Aspire 5315 CPU Step-by-Step Upgrade Guide

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  1. Raphie

    Raphie Notebook Consultant

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    I understood the 4965 doesn't want to play ball on 40mhz an hence doesn't go higher than 130mbit on the dir-655 and the 5300 gets the full 300 (if your lucky and non interference of neighbours allow u)
     
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  3. denneboom

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    i would say : yes, its a T-series processor, they will fit in the 5315.
    fsb is 800, so that wont be the problem eigher.
    make shure u have thermal paste :)
     
  4. CosmoHack

    CosmoHack Newbie

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    Thank you Denneboom!

    A thing I forgot to ask.
    Now I have DDR2 memory at 667 mhz. Is it ok or will I need it at 800 mhz due to the FSB Speed?
     
  5. ATG

    ATG 2x4 Super Moderator

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    T7250 should work.
    The memory you have should work just fine too.

    @denneboom - not all T-series processors work on 5315, just the socket P ones.
     
  6. denneboom

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    No u dont need anything different.The laptop is limited to 667 mhz.
    faster memory will clock down to 677 mhz.The only advantage is lower latency's.

    @ATG. the socket p/socket M story. id forgot about that sry.
    at least i was right about the compatibility.
     
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    pmerrill Notebook Enthusiast

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    I've done an upgrade of my 5315 to have a T5450 Core2Duo CPU and 3G of RAM, running Home Vista 32-bit. It's been running for some time now pretty solidly. I've even installed an SSD, whichs is even better!!!

    I'm wondering if I can upgrade the RAM to 4G if I install Windows 7 64-bit instead?

    I also assume that a T8300 as a further upgrade will also work?

    I'm running with the V1.45 BIOS (the latest).

    Answering my own question here (at least my understanding of it), is that you can't upgrade to 4G, even if you install Win 7 64-bit due to limitations with the memory controller chipset (the Intel Santa Rosa chipset). There are two chipsets in they designed, the 82GM965, which supports 4G, and the 82GL960, which only supports 2G. The 5315 has the 82GL960 but due to some design flaw/BIOS defect, the machine will allow 3GB but not 4GB.

    Check out the acer 5315 specs

    Can someone confirm this as being the truth?
     
  8. Full-English

    Full-English Notebook Deity

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    Having been on these forums for a while and starting out with a 5315 myself, I've never seen anyone who has been able to upgrade to 4gb, even 3gb in some machines can cause problems, but looks as if you've not had any yourself. I'm sure someone else will be able to confirm whether or not, but to my knowledge it's not possible.
     
  9. naton

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    I have the Acer Aspire 4315, the 5315 little brother and I can confirm that it works fine with 4GB :). To be able to use all 4GB one needs a 64bit OS. If you have Windows XP or a 32bit version of Vista or 7 you're better of with 3GB as the 4th gigabyte cannot be used/detected.
     
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    for the CPU you can go all the way to a T9500. The T8300 will work too. At the moment the best value for money is the T7300 as they sell on ebay for about £15 including shipment.

    I tested a T4200 on my Aspire 4315 and it worked. I think the T4*00 and T6*00 CPUs should work on the Aspire 5315 too. They are very cool. The T4200 max temperature was below 60 while the T7300 max temperature is in the low 70c. The performance of the T4200 and the T7300 is about the same.
     
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