Acer Aspire TimelineX 3820TG mods/tweaks ONLY!

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  1. inteks

    inteks Notebook Evangelist

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    no. the comboboxes are empty the voltages are only text and the screen in my last post is from the wrong vbios.
    i'll update it with the right one
     
  2. zsero

    zsero Notebook Deity

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    Time to start using BatteryCare? :)

    What if we just copy over the VBIOS from 4820TG? Isn't it running at higher voltage?
     
  3. inteks

    inteks Notebook Evangelist

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    for me 1.0v is ok. it clocks up to 700mhz and it gets really hot.

    in the bios are more then 1 vbios and OPROM01.ROM seems to be for hd5650. i dont know how the 3820tg selects the right one.

    maybe you rename OPROM02.ROM (the one with 1.05v) to OPROM01.ROM
    but i will not try this :eek:

    btw. the tmin of 55°C seems to work the fan of ati switch off below 50°C after some time

    and OPROM00.ROM seems to be the intel vbios (RBE cant open it)
     
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    if dedicated video card's pci-e ID is HD5650 then select OPROM01.ROM
    if dedicated video card's pci-e ID is HD6650 then select OPROM02.ROM
     
  5. zsero

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    The last time I checked the cards had the same PCI-E ID. At least in the driver infs. And Acer distributes two drivers, one for each card, maybe for this reason.
     
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    FGLRX patched with VGA_SWITCHEROO HOW TO :

    I've prepared a how-to explaining the necessary steps to install the Catalyst 10.12 patched with VGA_SWITCHEROO allowing the ATI card either to be powered off with the bios option set to switchable, keeping the Intel GPU active or only the discrete for max performance. It is important to highlight the necessity to switch between xorg.confs tailored for each card since only the kernel module is patched not the fglrx X11 driver (no source code). I doubt that ATI will release a switchable linux driver but who knows :)

    It may be necessary to adjusts the xorg.confs for other systems. I have not prepared a script to switch the files for I have to switch the cards manually via BIOS config but fell free to optimize it.
     

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    _InKr_ Notebook Guru

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    Do you think Battery Care does not use EC to get info about battery?
     
  8. kubco2

    kubco2 Notebook Enthusiast

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    maybe little crash_report.exe that only controls main process, and in main process little function that controls crash_report process?
     
  9. Just_a_Nick

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    Yes, that is the default solution. Full ack.
     
  10. zsero

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    I never had problems running TPFanControl with BatteryCare. I'm not sure on this, but why would a Battery monitoring app need to access the EC? There must be APIs in Windows for that. Or if not, they would call the ACPI not the EC.
     
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