Aspire 5315 CPU Step-by-Step Upgrade Guide

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  1. IzNoGooD

    IzNoGooD Notebook Enthusiast

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    any link to this BIOS?
     
  2. stevenkelby

    stevenkelby Notebook Consultant

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    Time for a 3 year update :)

    Haven't used the laptop much but my PC recently died so I'm using it again while building a new machine.

    The 5315 still works great.

    I bought a 32gb SSD for it but discovered that my 40GB C drive partition (on a 500GB WD HD) can't be shrunken to fit onto the 32GB SSD. At least not that I can see.

    I tried using Acronis to clone the C partition onto the SSD, no dice.

    Has anyone used an SSD on the 5315 yet?
     
  3. gerrarditto

    gerrarditto Newbie

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    Hello,
    I have a laptop Acer Aspire 5315 and I just purchased a Intel dual-core 2,20 T7500 CPU. I also bought a thermal paste Arctic Cooling MX-4.
    Now, if I have Win7 Ultimate.
    My question is:
    Do I have to reinstall my windows after I upgrade my CPU? And also do I need to put thermal paste on my video card?

    Regards,
    Lucian
     
  4. stevenkelby

    stevenkelby Notebook Consultant

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    No you don't have to reinstall, swapping CPUs won't affect your hard drive where the programs and documents are stored :)

    There is no video card in a 5315. If you mean "Do I have to put paste on the CPU", the answer is yes :) Arctic is the best.
     
  5. gerrarditto

    gerrarditto Newbie

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    Thanks for your answer.

    I have a dual-boot Win7+Snow Leopard. 10.6.7. Do you think it will work this too?
     
  6. stevenkelby

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    You're welcome :)

    Yes it will work for sure :)
     
  7. denneboom

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    the paste on the cpu you have to remove& clean.
    if there is a thermal pad on the IGP, you can put m back... whitout cleaning...
     
  8. gerrarditto

    gerrarditto Newbie

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    Thanks for the tip:)
     
  9. TransitJohn

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    Hey, thanks!

    On edit: And to add to this awesome thread. Recently upgraded to Windows 7, and added a Seagate 750 GB 7200rpm hard drive. Decided to stretch using this laptop out for 3-5 more years. Best computer I've had so far, considering I originally got it for $400 reconditioned from TigerDirect in May of '08.
     
  10. n2gc

    n2gc Notebook Geek

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    Another successful T8100 install. I thought my old 5315 was pretty fast
    with a WD 250GIG Black drive and Geil PC-5300 at two gigs, but the
    addition of a new T8100 has made this thing just stupidly fast with
    easy and fast loads while doing other things. Only thing I'm
    concerned with is temps. I'm using Speed Fan and it's showing
    45c for the drive, 45c for temp, 41c for Core 1 and 40c for
    Core 2. Something to be concerned with ? The temps seem
    a little high to me, but the unit hasn't burped once. Running
    very smooth.

    Anyway, Thanks SOOOOO much for the heads up on this !

    Bob
     
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