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Hello, I have a dilemma. I have an ACER ASPIRE desktop. It is a AM1640-BD2160B. I am running Windows 7 with 2 GB of ram. My problem is one or both of DIMMS are bad but I CANNOT find replacements. I purchased memory from Best Buy but it does not work. My computer began freezing up originally so I proceeded to troubleshoot the problem. I narrowed it down to my memory. With any new memory, it just continues to freeze up or gives me the Blue Screen of Death. This is not a virus issue and my PC is only a couple of years old. The Serial Number of the DIMM is 508390-1533/1GB DDR2 800. The other DIMM has a different Ser. NO. WHERE CAN I PURCHASE NEW MEMORY???????????????

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But I have to say, if it's freezing with other ram too, it might not be your ram!

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