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Updating BIOS I upgraded my computers RAM memory and was told I had to update my BIOS to make it work. How do I update BIOS? I am totally clueless. Thanks! Hi, I just changed the ram in my acer aspire 5630 from 2GB (pre-installed) to 4GB (supposed Max.) but the System still shows only the 2GB. I re-booted twice but it will not show up. What else do I have to do?

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  • Conny Aug 24, 2008

    Thanks, but the link doesn't work for me.(error 404)

    I was told at kingston's help desk that the cards have to be re-inserted uo to 10 times to make it stick and tick.

    It's to late to try this today, but I'll do it tomorrow.

    Any other ideas?

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You need to upgrade your bios.
Heres the link the software.

ftp://ftp.work.acer-euro.com/notebook/aspire_5630/bios/Bios%203.23.zip

You will need winzip or winrar to open the zip file just google either if you dont have them you can get them for free.

You then need to open the folder you just uncompressed and you will see another zip file, winflash is in there. it will allow you to flash the bios from within windows, just install it and follow the instructions on your screen

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