Acer Aspire 7741g - soldered CPU?

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  1. Arminator

    Arminator Notebook Evangelist

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    And 4471g comes with i5-460M installed by OEM so it should work with now problems - may be just a BIOS update since it has newer core that previous i5... I was looking to get my self that one but at last moment I decided to try to find affordable 7745G with core i7...

    Cheers
     
  2. LDoubleL

    LDoubleL Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the suggestions, I'll bear them in mind. My 7741g mainly gets used on a desk and rarely on battery so power isn't really an issue, more the heat aspect. The heatsink and fan seem to be pretty hefty though so hopefully with the AS5 it'll be OK, assuming it actually does boot up!
     
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    LDoubleL Notebook Enthusiast

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    Update - - - IT WORKED!

    The CPU arrived today and I got it installed OK. Getting at the socket was a bit of a pain as the motherboard had to come out. Once the CPU was in and the heatsink reattached I fired it up with just the screen attached and there it was in the BIOS so I put it all back together. Windows 7 reinstalled a couple of drivers and rebooted and then it was all fine.

    The temperatures actually seem lower than the i3 and I ran some stress test software which maxed out all four cores and it seemed to max out at about 70-75 degrees, which isn't bad at all.

    So hurrah, good news all round! Thanks for all the advice guys, especially kizwan for the superb BIOS information.
     
  4. kizwan

    kizwan Lord Pringles

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    Congratulations! :D Enjoy your new quad-core processor.
     
  5. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Acer do like to surprise you with their 17" machines :D
     
  6. snowflakez

    snowflakez Newbie

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    could you do some pictures on how to get at the cpu ?

    did you need to broke any warranty seal to get at the cpu ?

    still a big pain in the for me to prevent updating such things for people who are capable of doing it
     
  7. Lennong

    Lennong Notebook Consultant

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    This is interesting! The Acer Aspire 7741g has same chipset as the 3820TG with same switchable graphicscard solution and model. If could possibly run in my machine as well.:) How do one check the microcode in bios?
     
  8. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    The first gen core i7 quads dont have built in graphics.
     
  9. zackoj

    zackoj Newbie

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    Does 7741G support switchable graphics. i can`t find any info..

    Tnx in advance..
     
  10. Darker

    Darker Notebook Guru

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    No, it does not.
     
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