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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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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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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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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Acer :: Aspire 5050 Service Manual

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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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 Wireless (Atheros AE5007EG)

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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Acer :: Aspire 5050 Help Freeing Disk Space

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

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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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Acer :: Aspire 5050 Loosing HDD And DVD Drive In XP & Crash

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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Apr 4, 2013

I have a 1 year old Inspiron 5050 that does not boot.

It's completely dead With the battery in. No led on front. When I remove the battery and power up it starts to boot , shows the dell screen , beeps once then dies.

I have to remove the power cord to get it to reboot and it does the same again , one beep then nothing.

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acer travelmate 4502WLMi running xpsp3

Was thinking that probably the only upgrades worth considering were ram and hdd.

If this is the case what size mem and spec will work?

If the hdd is worth upgrading do I go for internal or external? and what size ?

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Sep 26, 2008

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I don't know if there's something faulty with my GPU. I installed Microsoft FS9.1 with AF at 4x and AA at 8 and used to average 40fps. Now, under the same settings, same scenery, same amount of scenery, I barely make 15fps. I've tried resetting all settings in FS and the Nvidia Control panel but to no avail. I do notice that the laptop is much much hotter than before.

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Mar 24, 2010

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But what I would like to know is, would I be able to install a new coppy of vista on to my new hdd then install empowering technology and then use the back up image that I have allready created on my external hdd so that I would'nt have to mess around with installing every single one of my programs, apps and games again? as it litteraly takes me about 2-3 days to get it the way I want it (recently took it back tio factory default btw and it was a nightmare lol), or is there a better way to go around it?

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Acer :: Upgrading RAM On 5920g

Nov 28, 2008

i want to upgrade my 5920g-302G16M

currently i have 2gb of RAM, and i want 4GB (if possible) as i find when ever i play games, its really starting to struggle

so really the help i need is,

what RAM do i get?

is it actually possible to have 4gb of RAM in this comp recognised?

i will note that i will probably get some expert tech ppl to fit any upgrade cos i dont want to risk breaking my laptop - but i know that if i go in there they will sell me what ever they have - and it will cost me alot more than if i buy on the net first.

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Sep 24, 2009

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Has anyone else successfully upgraded their PC and got everything to work?

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Mar 25, 2010

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Feb 8, 2009

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Oct 21, 2009

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I keep telling myself that Acer is going to release something, anything, in the next few days giving customers at least some guidance and help on how to get their Timelines fully compatible with Windows 7, but those are probably pipe dreams. So... as folks upgrade to Windows 7 over the coming weeks, it might be helpful to post experiences--good and, in particular, bad--for the benefit of the community.

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Nov 8, 2008

Assuming I do upgrade to a larger hard drive, any suggestions on the most "painless" way of doing this, considering what is on my current drive?

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Dec 17, 2008

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I originally bought this computer for my wife so I wasnt too picky on the specs, but now Im finding it more useful than my high powered desktop since I can take it anywhere around the house I want. Only problem is that the laptop just needs a little more grunt for some of the encoding and stuff I do occasionally..

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Sep 22, 2009

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Would you consider the performance increase from T9300 to T9500 worth the money and hassle?

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