Solved How to replace RAM in E Machine 1850G-W42?

August 14, 2011 at 10:27:28
Specs: Windows 7 Home Prem., Sv pk 1 Bld 7601, x64 bit, Intel Celeron E3400, 2.6 GHz, 2 x 1GB RAM sticks
I have an Emachine El1850G-W42 running 64 bit Windows 7. It has to GB of RAM- I want to upgrade to 4 GB. The RAM is located under a Drive unit. How do I remove it to get to the RAM slots?

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#1
August 14, 2011 at 10:52:50
The owners manual would say how to remove and upgrade ram.

If possible, I'd switch to 32 bit and gain a meg of ram in the process.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#2
August 14, 2011 at 12:07:00
Owners manual idea would be great- if it had come with one! (Wal-mart special...guess that was just too much to expect!
From E Machine support website...

Category: Desktop
Product Series: EL Series
Product Model: EL1850G
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Operating System:
Drivers
BIOS
Applications
Patches
Support Documents
Top Answers
User Guides
There are currently no support documents for this system.


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#3
August 14, 2011 at 12:42:35
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You may qualify for free phone support. Odd they didn't even bother to give you any documentation.

I'd guess the drive unit can be easily removed or slid out of the way. Usually a screw or a tab stop type of latch may be holding it. Just look around. They don't make them hard to make as it would cost more so think simple.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#4
August 14, 2011 at 18:16:36

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#5
August 14, 2011 at 18:29:25
This excellent third party web site usually has an info page about the mboard used in emachines desktop systems:
http://www.e4allupgraders.info
You need to select the region the system was sold in and use the model number of your system to search with.

If he has the mboard info (click on the highlighted or underlined name of the mboard model in the list to go there) , if there is a manual listed under Downloads on the left side of the page, he does not allow downloads anymore, but you can search using the file name of the manual (at the end of the address where the file was supposed to be) on the web and usually find it.

"The RAM is located under a Drive unit. How do I remove it to get to the RAM slots?"

He also has info about many of the desktop computer cases:
http://www.e4allupgraders.info/dir1...

He does not allow downloads anymore, but you can search using the file name of the case manual (at the end of the address where the file was supposed to be) on the web and usually find it.
..........

(jefro)
"The owners manual would say how to remove and upgrade ram."

(you)
"Support Documents"
"There are currently no support documents for this system."

(jefro)
"Odd they didn't even bother to give you any documentation."


Downloads & Support Documents - Desktop / EL Series / EL1850G
http://support.gateway.com/us/en/em...

Under User Guiide there's a Generic User Guide but it has NO INFO about installing ram or cards or about anything inside the computer case.

I've never seen anything other than that on the emachines web site.

However, it does tell you how to make your Recovery disks. If you haven't done that, DO THAT !
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Generic ram installation info for a desktop computer
See response 2 in this
http://www.computing.net/hardware/w...
.....

The max module you can install is 2gb, for a total of 4gb.

Don't randomly buy ram. Use your model to search for ram that will work in your model for sure.
E.g.
results for the eMachines EL1850G-42w Desktop/PC
http://www.crucial.com/store/listpa...
.....

You may not need 4gb.

Memory Assessor
How much memory do you really need?
http://www.kingston.com/tools/asses...


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#6
August 14, 2011 at 20:15:15
Updates ...

- apparently the e4all guy doesn't know which mboard is in EL1850-42w.
Is there are an obvious model number printed on the mboard surface in larger characters ?

- he has a picture of what is probably your case labelled Boxer II ? but no hot link to a download for it. Is there a label on the inside of it that has a name or model number on it that might be for the case ?


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#7
August 15, 2011 at 07:25:14
It does indeed look like a eBoxer II- however the only numbers were 18237A00 and 18236A000- with the last '0' very dim, possibly a mis-stamp.

The Moboard has G41T-AD, V: 1.0..


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#8
August 15, 2011 at 13:26:58
Thanks for that info.

Searching with: 18237A00 or 18236A000 or 18236A00 on the web yields nothing.

When I search using: G41T-AD
there is at least one listing for Drivers for G41T-AD that says the ECS G41T-M2 V1.0 retail model uses the same drivers.

It's probably an OEM only model made only for brand name system builders by ECS, similar to the G41T- retail models listed here:
http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Pr...

The ECS G41T-M2 V1.0 retail model may be very similar to your model - you could try downloding it's manual.

I'll try contacting the e4all guy regarding the mboard model and version number.


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#9
August 15, 2011 at 16:25:56
Downloaded manual- lots of info, but not on changing RAM. Could someone else other than ECS have made the G41T-AD?

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#10
August 15, 2011 at 17:56:48
You're taking a very simple task & making it very difficult. To remove the RAM, all you need to do is unplug the power cord, lay the case on it's side, remove the side panel, then reach in & undo the clips that secure the RAM in the memory slots. If there's something in the way (power supply, hard drive, optical drive, etc), get it out of the way! The motherboard manual certainly isn't going to tell you what you need to remove to get at those RAM slots, you'd need the Acer/Gateway/eMachines service manual for that. However, you should be able to figure it out yourself just by looking at it.

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#11
August 15, 2011 at 18:15:24
Your model is an OEM only model - it was made only for brand name system builders.
The ECS web sites only support retail models.
ECS seems to be the only mboard maker that uses G41T at the beginning of the model number.
Some mboard manuals tell you how to install and remove ram - that would be the same for your OEM only model as it is for a similar ECS G41T retail model - but apparently that doesn't apply in this case.

From response 5

Generic ram installation info for a desktop computer
See response 2 in this
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...


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#12
August 15, 2011 at 20:22:47
I think he knows how to get close the the ram, he just had a question about some disk drive in the way.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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