Question about Acer Aspire M1100-U1402A Refurbished AMD Desktop PC - AMD Athlon X2 4400+ 2.30GHz, 2GB DDR2, 320 SAT

1 Answer

I added 2x1 Gb DDR 2, 667 Hz.,same specs as existing RAM, to Computer. Computer won't boot up. I removed "new" RAM and computer is back to normal. I installed the "new" Ram in slots 1&2 and computer is okay. I installed original RAM in slots 3&4 and computer once again will not boot. All 4 RAM will work in slots 1&2 but none work in slots 3&4. I have inspected slots 3&4 and they apear to be okay. According to specs this computer will take up to 8Gb.RAM.I have received several suggestions on this problem but I don't think they were correct.

Posted by on

  • ridgvu51 Nov 14, 2010

    Are you saying that I would have to get 4 identical RAM from the same manufacturer in order to upgrade? So the specs that the manufacturers put on the internet are meaningless and I could only upgrade with Acer's own supplier. To clarify ,I always put RAM in slots 1&2, and all 4 RAM work in slot 1&2, and all RAM are identical spec.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 3,278 Answers

Hello.

If the RAM works in slots 1 & 2, they won't work in slots 3 & 4. This is due to the fact that you always place RAM in the slot(s) closest to the power supply. If not, the computer will not boot, as you have proven.

Even though your "new" RAM looks compatible to your "old" RAM, they are not since they won't boot up together. None of them are faulty, they just won't work together.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 14, 2010

  • NinaE Nov 14, 2010

    I can't speak to what info is on the Internet, but the RAM modules are not compatible with each other. Otherwise, they all would work. If there was a limit to the memory and the RAM inserted was more than the limit, but the RAM was compatible, the memory would just show the limit. The computer would still boot. So sorry. It's frustrating, I'm sure.

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I made some mods/upgrades for Gateway 835 GM (Started with RAM -2GB Sticks- , Video Cards, & Finally CPU because of the sudden not wanting to display anything on my screen! PLEASE READ & REVIE


Here is what I would do, depending on your board go to what the brand is and download the BIOS again flash it if you do not see the BIOS at the startup. If you do see the BIOS then you will need to install the drivers for these components you replaced. Depending on which operating system you are using. Win XP you will have to load drivers from the driver disks that came with the product replacement or search for one online. If you have Win 7 it should pick the drivers up through Windows Updates load them without them or a running BIOS your shot in the dark. Your computer has to have a BIOS and drivers to run the hardware you replaced. Just because you had them before does not mean it will operate. correctly. Make sure your components are the correct ones for your machine. Just because ram fits does not mean it is the correct ram. So get BIOS up again from there boot from C: reload Windows then re install the whole operating system and be sure to load drivers and updates. That is how I would proceed with this issue. John

Apr 08, 2012 | Gateway 835GM (835GH) PC Desktop

1 Answer

Need the front panel wiring diagram for ECS 965T motherboard. Also not posting when booted. Worked. Added memory (from 2 to 6 gigs, 2x3 2GB DDR 800, matched pairs -1 broken). Never booted since! Fan...


ghost2233_1.jpgghost2233_2.jpg


I am not sure what diagram you need but these to is the most common ones.
Does your cpu and main board supports that amount of ram ??
Is your windows 64 bit system. 32 bit does not support ram over 3 gb
Remove some of the ram modules and try to let it start with 2 gb.
You can always add more.
Check the bios boot settings.

Good luck.

Mar 09, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I have a dell dimension 4600. It has original memory cards installed. 2 256 MB for a total of 512 ram. I recently tried to install 1 GB memory card. When I start up computer it beeps several times,...


hello

several beeps in a system is caused by a memory issue -- If you've recently added or tried to add additional memory to the computer and have started getting these beeps. Remove all new memory you've added to the computer. If the computer works fine after removing the new memory you're encountering either an incompatibility or defective new memory.

Sometimes when the computer is moved and/or over time a memory stick can become loose causing the computer to be unable to read the memory or get errors as it's reading it. Try fixing this issue by opening the computer removing each of the memory sticks you have in the computer and then placing them back into the computer.

If reseating the memory did not resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory. If you have only one stick of memory in the computer try moving it to another slot and then boot the computer.

If you have more than one stick of memory try removing all but one stick of memory and boot the computer. If this does not resolve the issue try removing that stick of memory and try one of the other sticks of memory.

the specs can be found at this link
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4600/en/4600i/sm/specs.htm

the system you have is upgradable to 4G of RAM, and this RAM must be installed in equal pairs
so if you have 4 slots to insert memory in (assuming you will retain the 2 256M) , you must install the other slots by 2 512M, 2 1G or 2 2G DIMMs -- make sure you isntall exact same DIMMs, dont mix memory makers or specs, other than what Dell specifies

memory type must be
PC2700 (333-MHz) or PC3200 (400-MHz) DDR SDRAM
(non-ECC)

i hope this helps --

Dec 09, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Motherboard for compaq pcsr5109uk have upgraded to 1,5 GB this adding a 1 GB ram since doing this pc will not boot up,pc has said that the mother board has died this has only started since new ram have...


From what you have stated, the original ram memory was two sticks of 512MB.
It's PC2-5300
(DDR2 Sdram at 667MegaHertz)

When installing ram memory, and installing two sticks with one stick being larger, the larger stick of ram memory is installed in Slot 1.

This is the ram memory slot that is closest to the Processor.
(The Processor reads Slot 1 first)
On the motherboard it has DIMM 1 printed next to Slot 1.

The 1GB stick should go into Slot 1 (DIMM 1), and the 512MB stick should go into Slot 2 (DIMM 2)

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01077654&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3457899

Scroll down for the motherboard illustration, and photo.

Won't boot up with the original ram memory installed again?
1) What type, and size of 1GB ram memory did you install?

2) What ram memory slot did you install it in?

3) Did you follow anti-static precautions BEFORE you put your hands inside your computer, and BEFORE you took that ram memory stick out of it's protective anti-static bag?

[Your body carries Static electricity.
Static will fry out (Short Circuit) the hardware components inside a computer.

You may not even see it, or feel it.
Poof!
No computer.

Computer unplugged from power, computer on a table, computer case open, TOUCH the metal frame to relieve your body of Static.

{A couch, bed, or directly on a carpet floor are HIGH areas of Static]

Before you answer my questions try this;

If the two sticks of 512MB PC2-5300 are still installed, follow anti-static precautions, and remove them.

Take a pencil eraser, and clean the gold plated contact pins on the bottom of each ram module. (Stick)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Generic_DDR_Memory_%28Xytram%29.jpg

(The above example is DDR Sdram, not DDR2 Sdram. I posted the link so that the gold plated contacts are clearly shown.

DDR Sdram has 184 contact pins.
92 on each side.
DDR2 Sdram has 240 contact pins.
120 on each side)

Remove the eraser dust with air. Use a can of compressed air for computers, or air pressure from your mouth.

Reinstall the ram memory modules.

Computer unplugged from power, press the Power On button in.
Hold the button in for a count of Five seconds.
(Count 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005)

Let go of the Power On button.
Do this procedure two more times.

What you are doing is clearing CMOS Error Codes, and resetting BIOS back to the factory settings.

Plug the computer back into power.
WAIT 1 minute, then turn the computer on.

I await your findings, and answers to my questions.

Jun 04, 2010 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

What brand of memory ram can I use in a t 2240 ? :) , tnx


The brand doesnt matter, you do need to be concerned with the type you use.

I looked up your computer on emachine's website and determined that you can use 184-pin DDR 266 memory.

search results from newegg (a trusted online retailer in computer/networking hardware):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=%2040000147&Description=pc2100&bop=And&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20

kingston and pqi are both respectable companies for memory


That being said, I would contact emachine to determine the maximum amount of ram supported by your motherboard:

the page specific to your computer (contact info at bottom):

http://www.emachines.com/support/product_support.html?cat=Desktops&subcat=T%20Series&model=T2240

if you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks,
Mike

May 16, 2010 | E-Machines T2240 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Added max memory to my Sony Vaio PC RX650. PC won't boot.


if you have P4 Desktop then u can up-grate you PC up to 2GB RAM

be for you buy chack your dimm frist what is modle of RAM

isit DDR 400 or higher


Apr 23, 2010 | Sony VAIO Digital Studio PCV-RX650 PC...

2 Answers

Why is the pc internal speaker beeping at me when i install the new ram - it won't boot. it is the right one.


Each memory slot can hold DDR PC2700, DDR PC3200 with a maximum of 1GB per slot. Make sure you have not added PC2100 RAM, and try adding a matched pair.

If you have the correct RAM type and spped, then try taking out all RAM modules and reseating them again, as it appears that one may not be slotted correctly. Be sure not to touch any of the Gold leads with your fingers, and of course make sure the power is off, the plug is removed, and then press the power button for 10 secs. to drain and charge in the board before proceeding.

Jan 10, 2010 | HP Pavilion a620n (PC028A) PC Desktop

1 Answer

Want to add memory to Gateway 700x


Upgrading RAM on your Gateway 700X (DDR) Computer is easy, Gateway 700X (DDR) Computer takes the PC3200 DDR SDRAM DIMMs. Supports Dual Channel DDR. RAM Type, and comes installed with 512 MB (removable) of RAM.
You can upgrade your Gateway 700X (DDR) Computer to up to a maximum of 2.0 GB RAM, the Computer has 4 sockets to install RAM, already with 512 MB (removable) standard RAM installed. For best Computer performance use the maximum amount of allowed RAM per slot for your system.

Dec 08, 2008 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Adding more memory to my desktop


if the pin placement is some thing like this

...... ............... ............................... its a SD RAM

if it is like this

.......................... ............................ its a DDR RAM

if it is a SD RAM or DDR ram just get it by the a computer store


there are only 3 types avalible for old computers SD or DDR or RD..... you dont need RD RAM it would be SD probably ....just look at a pin allignment.....

Dec 10, 2007 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Acer Aspire M1100-U1402A Refurbished AMD Desktop PC - AMD Athlon X2 4400+ 2.30GHz, 2GB DDR2, 320 SAT  Logo

Related Topics:

91 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Acer Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18389 Answers

Mohammed Ebrahim M
Mohammed Ebrahim M

Level 3 Expert

586 Answers

Steve Sweetleaf
Steve Sweetleaf

Level 3 Expert

1144 Answers

Are you an Acer Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...