image

Acer aspire laptop 5738 uprade,

PJM10PJM10 Member Posts: 2 New User
hi everyone,
I have an acer aspire 3738 laptop it is in great condition and has been in storage for years.
I would like to upgrade it and use it for graphics programs, photoshop cc, maya etc.
If anyone has any suggestions, I would be grateful for any advice.
The laptop has 4gb ram, 500gb hard drive and windows 10.
This old laptop is so well made and I want to upgrade the specs.

FAQ & Answers

  • billseybillsey ACE Posts: 25,532 Trailblazer
    Boy there are a lot of different Aspire 5738 models, the manual shows 5738G/5738ZG/5738Z/5738/5338 Series with different specs n each. Most of them support 4GB of memory max, but one supports 8GB instead. Do you know the speed of your memory and which processor is installed? The HDD/SSD is much easier, you can drop pretty much any 2.5" SATA drive in and I'd really suggest a SATA SSD, 1TB or so is very cost effective and will make a huge difference in boot time. It looks like the motherboard were built with three different chipsets, PM45 Express, GM45 Express and GL40 Express. Which processors might fit will depend on which chipset is used and which speed the bus is at.


    Click on "Like" if you find my answer useful or click on "Yes" if it answers your question.
  • PJM10PJM10 Member Posts: 2 New User
    Hi Billsey,
    Thank you for the reply, please see details below.
    aspire 5738/5338 series
    model # MS2264
    Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU  T4200  @ 2.00GHz
    total ram 4025 MB speed 800 MHz
    graphics card  Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
     (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
    cheers Patrick

Sign In or Register to comment.

Who's Online1K

Athwart
Athwart
brummyfan2
brummyfan2
farrukhahmed
farrukhahmed
rich1974
rich1974
Rsccoonos
Rsccoonos
Sollarasu
Sollarasu
StevenGen
StevenGen
+999 Guests

Join in, share your experience!

It looks like you're new here. Sign in or register to get started.

Assistance by Acer


Drivers &
Manuals

Acer
Answers