Originally posted by: MariusP
Originally posted by: coljohnhannibalsmith
Can I upgrade from TL50 to TL68?
I have an Acer Aspire 5102WLMi Notebook with 2x AMD TL50 processors and an 800Mhz FSB and I would like to upgrade my mobo with the fastest processor available that will fit in the S1 socket. I think I read somewhere that it's an S1G1 socket, whatever that means.
It's my understanding that the TL68 will fit in the S1 socket; and to the best of my knowledge, it's the fastest member of the Turion Mobile Processor family. There are a couple of compatibility issues that I'm aware of:
1. The TL50 is 90nm and the TL68 is 65nm. I read somewhere that there may be BIOS compatibility issues. I suspect this would only be true if there's a difference in how these devices are initialized; or am I missing something?
2. 90nm processors require 3.0 - 3.5vdc input and 65nm processors require 2.5 - 3.5vdc input. Since the requirements for the 90nm processors are more restrictive, it appears this won't be an issue.
Also, if this is even possible, will I need to overclock after installing the new processors or does the TL68 have an internal multiplier that will take care of this?
Last but not least, where can I buy these? No one seems to carry them. I can't find them at New Egg or any of the other Franchise Distributors.
Hello all : )
I am in the same situation as John is above: Acer Aspire 5102WLMi with a AMD Turion 64 x2 TL-50 processor. The motherboard is reported in CPU-Z as Acer Navarro and has a ATI Xpress200 (RS480) chipset, and Southbridge ATI SB400.
So far so good.. it has been (and still is) a decent and reliable notebook, with the exception of the BIOS drivers quality and the default 4200RPM harddrive. I've bought this notebook from US in July 2006.
As I've already upgraded to 4GB of RAM, I intend to upgrade my CPU from TL-50 to TL-68 (or TL-64 if it TL-68 doesn't work). In the BIOS release notes (http://support.acer-euro.com/d...notebook/as_5100.html) I didn't found any CPU Speed restrictions (of course, this doesn't mean that they're not there..) for the RS480 chipset.
Can any Acer Aspire 5102WLMi (and/or RS480 chipset owners) users out there please share with us (Jessie James 59 and coljohnhannibalsmith especially) what technology (90nm/65nm) and what CPU (TL-64/68) they've upgraded to? And also.. wheather it worked or not? : )
I think this might help quite a lot of Acer Aspire 5102WLMi users with a RS480 chipset who are looking for a AMD CPU upgrade from TL-50 to TL-64 or TL-68.
Thank you very much,
I have a VERY GOOD News to every Acer Aspire 5102WLMi user out there: I've successfully upgraded from the original TL-50 to the TL-66 (@2.3GHz, on 0.065 microns, model TMDTL66HAX5DM).
I didn't saw any CLEAR confirmation about the TL-68 on this laptop, so I've tried the TL-66. That said, the difference between TL-66 and TL-68 is quite small and if you have the same chipset.. TL-68 will most surely work. In my case, it wasn't quite justified to pay another 50-60$ only for 100MHz/core. When needed, I can overclock it to 2.6/2.7 without problems.
I've also upgraded the BIOS to v3.13 a few months ago, also because I have 4GB ram and there were some issues with it when using an older BIOS version.
The heat is slightly lower with this beast : ) The Speed is considerable - you will notice first the instant responsivness of each application, no matter how many you have started.. When doing sw development, the enhanced speed is awesome!!!
What can I say more.. it's a ROCKET. I will upgrade the pata hard-drive to one of the first plate 160GB SAMSUNG models, and I will have one of the most powerfull laptops with a small investment.
Where did I get the CPU? Well, I've risked a little and purchased it from eBay. This TL-66 was ~128USD + shipping.
It's interesting that when I've removed the heat sink, I've read something different than what CPU-Z told me about my "ATI RS480" chipset: it is actually an ATI RS485WC as far as I read on the chipset. But maybe it's from the same RS480 family and CPU-Z didn't know all the biffurcations..
I hope my post will help by giving you a BOLD confirmation that TL-66 works on ACER Aspire 5102WLMi with the ATI RS480 chipset.