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Windows 7: Modifing old desktop machine in new case

19 Sep 2016   #91
Gyustarr

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Here's the old ram
2GB DDR3 PC3-12800 Unbuffered NON-ECC 1.5V 256Meg x 64, CT25664BA160BA from Crucial.com

This is what Crucial says an upgrade would be
2GB DDR3 PC3-12800 Unbuffered NON-ECC 1.5V 256Meg x 64 upgrades for null null, [Ljava.lang.String;@57a157a1 from Crucial.com

After chatting with Crucial the ram I have is 1600Mhz so the 1333Mhz is a downgrade and not supported anyway so my old ram is good enough
If anything I could of gotten 1600Mhz G-Skill :/
It's as high of ram the board can take no matter what cpu is in it so I'm guessing
Attachment 375096
So a 1333mhz ram stick isn't compatible with Acer wg43m? That's weird, since my x3910 which has the same mobo has 2 samsung sticks 2x2gb ddr3 1333mhz PC3-10660 cl9 M378B5773DH0-CH9. Those run at dual channel at 667mhz each. (Despite the fact that official acer site claims that the max supported ram frequency is 1066mhz)
I tried upgrading it a bunch of kingston rams with same specs but all I got was the continuous beep. This mobo is a pain.


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19 Sep 2016   #92
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I didn't try to exchange.... I just assumed it was not compatible and didn't want to waste anymore money on shipping and return shipping

These boards are what they are = cheap oem junk really
Possibly it doesn't like being flipped right side up and prefers being upside down in the little mini case Acer put it in

By the way welcome to SevenForums
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19 Sep 2016   #93
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Could of just been defective GSkill sticks ?
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19 Sep 2016   #94
Gyustarr

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
I didn't try to exchange.... I just assumed it was not compatible and didn't want to waste anymore money on shipping and return shipping

These boards are what they are = cheap oem junk really
Possibly it doesn't like being flipped right side up and prefers being upside down in the little mini case Acer put it in

By the way welcome to SevenForums
Thank you. I agree. Back in 2009 when I bought it, it was a simpler time. No idea what a painful process it would be to find compatible upgrades.My consumer back then mind only focused on how cheap it was. But the old machine stuck with me till today with no problems and since I'm not depending on it anymore I figured I'd have fun upgrading(Cheaply),disassembling and learning from it. But I'm fortunate to have found someone who managed to upgrade it. So please bear with me for a couple of questions.
Did you need to reset the cmos to install new ram back then?
There's a used Q9650 which I can acquire relatively fast & cheap. Do you think it would be compatible? It's for 775lga sockets after all.
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19 Sep 2016   #95
Gyustarr

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Could of just been defective GSkill sticks ?
Nah. This mobo is just that weird. Also your cpu bus speed is also 1333mhz. I think there's a correlation between ram and cpu bus speed as well. Supposedly it should underclock anything higher. However in the bios I didn't find any frequency settings.
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19 Sep 2016   #96
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Funny I just ordered the sticks you posted
What the heck I also signed up for free 30 days of amazon prime too

Thanks by the way I'll update after installed
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19 Sep 2016   #97
Gyustarr

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Funny I just ordered the sticks you posted
What the heck I also signed up for free 30 days of amazon prime too

Thanks by the way I'll update after installed
Ok! Thanks for responding.I'll work on it on my end as well!
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19 Sep 2016   #98
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post

These boards are what they are = cheap oem junk really
I agree. I made a similar comment re the recasing of my old Acer. Still it hasn't failed maybe because I gave it a decent PSU and well ventilated case. It is now all boxed up to be used as an absolute emergency backup PC. OEMs have to make some money on a low margin business. The only OEM PC I would buy would be a laptop/notebook.
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19 Sep 2016   #99
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yea laptops we really have no choice but to buy oem those things are tough to build I would imagine
Only choice is windows or apple :/
At present I'm leaning towards apple
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