|Hi, I have an Acer Aspire 1804 DTR. Bog standard except for 2 gig of ram. The BIOS is the last one posted by Acer. According to the Acer 1800 user manual the following processors will work. 2.8 to 3.8.|
I currently run the 3.2 ( Intel 540, 3.2/1meg/800fsb). I am trying to run the 3.6 ( 3.6/1meg/800fsb). The only difference is in the wattage, which is acceptable (according to the user manual ) and a Thermal sensor.
The 1804 runs very cool ( coldest running laptop I have ever used ) and at boot up ( cold ) the 1st fan doesn't start till 2 minutes have passed. When I inserted the 3.6 and booted everything was good. I updated etc and let it run for about 30 minutes, all OK. I then pressed restart and thats when it went slightly haywire.
As soon as the BIOS process bar disappeared the fans( both ) came on and the comp went no further. Black screen with flashing cursor.
I replaced the original cpu and everything was back to normal. Again inserted the 3.6 but as previous no go. I then let it stand for approx 1 hour and turned it on, booted perfect. I ran it for a while and then pressed restart, as previous fans screaming and no boot, just a Black screen.
There is nothing in the BIOS to change, re thermal etc, makes me think that either there is a pinout on the M/B or maybe a hidden BIOS?
Would appreciate any help or your thoughts. I haven't contacted Acer as they alway say, we don't advise altering the components etc....