Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820TG Owners Lounge

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  1. bigbang2014

    bigbang2014 Notebook Enthusiast

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    The problem is that I throw it to garbage, it was red (like I said before). When I removed the thermal pad, I touch this "paste" and it tore immediatly in two or three parts ...

    The copper shim is not a bad idea, it will fill the gap and with thermal paste, the junction will be better than before ... Thinking about it ... Meanwhile I will uxse only the intel GPU.
    I will take some photographie when I will disassemble it one more time.

    Thx

    EDIT 2: someone on a french forum told me to buy thermal pad to fit the gap (I think it's less than 1mm). But I don't know what 5W/MK means ? I can see it everywhere so I think it the average, but maybe there's a better solution (I've got some shims from an airsoft gun but I can't find them ...)

    I've orderered 1mm and 0.5mm thermal pad. I keep you up to date

    EDIT 4: I received my thermal pads. I ordered one 1cmx1cmx0.5mm and it fits perfectly the GPU. I've got a blue screen last time I tried dead island, but the dump talk about intel stuff so I'm asking if I've got to reinstall a new fresh windows or not ? because of a conflict between i3 drivers and i5 driver ...
    Somone got a clue for me ?


    EDIT 5: maybe some unstability because the laptop was totally screwed off !
    Temp with CPUID Hw Monitor during a Dead Island play :
    CPU 72°C max (maybe because of fresh Artic Silver 5 paste ?)
    GPU 82°C max (like original thermal performance)

    new temps : 93°C for GPU in Red Orchestra 2 game ... do you know a good thermal paste ?
     
  2. Eagle132

    Eagle132 Notebook Geek

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    Anyone else having issues with the scroll feature on the touchpad in Firefox? It will randomly stop working after a few minutes of browsing the web and require a Firefox restart.

    It always works in other apps though (although I cannot speak for other browsers since I only use Firefox), such as Microsoft Office. It will also always work when viewing a PDF through Firefox.

    I updated the synaptics driver so I am assuming it's a Firefox thing? Any suggestions?

    Thanks
     
  3. iwin2000

    iwin2000 Notebook Guru

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    I never had that issue. Try the synaptics drivers from laptopvideo2go.com, those are the ones I use. Get the latest unmodified one.
     
  4. bigbang2014

    bigbang2014 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Maybe you can try Original drivers from the Acer Download page ?
     
  5. Eagle132

    Eagle132 Notebook Geek

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    Thanks for the responses. I am currently running the current Acer synaptics drivers from their website. Strangely it's still happening.

    Also, iwin2000, laptopvideo2go.com seems to be a fairly unorganized website. It has a lot of ads, but as far as I can tell it only supplies nvida drivers? I don't see any synaptics drivers on the site.
     
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    iwin2000 Notebook Guru

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    these are the latest generic synaptics touch drivers: Drivers | Synaptics

    this is the spot I was referring to on laptopvideo2go: Touchpads - LaptopVideo2Go Forums
    but you're right, that forum is rather outdated.
     
  7. Derringer

    Derringer Notebook Guru

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    So...I don't want to re-install windows over again for a graphic update. What is the procedure for removing the old graphics driver and installing the new one?
     
  8. bigbang2014

    bigbang2014 Notebook Enthusiast

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    What I will do in this case :

    - uninstall driver (with Add/Dell program and functionnalities)
    - download driver sweeper and install it
    - reboot in safe mode (press F8 or F10 several times at booting before windows Logo)
    (If you've got problem you can also wait for windows logo and suddendly shutdown your computer, then at next boot windows will offer you the safe mode)
    - launch driver sweeper then erase all ATI traces and remains
    - reboot
    - download latest driver from Acer Website (the driver for 6550m and other, first graphic card driver in the liste)
    - install it

    I think it's quite a good way to do it.
     
  9. omni

    omni Notebook Evangelist NBR Reviewer

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    Hello everyone. Has anyone tried running The Witcher 2 on this laptop?
    I am getting about 28 FPS at the lowest possible settings. My PC has the following specs:

    CPU: i5-480m (2.67-2.93 ghz)
    GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6550m, 1gb 600/800 core/memory
    RAM: 8gb
    Resolution: 1280x720

    I was wondering if ~30 FPS with those specs at lowest settings is correct. I feel like the game should run smoother.
     
  10. aylafan

    aylafan TimelineX Elite

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    The Witcher 2

    Minimum requirements:
    Processor: Core 2Duo 2.2 GHz or dual core AMD 2.5 GHz
    RAM: 1 GB Windows XP, 2 GB Windows Vista/7
    Graphics: GeForce 8800 512 MB or Radeon (HD3850 512 MB)
    HDD Space: 16 GB

    Recommended requirements:
    Processor: Quad Core Intel or AMD
    RAM: 3 GB Windows XP, 4 GB Windows Vista/7
    Graphics: GeForce 260 1 GB or (HD4850 1 GB)
    HDD Space: 16 GB

    The HD 5650/6550M performs close to the minimum requirements of the game.
     
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