upgradable to their allotted amount that board may only handle up to 2 gigs of RAM which is a shame. But this is the way it is. That is why I always check the board memory capacity before I buy computer boards or RAM for them. The beeps indicate error on the slots for the RAM that is why you can start up when you remove ram one at a time and replace. So use the allotted amount of RAM for that board specification or get another mother board that can handle more than 2 gigs of RAM. Sorry for the loss. Thanks for using FixYa! John
As the system is new and giving problem continuously the best option is to avail warranty from the dealer where you bought it.
The problem you defined is mostly comes with the bad RAM, OS infected with Virus or mother board problem.
You need to check these, or visit nearest acer service center.
Yes if there are error on the system you should most likely hear a beep most of the time when there is no beep it is due to bad ram. Some times beep codes can't detect bad ram and your computer will not boot.
Open the computer up and see how many ram chips you have if you have more than one take the one in dimm slot 2 out. There should be small writing next to the slots 1,2,3,4 or Dim 1 dim 2 ect ect. you always want to keep slot 1 with ram so start by pulling out the ram out of slot 2 and turn your computer on. If your computer still dosn't post pull the ram out of slot 1 out and insert the ram that was in slot 2 into slot 1 if still no luck it's most likely your board but the best way to test this is to know that you have a good working stick of ram you could purchase one and if it dosnt work bring it back ... theres also the chance of your video card being bad but there is usualy a post code for it (beep code)
if you have no clue on what ram looks or how to open your computer just google for installing ram on a computer and you should find step by step guides
go into the bios.
You should have a setting that says Single channel or dual channel. Usually on the first page of bios.
If the problem persists, without being able to set the bios configuration. put 1 stick of ram in bank 1, and 1 stick of ram in bank 2.
Regards mike @ compurepair.
You can only use components compatible with Aspire series computers. Before you choose new components, please ask your authorized Acer dealer whether the part will operate within your Aspire series system. This is noted in your manual pg. 6.
Compatible memory for your Acer. Don't forget your Acer uses an intergrated graphics card that uses your system memory to function.
As long as you have a open vga, vga e, or pci slot in your computer you should be able to install a new video card. the Acer website says your motherboard supports up two gigs of ram, I am not sure how much ram you are running but if it is under 1 gig I would consider upgrading that also. as far as a graphics card goes get one that has at least 512 mb of its own ram so it dosent pull from your system ram as I am sure your current on-board card is doing. Another couple of hints are: if you are running Windows Vista you they call for 1 gig ram for optimal performance, also it is very important that you un-install any graphics drivers before you install new ones, and when you install the new card read the instructions completely before you do anything.
hope this helps
Does your BIOS POST runs then you might be having a Disk Booting Problem, If you dont see your BIOS POST Screen, then check if you can hear any beep sounds, If you hear beep sounds check the ram whether it is properly inserted in the ram slot or the ram might be faulty.(You may have to change the Ram). If you dont hear any beep, check whether the buzzer(Speaker in the CPU) is working, If buzzers were working fine before, then you might be having problems with your mother board or processor. If you know how to work on such problem try reinstalling the processor, ram etc in the cpu . Otherwise call a service engineer to have the job done.
no u dont need look @ the bios>if u insert it properly that should display it if it is not then teh card is bad>or the slot on the board if the solt works with the other card then there is no issue with the slot so replace it rate me solved if its help full thx