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Acer Aspire 5930(G) owner thread

Discussion in 'Acer' started by johan_80, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. johan_80

    johan_80 Newbie

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    Hi all!

    I just got my Aspire 5930G here in sweden, and i have to say coming from a DELL laptop, this one is really nice.

    It has a 2.0GHZ CPU which maybe is a little slow, but the grfx card (Nvidia Geforce 9600M GT) makes up for that! :)
    3 GB RAM, HDMI/VGA ports, DVD-writer, 15.4" screen with 1280x800.

    I just put in another harddrive in it (320gigger instead of 250 that came with it) and with 7200rpm instead of the original 5400 it is really much faster.

    I bought the laptop for 1160$ aprox, which is pretty cheap, isnt it? =)

    Just tried 3dmarks 2006 and it gets 5567 points which is VERY good for this kind of cheap laptop, "for the win"!

    It seems this laptop is pretty rare still, im not sure its new on the market, but can other owners please write here, maybe some tips or so :)
    Wonder if i for instance can put another (faster) CPU in this one to make it faster..

    Here are some links for those who are intrested in this one:

    WinXP drivers for 5930: http://www.laptops-drivers.com/acer-notebooks/acer-aspire-5930-windows-xp-drivers.html

    Review of it: http://www.kaskus.us/showthread.php?p=40347922&posted=1

    I think i will try to review it here on notbookreview aswell if anyone is intrested in that :)
     
  2. TehSuigi

    TehSuigi Part-time Acer Moderator

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    Johan, congrats on the 5930G! Your 3DMark is making be envious.
    You can certainly upgrade the CPU - look for a P9500, T9400, or T9600.
    Or if you really want to make this machine a balls-first gamer, the X9100 at 3.06 Ghz!
     
  3. Akaly

    Akaly Notebook Enthusiast

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    Don't you break the warranty changing CPU? And if you don't, is it hard to do?

    Also, could you post some pics of the machine? :)
     
  4. hazy75

    hazy75 Newbie

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    How about QX9300???:p
     
  5. TehSuigi

    TehSuigi Part-time Acer Moderator

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    Actually, I spoke with Acer Support on the issue - you can upgrade any part of the system and you won't break the warranty! Just as long as you put the original part back before sending it back for service.
     
  6. Mathematics

    Mathematics Notebook Enthusiast

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    some acers have high temperature.

    is this laptop warm (high temperature)?
    a friend said, "acer 5930 laptops are very high temperature for use? because they have 9600gt."

    is it true? I'm dreaming for a cold working acer.
     
  7. FuzzyL

    FuzzyL Notebook Guru

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    did you try to use RMClock utility? It's the great thing! You need just to undervolt your CPU to decrease the temperature of you laptop by 15-25C. It's really works. If you don't beleive me - look the screenshots of S&M utility after 30 min. CPU test link. The screenshots placed at the top of article. The difference is nearly 25 C (CPU VOLTAGE - 1.00 and 1.25V). The configuration of that utility is shown on the screenshots below. It really helps to decrease heating of CPU.

    Sorry for my English :)
     
  8. NSLW

    NSLW Notebook Enthusiast

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    This laptop is rather warm. When you put it on the table and don't play rich 3d games all four temperatures (CPU1, CPU2, GPU, HDD) are below 50C. When you put it on your lap you won't stand long because temperature under the GPU is too annoying, around 55C. When you play e.g. Elder Scrolls Oblivion the temperatures can reach 90C beside HDD. The good thing is that the fan don't spin too often and it's quiet.
    I would not recommend to play with voltage of the CPU, because it could be dangerous. If it would cause such decrease in temperature of lappy the manufacture would surely take advantage of it
     
  9. johan_80

    johan_80 Newbie

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    I am really intrested in getting another CPU for this machine, its basically the only "slow" part since i chanegd the hdd in mine to a 7200rpm one.

    Do i need other memory-sticks if I change CPU?

    Other than the CPU this machine is REALLY nice, it never gets that hot when i use it, although i did not test it in my lap, will do that sometime later and try..

    Tried all sorts of games; Racedriver GRID, Crysis, Dawn of War, Couterstrike: Source, Space Siege, Spore, etc, and all work nicely! Very happy i bought this one :)
    Would easily recommend anyone to buy it!
     
  10. sponka

    sponka Notebook Geek

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    Memory sticks are not related to CPU, they are "independant".
    Be sure to check compatibility before upgrade as in some (pretty rare) cases turned out memory was incompatible with certain computers (happened to my friend with 5920G).

    And question: which program does 5930 use for managing network profiles? Owners of 5920 got eframevork 2.5 and it's part is also eNetManagement, which is AFAIK missing in version 3.

    Congrats on new machine :)
     
  11. London81

    London81 Notebook Enthusiast

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    May I ask some questions? I am thinking about buying the 5930G.

    1) Is the keyboard good? Is it good enough to touch-type with?

    2) Can you uninstall the Empowering Technology/ePower without causing problems like overheating? I have heard bad things about Acer in this regard.

    Thanks! :)
     
  12. NSLW

    NSLW Notebook Enthusiast

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    The keyboard is good for typing. You have to get used to multimedia keys on the right of the keyboard because you can accidentally click on them by ordinary typing.
    I'm using Linux Fedora 9 which doesn't have neither Empowering Technology nor ePower installed and I haven't got problems with overheating. I could even say that temperatures are 2 or 3 degrees lower than on MS Vista.
     
  13. London81

    London81 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks a lot for the reply NSLW. Makes me much more confident about getting the 5930G. I like to have my OS running with the bare minimum of software running so the empowering 'stuff' would have annoyed me a lot.

    I had read about the multimedia keys at the side. I'll probably just disable them, if that's possible.

    Thanks again.
     
  14. Akaly

    Akaly Notebook Enthusiast

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    Still no pictures? :)
     
  15. Deks

    Deks Notebook Virtuoso

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    I would like to pose a question for 5930G owners.
    It's screen ... does it feature a LED back-light?
     
  16. NSLW

    NSLW Notebook Enthusiast

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    windflame87 Notebook Enthusiast

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    any overheating so far from this laptop?
     
  18. windflame87

    windflame87 Notebook Enthusiast

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    just bought this laptop...just wondering how am i suppose to reformat thr laptop?thanks
     
  19. windflame87

    windflame87 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Already use this laptop for 1 week and just wanna give some review of it...hehe.
    -Intel Centrino 2 P7350-2Ghz,1066FSB 3mb L2
    -3ghz ddr2 ram-667Mhz
    -250Gb hdd
    -9600m GT ddr3
    -dvd drive
    -wifi A,B,G,N
    This laptop i bought for £599.99 and the price over performance ratio is quite good.First of all,the design is similar with 5920 but with black chassis instead of white.Most of the light indicators are blue,and they match well with the black chassis.The keyboard is kinda cheap,feels like the whole keyboard is too filmsy when hit the keys hard.The media keys are responsive but only have 4 buttons which are play/pause,stop,rewind and forward(it would be great if mute,volume up/down are included).There are 4 usb port,hdmi,vga out,express card slot(no remote control:( ). The webcam is good compare to my previous Microsoft webcam nx-6000.
    The processor is just normal,not sure which software to use for benchmark proc but from vista WEI,it scores 5.0 and the RAM is 5.9 although the speed is just 667Mhz.I have encountered slow respond when copying large files;the mouse cursor will respond 1second late but it returns to normal just after the 1 second.Maybe is the ram or maybe vista got bug,not sure:). I have finished playing crysis warhead and the game play was smooth.The settings i used were high details,1024X768 and DX9(a bit of lag if play with DX10).Moreover the 3d mark 06 score(basic edition1.1.0)i got is 5583,which i think is good.The built in speaker is just average and the bass is not so powerful as well.
    The laptop comes with a lot of useless program,so just uninstall most of the acer program and free up some space.The only acer software that is useful is the audio management.
     

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  20. Ironwolf1974

    Ironwolf1974 Newbie

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    Hello everyone.

    Im a contractor in Qatar, im american.

    I bought a 5930 recently and absolutely love it.

    It does get very hot, but has not overheated. I do have a 3 fan aluminum laptop cooler sitting underneath it now and have no problems.

    Im very, very interested in learning how to upgrade not only the memory but also the cpu. Any hints or point me to what I need to do?

    I worked on desktops for so long, I did put in a new 320g 7200rpm harddrive, like the last poster. It makes a huge difference. And of course put xp on it since vista is the worst thing for computers since someone thought 100000lbs monitors were vogue.

    I really do love this machine, it has done everything well for me.

    Iron
     
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