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Hey, hope someone can help me out with this head scratcher! So I purchased a clean d630 used and upgraded the processor as well as upgrade the mobo to the nVidia as well as two 4 GB memory sticks. I ... See more...
Hey, hope someone can help me out with this head scratcher! So I purchased a clean d630 used and upgraded the processor as well as upgrade the mobo to the nVidia as well as two 4 GB memory sticks. I did the fixes to help with the overheating. I also purchased an extra board... just incase. The issue is, after the upgrade, everything worked fine. I run linux mint, so I decided to do a clean install. After re-intsalling it, it would not load the OS.  I removed one of the sticks so I was back at 4gb and it would load. I tried every possible linux distro and couldn't get any of them to load, obviosuly I'm only using 64 bit os's. My bios is updated to the latest for the D630C because that is the mobo I purchased. sooooooooo after all that, it still has no probs loading windows. I can't figure this one out. Any input is sooooooo appreciated.
I appreciate your input, I have tried that as well... It seems the d630c has a different bios than the d630. Anything over 4gb in memory wont allow the OS to boot although it will allow windows 7, ju... See more...
I appreciate your input, I have tried that as well... It seems the d630c has a different bios than the d630. Anything over 4gb in memory wont allow the OS to boot although it will allow windows 7, just not xp or linux mint or any other distro of linux. Any other ideas? Is there any other work around for this? I'd really like to get this MOBO to run with the 8gb. An interesting thing here is it will show the 8gb in the bios, and all my OS's are 64bit.
Hello all! New to here! So I recently purchased a used, but in great condition D630. I wanted to get the most out of it so I did all possible upgrades including the mobo with the nVIDIA chip. I know ... See more...
Hello all! New to here! So I recently purchased a used, but in great condition D630. I wanted to get the most out of it so I did all possible upgrades including the mobo with the nVIDIA chip. I know what you are all thinking..... I did the copper shim mod and what not, as well as using a cooling pad. This thing is 9 years old and still equal, if not better than my 4 year old Acer Aspire. So my issue is I cant seem to upgrade past the A11 bios. This is a D630C so it has the ATM option in the bios. I can run 8 gigs of memory with windows 7, but not the 64 bit Linux Mint or Fedora. Plus the latest bios I can get is A11 for the this, but the latest for the regular D630 is up to A19. Any advice or help is greatly appreciated! 🙂