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    Default Acer Extensa 5220 - CPU upgrade

    A number here have this free ''give away' Acer, and although it's a very long shot I wonder if there is another CPU that could give this old girl a little more zing?

    It's had a 2Gb ram injection and a HD upgrade and trundles along just fine with W7 Pro on all the basics.

    I am no expert, however I understand most lappy CPU upgrades are nigh on impossible (sockets, heatsinks, FSB's etc etc).

    Anyway here are the specs from SIW.






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    i have also been looking at doing the same , when i get around to it i am going to try a

    Core 2 Duo T5450

    Have a read here

    dont say linux if i wanted it id install it

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    eBay seem cheap and available.

    So who's going to give it a whirl first?

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    just brought a t5550 for $40 , so we will see how it goes!

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    This is not a bad guide for most laptop CPUs

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    Thanks Crazy quiet a few options there for the chipset in these units
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    dont say linux if i wanted it id install it

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    So are these Core 2 D's the most likely to give the best bang for buck (if they work)?

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    going by the chipset GL960 if they are correct them my 5620 is running the Core 2 Duo T7300 and its does well

    Note on the GL960

    08/12/07

    As of this update, the GL960 only has official support for Socket P Celerons. Manufacturers, however, have been shipping the GL960 with Socket P Pentium Dual-Cores. The GL960 will certainly work with the following processors:

    Celeron M 530 1733 1024 533
    Celeron M 540 1866 1024 533
    Celeron M 550 2000 1024 533
    Celeron M 560 2133 1024 533

    Pentium Dual-Core T2310 1466 1024 533
    Pentium Dual-Core T2330 1600 1024 533
    Pentium Dual-Core T2370 1733 1024 533

    As of this update, several board members have reported successful uprades to 667MHz FSB and 800MHz FSB Socket P Core 2 Duos and none have reported unsuccessful upgrades. The GL960 will probably work with the following processors:

    Core 2 Duo T5250 1500 2048 667
    Core 2 Duo T5450 1667 2048 667
    Core 2 Duo T5550 1833 2048 667
    Core 2 Duo T5750 2000 2048 667
    Core 2 Duo T5850 2133 2048 667

    Core 2 Duo T5270 1400 2048 800
    Core 2 Duo T5470 1600 2048 800
    Core 2 Duo T7100 1800 2048 800
    Core 2 Duo T7250 2000 2048 800

    Core 2 Duo T7300 2000 4096 800
    Core 2 Duo T7500 2200 4096 800
    Core 2 Duo T7700 2400 4096 800
    Core 2 Duo T7800 2600 4096 800
    dont say linux if i wanted it id install it

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    Ta,

    I missed that summary. Apparently it may well manage fsb's to 800!!!

    Now that would breathe very considerable life into the old girl.

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    TravelMate 5720/5320 Series Extensa 5620/5220 Series (28.7Mb)

    It does look like a pretty straightforward CPU change-out.

    Clean up the heatsink, ... and good to go?

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    Ordered a T5750 (2MHz C2D) for A$50.24 delivered.

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    Well the t5550 came today from uk, 20 mins later and a bit of thermal compound we are up and running again.

    speed seems a lot better. not so sluggish in flash pages - upped the processor score to 4.8 from 4.1 in vista.

    Well worth the $40 !!

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    Now to see if anyone tries an 800 fsb upgrade

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    Nice

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    not a full list, but gives a bit of an idea how the different cpus benchmark against each other

    CPU Name ..... - passmark CPU Mark(higher is better)
    1. Intel Celeron 530....... @ 1.73GHz 478
    2. Intel Celeron 540....... @ 1.86GHz 496
    3. Intel Celeron 550....... @ 2.00GHz 546
    4. Intel Core2 Duo P7570 @ 2.26GHz 1592
    5. Intel Core2 Duo P8400 @ 2.26GHz 1542
    6. Intel Core2 Duo P8600 @ 2.40GHz 1610
    7. Intel Core2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz 1797
    8. Intel Core2 Duo P8800 @ 2.66GHz 1873
    9. Intel Core2 Duo P9300 @ 2.26GHz 1595
    10. Intel Core2 Duo P9400 @ 2.40GHz 1615
    11. Intel Core2 Duo P9500 @ 2.53GHz 1755
    12. Intel Core2 Duo P9600 @ 2.53GHz 1676
    13. Intel Core2 Duo P9600 @ 2.66GHz 1951
    14. Intel Core2 Duo P9700 @ 2.80GHz 2137
    15. Intel Core2 Duo T5200 @ 1.60GHz 839
    16. Intel Core2 Duo T5250 @ 1.50GHz 835
    17. Intel Core2 Duo T5270 @ 1.40GHz 802
    18. Intel Core2 Duo T5300 @ 1.73GHz 882
    19. Intel Core2 Duo T5450 @ 1.66GHz 940
    20. Intel Core2 Duo T5470 @ 1.60GHz 913
    21. Intel Core2 Duo T5500 @ 1.66GHz 920
    22. Intel Core2 Duo T5550 @ 1.83GHz 1009
    23. Intel Core2 Duo T5600 @ 1.83GHz 1001
    24. Intel Core2 Duo T5670 @ 1.80GHz 998
    25. Intel Core2 Duo T5750 @ 2.00GHz 1113
    26. Intel Core2 Duo T5800 @ 2.00GHz 1151
    27. Intel Core2 Duo T5850 @ 2.16GHz 1205
    28. Intel Core2 Duo T5870 @ 2.00GHz 1121
    29. Intel Core2 Duo T5900 @ 2.20GHz 1178
    30. Intel Core2 Duo T6400 @ 2.00GHz 1331
    31. Intel Core2 Duo T6500 @ 2.10GHz 1423
    32. Intel Core2 Duo T6570 @ 2.10GHz 1340
    33. Intel Core2 Duo T6600 @ 2.20GHz 1567
    34. Intel Core2 Duo T6670 @ 2.20GHz 1424
    35. Intel Core2 Duo T7100 @ 1.80GHz 993
    36. Intel Core2 Duo T7200 @ 2.00GHz 1142
    37. Intel Core2 Duo T7250 @ 2.00GHz 1097
    38. Intel Core2 Duo T7300 @ 2.00GHz 1137
    39. Intel Core2 Duo T7400 @ 2.16GHz 1229
    40. Intel Core2 Duo T7500 @ 2.20GHz 1265
    41. Intel Core2 Duo T7600 @ 2.33GHz 1322
    42. Intel Core2 Duo T7700 @ 2.40GHz 1385
    43. Intel Core2 Duo T7800 @ 2.60GHz 1470
    44. Intel Core2 Duo T8100 @ 2.10GHz 1355
    45. Intel Core2 Duo T8300 @ 2.40GHz 1505
    46. Intel Core2 Duo T9300 @ 2.50GHz 1677
    47. Intel Core2 Duo T9400 @ 2.53GHz 1753
    48. Intel Core2 Duo T9500 @ 2.60GHz 1841
    49. Intel Core2 Duo T9550 @ 2.66GHz 1903
    50. Intel Core2 Duo T9600 @ 2.80GHz 2010
    51. Intel Core2 Duo T9800 @ 2.93GHz 2202
    52. Intel Core2 Duo T9900 @ 3.06GHz 2290

    from 496(c540) to 1001(t5550) in my case is a fair jump!
    interesting that the t7100 800 with faster bus scores slower than t5550 with 667
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    Finally did the job with the new T5750 (2MHz Core 2 Duo). All this rain has me catching up on inside jobs

    Was it worth $50 and 10 minutes changeover? You betcha!

    It slips along just that much quicker now. Proggies open in the blink of an eye!

    WEI Processor and RAM scores up from 4.2 -> 5.1 & 4.5 -> 5.1 respectively.

    That's a 21% increase in CPU speed alone, plus C2D.

    WEI before


    WEI after


    Couple of pics of the extraction. Very straight forward with only a few little dabs of heatsink compound required.

    Fan removed


    New CPU installed Note the white compound. Heat sink assembly on the left upside down.
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    Thanks .cool.

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