Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820TG Owners Lounge

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  1. TheChappie

    TheChappie Notebook Enthusiast

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    They actually had a small stock come available the week before, it was kind of weird. It wasn't supposed to happen but they did. Went quick though. I was waiting til the 22nd as well and I got an email, but luckily I found it at J&R first.

    If you see J&R has it in stock call them ASAP and they will likely price match newegg.
     
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    infoolio Notebook Guru

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    i can confirm...JR PM'd newegg for me even though neither had it in stock
     
  3. Alkimedon

    Alkimedon Notebook Enthusiast

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    Which driver are u using? I have the same problem as fire3element does :mad: Makes me crazy...
     
  4. weinter

    weinter /dev/null

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    Anyway which Audio Chip is 4820TG using?
    I know it is ALC269 but is it ALC269Q or just ALC269?
    If it is ALC269q you might want to try this MSI Driver
    ALC269Q
    Or the ASUS Driver from their gaming series
    ALC269
    Or the MSI Driver without the Q
    ALC269
    Anyway Q stands for Quadraphonic.

    I bet my rep those drivers have customization not found in Acer Driver.

    Same goes for all the TimelineX X820s.

    Personally I think it is a joke that it uses the same Realtek Audio Chip yet no one tried the Well-Customized Audio Driver from MSI...
     
  5. fire3element

    fire3element Notebook Consultant

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    Sorry guys. I have not had a chance to download and install those wifi drivers yet. Maybe after I get off of work today.
     
  6. shanegerous

    shanegerous Newbie

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    Just got my 4820TG from newegg last week and so far I am enjoying the laptop, except the screen and its ridiculously narrow viewing angle!

    Oh well, I can't really complain since the thing comes in under $800 bucks.

    Quick question, is there a way for me to stop the auto switching for the video card? I find that sometimes windows will seize up when trying to resume a standby session. I would like to keep the intel video card on all the time unless i tell it to switch when i am playing a game or something.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  7. aylafan

    aylafan TimelineX Elite

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    In the BIOS, you can disable "Graphics Switching" and enable "Discrete". Other then that, I don't think there is an option to only use the Intel GMA HD besides manually switching it in Windows each time. Someone, correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  8. howard911s

    howard911s Notebook Deity NBR Reviewer

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    Hi all, just got my 4820 from Amazon and happen to be browsing the forum again before I open it. What's this wireless issue you guys are talking about? some says they have it some don't, I can't seem to pinpoint a cause or how bad the disconnecting issue is.....?

    PS: scared to open till I find out some info lol
     
  9. cykotoxik

    cykotoxik Notebook Consultant

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    Are you experiencing wireless problems from the pre-installed Windows 7?
    Or from a clean install?

    I didn't have any wireless problems from the pre-installed
    Windows 7 Home Premium. I just decided to do a clean install
    to avoid bloatware, etc.

    I downloaded/installed the Wireless LAN Driver
    available from Acer's web site.

    acer.com>select your country>Service & Support(top)>Driver Download(left)>
    Notebook>Aspire>Aspire 4820TG>Driver

    Definitely verify first which Wireless LAN Adapter is in your 4820TG.

    The one I have in my 4820TG is a Broadcom Network Adapter.

    From recent posts, rockstar83 and aznguy123 has an Atheros Network Adapter
    in their 4820TG.

    So there's a variation with the WiFi in the 4820TG.

    Which Wireless LAN Adapter is in your 4820TG?

    I'm quite curious if this wireless problem is related to a certain
    hardware brand, driver, settings, or just random 4820TGs with problems.
    Just like the LCD defects.
     
  10. cykotoxik

    cykotoxik Notebook Consultant

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    Hehe!

    Yes, I'm getting quite curious if this is a hardware or driver or settings
    specific issue.

    If this is a widespread occurrence
    or just a random problem (just like the defective LCD screens).
     
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