Upgrade options for Aspire 5315

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September 16, 2009 at 01:43:41
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Upgrade options for Aspire 5315



Greetings All, my apologies if this Q. has already been canvassed - can't find any relevant info.

Would someone familiar with the Aspire 5315 please cast their eye over this & let me know what the max. perform. upgrade possible is:

Upgrading/Updating the Aspire 5315

Customer (ccryder137) 09/08/2009 01:25 AM
I upgrade legacy computers for disadvantaged school kids in my community.

I have a number of donated Aspire 5315 notebooks:

1] Please advise if the chipset in the Aspire 5315 is GL960 or GM965.

2] Please advise if the socket is 'P'.

3] Please advise as to the most powerful/fastest CPU that the current shipset will support.

4] Please advise if chipset can be updated/upgraded.

5] Please advise as the maximum amount of RAM chipset supports - what is the best brand of RAM recommended by Acer.

6] Please advise as to the fastest HDD drive which can be installed in the Aspire 5315.

7] Please advise as to the max extent to which BIOS can be updated/upgraded.

8] Please advise if Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter can be upgraded

Thank you kindly, ccryder137.


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Response (Gopakumar_GWSI677) 09/08/2009 04:34 AM

Dear CCRYDER137,

Thank you for contacting Acer America. I’ll be happy to assist you with this issue.

The Serial Number LXALCOY530816046EE1601 failed to match any existing system information in our database, we would recommend you to verify the correct Serial Number which is 22 or 13 character alphanumeric or 11 digit SNID number.

You could locate the serial number:
- On the bottom of a notebook
- On the back or side of a desktop
- Under the front sliding door on a desktop
- On the original computer box, i.e. the label on the front of your computer case that contains information that identifies your computer model and serial number.
- In your Acer laptop there is an option to find out the serial number without looking to the label.
- Press FN+F2, then the Acer eSetting window will appear.
- There will be an option for system information. Please click on that.
- We can find out a mother board icon there.
- Select that mother board icon. There you can find the system serial number.
-Please note that the serial number does not have the character ' O '. It only has ' 0 '. Please double check the serial number again.

With this information we would be in a better position to help you out.

For further clarifications please feel free to visit our web site http://support.acer.com
Thank you for contacting Acer,
Have a great day!

Acer America
Online Technical Support

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September 16, 2009 at 06:40:01
You don't know how commodity computers are manufactured and sold. The only intended replaceable (upgradeable) items are ram and hard drives. CPU's and graphic cards are soldered. The reason Acer wants so much detail because the 5315 is part of a family of computer some discontinued, some current, and possibly some future computer. Hard Drives possibly from 80 GB to 250 GB, CPU from Celeron 1.x to Core 2 Duo , memory from 512 MB to 2 GB. different chipsets and video, different screen sizes, webcams. This for vendor marketing different variation for retail, Walmart, Sams Club, Costco. Best Buy. Without telling them the details they only knew you had a laptop. Also lower level models may have XP. Now most likely Vista Basic, Vista Home, Next month add Windows 7. With some brands you can't tell a desktop from a laptop with just a model number. With build to order only the name plate is the same. It's the sticker that's important.

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September 20, 2009 at 23:36:14

Cheers wizard-fred ... I now get the picture; the large OEMs want the consumer to keep upgrading the entire box - not individual FRU's.

However the 5315 is a Socket P & other Aspirers out there have been successful with component upgrades - some claim they are running a T7500 CPU on a GL960 chipset.

This may not be supported or approved of by Acer - but if it works, then why not do what benefits the consumer rather than the mega-electronic-appliance conglomerates?

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September 21, 2009 at 02:07:57
Some Acers with AMD cpus are upgradeable. But looking at the cost does not seem economically practical. Just the CPU costs 40% of the computer. It seems buying the next stepup is cheaper than upgrading.

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