I've just completed a CPU upgrade on my 5315 (to a T7300, which took 15 minutes!). I'm now thinking of upgrading the memory from my current 2GB @ 667 MHz (with the new CPU the memory runs at 667 MHz rather than 533 MHz with the old CPU) to 2GB @ 800 MHz.
However, I've read that the performance increase between 667 MHz and 800 MHz is very little, thus, it's not worth spending the money, even if it is only $AUD40.
Can anyone provide any input, benchmarks or experiences?
Hoping to upgrade my daughters 5315 from a celeron 530 to a core 2 duo. So many pages about doing this but my main question is which processors will it accept. CPUID says its a mPGA478 socket but not sure about the chipset whether 960 or 965. Already upgraded to latest bios 1.45.
i have bios 1.27 and want to install the latest but am a bit worried about bricking the thing, my fan never seems to be off anymore and the indle temp is between 46 & 51 degrees is this normal for this model. Can i use a memory stick to flash the bios from dos ? cos a dont want to use windows killed my old hp laptop flashing in windows. Anyone have a safe cant fail method of upgrading this bios.
I have a Aispire 5315. I would like to upgrade my bios in DOS to 1.33 before I install a T9300 CPU. The size of the 1.33 bios is 148,000 bytes so I can't put it on a floppy and the zip files is also bigger than 1457664 bytes.
I prefer not to upgrade in Windows although I see many using winflash. Where is this file located.
I gained a lot of information from the 5315 CPU Upgrade Thread. I'd particularly like to thank BigOzone, Hoggie and Quilty997. There are many others but information from the above formed the basis of my upgrade.
Other information I've collected from other parts in the forum.
The specification of the laptop was as follows.
Acer Aspire 5315 Celeron 550 2.0Ghz (eek) 1gb of Ram Vista Home Basic (double eek) Atheros Wireless Card 80Gb Toshiba Hard Disk
The new Specification is.
Core2Duo T7500 2.2Ghz 800 Mhz Front Side Bus 4Mb Cache 3Gb of Crucial Ram Vista Home Basic (No Choice At the Minute) Intel 4965 AGN Wireless Card 200Gb Hitachi Hard Disk
The CPU Upgrade I won't actually cover, not necessary when there is a fantastic sticky at the top of this forum. The Upgrade took about 15 minutes, but the actual swap took about 5 minutes or so, I was very anal about cleaning the heatsink and applying AS5. I think the biggest scare was the door unerneath, quite tricky to get off and put back on without damaging the tabs.
My main focus is the hard drive swap, whilst maintaining all the eRecovery software. For this I use Acronis True Image Home, I am aware that the trial can be downloaded or users obtain by other means, can I just say BUY IT as it only cost me £17 from Amazon.co.uk and as usual it was cheaper in the US. The biggest reason for buying is that some features are not available in the trial. I also bought a Laptop SATA External Drive Holder and boy was I glad I did......................
ive been looking arouind the forums here and ive read that my acer 5315 can be upgraded a bit which i love as i dont like the poor celeron cpu and the 512mb ram so i bought the best cpu i could which wat a core 2 duo t7700 and 2 2 gig ram sticks (pc2-5300) problem is the cpu works a treat but when i put the 4 gig ram my lappy resets when windows tries to load and i dont understand why? it works great with 1 2gb ram and 1 512mb but only when i put the 512 in 1st then the 2gb stick on top, im sure i have prob miss read sommit but dont know wat, can anyone help me out on this issue? i did do a reformat on my system when i upgraded and i even used a 64 bit windows as i know the 32 bit version dont really like 4 gig
i have done a clean install of windows 7 on my 5315 everything runs perfect just one small thing when i use the volume buttons the green bars that used to come up at the bottom of the screen no longer appear,
I got a problem with my Acer Aspire 5315. The HDD is shown in the bios but won't show in Vista most of the time. The HDD is completely formated, including the Acer partition. So recovery is not an option.
The problem is strange because it is not consistent. Sometimes I am able to acces the drive and install Vista. But then the next day,when i try to boot again, i only see a cursor after the Acer boot screen.
I've tried running in IDE mode. I also tried replacing the HDD with a new one. I installed vista with the correct Intel driver.
I also tried running Linux live cd. It also sees the HDD drive correctly but when i try to acces it, the program freeses.
I'm affraid something is wrong with the I/O controller, or it is a loose cable. If you think otherwise, please let me know. If not, i'd like to know how I can check the HDD cable.
My Acer 5315 died during a power outage while updating the BIOS. I have been trying to revive it using an old post I found. I suspect everything is ok except for the autoexec.bat file that I have written. Any help? Or does anyone know where I can just get the Inside recovery disc?
Every so often my laptop shuts down. Like it seems after it comes back from a sleep session the fan doesnt come back on. I had to replace the hard drive in it once because I think it fried from getting to hot. I don't know whats wrong with it. I had a cool pad, but it didnt keep it to cool. Is there any fixes, or fans I could put in it to keep it cool? Or even drill any holes anywhere to cool it down? its an acer 5315 model.
I have a Acer Aspire 5315 that has been causing me a lot of problem. It recently started to shutdown with no warning and keept doing it for a while until it died. I have searched the forum for answers but havent been able to find anything good. This whole week it hasnt been able to boot. I tried pulling out the harddrive, switching memory modules, cleaning up the clogged heatshink without any resultats. I think the shutdown problem was due to the clogged heatsink and the computer overheateting. Now it won't boot at all.
When I press the powerbutton the fan spins up and the power led turns green. 4-5 sec after that fan stops and after few more sec the green led turns off but no boot.
looking for the latest chipest gm965 drivers and are they the video drivers or are these sepperate as im a little confused what i want to do is make sure that everything is upto data but being a new user i am out of my depth.
I just purchased 2 1gb memory sticks for my kids acer aspire 5315 opened up the back put in the two sticks and started the laptop which started and is running fine but whn I look at the system control panel it is only saying that i have 1 gb ram...
1. If I press the on switch, it doesn't turn on the laptop right away. I have to press it twice or three times and then it starts booting up. This occurs whether I am using the AC or just the battery which is fully charged.
2. My next problem is probably connected to problem one. If I try restart, it will not restart and I have to press the on/off button twice and then maybe it will reboot.
All the above just started after I tried increasing the memory of my laptop, 5315 to 4gb. Then I had a problem the screen went black but I realized later that my battery wasn't fully charged and when it was, my laptop was able to boot and work properly.I replaced the memory with original 2gb of ram.
Is the Acer laptop able to turn on with just AC and not the battery ?
I would like to upgrade my 5315-2153 laptop to a dvd writer. Which models could I use and will Xp recognize the writer installed and work properly?
Which Intel Core Duos types could I install instead of the Celeron CPU that this laptop has. Would the Core Duo CPU be pin compatable and all I would have to do is use new artic cpu thermal compound to make sure it is mounted properly and greased properly.
In the past week, my aspire 5315 running vista premium 32bit has been randomly shutting off for what seems like no apparent reason. There's no warning of the shut down, it just turns off. It does this whether connected to the internet or not, and there isn't any one program that's the common denominator. Also, it doesn't boot up successfully every time (maybe 1 out of every 4 attempts). Instead, it just stays on a black screen with a single white blinking horizontal dash (the character two spaces to the left of the backspace button + shift). The computer had started doing this initially when I installed the latest update through Windows Update. I used System Restore and the problem seemed to be fixed. Then the problem started again a couple days later while watching "Lost" on ABC.COM. I ran Windows Defender and it didn't come up with anything.
I've tried running Kaspersky a few times, but the computer shuts down well before the scan is finished (even in safe mode). Any ideas as to what the problem could be?
We got this 5315-2153 for our daughter at the secret sale a couple christmas's ago. It has been great for her until recently. I was removing some games she has got a little to old for and trying to regain some HD space. A thunder storm rolled in and i had her shut it down and unplug it. Infact, we shut down and unplugged all the notebooks and large screen lcd's in the house.
Storm rolled thru pretty quick and within a half hour i was trying to turn her acer back on and continue with what i was doing. With the battery in it, and the power plugged into the wall, all i got was the power light (solid), a hard drive and cd rom blink and it just sat there with the fan running. Thats it, no lcd light, nothing more than i just stated........................................
why my booting up of xp seemed to be the same speed as the original celeron cpu and was told that I will only see a improvement when I use multiple programs at the same time since I am using a 2.2GHZ cpu. A friend discarded his old sata drive in a laptop and gave me the drive to experiment with. I installed xp on this drive and it really boots faster but I need the drivers to make this install working. I thought that I once downloaded two zip files with all the drivers but can't find it. Could you please give me the link for the acer drivers for the 5315 laptop.
i upgraded my aspire 5315 from vista basic 2 vista premium. it took a lot of space on the hard drive so i tried 2 reset 2 factory settings by alt/f10 but nothing nothing happened . has the upgrade removed my recovery ghost partition. my hard drive has been partitioned c/and d/ drives the d drive has files in it. i tried alt/f10 again and there was loads of beebing i switched of the lap top asap rebooted now the acer logo does not come up anymore, boots 2 os screen.