Acer M3910 (Help please!)

Hey, I bought my Acer Aspire M3910 about 2 years ago, and now it's pretty outdated. I'm looking to upgrade the CPU and GPU (and obviously the PSU to combat the upgrade)

I have no idea what type of motherboard is in this PC and it's capability. I would be looking to upgrade to a Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 for my GPU and an AMD Phenom II X4 965 for the CPU. The PSU would be an antec 550w or something along those lines.

If anyone could please tell me if the motherboard built into this PC is capable of running these components I would much appreciate it!

Thank you
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  1. I don't think you are going to have much luck trying to use an AMD CPU on an Intel based MB:
  2. Okay, I see. Is that not an option at all then? Because an AMD quad core seems much cheaper than Intel.
  3. So you didn't say what cpu you have now. How can we recommend an upgrade without knowing what you've got?
  4. Yeah sorry. It's an i3 550 3.2Ghz Dual Core.

  5. If you can still find them, any of the following CPUs would be an upgrade:

    Intel® Core™ i7-870 processor (8 MB L3 cache, 2.93 GHz, with Turbo Boost up to 3.60 GHz, DDR3 1066 MHz, 95 W), supporting Intel® EM64T Technology, Intel® Virtualization Technology

    Intel® Core™ i7-860 processor (8 MB L3 cache, 2.80 GHz, with Turbo Boost up to 3.46 GHz, DDR3 1066 MHz, 95 W), supporting Intel® EM64T Technology, Intel® Virtualization Technology

    Intel® Core™ i5-750 processor (8 MB L3 cache, 2.66 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.20 GHz, DDR3 1333 MHz, 95 W), supporting Intel® EM64T Technology, Intel® Virtualization Technology.

    Intel® Core™ i5-650/i5-660/i5-670 processor (4 MB L3 cache, 3.20/3.33/3.46 GHz, DDR3 1333 MHz, 73 W), supporting Intel® EM64T Technology, Intel® Virtualization Technology, Intel® HD Graphics

    Intel® Core™ i5-661 processor (4 MB L3 cache, 3.33 GHz, DDR3 1333 MHz, 87 W), supporting Intel® EM64T Technology, Intel® Virtualization Technology, Intel® HD Graphics
  6. I just looked at the prices of these cpus at newegg. The i7s run over 300, and the i5s rin over 200. Those are refurb prices. My advice, the cpu upgrade is not worth it. Go for just the graphics upgrade.
  7. Thank you very much!
  8. Hi im looking to upgrade the motherboard for my Acer Aspire M3910 its an H57H-AM2 these are the specs

    H57H-AM2 Motherboard Specifications.
    Support Intel Socket: LGA1156. (Max 95W)
    * Core i7 Quad, (Lynnfield) Core i5, i3 (Clarkdale)
    Intel H57
    Integrated Graphics
    Intel HD
    4 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM slots – Dual Channel DDR3 1333/ 1066MHz non-ECC, un-buffered memory (Max 16GB)
    Expansion Slots
    1 x PCI Express x16 (2.0)
    2 x PCI Express x1 (2.0)
    1 x PCI v2.3
    6 x SATA II 3Gb/s connectors
    Realtek – High Definition
    Realtek RTL8111 (Gigabit)
    Rear Panel
    1 x PS/2 for keyboard (purple-color)
    1 x PS/2 for mouse (green-color)
    1 x RJ45 LAN port
    6 x USB 2.0 ports
    1 x Audio I/O
    1 x VGA port
    1 x 4-pin CPU Fan connector
    1 x 3-pin SYS Fan connector
    1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
    1 x 24-pin ATX Power connector
    1 x Front Audio header
    1 x Front Panel header
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper
    1 x ME disable jumper
    1 x SPI debug header
    4 x USB headers
    1 x Battery socket (3V)
    Form Factor

    I have an i5 650 processor not overclocked
    upgraded to an Radeon HD 6750 Graphics Card
    Curcial M4 128gig SSD
    WD 1TD (7200rpm)
    Seagate 640 gig (7200rpm)
    Edroil FA66 firewire SounsCard
    4x 4gigs 2 of them are ADATA 4GB Premier DDR3 U-DIMM PC3-10600 1333Mhz and the other 2 are Silicon Power 4GB DDR3 1333Mhz DIMM 240PIN PC3-10600 RAM

    Main reason i want to upgrade the motherboard is for Sata 3 but i want to try get the best out of my set up now its for Music Production i just bought Cubase 7.5 this will be my main programme so thats the main reason for my rebuild

    Any Help would be great Thanks


    Edit here are the full specs for my Acer Aspire M3910 when i bought it

    Processor: Intel Core i5 (650) 3.2GHz 4MB (L3 Cache)
    Package: LGA1156
    Chipset: Intel H57 Express
    PCI 32 bit: 1 x PCI Slots
    PCI Express Slot: 1 x PCI Express x16, 2 x PCI Express x1 Slots
    Integrated Network: Yes
    Integrated Sound: Yes
    Memory (Maximum): 4096MB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
    Memory Slot: 4 x DIMM
    Hard Disk: 640GB (1 x 640GB) 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
    Graphics Device: NVIDIA GeForce GT 320 1024MB Dedicated
    Optical Drive Type: DVD±RW
    Keyboard: Wired keyboard
    Pointing Device: Wired Optical Mouse
    Sound Card: High-definition audio support
    VGA Port: 1 x 15-pin D-Sub
    HDMI Port: 1 x HDMI
    USB Ports: 10 x USB 2.0
    RJ-45 Ports: 1 x RJ-45
    Audio Line In Ports: 1 x Line-In/Line-Out/Mic-in
    Headphone Ports: 1 x Hi Definition Headphone Port
    Microphone In Port: 2 x Microphone In
    Keyboard Port: 1 x PS/2
    Mouse Port: 1 x PS/2
    Removable Flash Memory Adaptor: Multi Card Reader
    Wired Network: Yes
    Network Interface: Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbps Integrated
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