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Acer M3910 (Help please!)

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August 11, 2012 10:26:47 AM

Hey, I bought my Acer Aspire M3910 about 2 years ago, and now it's pretty outdated.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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August 11, 2012 10:40:45 AM

Okay, I see. Is that not an option at all then? Because an AMD quad core seems much cheaper than Intel.
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a b ) Power supply
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August 11, 2012 10:47:25 AM

So you didn't say what cpu you have now. How can we recommend an upgrade without knowing what you've got?
August 11, 2012 10:49:38 AM

Yeah sorry. It's an i3 550 3.2Ghz Dual Core.

Thanks
a b ) Power supply
a c 127 V Motherboard
August 11, 2012 10:54:02 AM

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

a b ) Power supply
a c 127 V Motherboard
August 11, 2012 10:59:09 AM

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.
August 11, 2012 11:05:40 AM

Thank you very much!
January 12, 2014 1:23:47 PM

Hi im looking to upgrade the motherboard for my Acer Aspire M3910 its an H57H-AM2 these are the specs

H57H-AM2 Motherboard Specifications.
CPU
Support Intel Socket: LGA1156. (Max 95W)
* Core i7 Quad, (Lynnfield) Core i5, i3 (Clarkdale)
Chipset
Intel H57
Integrated Graphics
Intel HD
Memory
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
Storage
6 x SATA II 3Gb/s connectors
Audio
Realtek – High Definition
Ethernet
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
Internal
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)
BIOS
Form Factor
Micro-ATX

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

Jay

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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