ACer 9424 RAM issue

Discussion in 'Acer' started by acer9424, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. acer9424

    acer9424 Guest

    Hi people.
    According tot he specs on the ACER 9420 notebook series the 9424
    should be able to deal with 4GB of Ram. So I installed a matched set
    Kingston. And what happens? The bloody thing only sees 3GB! Anybody
    have an idea OR done the same without any problem ( in which case I
    have a hardware issue - still under guarantee).

    Other question: The mainbord in the 9420 series has a dip-switch on
    it. ANYBODY have any idea what it is for? ( Acer doesn't seem to).
    acer9424, Jun 26, 2007
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  2. The Babe With the Power, Jun 27, 2007
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  3. acer9424

    acer9424 Guest

    On Tue, 26 Jun 2007 23:27:57 -0400, "The Babe With the Power"
    Sorry guy, but that is not the problem. The problem is that the POST
    only sees 3GB. So this is either a BIOS or a mob fault. All I want to
    know is 'did anybody update any of the 9420 series notebooks to the
    (specs) max ram of 4GB and had the same problem.'?

    If so, i can go to acer and request replacement of the faulty mob.
    acer9424, Jun 27, 2007
  4. its the OS.not acer

    The Babe With the Power, Jun 29, 2007
  5. acer9424

    acer9424 Guest

    I am sorry guy but you are wrong. In order for the OS to use the ram
    available it has first to be recognized by the mainboard ( i.e. BIOS)
    as being present. That's what the POST is all about. Making sure that
    everything is there and can be addressed.
    acer9424, Jul 6, 2007
  6. acer9424

    sailfish Guest

    You guys and all of your rampant speculation... Let me give you all a clue..
    If you want to see more than 3.25GB's of memory, install a 64 bit OS. ALL
    32 bit OS's (Mac OS, Linux Ubuntu and Windows) do this. At the Mac store
    they don't even offer 4GBs for 32 bit machines.

    sailfish, Jul 14, 2007
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