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Acer t180 bios set up

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  1. i got a new acert180 ua381b i wanted to memory upgrade it. when i verified the mother board specs found 800 mhz was ok i got 2 ddr pc2 6400 800 mhz wich is the standard, but i got hit. The machine had installed ddr2 pc2 5300 (2 512 modules) so no big deal i instaled in the new modules to the machine, auto detected new hardware now i don t have a way to see if the bios has the correc speed for the memory ,cant reach that in the bios.
  2. bye the way ddr2 pc2 5300 are uninstalled .. so there is no conflic in speeds
  3. machine hang out some time
  4. bios ifo BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD R01-B3, 2/7/2007
  5. SMBIOS Version 2.3
    What can i do newbie tech..

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    Aspire T180


    Aspire T180 Specifications



    AMD AM2 Athlon 64 x 2 or Athlon 64 or Sempron (940 pin)


    depending on the CPU


    256MB DDR2 533/667/800 SDRAM expandable to 4GB


    Flash BIOS

    Supported Protocols

    ACPI 2.0, APM 1.2, SMBIOS 2.3, WFM 2.0, ASD 1.03, PXE boot ROM, PCI 2.3, DMI 2.0, WOL, Bootable CD-ROM 1.0, USB 1.1~USB 2.0, E-IDE (up to PIO mode-4), ANSI ATA 3.0, ATAPI

    System Chipset

    nVidia MCP61S + MCP61P

    I/O Controller Hub


    Expansion Slots

    1 PCI-Express x16 slot
    2 PCI v2.3 slots


    Integrated nVidia MCP61 with AC97, ALC888 codec supporting 16 bit PCM format for 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio codecs with UAA (Universal Audio Architecture)

  • xbear0911 Aug 06, 2008

    I am looking to upgrade the processor of my acer T180 from AMD Athlon 64 to a AMD Athlon X2 5000+ or 5200+ Dual Cores to get better performance.

    Question: Do I need to update my Phoenix Tec ver R01-B3, 2/7/2007 Bios? .... and if I do, how do I perform the update?





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Hmm you might need to flash the bios or reset the bios follow these instructions.

1.) unplug the computer system
2.) remove the side panel

now you have two option
3.) locate the jumper jp1 or jcmos1 you can use your manual for a refrence its a 3 pin jumper located cloase to the battery
4.) the jumper is currently on 1 and 2 , set it to 2 and 3 wait a few seconds and set it back to 1 and 2
6.) boot system enter setup and load optamised defaults.
7. save and exit setup

incase you cant find the jumper
3.)remove memory
4.)remove the battery
5.)press the power button 5 times to empty any charged capicators
6.)replace battery and memory
7.)boot ystem enter bios load optimised defaults , save and exit


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Option #2 worked for me yaaaa!!!!!! This board has been dormant for over a year and has come back to life. aswesome, cheers!

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