Morris’ Aspire 5920 CPU Swap/upgrade

Hello to all! Yes it has been a while since you have heard from me!

Apart from one of my other articles, the “Morris’ Aspire 5920 GPU Swap/upgrade”, use that as a reference for part of the dis-assembly for the cover and the GPU, now we are going to swap the heart of the 5920G out!

–Sorry for the poor image quality as I don’t have an actual camera for the pictures–

**Warning! Do this in your own risk, please observe other similar modifications and understand your own skills on these tiny operations, unplug the computer and eject the battery for safer working environment. REQUIRES A STEADY HAND for the physical part. I am not able to hold responsible for any damages to your own systems.**

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Table of contents:

1a. Suggested Tools
1b. Materials
2a. Removing the back panel
2b. Screws and wires need to be removed
2c. Removing the heatsink
3a. Removing the CPU
3b. Installing the new CPU
4a. Putting everything back
5a. Remarks
6a. References
6b. Contact

1a. Suggested Tools

philips screw driver
flat-head screw driver

1b. Materials

Aspire 5920
Thermal Paste (Arctic Silver 5 or better)
Socket P (PPGA478) FSB 667 or 800MHz only compatible CPU (check here

2a. Removing the back panel

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Remove the screws indicated above in red circles to pop open the back panel

2b. Screws and wires need to be removed

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The 3 wires (two wireless antennas and fan power) can be removed by pulling them off gently, the screw in the battery compartment circled is for easier removal for the heatsink later.

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The reds are the screws already removed for removing the GPU module, the ones in green has to unscrewed, the 4 silver ones(with springs) will stay on the heatsink even if it is unscrewed, that’s normal.

2c. Removing the heatsink

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Pull on the edge where the smallest arrow is pointing up(close to the screw we removed in the battery compartment before), as it is lifted, pull the heatsink towards the harddrive and angle up slightly at the same time.

3a. Removing the CPU

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Turn counter clock wise with a flat head screw driver on the “screw” just above the CPU to loose up the socket, pull out the CPU.

3b. Installing the new CPU

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install the new CPU at the same orientation as the old one(notice the little copper/yellow arrow), turn the “screw” clock wise to lock it. Use some new Arctic Silver 5 on top of the CPU(put half of what I put there 😀 I put too much at the time of picture taken)

4a. Putting everything back

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Insert the heatsink back at the same angle you pulled it out(make sure the thermalpads for the northbridge on the heatsink is not damaged), screw the 4 silver screws on, and the 2 other screws indicated in green, insert the GPU and put back the 4 screws that holds the GPU(the screws marked in red above)

Don’t forget to reinsert the fan cable and the wireless cables!!!

5a. Remarks

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I got this CPU from u6b36ef user.

6a. References

http://ark.intel.com/ProductCollection.aspx?familyId=26548

6b. Contact

If you have other questions, please reply on the bottom here, http://www.theacerguy.com or Email me at morrismurphy@gmail.com