Aspire 5315 CPU Step-by-Step Upgrade Guide

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  1. bigozone

    bigozone JellyRoll touring now

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    ANOTHER ASPIRE CPU UPGRADE GUIDE BROUGHT TO YOU BY

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    NEWEST 5315 XP DRIVERS (all drivers) enjoy them

    [COLOR=#0333f3f]T8100 confirmed in Aspire 5315 by zedoctor
    T8300 now confirmed in Aspire 5315...by ric ayr
    4 gigabytes of RAM seems to be causing BSODthanks to ric ayr for this info.. and quilty997 for indepth testing
    T9300 & T9500 boot & work fineAFTER REINSTALLING VISTA to resolve the COOLING ISSUES thanks to Quilty997
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    Krazy's 3680 UPGRADE thread is my original motivation for upgrading my cpu and his page will be credited properly here as i continue to update this..

    i have various reports of CORE2DUO CPU upgrades working with MANY other models from various manufacturers... the main limiting factor is going to be your laptop's BIOS and it's support for upgrade CPUS..

    STEP BY STEP GUIDE is now in post #2... wanted to consolidate other info into this thread since it gets the most hits
    Attached at the bottom of the second post is a picture of the 5315 insides besure to check it so you know what you are doing

    Link to the Aspire 5315 Mainboard and LCD manufacturer

    Downgrading your 5315 to Windows XP
    SOULPASS, the BEST 5315 XP GUIDE ON THE NET (SATA and All DRIVERS)
    MORE XP DROWNGRADE INFO
    MORE 5315 DRIVER INFO
    PDF FILE with links to drivers for 5710 (may also cover 5715, 5720, 7720, and 5315) MAY STILL WORK?? not tested in months

    OTHER VALUABLE THREADS AND INFO

    BIOS RECOVERY for Aspire 5315 using USB THUMB DRIVE (should work on Aspire 5720, 7720, or any ICL50 mainboard

    Step-by-step instructions for 5315 CPU upgrade OLD VERSION

    VIDEO:: Upgrading the CPU of a 4315, very good narration thanks to lostboykev

    VIDEO:: Upgrade your 4315 CPU & CD-RW to a DVD Burner also from lostboykev

    The Ultimate CPU Guide by Lithus

    Intel Mobile Processor Compatibility Guide by Commander Wolf

    5315 KeyBoard Replacement with many PICs.... thanks to jeepman for the link, and thanks to delusional for the guide..

    My experiences with socket M CPUs and finally Success w/ socket P

    Does your TouchPad cause your Cursor to jump?

    Memory Upgrades for the 5315

    UPDATING BIOS using the windows flasher

    NEW!!! BIOS Ver 1.43 is now out

    BIOS RECOVERY and DOS FLASH instructions

    MALFUNCTIONING BATTERY causes EXTREEME OVER HEATING thanks atthegates

    LAPTOP still too hot?? mayeb UNDERVOLTING can help!!

    COLD BOOT BIOS issue w/ Ver 1.34 (also applies to 5720 & 7720)

    INTERNAL WIFI MOD to accept external antenna

    EeePC Modder gone crazy, need inspiration, check this out

    enjoy it,
    bigO

    new
    SERVICE GUIDE LINK, works as of 3,20,2014.

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  2. bigozone

    bigozone JellyRoll touring now

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    i have upgraded my CPU to the T5450 or any socketP UP TO the T7500 CPU should work fine... 2 users have reported back to me on the success of his T7500 upgrade... the CPU will work and the GM965chipset will support the 800Mhz FSB... SO GO BIG OR GO CHEAP is my advice,, each has it's pro's and con's

    on the 5315, a cpu upgrade is very easy..

    1. unplug power, remove battery,, and press power button to drain any residual power held by capasitors.

    2. remove 4 screws (one at a time) from the bottom access pannel (large funny shaped pannel w/ circular fan hole).

    3. w/ screws removed use small screwdriver to help prise the pannel up, (it takes some force to remove the pannel, just go slow and steady).

    4. after pannel removal, locate the FAN.. remove the 3 screws from the fan, unplug fan power cable, then remove the fan.

    5. now unscrew the 4 screws from above the CPU (they have springs between the screw heads and the cpu heatsink.

    6. now w/ screws removed, lift the heatsink up off the CPU and remove the heat-sink assembly... it goes all the way to the fins that are in back of the fan...

    7. with the heatsink assembly removed, you should see the CPU... socket color is not an issue and no modification is needed... sorry for any confusion

    8. turn the screw at the top of the cpu socket. that should release the pressure on the CPU,, and now you should be able to lift the CPU out of the scoket.

    9. place the new cpu in the socket, MAKE SURE IT IS FRIMLY SEATED w/ no gap between pins cpu and socket... then turn screw back to lock CPU in place..

    10. re assemble the rest of the components in reverse order to re assemble.. (heatsink assembly, (screw it back in,, fan assembly- screw it back and hook up power,, replace back cover and replace screws.)

    that should do it for you...

    before doing all of this make sure you have updated your bios version to atleast version 1.31,, i'm using 1.43 w/ no problems,,

    currently version 1.34 has caused sporadic COOL BOOT problems on certain machines,,,ver 1.42 had some issues with NETWORK not resuming after pc comes out of hibernate... Many BIOS versions can be forund at support.acer-euro.com READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND THEN run the flasher of your choice (windows flash,,, or DOS which requires you to make a bootable CD w/ flash files on it)

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=251909
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=249652

    i personally have flashed my 5315 BIOS's (3 pcs) a total of over 50 times with no problems using WINFLASH

    but on 7-25-08 i did get report of WINFLASH hanging durring verification step, when user killed all power it also killed his BIOS and maybe MORE... (lesson::: DO NOT REMOVE AC & BATTERY while PC is powered up, even if it seems locked up)
     

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  3. tsprint9

    tsprint9 Newbie

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    Hi bigozone - I have searched threads and can't find any that describe the mods to make to CPU to fit a grey socket on an Acer Aspire 4315. I have a GM965 chipset and have upgraded the bios to the most recent version in readiness.

    I have an upgrade CPU on the way and took my laptop apart to check and I might have known a grey socket!!!! You seem to be the person who knows about this - can you let me have the information please? I'm new here and hope this is the correct method of contact. I have set my account so I can receive emails from others so I hope this works. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
     
  4. bigozone

    bigozone JellyRoll touring now

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    this info is not needed.. sorry for confusion
     
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    sc00terx Notebook Enthusiast

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    lo m8 more pm probs :)

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  6. bigozone

    bigozone JellyRoll touring now

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    yeah,, more PM probs..... glad i didn't blame you for the probs... there is something w/ the site obviously
     
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    Warranty.. I opened my laptop first week I bought it:D

    Edit: Ok I'm joking with warranty so I expect the laptop to blow up soon..
     
  8. bigozone

    bigozone JellyRoll touring now

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    come back and we'll talk after you poke a hot thumbtack thru your CPU Socket just so you can upgrade it :D :D :cool:

    later,
    bigO
     
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    bigozone JellyRoll touring now

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    i got to give you props for actually reading,, reading,, and reading,,, your PM was on the nose... i wish more people would come at me as informed as you were,, i can tell you did good research... and for that i wanted to thank you.

    later,
    bigO
     
  10. sc00terx

    sc00terx Notebook Enthusiast

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    lo i been bizzy now done 4 more of them for m8s lol :)

    all worked out well so thanks for the info and help its good to know some on the net are still helpfull

    sc00terx
     
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