Aspire 5315 CPU Step-by-Step Upgrade Guide

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  1. ATG

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    ok...but it wont boot Blackscreen Screenshot_1.jpg Screenshot_2.jpg hope this screenshot help...the Laptop is running on Win7
     
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    TLDR version: Two things.

    #1: I upgraded my 5315-2713 from a T1400 to a T8100. I already had the latest BIOS so it just worked. Thanks!

    #2: Shouldn't the upgrade instructions in the second post mention thermal paste?

    Long version.

    170 pages! Thanks everyone! It was a lot to go through because I was genuinely surprised how many different processors can be installed in the Aspire 5315! A couple of other message boards were full of (ahem) full-of-stuff naysayers stating that "it isn't worth it" and "it is too hard" (really?!!?) and "I charge $50 just to look at it" and "Acer says only 530/540/550 mobile celeron so give up." That last spot is weird since mine came with a T1400.

    I have an old Thinkpad T61 that came with a Penryn 3M T8100. I upgraded it a year ago with a T9500 and had the T8100 laying around. There was a big deal between earlier T61 having Merom boards and newer ones being Penryn boards - cooling errors digital/analog temp sensors, etc, other stuff.

    This Aspire just inherited the T8100 without much thought.

    So other forums/threads are rather picky about thermal compound. Genuine question... shouldn't that be in the instructions? http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appmeth/int/ss/intel_app_method_surface_spread_v1.1.pdf

    My apologies if one of the previous 100 pages covered that.
     
  4. CGarces

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    I have upgraded my Aspire 5315 with T8100 cpu.

    I'm using Linux and i have 2 issues.

    1.-BIOS not support VT.
    I have fixed the warning putting some modules in the backlist
    blacklist kvm
    blacklist kvm_intel
    blacklist kvm_amd

    It's possible patch the BIOS to enable VT, but I not use it.. so blacklist is ok for me.

    2.-invalid bios _pss frequency

    I receive this error during the boot up, and I don't have any idea about how fix it.

    Any help with the second issue?
     
  5. bizzybody

    bizzybody Notebook Guru

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  6. CGarces

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    I have the Bios 1.45 from ACER Europe.
    Booth sites has the version 1.45. I assume that is the same bios.
    The Bios can be patched using this method

    But I think that not made sense for me, because currently I'm not using virtual machines.

    I'm more interested in the second issue.
     
  7. CGarces

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    First isssue is fixed with a Modded BIOS with VT enabled (icl50_1.45_black_edition_40.fd)
    https://mega.co.nz/#F!iJ5FwAoR!PqYOcbC_r9dciJ5sut6AfA

    Still searching for fix second issue.
     
  8. CGarces

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    Ok, the issue is related to CPU scaling, the CPU is allways working at 2.00 GHz

    root@antiX1:/tmp# cpufreq-info
    cpufrequtils 008: cpufreq-info (C) Dominik Brodowski 2004-2009
    Report errors and bugs to cpufreq@vger.kernel.org, please.
    analyzing CPU 0:
    driver: acpi-cpufreq
    CPUs which run at the same hardware frequency: 0
    CPUs which need to have their frequency coordinated by software: 0
    maximum transition latency: 10.0 us.
    hardware limits: 2.00 GHz - 2.00 GHz
    available frequency steps: 2.00 GHz, 2.00 GHz
    available cpufreq governors: conservative, powersave, userspace, ondemand, performance
    current policy: frequency should be within 2.00 GHz and 2.00 GHz.
    The governor "ondemand" may decide which speed to use
    within this range.
    current CPU frequency is 2.00 GHz (asserted by call to hardware).
    cpufreq stats: 2.00 GHz:4,34%, 2.00 GHz:95,66% (22757)
    analyzing CPU 1:
    driver: acpi-cpufreq
    CPUs which run at the same hardware frequency: 1
    CPUs which need to have their frequency coordinated by software: 1
    maximum transition latency: 10.0 us.
    hardware limits: 2.00 GHz - 2.00 GHz
    available frequency steps: 2.00 GHz, 2.00 GHz
    available cpufreq governors: conservative, powersave, userspace, ondemand, performance
    current policy: frequency should be within 2.00 GHz and 2.00 GHz.
    The governor "ondemand" may decide which speed to use
    within this range.
    current CPU frequency is 2.00 GHz (asserted by call to hardware).
    cpufreq stats: 2.00 GHz:4,22%, 2.00 GHz:95,78% (22579)
     
  9. redhearter

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    Hi,

    Thanks for all the recommendations in the thread

    I've just upgraded my 5315 to a T7500, BIOS 1.45, HDD 250GB and 3GB of RAM in a W7 and it works right now much better than with the original config!!!
     
  10. edin84

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    Hi,
    i have Acer 5315. Intel Celeron 1,73Ghz 533 1MB L2 cache.
    Now i want to replace procesor. I find this Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T5450
    (2M Cache, 1.66 GHz, 667 MHz FSB).

    Please tell me can i replace my old celeron procesor and how much i get with this "new" procesor.
    Thanks!

    PS. i have 2gb RAM, and 160gb HD. OS is WIN7
     
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