Acer aspire 7720 in 2020 thread!

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  1. kojack

    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    My last three have been stone cold reliable too. My 4810T was awesome. It was the Canadian Olympic special edition and got 10 hrs battery life no matter what I was doing with it, with an awesome screen, speed and build. My 7720, all you need to know has been posted about it, and my S3 my 14 year old son uses is awesome too. My 22 year old son had an acer (can't remember the model) but it was a cheapy from walmart. At 16 years old he dropped it down a full flight of hardwood stairs in our previous home, and it lost the space bar and another button and that was it. No cracks, scrapes nothing. Just took it all. If that was his macbook air it would have been game over.
     
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    StardustCrusader Notebook Enthusiast

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    All of my Acers are tough as nails too. 5738ZG, 6920G, 6930G, 8930G, 5520G, 5720G, 5750G, 5920G, 7738G, all are running perfect.

    My HPs aren't bad either - nx7300, DV6723el, DV9658ea, Compaq 6735s, CQ57-460EA, DV5-1131EN, DV7-3165EL,G6-1250SS all up and running without hitches. A DV7-1214ea might also join soon, assuming I can get it running after a reflow. (has bluray drive btw)
     
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    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    Speaking of acer, I need to do updates on my son's S3. That computer is better than my other sons macbook air...at 1/3 of the cost.
     
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    StardustCrusader Notebook Enthusiast

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    Finally joining in the 7720G club, with a 7720G-6A2G25Mi in a pretty stock state:

    Core 2 Duo T5750
    Geforce 9300M G (rebranded 8400M but with newer G9x series underfill - chip model is G86-635-A2) 256MB vRAM
    3GB of DDR2
    stock and pretty yellowed 1440x900 screen (I know the LVDS itself is made for even up to 1920x1200 - even HP's DV9000s are made that way IIRC)
    some LENOGE 5200mAh "replacement" battery that surprisingly holds up pretty well despite not being charged in a good while
    Intel 3945ABG WLAN

    Came with no HDDs and no charger. I've successfully managed to mod an ASUS charger (in reality I just moved one of middle pins inside the DC jack enough to make contact with the Acer's plug) and added two spare drives I had (500GB Samsung/Seagate ST500LM012 + Seagate 320GB, both were from HPs), as well as repasted both CPU and GPU with MX4 (I had originally bought it for an RoG G73JH that needs repairing to the GPU and a ASUS X54HR that just needed new paste as the old one was rock solid) and so far it's been running nice, typing this post from it at the moment.

    Upgrades to do:

    - hopefully fit a better CPU in place of that T5750
    - replace the 320GB with a SSD
    - replace the actual LCD with a 1920x1200 screen
    - hopefully source a AS07B32 genuine battery so I can replace that suspicious at best LENOGE battery (trust me, it looks absurdly sketchy though it feels heavy enough)
    - replace the GPU with a 9600M GS or GT, whichever I can source in my country for cheap
    - replace both 667MHz sticks with 2x2GB 800MHz
    - maybe even stick a X9000 in? Dunno if the board supports it though.
     
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    ole!!! Notebook Prophet

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    those dont go together, unless you can either modify socket. I believe the best cpu that can go with it might be T7600G, which is an unlocked CPU and can be overclocked through throttlestop software.

    other than that, maybe try fsb overclocking? it's so old I can't recall anything anymore
     
  6. StardustCrusader

    StardustCrusader Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thing is that X9000 should actually be supported. It's not 1066FSB, but 800FSB, which as far as I recall should work on the PM965, and at least two users over at CPU-upgrade (which was made by CPU-world I think) reported the X9000 working on a Fujitsu E8410 and a Sony Vaio FZ21M, so it's not as much of a chipset issue than it would be a BIOS microcode support issue.
     
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    that is pretty good if it's really the case. but obtaining a bios at this point for such an old machine, unless you know someone has the capability to do such a thing it'll be impossible at this point. it will be pretty nice to see some of these old power machine support newer hardware. would x9000 also work in Dell xps m2010 then? the CPU that came with it was T7600 generation.
     
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    StardustCrusader Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have found most of the modded BIOSes that were done for the 5920, 6920 and 6930 relatively easy, so 7720 shouldn't be much of an issue. Just need to find one that is has a small degree of foolproofness, flash it accordingly, and then go to town with the upgrades. For example, my 5720G came with some strange FSC branded Go7600 MXM, 2x512MB RAM, and no HDD. Now it has a modded BIOS from here, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, 1440x900 panel from an ASUS + 7520G LVDS cable and the cherry from the top of the cake, an Acer OEM HD4650 1GB MXM which runs flawlessly.

    The XPSM2010 sadly won't accept it because it runs on the 945PM chipset, not the newer PM965 chipset that the Fujitsu, Vaio and my Acer have.
     
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    thats a bummer, x9000 is much superior to T7600G
     
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