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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Acer Aspire 5102WLMi memory woes…

My acer notebook kept freezing and rebooting randomly in both Linux and Windows, so I thought that I had another problem with _another_ Acer… Then I pulled the 2 Kingston KVR533D2SO/1GR memory sticks that I had bought, and put in the original memory that the notebook came with, and all stability issues disappeared…

It appears that this Acer is very picky about what brand of RAM you put in:

http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?p=1661980

Plus, the Kingston technical support folks pointed me to the “right” RAM sticks to buy from them for the notebook, claiming the KVR was a generic stick that isn’t supported in any brand name computers… So why sell it at Best Buy?!

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