View Full Version : Memory issues, does this sound like bad RAM?

08-14-07, 09:54 AM
I'm trying to help a friend with his Acer 5610Z, he just replaced the factory memory with a proper spec Kingston 2GB dual channel kit and the computer crashes to BSOD randomly. Kingston told us to update the bios, but I was unable to find a reflash for this laptop on the acer site (or elsewhere). I am about to run a memtest86 but this sounds like bad RAM. Any input?

08-14-07, 01:52 PM
erm... what did memtest say?

08-14-07, 03:05 PM
Could be it needs the Bios update to read the 2gig stick right.

08-14-07, 04:47 PM
As for memtest, the laptop has no floppy and I couldn't get it to boot memtest from a cd, dvd or usb key. Windows memory test showed the RAM as being sound.

As for a bios update, I can't seem to find one on the acer site, i'm not sure if there is one for this peticular model.