Acer :: 5315Hardrive Upgrade

Sep 6, 2009

I have an Acer Aspire 5315 and wonder which hard drives are compatible with this laptop.

It used to have the stock 80Gb but I upgraded that to a Fujitsu MHY2160BS (160GB 5400 RPM Serial ATA) straight off. This has now failed so looking to replace.

possible 7200RPM drives to use in this laptop or alternatives to the above?

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Acer :: Acer 5310 - Graphics Or GPU Upgrade

Mar 17, 2009

i have a Acer 5310, and i need to improve the graphics score in vista.

it sits on 3.0 i have installed latest drivers etc...
can i swap the GPU or just do some tweaks?

So simply i guess my question is:
1. is it the hardware reached its limits?
2. is it the software/drivers need tweaking?

i would like to be able to play GTA IV,

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Acer :: Ask About Upgrade Kit

Apr 13, 2010

when i use upgrade kit can i back to windows vista with my recovery partition

or recovery partition deleted after upgrade?

when i use upgrade kit can i use ALT+F10 to run recovery?

2 -when i order upgrade kit its tell me

Total chargeable amount USD 49.90

i see in acer site free upgrade kit how can i download it as free

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Jun 19, 2009

I have a Acer 5670 laptop and I am wondering if anyone knows where I can find 2 things I want to upgrade for it.

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The second is, I would like to increase the memory for 2gb to whatever I can fit.

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Dec 16, 2009

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can i go dual core?, and can i go as high as a tl60 or 62?

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May 18, 2008

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Acer :: 5570 RAM Upgrade

Feb 10, 2009

I checked with Acer and Crucial.com to determine that I could upgrade from 1GB to 4 GB , removing the two existing 512 MGs and installing two 2 GBs in their place. When both 2 GBs were installed the computer would not boot. After checking with Crucial tech
I tried with just one of the 2 GBs and then the other. Each worked fine individually.

I then downloaded the Vista Flash BIOS 1.32230 and after some help from the Acer tech people was able to install it. It did not change anything. Finally Installed one of the old 512 MGs with one of the new 2 GBs and that worked. Am now running on 2.5 Gigs which is an incredible improvement especially with the Vista OS. If anyone has been able to update to the full 4 GBs please let me know what I've missed. Incidentently, the 2 GB RAM can be ordered online from crucial.com for about $21 and installation is a snap ( about 5-10 minutes ).

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Acer :: 4520, Upgrade 4GB Of RAM

Feb 17, 2009

I dont know why my laptop was lost 800MB of RAM, after I upgraded 4GB (2x2GB). Both, Windows XP and BIOS, have recognized 3262KB of RAM. After that I attempted to check with each of RAM, Windows XP and BIOS recognised 2GB. The problem is both RAM equipped at the same time.

I tried to update AMD processor but I found that the software,ver 1.3.2, is older than the current BIOS, 1.36. So it didnot affect.

What happen to my laptop?

ACER 4520: AMD Turino 64x2 Mobile Technology TL-58, 2x1.9GHZ
RAM Currently: 4GB (2x2GB)
NVIDIA Geforce 7000M
HDD 160GB

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Acer :: What Is The Best Processor Upgrade

Jan 18, 2009

I am using an Acer Aspire 5920G with a 2.0GHz T5750 processor

Which is the best upgrade I can get?

Is the E8400/E8500 compatible?

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Acer :: Win 7 Upgrade Only 32 Bit On Disk

Dec 24, 2009

I received my free Acer upgrade disk from 32 Bit Vista HP to 32 Bit Win 7 HP. The disk says: The Disk Contains 32-bit Software Only

I understood from reading various forum sites that the upgrade disk contained BOTH 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Win 7, and by electing to do a "custom" clean install I could install the 64-bit version.

How come Acer only includes the 32-bit on the free upgrade disk?

Is there a way to install a "free" version of the 64-bit HP rather than the 32-bit version?

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Dec 9, 2009

I have an acer 6920g which i intend to upgrade to the maximum possible starting with the cpu, after a bit of research the only contenders are the T9500 and the X9000 but im wondering if its worth it for the x9000 as i believe the bios is locked out on my acer so wouldnt be able to overclock it.

Even still it is 200mhz faster than the T9500 but am i going to notice this in the real world?

Next will be memory, apparently the chipset only supports up to pc5300 667mhz ram but will take pc6400 800mhz ram and downclock..

So to confirm, there is no gain in putting in faster ram?

Either way i will be putting in 4gb of decent low latency ram.

Now for a tricky 1, graphics......

I currently have an ati hd3650 512mb card that resides in an mxm2 slot which when i bought the laptop was the best gfx card i could find in it but no i want to put a 9600gt in to compliment the rest of the upgraded system (as i do play the odd game!) but have not found anything confirming if they work fully, i have found a card on ebay that has an acer bios and is ddr3, i'm assuming that with an acer bios it should work?

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Also i will be putting in a large but fast hard drive such as this

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Acer :: Windows 7 Upgrade Kit

Feb 6, 2010

I had bought an Acer laptop with Vista Home Premium 32 bit in the period before the launch of Windows 7, and applied for the free Windows 7 upgrade kit.

Acer sends an upgrade disc that is of the same type as your Vista OS.

So I got an upgrade disc for Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit, as well as a product key on the COA.

What I want to ask is whether it is possible for me to install Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit through a clean install by finding a friend with the normal retail Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade DVDs, using the 64 bit DVD and then entering the product key that came with my Acer 32 bit Windows 7 HP upgrade disc.

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Oct 24, 2009

Has any one here received their windows upgrade 7 from Acer yet? Please can you tell me if the 64bit version is included or is it 32bit only?

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Jan 21, 2010

I just look at acer support and is listed that last BIOS version for my Acer (4736 ) is 2.06 (Dec 14th) and mine is 2.03 (Oct 27th). Someone has already tried this upgrade?

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Oct 25, 2009

My 6920G has a Geforce 9500M GS card in it atm. I have overclocked it as far as it will go and tbh, I'm still not happy.

What is the best compatible upgrade?

Am I right in thinking it's MXM-II and therefore the best card would be a 9600GT DDR3 that is found in the top-spec 8930G Aspires?

Is there anywhere that sells these cards with the Acer BIOS already installed?

I'm guessing a card from another brand laptop or with generic BIOS won't work?

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May 17, 2008

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Dec 27, 2009

I have received my Windows 7 upgrade disks and did a fresh install today. Two disks came in the post, however, the 2nd disk that is supposed to install the drivers and applications contains hardly anything, no acer arcade, nothing, anyone else had this?

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May 18, 2010

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I can run without my external graphics card fine @ 1.6ghz, with it the machine crashes constantly.

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Dec 9, 2008

Right now my Aspire one only has 1GB of RAM, which I guess is enough but 1.5GB won't hurt it at all. I was curious about the size and speed.

IF I bought a 2GB stick of RAM would it be regocnized? Also If I bought 800 MHz RAM what would it be clocked down to? Right now it's running at 533 Mhz I think, but CPU-Z is saying it's PC-5300 RAM. CPU-Z also says that I have one empty slot? What's that about? I thought that the Aspire One has 512MB built in and had one slot for a stick of RAM? Any ideas about CPU-Z is saying?

As all of you folks know, nearly every netbook has the GMA 950. The Aspire One is no exception to this. My One's BIOS will not let me choose the amount of RAM it's using for graphics. It says 8MB in a greyed out form. This means it's adaptive though because I can play AOE3 on it which requires 64MB. How can I choose how much RAM it uses?

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Oct 28, 2008

i currently have a TM 5720 with 2GB of ram. I was thinking of upgrading it to 3GB. I was wondering if you think it will make much of a difference and whether any of these would be suitable (already done a small bit of research)

i cant post any links but had seen a few on play.com

2gb pc 5300 200 pin

would it matter that there would be 2 different types of RAM in the laptop.

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Sep 28, 2008

the 8600M GT is getting a bit dated now and I'd like to upgrade it to something friendlier if possible. where would I look for an MXM II GPU that would work with the current cooling solution that the 5920G has? I know the same thermal specs are necessary cause it can't do better...and with just the 8600M GT, playing COD4 multiplayer gets it so hot I have to stop cause the keyboard is too hot to touch!

I've got 2x2GB SODIMM"s to drop in to it...easy access to a the new Penryn series CPU's...just want a better GPU. something NOT DDR2.

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Feb 25, 2010

I recentely purchased a 9500M GS for my Acer 5920G to upgrade from my 8600M GS. Now I have read the sticky regarding what cards can go in the 5920G and the 9500M GS is listed as one of them. The problem I am having though is that when I plug the card in and boot my machine, I get no display.

Now, this is what I have tried. I have tried to get a backup of the BIOS on the 9500M GS so i can use Nibitor to identify what it is. I followed the VGA flashing guide to where it says about restoring the BIOS blind but my laptop doesnt seem to boot at all i.e. setting the first drive to USB Key does nothing as the light doesn't blink.

I have tried putting my system BIOS back from the latest version (3813) to previous ones (3811, 3805) and even the default one my laptop came with (3708). Again this was to no avail. My 9500M GS still wont boot.

So this leaves me to this conclusion. The cards BIOS must be from a different vendor, and I imagine it would be ASUS. Is there any possible way I could get this card working in my system.

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Acer :: Windows 7 Upgrade

Feb 16, 2010

I'm trying to get the free Windows 7 upgrade CD from the Acer website but it keeps sending me around in circles. Could someone attempt to go through the process and let me know if they can get it to work?

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Jun 16, 2009

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Nov 28, 2007

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Jan 28, 2010

I found out from the release notes for BIOS 3.60 that one of the changes is to "update kernel code for 4GB memory support". Does it mean that if I update my BIOS from v 3.33(dated 9/1/07) to v 3.60 I will be able to increase my current maximum memory of 2GB to 4GB in Acer Aspire5610z.

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Acer :: Upgrade 8920g Cpu

Jan 22, 2009

Was looking at newegg and saw these two processors.

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Just wondering what the difference is between a "P" model and a "T" model are?

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Acer :: CPU Upgrade Failure

Jan 16, 2009

I attempted to upgrade my ageing aspire 3053 to the quickest processor I could find, a Turion mobile X2 - TL-60 to be exact.

I prepared well for it, buying arctic silver 5, IPA and whatnot. I even paid some dodgy ebayer 2.50 for the service and repair guide for it.

However, it has not gone very well, after installing said new processor, the only thing the machine would do was turn on, pass POST and then the fan would spin at 3 bazillion RPM and then switch off. Cue 7 attempts of applying the thermal compound and much swearing, still to no avail.

After leaving it on the coffee table in bits for the past 3 weeks, I finally decided to call it a draw and re-install the old Sempron. Oh dear. Didnt quite go as expected either....

My machine now is only half the laptop it once was pre-faffing. I can no longer complete the XP setup, as, after all the files are copied across, and you enter the stage where you set up the internet connection, quite a few odd things happen. The cursor jumps around the screen like the machine is struggling and you have to hold down the keys for at least 30 seconds each to get them to register.

I have taken it to bits again to see if I could faff with it some more, and have noticed a couple of things:

1) The mainboard appears to be now warped.

2) There is a slight burr on the heatsink where the cpu core will sit - looks like a manufacturing defect.

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Acer :: 5315 Upgrade

Apr 8, 2009

I m thinking to upgrade my 5315 acer aspire too but I read a lot in this forum and around and i m still not 100 percent sure...

So clearly : do all the 5315 are upgradable...?

Acer support website is clear enough not to confused version or model... so why some users report bios flash problem on some 5315?

I m quite excited to upgrade but also anxious of course...

My acer is a Acer Aspire 5315-202G12Mi (by the way what does "202G12Mi" means?)

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Sep 4, 2007

I have Aspire2000 and am trying to upgrade RAM to 1GB.

I already bought 2x512mb sticks and I CANNOT find second ram slot.

I managed to find the first one which is located on the bottom of laptop.

Where is the second slot? If it is under the keyboard or you have to dissect whole computer, how do you get to that area?

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