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    Default Acer Aspire 5560 Owner's Thread

    Starting a thread on this cheap and capable laptop.

    A6-3400m is a very capable CPU especially overclocked with K10 stat.

    Depending on your CPU expects speeds from 2.5 to 3 GHZ. Performance on level as the i5-2xxx series as shown on the DV6 llano Pavillion thread.

    I was able to snag this refurbished from ebay for $329- no tax and free shipping. There are other similar systems going for $339.

    Upgraded ram to 8 gb from 6 gb. Will install an ODD caddy for a 2nd HDD.

    Link for great disassembly guide and repair manual: How to disassemble Acer Aspire 5560 series laptop >> Inside my laptop

    reviews: Acer Aspire 5560G Review – Laptop & Notebook computers | Webfooted

    Acer Aspire 5560G review | T3

    Range of APUs that can be placed into this system range from the A4 up to A8 APUs.

    Price-cost performance ratio is extremely high and I think is the best, and ability to game on this budget system is well documented.

    Added 5/17/12:

    Diablo 3 on A6-3400m link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFNRzgEusgc

    Skyrim on A6-3400m link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-amjD...eature=related
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    Default Acer Aspire 5560G Owners Lounge

    Hi! In particular, I have the Acer Aspire AS5560G-7809. Well, it will arrive in about a week.

    Specs:
    Quad Core A6-3420M 1.5GHz Processor
    15.6" LED-Backlit 1366x768 Display
    4GB DDR3 Memory
    320GB Hard Drive
    AMD Radeon HD 7670M (1gb dedicated) Graphics w/HDMI
    6-Cell Li-ion Battery
    DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive
    1.3MP Webcam
    WiFi-N
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
    Wondering if there are any owners out there currently? Wanted to get some info about k10stat settings and any useful tweaks.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Acer Aspire 5560 Owner's Thread

    very good info! i was wondering if it was possible to remove the optical dvd drive and insert a caddy for an ssd. thank you for the links.

    by chance, can you tell me where you bought your caddy and what brand?

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    Looks a bit like the Asus k53ta same gpu and cpu

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    Quote Originally Posted by neenja View Post
    very good info! i was wondering if it was possible to remove the optical dvd drive and insert a caddy for an ssd. thank you for the links.

    by chance, can you tell me where you bought your caddy and what brand?
    Got your PM- I am not sure with the sata speed with the ODD bay. You are better off placing the SSD as your primary drive for boot-up and place the HDD in the ODD for your other files. You can put the SDD in the ODD bay and you would just have to get the HDD caddy for the bay either thru ebay or amazon. I have not switched it out yet due to sending in the laptop for wifi problems. Double check if you will need a 12.7mm or 9.5mm for the caddy.

    K10-Stat documentation can easily be found in the DV6 llano thread. Remember each CPU will react differently to the OC.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bo0bz View Post
    Looks a bit like the Asus k53ta same gpu and cpu

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    Quite right. Lots of cross information from other threads (DV6 llano and K53ta) that can be used for this thread.
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    Default Re: Acer Aspire 5560 Owner's Thread

    thanks! yeah i plan to put the ssd in the mainbay and used as the primary drive. what way can i double check if i need the 12.7mm or 9.5mm?

    also, i plan on wiping and formating the entire thing when i get it. drivers should be easily found on acers site or the partition right? you think ill have problems with crossfire ?

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    Default Re: Acer Aspire 5560 Owner's Thread

    I wonder if anyone was successful in upgrading the internal wireless card? I'm trying to upgrade to 5ghz due to interference? I've managed to install the card drivers but for some reason the wireless can't see any networks.

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    Default Re: Acer Aspire 5560 Owner's Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by neenja View Post
    thanks! yeah i plan to put the ssd in the mainbay and used as the primary drive. what way can i double check if i need the 12.7mm or 9.5mm?

    also, i plan on wiping and formating the entire thing when i get it. drivers should be easily found on acers site or the partition right? you think ill have problems with crossfire ?
    If has a a L-shape to it -it is a 12.7. Look at the disassembly video. I am wiping it out completely too- acer repair just restored the HDD to default but i still have the connection problem. Let's see what happens next- ebay is really a gamble shoot- lots of people trying to unload subpar products that's why I mostly do Amazon.
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    Default Re: Acer Aspire 5560 Owner's Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by lucius72 View Post
    I wonder if anyone was successful in upgrading the internal wireless card? I'm trying to upgrade to 5ghz due to interference? I've managed to install the card drivers but for some reason the wireless can't see any networks.
    You might want to do a clean Win 7 install for the system with your drivers and see if that works. You can also try to use a USB wifi stick (if you have one) to see if it the notebook will pick up any signals. My worry for you is that the new wifi card of yours might be white listed. Hmmm - you can take a look at the disassembly video and see if it shows the lcd and how many antennaes it has.
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    Default Re: Acer Aspire 5560 Owner's Thread

    Did you connect the antennas properly? If the card is recognized in the bios and the drivers are installed then it cannot be whitelisted
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