Acer Aspire X1470

type: desktop

  • cpu: AMD A6 3620 quad core @ 2.20 GHz - AMD A6-3620 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
  • memory: 16 GB ( 4 x 4 GB Kingston DDR3) was: 6 GB (1 x 4 GB + 1 x 2 GB)
  • hard drive: 500 GB, WDC WD5000AAKX-001CA0
  • ssd: 128 Gb Crucial M4.
  • optical drive: DVD-Super multi drive, HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH70N
  • video: AMD Radeon HD 6530D
  • LAN: 10 / 100 / 1000
  • bios: P01-A4 (build date 12/20/2011) was: P01-A3 (build date: 11/21/2011)

  • serial number: PTSJFE2004201094529200

  • SNID: 20103797092
  • other: mouse and keyboard included.

bios key: Delete

boot menu: F12

hints - kvm uses the scroll lock key - press scroll lock twice, then "1" or "2" to select a port,


Aspire X1470 support, drivers (and BIOS) updates: (U)EFI information: FreeBSD wiki: IntelEFIBoot, UEFI, 201305DevSummit/UEFI, UEFI (Archlinux wiki), FGA: the EFI boot process, EFI Disk utils (Intel), rEFInd,

operating systems: Fedora, FreeBSD, Xubuntu, Windows 7,

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2021-07-25: I re-created this page on my self-hosted web server.

2017-11-03: I use this to machine to upgrade firmware on a a Samsung 840 EVO SSD (I used answer 3 in this thread to extract the image needed). First I disconnect the current SSD, and booted from the usb stick without any SSD drives connected. It boots and works. Next I connected the 840 EVO SSD and ran the upgrade tool again. It detected the 840 EVO with firmware version EXT0CB6Q and asked if I wanted to "download firmware onto this disk", I answered Y, was warned that I should back up everything, but selected Y to continue anyway. It said that the firmware was successfully upgraded. I powered off and on the system again. This time the tool reported the firmware as EXT0DB6Q and said that the firmware was already updated. Good.

2015-04-03: I used F12 and booted a rEFInd (0.7.5) usb stick and selected the shell. The command 'ver' tells me:

2.0 Shell> ver
UEFI Interactive Shell v2.0
Copyright 2009-2011 Interl(r) Corporation. All rights reserved. Beta build 1.0
UEFI v2.10 (Acer Inc., 0x00040281)
2.0 Shell>

now we know. rEFInd doesn't show any boot entries, only Shell, About, Shutdown, Reboot. The About menu tells me

EFI Revision 2.10
Platform: x86_64 (64 bit); Secure Boot inactive
Firmware: Acer Inc. 4.64
Screen Output: Graphics Output (UEFI), 800x600

nice to know.

2014-08-24: bios update. the following files are listed now:

P11.A3, BIOS - UEFI for Windows 8 (Not for Upgrades), 2.6 MB, 2013/01/16
P11.A1L, BIOS for Linux - UEFI for Windows 8 (Not for Upgrades), 2.8 MB, 2012/12/03
P01.A4L, BIOS for Linux, 1.6 MB, 2012/03/05
P01.A4, BIOS, 1.8 MB, 2012/02/29 - this is the one the machine runs now.

No clue given as to why / what the different markings on the BIOSes mean.

2012-03-24: bios update. I switched back to the windows hard drive, and updated the bios The new version is P01-A4 (Build date: 21/20/2011). After the update, I loaded default settings in bios.

2012-03-24: I installed a Crucial M4 128 GB SSD in the machine (jammed it into a corner). There wasn't any spare SATA connectors (power) so I just disconnected the hard drive for now.

2012-03-24: I upgraded the memory: I took out the two DIMMs, and put in 4 x 4 GB Kingston DDR3 memory. The machine now has 16 GB memory.

2012-03-23: I unpacked the machine, set it up and tested it.

2012-03-19: the package arrived, and I picked it up at the post office.

2012-03-15: There was a sale, I ordered the machine (and some other parts). The machine cost me NOK 3456.- including shipping.