Acer Aspire M5201 9550 motherboard

January 1, 2015 at 16:02:58
Specs: Windows 7 ultimate
Problem is it will only work with 4gig of ram now,but before i was running 8 gig had a elecrical surge ,hence only boot with 4 gig the computerr is otherwise 100% but i want to buy a new motherboarrd for it ,Either the same or an equilly or better any ideas .
many thanks Chris

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January 1, 2015 at 17:27:11
Is the RAM, 2 sticks of 4GB? If so it is possible one of them has failed, or its edge connectors want cleaning (use soft pencil eraser).

Why do you want to replace the motherboard with one of the same type? If it is to cure the reported problem then check out the RAM first, assuming you haven't already:

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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January 1, 2015 at 17:35:37
You mean 1 RAM stick (4GB??) was damaged by the "Surge"??

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January 1, 2015 at 17:56:42
It's highly unlikely an electrical surge would fry RAM or RAM slots (especially only 2 out of 4) & nothing else. How did you come to this conclusion?

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January 2, 2015 at 06:48:09
Hi Chris,

if you are certain the mobo is faulty and requires replacing, remember often faulty laptops are sold on ebay at very reasonable prices. The seller advises what is wrong with it. e.g screen does not work.

Please advise back on progress.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

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January 2, 2015 at 13:03:01
It's a desktop, not a laptop.

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