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Acer Aspire 5517-5661 CPU upgrade help

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I recently got an Acer Aspire 5517-5661 laptop and i had a few upgrade questions about it.

What CPU i can upgrade to? right now i have the AMGTF20HAX4DN TF-20 1.6Ghz single core CPU and i wanted to upgrade to the TMDTL64HAX5CT TL-64 2.2Ghz dual core CPU, through the research that I've done on it I've found that most people use the TMDTL64HAX5CT TL-64 but some people said that it did not work for them, and that they had to use the TMDTL58HAX5CT TL-58 1.9Ghz dual core CPU, I'm just trying to find a straight answer because I would like to get the most powerful CPU that I can, and I do not want to order the TL-64 if it will not work.


Thanks.
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I would guess that one of 2 things causes the TL-64 to not work in some. That would be lacking a BIOS update or install error.

As far as BIOS goes, there are few release notes on the one BIOS download available for that model, but install it before you try.
As for user error, well, that can not be fixed. If you install it wrong, it is going to be damaged period.


Now my honest opinion here is that you are searching after minimal gains here. 400 MHz is not going to make a lot of difference on the same generation of processors. You are really better off leaving it as is.

**if you decide to do it anyway, let us know how it goes.
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Thank you for the reply, after some more research ive grown pretty confident that the 2.2Ghz would work with my specific laptop, either way i do plan on going with either the 1.9 or 2.2, but i think the gains would be a little more then what you are thinking because the 1.9 and 2.2 are both dual core CPU's and the 1.6 i have is a single core, even upgrading to the 1.6 dual core should make some difference i would think? unless i am wrong,

As for user error, I do not think i would have to much of an issue installing it correctly, ive done tons of repairs and upgrades to other laptops and ive built my own gaming computer (witch to this day i still regret getting rid of it) Although this is the first laptop i have come across that you can even replace the CPU on, ALL of my other laptops have had CPU's that were soldered straight to the motherboard, and this laptop has an actual cpu socket witch i found odd.

I will eventually give the CPU upgrade a shot sometime this summer, but first i think im going to try bumping up to 4 gigs of ram, and then maybe a SSD that should help speed it up a bit, but if that doesn't get it to where i want it ill go for the CPU upgrade.
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Seems you are right on the core count. I should have paid better attention. headscratch.gif

Anyway, that is a good idea for the RAM and SSD, though watch that you may be bottled at SATA I speeds (not really sure, may be SATA II). BUt you likely won't notice the difference. I sure didn't notice it when I was using a Samsung 830 on a Dell M90.

**and just fyi, I was not specifically saying that you might have install error. Just covering the base.
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