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HAVE BEEN TRYING TO UPGRADE AN ACER 5630 TO 2GB RAM THE MACHINE WONT ACCEPT THE TWO CARDS TOGETHER. BUT BOTH WORK OK INDIVIDUALLY AND IN EITHER SLOT. THE TWO ORIGINAL 512K CARDS WORK FINE. ANY IDEAS

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  • rodmars Jul 19, 2008

    Hi thanks for the info,

    I have already investigated a lot of this, boards are matched so should not be a problem there. I have acessed BIOS but no setup for the memory here. Jumpers may be the thing on the Motherboard but finding info on the Motherboard seems to be very scarce.

    Next thing is contact ACER unless you have more thoughts on the subject?

    Cheers anyway


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STOP WITH THE ALLCAPS>
THIS IS NOT A TELEGRAPH>
THIS IS NOT GENERIC TO ALL DESKTOPS>
IT IS JUST your memory which is somehow mismatched or tweaked in the BIOS! If they are physically different other than in the serial number printed on them, it's best to return them to the seller asking for a matched pair (please.) First though, note that the laptop can take 4GB max...may as well go with that...and especially if they are firmly in the lookalike category, you might try going into BIOS memory settings and setting things up for the new memory. Often enough setting a different voltage is appropriate, as is marking down the old settings and backing them off to automatic before optimizing for your particular make.

Oh yeah. Sometimes there are motherboard switches or such that need to be switched when you change memory too...sorry, I didn't manage to look into that; but if it's not staring you in the face when you put the memory in with good lighting, the BIOS should be enough.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

  • Steve Nordquist
    Steve Nordquist Jul 20, 2008

    Barely; ;looks like the BIOS memory recognition compiled wrong somehow, perhttp://wiki.kainhofer.com/kubuntuonacera... so: Is your BIOS version up to 3.5.0 ? Or other controlpanels per:
    http://www.acerpanam.com/synapse/forms/A... ?

    Kind of hard to find on the Acer site, isn't it? Here it is on some ozzie software agglomerator:http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/BIOS/Ot...




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