Morrisoft ATi Custom Resolution Tool

Yes! it is here! sorry for the 2 and a half month delay of the release, but here it is, you can download it from box.net:

Box.net

Instructions are simple:

-Click “Get Current Resolutions”
-Type in the desired resolutions according to the “Example”
-Click “Save the table”
-Click “Restart ATi driver”

You should now be able to use that resolution*, it is THAT EASY!
*resolutions added needs to be under what your monitor can handle otherwise it will not show up as an option in Catalyst Control Center or Windows Control Panels

Morris Lee

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

ATi Cutom Resolution Tool Instructions

Here is the instructions on how to use ATi Cutom Resolution Tool


Start up Morrisoft ATi Custom Resolution Tool


Click “Get Current Resolutions” to start editing current ones or just start typing new ones


Once completed, click “Save and reboot driver”


Once driver is rebooted, you should be able to select the resolution in ATi Catalyst Control Center or the ATi Catalyst tray icon.

Enjoy!

ATi Custom Resolution Tool

ATi Custom Resolution Tool, This program is designed to easily add custom resolutions to your ATi cards. Unlike nVidia, ATi never provided a software to do such task, with this software, it should be much easier!

As you can see, I have finalized the user interface to as simple as it can get! it even restarts the driver for you, no need to reboot to detect new setting table!

System Requirements:

  • Windows XP/Vista/7 32 or 64 bit
  • ATi Radeon 9XXX or above
  • Monitor in DVI for desktops unless on a laptop

It is currently in RC, you can obtain a copy of evaluation by emailing me directly at morrismurphy (a) gmail.com, you will receive a reply with the software attached!

Shrinking Mini Bluetooth USB dongles

Well, well, the title explains itself, sure you want to get Bluetooth for your beloved Aspire One and not worrying it sticking out “injuring” the USB port while traveling, Or maybe you are just too scared to crack open $300 USD or more electronics. How does cracking open a cheap $10-20 Bluetooth and do a “DIY”, wait a second! did you say DIY? YES, you can “do it yourself!”.

Tools you need:

Pliers
Scissors
Exacto-Knife
High precision ruler

Materials:

A Mini USB Bluetooth dongle
Hard Plastic packaging
Paper Clip (if your bluetooth PCB board also drilled through)
Double-sided tape (to hold the PCB on the plastic)
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You may see the following dongles to be a “fine” solution to many laptops, but for Aspire One, it still is pretty gigantic.
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How about shorting the necessary length? make it into something like THIS:
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Oh, sure it looks not much different, but here is a reality comparison:
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The profile is now just .4 cm(stock was .8 cm) which is significantly shortened!

How is this possible you may ask, that is why I am discussing this, the casing itself actually contains a lot of empty space, there is also a slight thickness that just pads between the board and the inside of the USB port.

By using materials like this:
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With a little of creativity and some 3 dimensional logic shape thinking, I cut out the shapes and bent them so they hold just the board.

Fortunately, there are 2 small holes that paperclip can just go through, I manage to pin it through and wrap it around to allow easier removal and structure support.

Here is the bluetooth in action on my Aspire One:
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(actual feel looks even better then the image)

As a matter of fact, I prefer the current look, I love lights on laptops and the original casing was a darker plastic which blocked magnificent amount of the LED intensity, however, the plastic packaging material is completely transparent allowing the LED to show off its full potential!

This is just the project I did that I’d like to share to all!