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Ultimate Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L1310 (g) upgrade manual

Postby Luc83 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:33 am

Hi all,

I was a little bit frustrated about my rather slow laptop, an Amilo L1310g. After this upgrade I was so satisfied. It works perfectly! It's fast, reliable, silent and the battery life did not decrease significantly. That's why I would like to share my experiences in upgrading the Amilo L1310g the good way.

First the setup before upgrading:

Intel Celeron M 370 (1.5 Ghz)
512 mb PC2100 (2x 256 mb)
Seagate Momentus 4200.2 80gb

The first step in upgrading was the memory. I wanted 1 gb. In my country, the Netherlands, in my opinion the prices for these memory upgrades were too high compared to the value of my laptop. After a long search I took the risk of buying OEM (Samsung/Hynix) memory from Ebay. I bought from the shop 'fastflashstore' which has a very good reputation. Because the price was so low, I decided to upgrade to 2 gb (2x 1gb) directly. At that time, 4 months ago, the price for 2 gb was around $50 incl. shipping! Make sure you buy PC2700 memory since this is the fastest the motherboard can handle. PC3200 will work as well but I've read some stories that it could cause instability.

After the succeeded memory upgrade there was the CPU. Now I have to admit the Celeron M isn't that bad. In fact, the only difference between the Celeron M and the Pentium M is the L2 cache which is 1mb for the Celeron M and 2mb for the Pentium M. But I had the chance to buy a very cheap Pentium M 725 1.6 Ghz cpu from a dutch website so I took the chance to see the difference in performance (and if it would work at all). I can tell you, it worked perfectly. The performance boost was more or less the same as the memory upgrade, I think both give an average 15-20% performance upgrade. Another advantage of the Pentium M is the ability to underclock it to 600 mhz when working with programs that require less. That'll reduce energy consumption and the annoyance of a rotating fan.

This was not enough for me so I went back to ebay to look for a faster CPU. The CPUs that will work are the M 725 (1.6), 735 (1.7), 745 (1.8 ), 755 (2.0), 765 (2.1) mPGA. Looking at the prices I realised that a M 765, the fastest CPU available for the L1310g, is not worth the money. These trade for around $120 on ebay. Even the M 755 was too expensive in my opinion, around $80, so I had decided to go for the reasonably priced M 745. I've paid something like $45 incl. shipping charges to the Netherlands. And I can tell you, the CPU works just perfect. Compared to the M 725 it gives me another 10% increase in performance.

After these upgrades I was quite satisfied. But one thing was still annoying me, the slow harddisk. I thought that the upgrade from 4200 rpm to 5400 rpm would'n be worth the difference so I started looking at 2.5" ATA 7200 rpm drives with at least 100 gb capacity. I can tell you, they are rare. There are still some available but the price is often high. So I started an investigation on the internet and found this: http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=264209
This harddisk would beat any other 5200 rpm 2.5" ATA harddisk and even the 7200 rpm disks for such a low price! So I checked the prices on the web, drove to a cheap store and bought this fantastic 160gb harddrive for my laptop for only 50 euro! My HDtune results increased from max 24 mb/s to 65 mb/s! That's what I call an upgrade!

This last upgrade really completed my laptop. It's twice as fast is it was before the upgrades. The total price? A little bit more than a hundred euro's. I don't think you can buy another laptop for that ;)

So to summarize:

CPU
Intel Celeron M 370 -> Intel Pentium M 745 (1.8 Ghz) $45 = 30 eur

Memory
512 MB PC2100 (2x 256 mb) -> 2 gb PC2700 (2x 1gb) $55 = 35 eur

Harddisk
Seagate Momentus 4200.2 4200 rpm 80GB -> Samsung HM160HC 5200 RPM 160GB $70 = 50 eur?

Thank you for reading and good luck upgrading!

Lucas

ps: If you have any additions you would like to add in this upgrade manual, feel free to post them. And sorry for my English if you think it's bad, it's not my native language ;)
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Re: Ultimate Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L1310 (g) upgrade manual

Postby gstar » Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:28 pm

hello,

what about the m745a or m735a for amilo l1310?

thanks
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Re: Ultimate Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L1310 (g) upgrade manual

Postby Luc83 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:40 pm

I'm quite sure that the M735a and M745a will not work. You need the SL7EP (m735) or SL7EN (m745).
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Re: Ultimate Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L1310 (g) upgrade manual

Postby gstar » Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:47 pm

hi,

thanks for the super fast reply. ok good to know.

i have found some m745 on ebay. i hope i will get it for a good price.
and next week i uprade the ram to 2x1gb pc2700 :)

i`m really looking forward to it.

thx
gstar

ps: perhaps it will be a m755 ;)
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Re: Ultimate Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L1310 (g) upgrade manual

Postby magick » Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:07 pm

Odd mine has a celerom m 380 1.6 ghz processor and a 5400 rpm hdd, and its faster than my cousins's 1.5 ghz pentium m toshbia laptop.
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Re: Ultimate Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L1310 (g) upgrade manual

Postby Luc83 » Thu May 21, 2009 4:15 pm

gstar wrote:hi,

thanks for the super fast reply. ok good to know.

i have found some m745 on ebay. i hope i will get it for a good price.
and next week i uprade the ram to 2x1gb pc2700 :)

i`m really looking forward to it.

thx
gstar

ps: perhaps it will be a m755 ;)


Did you manage to get a M755? What are the results? I'm starting with overclocking my CPU and GPU (ATI Xpress 200M) now :D
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Re: Ultimate Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L1310 (g) upgrade manual

Postby Luc83 » Thu May 21, 2009 4:19 pm

magick wrote:Odd mine has a celerom m 380 1.6 ghz processor and a 5400 rpm hdd, and its faster than my cousins's 1.5 ghz pentium m toshbia laptop.


That's possible. The Celeron M is quite a fast CPU. But still the Pentium M CPU's with the same clockspeed are a little bit faster than the same Celeron M competitors. In your case it's concievable that the speed is boosted by the faster hard drive. Stock hard drives in laptops are usually very slow.
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Re: Ultimate Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L1310 (g) upgrade manual

Postby gezasore » Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:43 pm

Hi,
Nice manual man :wink: It really inspired me to do the same with with my old l1310 :D tomorrow i will get a processor Pentium M 750, but I still don't know if it fits to my notebook. The only thing what i worry about is different FSB speed, sockets are the same (H-PBGA479, PPGA478).

Also i really want to get that Samsung HM160HC hard drive :twisted: But it's not cheap... damn
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Re: Ultimate Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L1310 (g) upgrade manual

Postby Luc83 » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:16 pm

gezasore wrote:Hi,
Nice manual man :wink: It really inspired me to do the same with with my old l1310 :D tomorrow i will get a processor Pentium M 750, but I still don't know if it fits to my notebook. The only thing what i worry about is different FSB speed, sockets are the same (H-PBGA479, PPGA478).

Also i really want to get that Samsung HM160HC hard drive :twisted: But it's not cheap... damn



M 750 will not work, that's a 533 mhz CPU :wink: You'll need the Intel M 7x5 range (M 715, 725, 735, 745, 755).

My upgraded L1310g is still going strong :D
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Re: Ultimate Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L1310 (g) upgrade manual

Postby gezasore » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:05 pm

Luc83 wrote:
gezasore wrote:Hi,
Nice manual man :wink: It really inspired me to do the same with with my old l1310 :D tomorrow i will get a processor Pentium M 750, but I still don't know if it fits to my notebook. The only thing what i worry about is different FSB speed, sockets are the same (H-PBGA479, PPGA478).

Also i really want to get that Samsung HM160HC hard drive :twisted: But it's not cheap... damn



M 750 will not work, that's a 533 mhz CPU :wink: You'll need the Intel M 7x5 range (M 715, 725, 735, 745, 755).

My upgraded L1310g is still going strong :D


Hi,
:D I have good news, I just changed my Celeron M 390 to Pentium M 750 and it's working fine!!! I am writing this message with it on my PC :D . So I have to tell that Amilo l1310 motherboard supports 533 MHz FSB CPU's.
Now i need faster-bigger Hard drive, mine FUJITSU MHV2100AT has only 100Gb...
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Re: Ultimate Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L1310 (g) upgrade manual

Postby andymcgra » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:07 am

Luc83 wrote:
Harddisk
Seagate Momentus 4200.2 4200 rpm 80GB -> Samsung HM160HC 5200 RPM 160GB $70 = 50 eur?



Hi Luc you state the Samsung RPM speed is 5200 but I can only find one at 5400 RPM
Is http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Samsung-HM160HC-160GB-2-5-IDE-PATA-Laptop-Hard-Drive_W0QQitemZ250570131892QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Computing_HardDrives_RL?hash=item3a5724c9b4 the same HD I wonder?
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Re: Ultimate Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L1310 (g) upgrade manual

Postby Luc83 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:59 pm

andymcgra wrote:
Luc83 wrote:
Harddisk
Seagate Momentus 4200.2 4200 rpm 80GB -> Samsung HM160HC 5200 RPM 160GB $70 = 50 eur?



Hi Luc you state the Samsung RPM speed is 5200 but I can only find one at 5400 RPM
Is http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Samsung-HM160HC-160GB-2-5-IDE-PATA-Laptop-Hard-Drive_W0QQitemZ250570131892QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Computing_HardDrives_RL?hash=item3a5724c9b4 the same HD I wonder?


You are right, it is 5400 rpm.

The laptop is still working flawlessly :D No more upgrades, but it's still perfect for me. I can do anything I want with it and stream movies and music to my PS3 as well. This upgrade is still worth every penny. :)
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Re: Ultimate Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L1310 (g) upgrade manual

Postby Luc83 » Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:02 am

gezasore wrote:
Luc83 wrote:
gezasore wrote:Hi,
Nice manual man :wink: It really inspired me to do the same with with my old l1310 :D tomorrow i will get a processor Pentium M 750, but I still don't know if it fits to my notebook. The only thing what i worry about is different FSB speed, sockets are the same (H-PBGA479, PPGA478).

Also i really want to get that Samsung HM160HC hard drive :twisted: But it's not cheap... damn



M 750 will not work, that's a 533 mhz CPU :wink: You'll need the Intel M 7x5 range (M 715, 725, 735, 745, 755).

My upgraded L1310g is still going strong :D


Hi,
:D I have good news, I just changed my Celeron M 390 to Pentium M 750 and it's working fine!!! I am writing this message with it on my PC :D . So I have to tell that Amilo l1310 motherboard supports 533 MHz FSB CPU's.
Now i need faster-bigger Hard drive, mine FUJITSU MHV2100AT has only 100Gb...


That's great but also a little bit strange. Are you sure it is also working at 533 Mhz of only 400 Mhz? If 533 Mhz, I will try to upgrade to M 770 @ 2,13 or M 780 @ 2,26 Ghz :D
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Re: Ultimate Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L1310 (g) upgrade manual

Postby gezasore » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:22 pm

Luc83 wrote:That's great but also a little bit strange. Are you sure it is also working at 533 Mhz of only 400 Mhz? If 533 Mhz, I will try to upgrade to M 770 @ 2,13 or M 780 @ 2,26 Ghz :D

Here i have some proof for you :) , i uploaded some print screens from my notebook below:

1.There are screens From my Computer Properties menu:
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The Procesor frequency's are different because of "Enhanced SpeedStep Technology" that my Celeron didn't have and was making my fan spin crazy all the time. Now it's silent as in church and it saves energy :)

2.There are screens from Everest:
Image
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Also I have Pentium M 765 with 2,1Ghz and 400Mhz FSB, but i dont use it because it dont support "Physical Address Extension" (PAE) that is required to run VMware wokstation. I usually run Ubuntu Linux on VMware and it works normally with Pentium M 750. Also i have Windows 7 installed, it has all required drivers except motorola moden and card reader. I runs kind a normal, but is a lil laggy some times .
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Re: Ultimate Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L1310 (g) upgrade manual

Postby silverarrow » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:38 pm

I can get a Pentium M 760 pretty cheaply. Would it work in my Amilo L1310G? I am pretty new to hardware upgrades and replacements, and really don't know what to go for.
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