3820TG Owner's Lounge - Part Two

Discussion in 'Acer' started by Bronsky, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. boostjunkie92

    boostjunkie92 Notebook Consultant

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    the 12.10 from amds site? and does anybody know which gen intel card we have? im guessing 1st gen
     
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    ahmetcan44 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I prefer to download drivers from Guru3D.
     
  3. boostjunkie92

    boostjunkie92 Notebook Consultant

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    i installed 12.10 and i dont have the black screen problem but it wont switch to my intel card when i unplug the laptop nor can i force switch it
     
  4. do Malho

    do Malho Notebook Geek

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    Try 12.6, I can do all of those things
     
  5. boostjunkie92

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    tried 12.6 the original 12.6 download link doesnt work anymore but 12.6 v2 installed and I was unable to switch graphics because i would get the error "switching the graphics processors cannot be performed at this time due to one or more running applications" i then tried to install the 4820tg amd drivers from acer and still get the same message....this has become a headache
     
  6. havsbaden

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    Hi and thank you for contributing to this community with your creative ideas. However, I would really appreciate if you could elaborate how exactly you did this. I understand that you used the latest Acer-amd drivers from Acer's website, but I'd appreciate a more thorough guide. Before you have remoted into your desktop, what drivers should you have installed? When you have remoted into your desktop, should you delete the current drivers and then install the Acer-amd drivers? I did do some experimenting myself with no success:

    When I boot Windows 8 with "switchable" setting in BIOS it automatically installs two graphics drivers: ATI 5000 series & Intel HD graphics. My computer boots fine, and it tells me it's using Intel HD graphics, however the 5650 still seems to be running since my battery is draining too fast.

    When I try to install the Acer-amd driver found on Acer's website it tells me that I already have the last updated version installed. If I try to install the latest version of Intel's HD graphics it says my pc don't meet the minimum requirements even though I'm in switchable mode. If I'm in discrete-mode I can install latest amd drivers from AMD's site but as soon as I boot in switchable-mode I get black-screen.

    I really enjoy Windows 8, but if the switchable feature isn't working it's a big downside =/
     
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    Just use switchable graphics in the BIOS. I wasted so much time trying to do it in Windows it's not worth it anymore.
     
  8. boostjunkie92

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    i got it working....the 12.6 up2 works but not up3
     
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    um quick question...what generation intel graphics cards do we have in our lappys?
     
  10. kubco2

    kubco2 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Is here someone who can switch between graphics(ATI 5650) on Linux? Switchable graphics technology is 2-3years old, but I can't switch on Linux ... I ran Intel only, but I need HDMI now. I must go with discrete Mode, but I hate it....

    What about flickering on low brightness, is it resolved?

    And one more question, when I use builtin microphone, there is interference, probably from vga fan, but I have new fans... I'm thinking about warranty claim...

    What do you think?

    thanks.
     
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