Upgraded Acer 3680 Celeron CPU to a T5300!

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  1. VikingDon

    VikingDon Notebook Guru

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    I wondered if you'd noticed how the thread you started over 4 years ago, is still going strong :)

    TY so much for this thread! If you hadn't created it, I would have probably "tossed" the painfully slow (celeron) laptop this Acer once was. But thanks to you, it's many times faster :) I also learned some "geek-skills" with all the upgrades :)

    Thanx again... Don
     
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    Have any of you guys have problems where the left hinge keeps locking up and breaking? I have replaced mine once due to this and the replacement starting having the same issue after a month of use. THe funny part is I do not open and close it all that often.
     
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    Actually I have had 2 do that and they were both the left side as well. I thought it might just be me. The last time, I let it go too long and I ended up having to replace the upper screen case. I am starting to experience the same symptoms again. I may just get some spares so if it happens again I am ready. I have found them fairly cheap online....
     
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    has any1 out there done a upgrade to the internal wireless module? mine has a mini pci-e wireless b/g but im thinking of sticking in a wireless N unit ,i do alot of downloading and my isp has just tripled my download speeds as an upgrade so i want to get the best from it..
     
  5. downloads

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    If you'll see any improvement in speed depends of what kind of upgrade is it. 802.11g offers some 20mbps of real throughput in good signal conditions- if you far from the router or your internet connection is faster than that you will benefit from the upgrade.
    Anyway- it's a simple swap, antenna connectors are the same so no issues here.
     
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    sweet , cheers for the quick reply, once i get it done il let you all know the benefits , cheers
     
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    squee666 Notebook Consultant

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    For all you guys who want more of a boost Here are some GMA Drivers.

    I installed these on my friends netbook Msi with a gma x3100 and he gets a gaming system rating of 3.0 and 3.3 for desktop.


    This should give a great boost for you guys in conjunction with GMA BOOSTER.

    https://rapidshare.com/files/996192636/Intel_9xxSSF_V1.1E_Win7_x86.7z

    Give it a go with gma and show some scores
     
  8. VikingDon

    VikingDon Notebook Guru

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    Yes actually I put this ( New! Intel Wifi Link 5100 mini PCIe P/N: 512AN_MMW | eBay ) one in about 6 months ago, and although it picked up many more networks, I bought this long-distance external adapter ( Amazon.com: Alfa AWUS036H 1000mW 1W 802.11b/g USB Wireless WiFi Adapter With Original Alfa Screw-On Swivel 9dBi Rubber Antenna and Suction cup Window Mount dock: Computers & Accessories )
     
  9. sengaaaa

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    well i bought a intel 5100 wma 802.11N mini pci-e form ebay stuck it in and wow , internet is so much faster !! and the wee amber light at the wireless switch now works too . these latops are great !!!
     
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    Hi, as my user handle states, I am not savvy with anything computer related.

    I was recently given a used/good condition acer Aspire 3680-2682 laptop and I began scouring the internet for information regarding this old machine.

    After my stumbling upon this forum last week during my research, I really began pondering the idea of upgrading the CPU & RAM.

    However, I did have a couple of questions regarding the upgrade process and that is what brought me to joining this forum.

    My apologies, as I am not familiar at all with this subject matter. I did remove the panel on the laptop and found that.....

    The motherboard to my laptop is the MBAZL060037201ECA02500 : From what I have read on here, that would mean it can use the 943GML chipset, right?

    Also, the bios for the laptop is v1.3505

    Therefore, would an Intel T5600 - 1.83/2M/667 SL9SG CPU be compatible? If so, is that a good option for an upgrade? Or no?

    As far as the RAM goes, would a pair of hynix 1GB PC2-4200S-444-12 be compatible upgrades?

    I have never upgraded a computer in my life and the variations in CPU/RAM is somewhat confusing, as well as the hinging to the components themselves.

    I really wanted to be certain as to which specific upgrades were available for this model laptop before I committed to buying the components.

    If anybody could/would please spare a couple of minutes to school me on this topic I would be most thankful. Thanks for your time and have a good week, peace.

    - Daniel
     
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