Asus X52S MB Ver F3SR (X52SR-AP128C) need some info

ZT-60622c50ZT-60622c50 Level 1
edited September 2020 in Others
  1. System: Vista
  2. Battery or AC: Both
  3. Model: X52S
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Detailed description:Can anyone direct me to some info on this laptop?

It's currently running a T5550 Duo CPU. 2GB of memory and 211 BIOS

Here are a few questions:

1) How much memory can it support?

2) Can it be upgraded to Win10?

3) Which SATA interface is it running? 1, 2 or 3?

Is 211 the latest BIOS?

The whole thing seems to run nicely... but will probably run even more nicely with a bit more memory & an SSD?

The Asus website seems almost devoid of into on this model. Can't even find a user manual. Where is this stuff hiding?

:-)

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  • Hello mc1,

    Well...this is a super old model.

    It is not designed for Win10, so you may try to upgrade, but we don't have the ASUS-verified driver to support it,

    and can not guarantee the performance.

    Please kindly provide SN in the PM I send you,

    I will check the specification for the memory and hard disk.

    Thank you.

  • Chances are somebody in this forum has attempted upgrading the X52S (or something similar) to Win10?

    Most old laptops work OK with Win10 if they can support a SATA SSD and if they can handle >2GB of memory.

    Sometimes something like wifi or sound refuses to work or is tricky to get working?

    You can always get around the problem with a USB adatper or some other expansion?

    Someone who has already attempted the Win10 upgrade can usually advise how easy or hard it was?

    ...and perhaps suggest a way around the most obvious pitfalls?

    :-)

  • Serial number provided in the PM

    :-)

  • ZT-60622c50ZT-60622c50 Level 1
    edited May 2020

    The X52S manual is not available but the K52F manual is very similar.

    Unfortunately the K52F manual doesn't provide a lot of hardware specs... only general details.

    For some reason the serial number tells Asus it's got DDR3 when the memory in it says DDR2 (so does the BIOS).

    You can get some of the hardware details using CPUz: CPU, memory, motherboard, etc...

    The hard drive interface is meant to be SATA1 (150 MB/s) but the reads and writes occur at SATA2 speeds (300 MB/s)... when using an SSD (used CrystalMark to benchmark).

    This seems to happen sometimes with older systems whose specs insist they are SATA1.

    [Read]

    Sequential 1MiB (Q= 8, T= 1):  273.043 MB/s [  260.4 IOPS] < 30609.44 us>

    Sequential 1MiB (Q= 1, T= 1):  255.443 MB/s [  243.6 IOPS] < 4097.25 us>

      Random 4KiB (Q= 32, T=16):  118.005 MB/s [ 28809.8 IOPS] < 17327.60 us>

      Random 4KiB (Q= 1, T= 1):  14.145 MB/s [  3453.4 IOPS] <  287.67 us>

    [Write]

    Sequential 1MiB (Q= 8, T= 1):  193.357 MB/s [  184.4 IOPS] < 42985.76 us>

    Sequential 1MiB (Q= 1, T= 1):  190.430 MB/s [  181.6 IOPS] < 5496.14 us>

      Random 4KiB (Q= 32, T=16):  83.132 MB/s [ 20295.9 IOPS] < 24906.57 us>

      Random 4KiB (Q= 1, T= 1):  20.767 MB/s [  5070.1 IOPS] <  195.48 us>

    The original HD was reading and writing only 50 MB/s... so this is a major improvement.

    It's running Win10 OK... even though it's only got 2GB. Upgrading to 4GB (on order) should give it a major speed boost?

    The only drivers Win10 didn't pick up correctly were the Ricoh Card drivers and PCI memory controller:

    Download the Ricoh WinXP drivers and let Windows find and install the 64 bit version (simply point it at the right directory). The Ricoh drivers install in Win10 with no errors

    The only only driver that didn't install is the PCI memory controller... which seems to be somewhat redundant anyway?

    Anyone know which driver might suit the PCI memory controller?

    Windows update often installs very old drivers so updated all the drivers using Driver Booster.

    This resulted in 21 newer drivers: Wifi seemed a bit flakey after the update (had trouble connecting)... so rolled the driver back to the previous version.

    It was a relatively trouble free upgrade.

    Has anyone else attempted to upgrade to Win10?

    :-)

    P.S. Used the WD Acronis SSD tool to clone the existing drive to SSD (took about 2 hours). Vista runs just fine on an SSD.

    Win10 seems to have less trouble finding appropriate drivers if you have a working OS on the laptop. That might account for the fact that virtually everything was working in Win10 right from the beginning.

    The whole Win10 upgrade only took about 1 hour.

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