Acer :: Aspire 5050-3785 Upgrade

Nov 4, 2009

I have an old acer aspire 5050-3785 With a turion processor @2.2ghz with 1.5GB DDR2 SDRAM, a ATI radeon Mobility x1100 GPU (integrated) and an 80GB Hard Drive.

I would like to know if i could upgrade the processor to and AMD athlon X2 or something better than the 1 core turion that i have. I know that the ram is simply Plug and Play because I replaced one of the original 512MB RAM chips with a 1.0GB ram Chip. But I am wondering if i could change out the CPU so that when i fix it completely (the charging dongle burnt out) I could buy a CPU to replace it because the Processor just ran way too hot.

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Acer :: Aspire 5050 Power

Jul 19, 2009

A freinds Acer 5050 won't power up. He's has asked me to look at it. When tha AC power is connected there is still no indication of power no lights, No power.

I have tried all the followingRemoved battery & AC power held down start button for 15,20 & 30 seconds and retried

Tried several AC power supplies

Removed memory & Swopped around memory,Swopped memory

Had back off & checked connections (All seem ok)

Non of the above works.

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Acer :: Upgrading My Aspire 5050

Apr 29, 2009

I've just bought 4gb (2x2gb) of RAM from Crucial, but I'm sure that's not nearly enough, so I come to you, notebook gurus.

First things first, my battery is getting old and beginning to fail. I used to max it out on a full charge at 2 hours, but now it's down to about 45 minutes from a full charge using every battery-saving technique I can (while still keeping wireless access available). I think a new battery is in order, but I want to know if I'm stuck with generic replacement batteries, or if any of you can direct me to a nice longer-life one, like a compatible 9-cell? I like to move around my house and library a lot, so battery life is most important.

Secondly, CPU. My model is stuck with a MK-36 2.0ghz CPU (90nm). Now I know this uses the S1 socket that a lot of dual core CPU's use, so I was wondering if it would just be a simple case of updating the BIOS, then switching out for a TL-64 CPU (Also 90nm) or similar.
Is this at all possible, I'm wondering? Or am I stuck with a single-core? I've looked at this thread (linked from these forums), but that looks to be going from a dual core already.

Thirdly and lastly, I was looking at this thread linked from here (can't re-find it though) talking about upgrading the GPU, also talking about MXM. My current GPU is an ATI Radeon Xpress 1100. Is the Aspire 5050's GPU upgradeable at all? I have built all my computers in the past, but I admit I have never tinkered with a notebook before (despite having the necessary tools). Is it possible that I'd be able to shove a better GPU in there?

If there's anything I'm leaving out that you can think might be worth upgrading I'm all ears. My aim is to have the fastest Aspire 5050 I can.

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Jan 22, 2009

I recently got a Aspire 5050-3371. I put XP Pro on it and loaded all the drivers.

Notebook runs well. I mainly use it to get online. The fan is constantly going on and off. The core idle temp is usually about 50 C. Fan kicks on about 53 C. I installed rightmark cpu clock and even limiting the cpu to 800mhz and lowering the voltage to just above what makes computer unstable has little effect. Speedfan does not see my fan.

I've opened it up and blown it out. It has an AMD Turion 64 2.0 ghz. The fan is getting very annoying.

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Acer :: Aspire 5050 High CPU Load

Jul 8, 2008

I'm having some problems with my Acer Aspire 5050 AMD Turion 64 2.0 GHz running Windows Vista Home Basic

After using it for a little over a year it suddenly has a CPU load around 75 - 90%, and the mouse is not reacting very well. Besides that, it's almost impossible to use to keyboard. Thinking it might be some sort of virus, I checked for that. I found nothing.

I tried to do a erecovery of the machine, but it didn't help! Now i tried formatting the partition and installed XP instead. But still: it didn't help. the problems is still there.

I found that if i start in fail safe mode, the notebook's working. both mouse , keyboard and cpu load.

I am really baffled about about what's the cause of all my problems. I'm thinking it might be the BIOS that's f***** up, but i'm not shure about it.

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Acer :: Aspire 5050 Network Controller

Sep 25, 2009

i just installed a XP into my aspire 5050

but there's no wireless network controller (

the one on the bottom right on the screen .

I checked on device manager and the is Network Controller missing ;(

it showed as a yellow question mark .

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Oct 15, 2008

I'm trying to open the display to change the lcd on my aspire 5050, but I can't get the cover off around the top under the built in webcam, and don't want to break it. Does anyone have a service manual or can guide me on what I need to do to get the cover off around this area?

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Feb 11, 2008

I got my Acer Aspire 5050 by September 2007 and filled it with many applications already until I found that its performance was depressing. Then I decided to format my computer and re-install the Windows.

After re-install everything, I just found out that I got a separated CD for the wireless adapter (Atheros AR5007EG + Realtek Ethernet) from the reseller. But I already installed the driver from the original Acer CD.

But it appears that the wireless doesn't work properly as the figures for Received/ Sent packet data are very extreme (this morning I tried and they were 126/ 6) <=- is this a problem? It also got timed out when I tried to connect to my home server, which is located just a staircase away, from my room.

When I go online downstairs, putting my laptop 2 metres from the router, the connection is going just fine.

I tred to install the driver from the separated CD and even searched for the newest update of the device on the internet, but both didn't really help. I got good connection only after I installed the drivers. But after I turned off the laptop for several hours, it couldn't connect to the internet just as before.

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Nov 24, 2008

I have a acer aspire 5050 laptop/notebook and everytime I try to watch a video on youtube or just search the internet, it's slow and the words "low disk space" pops up. I click the button that is suppose to clean the files but when it's done the words "low disk space" pops up again. Can you help me with this problem?

I've opened the my computer and I see Acer (C) It has 0% free space. Underneath acer (C) it says 8.35 MB free of 33.5 GB. I also see Data (D) underneath data d I see 33.1 GB free of 33.2 GB. The last thing I see is something that says unspecified, and underneath it it says DVD RW Drive (E). I don't know what to do next.

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Jan 21, 2008

how to open up a Acer Aspire 5050. My right mouse button is constantly being pushed down, i've disabled it through the drivers but i would like the laptop to be fully functional. I was wondering why this could be happening.

I'm looking for a guide so i can investigate! Do you think it would be easy to repair? Or would i just need to replace the board underneath the buttons? The left click and the scroll buttons did work properly before this happened. Now only the left click works.

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Jan 15, 2009

My 5050 crashes XP every few minutes, maybe half hour sometimes with an 0x07 blue screen.

I have temporarily taken to booting ubuntu (llinux OS) off a USB pen drive and it works fine, however, i might well see the HDD and DVD drive in Ubuntu but its not long before they dissapear from the visibilty of the OS. Of course this would be a crash in XP but not under these circumstances.

I can hear that the hdd is running and the cd drive will open so its not a power issue or temps.

I think the mobo ide controller is falling over or connections associated with it.

I cannot identify the ide controller (if it is a seperate component to the mobo itself) or investigate problem further without some knowledge & ideas from experianced members here.

Even trying to take this notebook apart seemed difficult & I gave up after a few screws were out. Anyone got a strip down guide/service manual and more importantly some ideas on my fault.

At first I was thinking of maybe a dry joint on the HDD connection but that was before I ran Linux OS and discovered I was actually losing visibility of both IDE hardwares. Not just the HDD, and not losing power either.

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Acer :: Upgrading An 5050-5954

Dec 15, 2007

The first thing to upgrade would be the RAM . The 5050 comes with 1 GB upgradeable to 4 GB. I want to add a GB so it would be 2 GB.

So doI a 1 gb chip and add it in or I have to get two 1 gb chips.

Do i get 553 mhz or 667mhz I have read It doesn't make much difference due to cas latency ( whatever that means )5 for 667 and 4 for 553.

And where is a good place to purchase the chip and what maker is the best?

I have seen videos on how to do this and feel confident I can do it mysef.

Bare with me guys I have a few more question on the hard drive, a flash card and expansion slot.

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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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Jun 25, 2009

This is my current laptop:
Acer Aspire 6930G
T5800
4 GB RAM
500 GB 7200 RPM
9600M GS

I've upgraded my HDD recently and now have a spare. I've though about adding in a second one into the second bay but those two legs are in the way. Has anyone found a distributor for the hard drive bay door that allows a second HDD or can anyone who has shaved off the legs tell me how much would be a safe length to shave off and what tool would be best for the job.

I've also considered getting a T9900 online (after being put down that it can't support quad cores) and I'm wondering if anyone has successfully installed a T9900 into a Aspire 6930 or 6930G. It sounds fine theoretically but I'm not sure if the CPU would fry my motherboard or not without proper BIOS support. My BIOS is currently on version 3204 and for odd reason, Windows says I have no administrative privileges when I try to phlash it, so I haven't been able to phlash it to version 3236. If I can upgrade it to a T9900, I'm wondering if anyone who has done it before can make a short guide. I remember lucino mentioning that it is more difficult than most laptops.

I've also read on the forums somewhere on a post by aditya900 that the 6930G can supposedly support more than 4 GB of RAM, has anyone verified this? Since messing with video rendering programs and hosting GMod servers tend to use up a lot of RAM, I'm very interested in sticking in a 4 GB stick to get 6 GB.

I'm also interested in getting a ATI 4670 if it does come out in the MXM-II factor or the GT 130M or whatever is the most powerful at the time . I've cracked open the case and the video card is right at the top next to the removable plate.. I'm hoping that you can just slide out the card or do you have to disassemble the case and remove the motherboard in order to upgrade the video card. I'm really hoping it's not the latter. I am wondering if anyone has done this before......................

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Sep 24, 2008

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Acer :: CPU And GPU Upgrade On Aspire 6930G

Jul 24, 2009

how to change the CPU (the GPU is easy) in 6930G.

This is a vague guide and quite clumsy so I have no responsibility whatsoever if you damage your laptop or you lose your data or anything bad happens to your laptop or you etc.

I have to mention though that there is another guide written by lucino but unfortunately he hasnít finished it and there are no photos. His guide looks more appropriate and safer than mine which is a bit risky but much quicker. Here is the link. lucino's guide
I am not sure if there is an update or if he is planning to include photos and finish the guide.

You will need a cross-head screwdriver around 3.0mm (you donít say!!!) but also a flat one

Please use some kind of protection from ESD (electrostatic discharge) like an antistatic or grounding strap or gloves. This will prevent the static sensitive components from being ruined (memory, video card, motherboard etc).

Sometimes I donít use it but I know how to discharge myself (i.e. by touching a metallic surface) before touching the laptop........................

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Oct 18, 2008

I am using this machine over a year, its ok. I am working animation, compositing, sound design and music.So i want to make some changes on this pc.I need some recommendations, ideas about these:

1)I m using 2gb of ram and i want to max this to 4 gb. Is there any specific brand that you can say "good" and i also wonder how much mhz use max, recently i m using 667 and i want to buy what ddr2 offers max if there is no any adaptation issue.

2)I also need a 7200rpm harddisk. But i know nothing about laptop hdds. I m thinking for the best hdd as possible.But, i dont know what hdds are avalible for this Acer model, or is it not necessary something like that.

3) Finally, I ve created an Acer backup DVD, i wonder how easy to setup the computer if i change the hdd? I mean is it going to be licensed and free of problems like before.I used recovery once before, but with Empowering T software. Never did with a DVD.

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Dec 10, 2008

i am considering an upgrade of my cpu but am not sure wich cpu to buy. Either T9600 or P9600. I know P9600 works cooler and consumes less power, but i dont actualy know how much lower it's performance is. (got my information here and some on intel's website)

My current config is:
Intel Core2Duo P7350 2.0ghz
Geforce 9600M GS 512mb DDR2
3gigs ddr2 ram.

I'd like to increase the gaming performance mostly, so is the cpu upgrade worth it considering the cost?

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Dec 6, 2008

My CPU is a real bottleneck for me. Is there a way I can upgrade my cpu? Know that i'm not that computer advanced when it comes to b replacing parts. Would there be a place where I could take it to upgrade my cpu?

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Jan 1, 2009

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It's sade that I need to know things about BIOS and other things to make this work.

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Jul 9, 2009

I have an Aspire 5315, 1Gb ram and a Celeron 2.0

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Is it worth it to buy more than 1Gb? My OS is Vista.

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Dec 6, 2009

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I want to upgrade my current CPU to Q9100 QAVK, and I also want to get one of these video cards: 8700m GT, Quadro FX2700m or FX3600m. (All MXM III type)

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Mar 31, 2009

Two upgrade questions. I've done some homework, but I'm not definitively sure about it.

CPU Upgrade.

Okay, the laptop has a Turion 64 ML-32. The chipset is a SiS M760GX.

On the SiS website, it says it supports Athlon 64 CPUs.

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I would like to know, is it possible to upgrade my CPU from Turion 64 to Athlon 64 safely and second, what is the most powerful CPU I could use on this laptop.

Second is the HDD.

This is what they say about HDD.

SATA & RAID functions
Provides 2 independent SATA ports, compliant with Serial ATA 1.0 Specification, and supports RAID 0, 1, and JBOD configuration.

ATA133 enhancement
Fastest storage support. Increasing data/file transfer rate.

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Clearly it is an old chipset, but what does this mean and can I upgrade from the 60GB I have today cheaply. What do I have to look for.

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Sep 27, 2009

after being let down today with a 6920g order (out of stock). The company have instead offered me a 7530 with 9300m gpu, my question guys is can I upgrade it to maybe a 9600m gs, and the same for the cpu, however i'm not 100% sure which cpu it has yet I think its a turion x2 rm?.

It also has 320hdd and a 1400x900 screen, and blue ray/ dvd/dl, does it have 2 hdd bays?

I feel like my heads about to pop after so much research over the last 6 days,

And I would love to hear your general opinions on this model too, good or bad.

There seems to be very little on goole about it, I can't find a review anywhere.

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Feb 10, 2009

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also would i have to upgrade the bios to a newer version?

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May 15, 2010

what would be the best upgrade for me...

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i am wanting a performance boost (currently getting this by using a program called throttle stop)

i know there are different Intel processors such as the Q900 and Extreme...

what is the best possible processor for my system? and what would you reccomend?

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