Aspire 5315 CPU Step-by-Step Upgrade Guide

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  1. dtssyst

    dtssyst Newbie

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    First and foremost... I would like to thank all that have contributed to this thread. Your information has helped a lot.

    My mom passed away just over a year ago. We have her laptop (Acer Aspire 5315-2326) and was not sure what to do with it.
    I can build a PC from parts but never tinkered on a laptop. Until now that is.

    First thing was upgrade the firmware to 1.45.

    I ordered two 2 gig crucial ram chips off of ebay for under ten dollars shipped. Tried to get 4 gig to work but no luck. It had two 1 gig chips so I took one out and put one of the 2 gig chips in. Success!!! 3 gigs of ram.

    Upgraded to a Core 2 Duo T7700 processor for just under five dollars shipped from an ebay seller.

    Had a crucial m4 128 gig SSD drive laying around so in it went. This gave the best overall performance increase.

    Upgraded the internal wi-fi card to Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000. Hindsight says that this was a poor upgrade. Purchased it for a few cents so no big loss.
    Ordered the USB 3.0 wi-fi adapter 1200Mbps dual band 802.11 ac from Amazon. A LOT BETTER!!!

    2 Port USB 3.0 54mm Express Card NEC Chipset Adapter Converter Card installed. Now it has USB 3.0!

    Lastly, the operating system is now Windows 10 pro.

    It is now a great laptop that I can use for odd things. Example: our upcoming vacation. I can use the USB 3.0 ports to backup photos from our DSLR camera to external hard drives.

    Thanks again for everyone's help.
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