Aspire 7720G major upgrade

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  1. crys

    crys Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi,
    On this notebook, there are two hard drive connectors.
    With the Acer 1.45 Bios, it's not possible to choose betwen the first or the second hard drive. It's a shame...
    With the modding bios for it (black edition or others), is there a chance to boot on the first or the second hard drive ?
    If yes, please tell me which one.

    Or do you think the best way for me is a pata optical bay with a sata hard drive in it ?

    Thanks a lot for this good thread.

    I upgrade with success the cpu (T5450 1.66 Ghz to T7500 2.2 Ghz)
    GPU works fine (8400 GS) so for the moment no upgrade.
    RAM = 2 Go upgrade for 4 Go
    Sorry for my poor English.

    Crys (from France) :)
     
  2. AndrejaKo

    AndrejaKo Notebook Consultant

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    I'm not sure I understand what you want to do...

    I have this computer with two hard drives and with stock 1.45 BIOS I can use boot options to select from which drive I want to boot with no problems at all. In the boot menu, there's a list of bootable drives with priorities and you just select which drive has which priority when looking for boot disk.
     
  3. crys

    crys Notebook Enthusiast

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    I can't select between the two drives. Only between the 1st hard drive and the DVD/CD...
    :(
     
  4. ttomorad

    ttomorad Notebook Consultant

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    Picture please ;)

    Sent from my GT-I9300
     
  5. crys

    crys Notebook Enthusiast

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    I was taking bios's picture (F2) and just before starting I tried F12 and surprised :
    The choice between the two hard drive !
    Shame on me ! :cool:
    The greatest looser is me ! :confused: :( :mad: :D

    Thanks for your help... Sorry for that...
    Crys :thumbsup:
     
  6. kojack

    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    Phaze 2 of the upgrade the beast is starting. I picking up My SSD for it today. I already have the 750 GB storage drive for it as well as 3 gb ram. is there a hack for the bios that lets me use more ram?
     
  7. ttomorad

    ttomorad Notebook Consultant

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    AFAIK, 4GB is the max you can go, I'm not sure if there is a hack that let's you use more then that.
     
  8. kojack

    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    sorry, I have 4 gb. ha ha...yeah...I guess not. well, im maxed on ram.

    Do I need anything else for adding the second drive or is it all inside?

    oh, yeah. need to get the bluetooth adapter for it as well as the faster processor.
     
  9. ttomorad

    ttomorad Notebook Consultant

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    You are good to go. You should have a bracket with one free slot next to your existing HDD. Check it out before you do anything just to be sure.

    Sent from my GT-I9300
     
  10. kojack

    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    Thanks. its funny how tech has slowed down in huge developments in speed. 5 years ago a 3 yo computer would be 10 times as slow as a new one. not so today. my 7720 is still quite speedy. even more so when the upgrades are finished.

    Sent from my SGH-T989D using Tapatalk 2
     
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