GL960 Chipset Processor Upgradability

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by michacerboy, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. darnok44

    darnok44 Notebook Consultant

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    Ha ha, it really looks like it is overclocked. Celeron 220 is on FSB 133MHz and in this Asus it work with 166MHz hence the 1.5GHz speed. I see that this laptop use SiS chipset then it is very easy to overclock it with changing so called BSELs because it will not lock multiplier on 6 with core2 processors like Intel chipsets and since it's Celeron which don't have SpeedStep then it will not do that either. About incorporating microcode for Penryns it should be very easy because Asus use AMI bioses. Just find on internet lga771 to lga775 mod where everything is easy explained because in some cases they had to inject microcodes for lga771 xeons to have them work properly.
     
  2. DylRicho

    DylRicho Notebook Geek

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    Yeah, I didn't think your BIOS supported Penryn. But, the T7700 is a substantial improvement over your previous chip, so swings and roundabouts. You're most welcome for the help, and I have updated the CPU support page to reflect your findings. :)
     
  3. DylRicho

    DylRicho Notebook Geek

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    Oh, good catch! I completely missed the FSB frequency. I have no personal experience with SiS chipsets, so that was news to me. Thanks. :)
    I will have to check the BIOS. This is how the machine was when we got it.

    His particular system was a Toshiba, using a Phoenix BIOS. I have the ASUS laptop (Penryn support was already there, surprisingly, so I had no need to add microcode).
     
  4. kit0001

    kit0001 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello!
    Yes, you know, it turned out to a large extent thanks to you.
    So I'm very grateful to you.
    Now I always think how to update the microcodes and not break the laptop, at the same time.
    :):):)
     
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    DylRicho Notebook Geek

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    I am very happy that everything turned out well for you. Enjoy the upgrade, and you're most welcome! :D
     
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  6. Mike34230

    Mike34230 Newbie

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    My niece recently gave me her old Acer Aspire 4315-2004. She said it was unusable because it was so slow, so I went to google and found this informative thread.

    Went CPU shopping and found the T9500 is still around $50, and the T9300 is over $30. I settled on the T7800 for $25 shipped. CPU-Z shows it running at 800 MHz FSB and it should have a multiplier of 6x to 13x. It’s actually running 4x to 14x, so 800 to 2800! Memory is running at 333 MHz instead of 266.

    The service manual has a list of the various components that this laptop might have been put together with. Here is the section on memory:

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    Notice it says “Intel GL960 Express chipset” and it says it supports max memory of “4 GB for 64bit OS”. I put it in two sticks of 2GB (PC2-6400), and it booted to BIOS fine, but as expected, win7 32-bit crashed to a blue screen. I went to win8.1 64-bit, and no blue screen, but it just stopped dead during the boot. I now have 1GB in slot 1 and 2GB in slot 2 with no problems. I feel like there must be a way to get 4GB working. Is Hynix memory the only one that might work? Seems unlikely…
     
  7. kit0001

    kit0001 Notebook Enthusiast

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    1) The GL960 supports a maximum of 2GB of DDR2, but if in fact if the chipset is not GL960 and the modified GL965 then it will support 3GB of DDR2, but not 4GB
    2) In order to put the T9500 or T9300 in your BIOS there must be corresponding microcodes for them, if they are not there then the system will not start. Before buying them, check which microcodes are worth.
     
  8. DylRicho

    DylRicho Notebook Geek

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    Hello Mike, and welcome to the forum. :)

    Your niece's laptop contains a modified GM965 chipset, which sits in-between the GL960 and the GM965. You can read more about it, here. That will also explain why 4 GB of RAM is giving you blue screens, and why the RAM is running at 667 MT/s.

    As for the T7800, it supports Intel Dynamic Acceleration, which is Intel's first iteration of Turbo Boost. It applies only to one core while the other is in a deep sleep (ultra-low-power) mode.

    In regards to the table you provided, I would simply put that down to the manufacturer having to state a difference between running a 32-bit operating system, and a 64-bit version (the 3.25 GB RAM limitation). ASUS has stated 4 GB for my model with a 64-bit operating system, but it most definitely gives blue screens. If I have learned anything about these GL960 OEM laptops, it's to never trust the information provided by the manufacturer 100%.

    All the best.
    Dylan
     
  9. Raidriar

    Raidriar Notebook Virtuoso

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    I'm having trouble finding the BSEL mod + PLL mod to install FSB 1066 CPU into a FSB 800 motherboard. I have T61P with a T9500, bought a X9100 for 10$ and I really want to stuff one in here.
     

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