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I just bought a new Acer Aspire 5534, it has plenty of RAM(4gb) a very nice graphics card: ATI Radeon HD3200 Graphics(up to 1919MB HyperMemory), as well as a Acer Nplify 802.11b/g/Draft-N adapter. So seeing all of this I decided to get it, but I failed to notice that it's processor, though a dual core, has only 1.20 GHz. Can I upgrade the cpu? Or am I stuck with this one?

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Yes you can upgrade the cpu but you will have to dismantel your computer to get to the processor.
and you must be ready for all the headaches that will come with it. now the real question is ,.... is it worth it>? NO its not worth it because acers ar proned to motherboard failure after upgrading the processor.
also they are proned to burn in failure. try adding ram if that dont do it i wouldnt stick too much into that model of computer.

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I concur with Chris about this laptop model, (NOT that Chris needs me to concur)

If I may;

For the Aspire 1690 series of Notebook PC's, the graphics chipset is soldered directly to the motherboard.

There are models of laptops that DO indeed have a separate graphics, or video card. They use the MXM technology.

The Acer Aspire 1691wlmi Notebook PC, may have either the ATI Mobility Radeon X600 GPU, or the ATI Mobility Radeon X700 GPU.
(Graphics Processing Unit, or also known as the graphics chipset)

This is one example of the ATI Mobility Radeon X600 graphics chipset,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1x-ATI-Mobility-Radeon-X600-216PDAGA23F-BGA-Chipset-/280796092668?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4160c058fc

You are looking at a Top View, as it is mounted on the motherboard.
What you do not see is the method of mounting.
This graphics chipset is mounted to the motherboard, via a BGA surface mount.

Ball Grid Array.
To explain the BGA surface mount;
Compare to an older Intel Pentium 4 desktop processor, that uses a Socket 478 processor socket,

The processor has contact pins on the bottom of it's circuit board. 478 of 'em.
The processor socket has matching socket holes. (478),

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_478

With a BGA surface mount there are no contact pins, on the bottom of the graphics chipset, as used on an older Intel Pentium 4 processor. (That uses a Socket 478 processor socket)

There are no socket holes in a processor socket.
No socket on the motherboard.

In place of the contact pins, there are Solder Balls on the bottom of the graphics chipset.
In place of the socket holes in a socket on the motherboard, there are instead Copper Pads.
(The copper pads are also gold plated)

The graphics chipset is set down on the motherboard, with the Solder Balls lining up on the Copper Pads.
Heat is then applied at a specific temperature, and length of time.
This action melts the solder balls, and solders the graphics chipset to the copper pads.
(Thereby also soldering the graphics chipset TO the motherboard)

This example of one maker, of a SMT/BGA Rework Station at work, will help demonstrate the above method,

http://www.ersa.com/art-ir-pl-650-346-1472.html

Scroll the page down, click on the red -
Take a few minutes to view the IR 650 demo video

That's just the mechanical aspects of replacing/upgrading a GPU, using a BGA surface mount.
Now you need to look into what will work.

The motherboard chipset determines what hardware components, can be used on a motherboard.
The motherboard chipset, as used on the Acer Aspire 1690 series of Notebook PC's, uses a Northbridge chip, and a Southbridge chip.

(Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit

The Integrated Circuit, or chipset, that is used for graphics, is the graphics chipset, or G.P.U.,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPU )

The Northbridge chip handles the faster capabilities of a computer.
Handles the Processor, Ram Memory, and High-speed graphics.

A graphics chipset using the PCI bus is NOT high-speed graphics.
(Such as a PCI graphics card inserted into a PCI slot, on a desktop computer motherboard)
Integrated graphics is also Not high-speed graphics.

High-speed graphics uses an AGP bus, or a PCI-Express bus.
The ATI Mobility Radeon X600, and X700 graphics chipset, on the Acer Aspire 1690 series of Notebook PC's, uses a PCI Express x16 bus,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_AMD_graphics_processing_units#Mobility_Radeon_X300.2C_X600.2C_X700.2C_X800_Series

IF, your Aspire 1690 series Notebook PC, uses an ATI Mobility Radeon X600 graphics chipset, and you wanted to upgrade to an ATI Mobility Radeon X700 graphics chipset, it would not be worth your trouble.

By the time you buy the X700 chipset, have the X600 removed, and X700 installed, it would be cheaper, and wiser to just buy a better laptop.

[ One I bought for work to use on Electronic Technical Manual's, is an Acer Aspire 5552-3691
1) AMD Athlon II X2 P340 (Dual Core) processor
2) 4GB of DDR3 Sdram (SO-DIMM) ram memory at 1066MHz
3) ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 graphics chipset.
Price? $398.00USD.

Not the best by FAR. But MUCH better than what you have presently.
Just food for thought ]

Just thought you would like to know why, it isn't feasible to try to upgrade the graphics chipset.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Jun 06, 2012 | Acer Aspire 1691WLMi PC Notebook

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Dell dimension 5100


If you are having problems with your video card

the drivers might not be installed correctly you might have to uninstall the graphics card restart your computer then reinstall the graphics card and its drivers

If your computer came with a motherboard disc the drivers could be on it

Click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to display adapters + to expand you might see a yellow question mark ? or exclamation mark ! or a red x right click select reinstall drivers or

you might need to download one


http://download.cnet.com/video-ati-ati-radeon/3000-2108_4-175861.html
This package supports the following driver models:

  • 128MB ATI RADEON X600 SE
  • 128MB ATI RADEON X600 SE Secondary
  • 256MB ATI RADEON X600
  • 256MB ATI RADEON X600 Secondary
  • RADEON X300 SE 128MB HyperMemory
  • RADEON X300 SE 128MB HyperMemory Secondary
  • RADEON X300 Series
  • RADEON X300 Series Secondary
  • RADEON X600 256MB HyperMemory
  • RADEON X600 256MB HyperMemory Secondary
  • 128MB ATI Radeon X1300
  • 128MB ATI Radeon X1300 Secondary
  • 256MB ATI Radeon X1300PRO
  • 256MB ATI Radeon X1300PRO Secondary
  • ATI Radeon Xpress 1100
  • ATI PCI Express (3GIO) Filter Driver

Hope this helps you




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Can i connect a video card on my acer aspire 5740?


i think you can, but this laptop has great integrated graphic card, it use Integrated Intel® HD Graphics or Discrete ATI Radeon™ HD 5650 graphics or Discrete ATI Radeon™ HD 5470 graphics
this graphic card can make great picture for HD video

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The 256MB graphics currently shown in your PC is on board graphics which is most probably shared by the RAM. Its not actually graphics card. And the performance is very poor compared to actual graphics card or GPU (Graphics processing Unit). There is nothing that can to done to improve performance other to add an actual GPU.

Thanks.

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direct x10.

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I have a acer aspire 5100. I'm running vista sp1 ultimate 64x I have 4 gb of ram I'm having a very difficult time trying to plat Knights of the Old Republic (a game from 2000) I have a ati radeon xpress...


This model comes in 2 different flavors and I am unsure which one you have but here's the skinny on it:
Option 1:
ATI Radeon® Xpress 1100 chipset with integrated 3D
graphics, up to 256 MB of shared system memory

Option 2:
• ATI Mobility™ Radeon® X1300/X1600 with up to 512MB of
HyperMemory™ (64MB of dedicated GDDR2 VRAM;
up to 448MB of shared system memory), supporting

Regardless of which one you have, you should be able to set the shared memory in the BIOS, or you can use the Acer ePerformance Management software either installed on your machine already, or which can easily be downloaded from their website at this link:

http://www.acerpanam.com/synapse/forms/portal20.cfm?website=AcerPanAm.com&siteid=7117&areaid=2&formid=3394#results

Cheers!

-E

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This is from Acer's US SUpport Site:
Video Subsystem
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 2300 with up to 896 MB of HyperMemory™ (128 MB of dedicated GDDR2 VRAM, up to 768 MB of shared system memory), supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 9 and PCI Express®
or:
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 2300 with up to 1 GB of HyperMemory™ (256 MB of dedicated GDDR2 VRAM, up to 768 MB of shared system memory), supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 9 and PCI Express®
(varies by model)

http://www.acerpanam.com/synapse/forms/portal20.cfm?recordid=561&formid=3404&website=AcerPanAm.com/us&siteid=7293&words=all&keywords=&areaid=7

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ATI radeon xpress 1250 for laptop


Have you tried the windows update,usually for vista they have a built-in WDM drivers for ATI, and right now you may want to use that for the meantime if the computer did not recognize the exact model number also when using the windows update it you can check if microsoft has a new WDM driver for your video card.

The video card is a built-in video card on the mobo, right?

This this link
http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx?p=vista32/integrated-vista32

If you have a Vista Business 64 bit click the link below

http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx?p=vista64/integrated-vista64

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