Upgraded Acer 3680 Celeron CPU to a T5300!

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  1. aldodo

    aldodo Newbie

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    hai ellalan...
    i want ask you again if you do not mind :D
    i want to upgrade my harddisk too,, can i upgrade from 80gb to 320gb???

    whether there are limits to upgrade the hard drive???
     
  2. ellalan

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    Yes, you can as long as your new hard drive is 2.5" laptop hard drive.
     
  3. MAGZine

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    Hi...

    Just a question.

    My laptop states 943i/940GML when I ran the CPU-Z application. Am I ready to go with a dualcore proc, or am I limited to singlecores?
     
  4. ellalan

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    You can use a dual core processor.
     
  5. eoraptor

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    All right. So I stumbled in here after doing a search by motherboard part number from HWinfo32. I'm looking at upgrading my laptop with some new components from parts machines, ebay, etc (it's a battle-worn 5610z incidentally, even the poor lower plate is cracked in a few placed and the optical drive has been replaced multiple times)

    My question is this... After perusing this thread (or at least a dozen of the 150+ pages) I have determined the following fairly well.

    - MB.AY702.003 motherboard, so it's a 943 motherboard, shared with the laptop listed on this thread.

    - Despite what some websites claim, it will only support a max 2 gigs of memory.

    - it has an SATA bus, with corresponding hard drive and dead super-multi drive.

    - right now, it has the kneecapped T2060 "Pentium dual core" processor in it, which is causing it to bog down under hard multi-tasking.

    - it has the most current (apparently final) v 3.60 bios (incidentally, because the bios is cacheable, any time I run the vista recovery disks, it actually reverts the freaking bios! Makes it a %^&* to boot from a flash or USB-optical drive when the older bios doesn't support "boot by USB" so I stopped using the recovery disks)

    So, my question is, in looking at processors and this thread, I see the T7200 Core 2 Duo listed often. Is this the best processor anyone has gotten to work with this motherboard, or has anyone gotten a newer chip to work in this setup :confused:

    Responses greatly appreciated. ((I'll be adding a larger hdd or sdd also hopefully, depending on what is left over after buying the other parts))
     
  6. ellalan

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    Hi eoraptor,
    I have tried T2400,T5600 and T7200 in my 5610z and finally settled for T2600. When I had T7200 my laptop fan made irritating noise to keep it cool as the original cooling system made for dual core processors and not for C2D processors(only a guess), with T2600 I don't see much difference in performance, very quiet and efficient proc.
    Yes, motherboard in 5610 models can accept up to 4GB but 5610z models can only go up to 2GB memory.
     
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    krazyphire Notebook Consultant

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    Well done mate! Glad to see people are still giving help in this guide. :D
     
  8. ellalan

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    Thanks krazyphire, all credit goes to your original hard work which inspired many to improve the performance of our laptops without spending a lot of money.
     
  9. jthb

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    I havent read the whole thread (Don't have time) but I've got an Acer 2480-2968 (Europe) laptop with a celeron M 440 @ 1,86ghz. Battery life is pretty aweful (1,5 hour).

    I opened the memory cover and it said "31ZR1MB00X" on the sticker. I googled that and found that this is the same motherboard as in the Acer 3680.

    I found the link last night that said it had the 943 chipset but I cannot find it again, can anyone help me?

    I'd love to replace this crappy CPU if possible!
     
  10. ellalan

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    When you opened the memory cover you should have seen another number similar to these (picture). That will identify your chipset.

    EDIT:
    If it's beginning with MB.AZL06.....you have 943 chipset.
     

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