upgraded Celeron  Acer Aspire 3680

Posted on 2014-08-16
Last Modified: 2016-06-11
upgraded Celeron M  CPU 1.73 GHz Acer Aspire 3680
Question by:GAMA682
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    by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
    Since this is a laptop you can't upgrade the cpu but you can add memory.. it came with vista and your previous question had to do with windows updates generic error 8000 series.  as Rindi says, "Is there a question?"

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    Laptop Acer Aspire 3680
          Processor Mobile Intel Celeron M 430 CPU 1.73 GHz

    Memory 256 MB DDR2 SDRAM  maximum to upgrade >>>> ??
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    If there are 2 memory slots in the laptop (which is the normal number, you can upgrade to 4GB RAM (2 x 2GB memory modules).

    Recently also 4GB DDR 2 modules became available, so theoretically it may be possible to go to 8GB. But very often such newer modules won't work with old hardware, so if you want to upgrade to those modules, you should try it out first in the shop you want to buy the modules. If they work, OK, if not, don't buy them. Sometimes a BIOS upgrade can also get new modules to work, so also make sure your BIOS is the newest. But again, the CPU only is a 32bit CPU, so you wouldn't be able to make use of 8GB, so 4GB is probably the way to go.

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    here they say the max ram = 2 GB :
    that corresponds with the 256 MB you referred to; usually the max ram size for these is 1 GB

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