nVidia ION

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    xkiller

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    Hi,

    When the nvidia ion graphics card launched, can we put it in our aao 150 or not? by hacking or something?

    please reply soon. Thanks.

    Cheers,
    xkiller
     
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    Ranger Wolf

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    you can't just replace some of the most key components of net books or even laptops like you would on desktops. that would mean completely redoing all the hardware to make it work from an integrated chip on a motherboard.
     
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    Yes.. it's very possible.

    1) Take out the old motherboard
    2) put in the new nvidia ion motherboard
    3) rewire all the ports
    4) rewire all the power connections

    Since nvidia ion motherboard is smaller than the current AAO motherboard, it's pretty easy to fit it inside the AAO.
     
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    That would not be possible. Even if you could fit it in the AAO, the ports/card readers wouldn't match. The power connectors would not be the same.

    The nVidia Ion is not a motherboard, nor is it a graphics card. A motherboard would be developed, using this chipset. It is for small PCs/possibly netbooks. There has been no proof of it being used on netbooks yet, only mini-itx systems. Who knows how much power that thing would draw? Your battery life could be like, 30 minutes if it required a lot of power.
     
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    nVidia Ion is a platform, but OP was refering to the nVidia Ion "motherboard" which includes nvidia chipset, atom processor..etc. A desktop and laptop is the same thing with minor difference.

    Since the "nVidia Ion" "motherboard" is smaller than the current AAO motherboard, you can technically "replace" the motherboard with the "nVidia Ion" "motherboard". Ports, Card reader, connection, can be rewired, the power are standard 12v, 5v, 3.3v, -12v so AAO's powersupply will take care of that.

    Power draw would be about the same thing as current netbook.

    So it's technically possible to perform this "mod".
     
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    Its defanetly NOT the same. the input slots alone would make the motherboard to thick, and you'd have to litertly rip off the ports from the one side, and then figure out how to connect them to the ones on the Acer. they are 2 *totally* different things

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    that would not fit in. also that one was designed for a mac
     
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    of course that wouldnt fit in STOCKLY... but who keeps their AAO stock :p all you'd need to do is unsolder all of the ports and rewire them to the existing sockets on the AAO. it would take quite a lot of time, but if you're willing to try it, i bet you could find a way for it to work.
     
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    They're similar in terms of the components used. I'm not talking about the similiarity of their shape, size, dimensions.

    BTW, the input slot is the same thickness as the current ones in AAO.
     
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    The real show-stopper is the display. That moterboard doesn't appear to have an LVDS interface to drive the LCD panel.

    It's also going to be missing battery circuitry (both DC power regulation and charging).

    Not saying it's not possible ... but it's certainly not easy, and probably not worth it considering you'll probably be able to buy an Ion based netbook in 6 to 9 months.
     
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    I can't believe you guys are discussing this. There is NO WAY this woud work whatsoever. You're talking about a new machine.
     
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    +1
    and finally a bit of sense.
     
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    Oh thanks guys, I have read all these replys & I very very sorry for my late reply. Thanks.

    Cheers,
    xkiller
     
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