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Windows 7: Blue screen shown after installing new RAM

21 Jul 2013   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate
Acer RAM Upgrade

I tried to upgrade the RAM on an Acer Extensa 5220 from the factory installed 1GB (2 x 512Mb modules) to 4GB (2 x 2GB 667Mhz modules) and it BSOD when loading Windows 7 but showed 4GB of RAM installed in BIOS.
I tried one of the 2GB modules in each RAM slot to verify it was not a hardware issue and it booted fine both times. I therefore assumed it was a limitation set within the Acer BIOS code to not accept more than 2GB of total RAM. The fact that it booted to BIOS with 4GB installed made me think it was not a chipset limitation.
I downloaded the latest BIOS from the Acer website and flashed it, installed the 4GB again and now it works just fine.

P.S I know this is an old post but it is still relevant before anyone starts piping up about it!

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