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    looking for a bit of techie help re. RAM

    I bought a 2gb stick to put into my brand new acer 521 netbook, with this new stick in the video gets like a pattern in the background kind of ghosted matrix style writing. When i put the original stick in it works fine, both sticks pass memtest and they are the same spec. any ideas or should i just take it back ? tried the latest driver, reinstall and bios flash too

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    Original Poster

    http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj312/leemole/Untitled.png

    Have you tried with just the new stick on its own?

    It could be an incompatibility issues between the two sticks together, or the new stick and the motherboard. Until you know that, I guess you won't know the best way to proceed.

    2GB should be enough for that laptop, any more would likely go unused unless your doing something hardcore X)

    Original Poster

    cheers for the reply
    the netbook only has one slot so i think its the MB and new stick, according to acer one forum its quite fussy about the type used, it needs to be 9-9-9 timing. back on ebay it goes lol
    Edited by: "leemole101" 20th Nov 2010

    Try to find out from any members on that acer forum which stick definitely works in the device and order that. Although they say go for these specific timings, it would suck big time if you bought another with the correct timings and it still didn't work correctly. Try to be 100% on the next purchase, good luck!

    Banned

    Vista hasn't detected the extra RAM enabled some graphics options you didn't have before? Looks like clear type font or something has messed up your screen.

    RAM incompatibilities result in blue screens, crashing at random times, not booting and throwing up error codes on boot.
    Edited by: "lumoruk" 20th Nov 2010

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    Are you sure it's only got 1RAM slot as most laptops have a panel on the back & one under the keyboard

    Original Poster

    deffo only has one slot, 2gb is showing in bios and showing in system. everything is set up the same as before and works when i swap the stick back. Clear font types ? any way to change these setting ? (its windows 7)

    Original Poster

    PhearFactor

    I am not sure, but perhaps this may … I am not sure, but perhaps this may help?http://www.microsoft.com/typography/ClearTypePowerToy.mspx



    win 7 has it built in and now iv run it the problem seems to be fixed very odd one

    thanks all

    Edited by: "leemole101" 20th Nov 2010

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    leemole101

    win 7 has it built in and now iv run it the problem seems to be fixed win 7 has it built in and now iv run it the problem seems to be fixed very odd one



    Windows 7 is a lot quicker and better than Vista by the way

    Original Poster

    next job today is replace the tumble dryer bearing oO

    Original Poster

    just turned the netbook back on and the blocks are back, tried the cleartype again and the blocks just move to a different spot lol ??

    Banned

    it maybe a driver problem have you updated or checked you have all the latest ones?

    Original Poster

    robbieukranger

    it maybe a driver problem have you updated or checked you have all the … it maybe a driver problem have you updated or checked you have all the latest ones?



    i put on all the ones from acer website and then tried maconfig. thing is the display is fine untill windows log in screen loads then it starts which suggests drivers not hardware but i can find anyone else with the same problem or any fixes

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass

    All manufacturers websites have old out of date drivers, get some new … All manufacturers websites have old out of date drivers, get some new decent ones from the proper sites.



    got the latest drivers and no difference getting peed off now

    Banned

    next thing is incompatible software

    Original Poster

    half the trackpad had died too so i got the netbook replaced, the new on works with the 2gb stick fine



    Edited by: "leemole101" 26th Nov 2010
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