Acer MXM Models and Cards

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  1. TehSuigi

    TehSuigi Notebook Virtuoso

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    Probably not - MXM upgrades don't tend to require BIOS updates.
    I would make sure to backup your whole system, grab the latest ATI Mobile driver from AMD, then uninstall Nvidia's driver before going the upgrade.
     
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    Sorry about not replying to your questions for so long, I completely forgot about my post here :eek: .
    I've attached everything you guys asked, you can see on the GPU-Z screenshot that I'm using Catalyst 10.10 (not modded, straight from AMD website). One odd thing is that 10.11 and onwards (since the installer .exe file icon is an AMD logo instead of the red ATI one) I can't get CCC to work. That's probably because of the "Ati Catalyst Control Center 2" it installs. Seems like AMD successfully reinvented the wheel, only it doesn't work for sh*t this time :mad: . That version of CCC just doesn't start when I try to run it. It seems like Windows is loading something for a sec, then the program terminates.
    Tried ATT, but IMHO it's useless for me without real PowerPlay (setting the clock frequency doesn't work with it, so I can't use 2D/3D mode switch).
    I hope I could provide enough evidence for you :) .
     

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    More than enough evidence, Blaksu! Into the main post it goes.
     
  4. Dr.Colossos

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    Well, I had to update the Acer 7520G bios (from very very old (1.06?) to 1.33) to get both the 3470 and the 2400XT going.

    But I would not mess around with BIOS before installing a new card, only if the upgrade fails with black screen issues, for example.
     
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    I’m a happy owner of Acer Aspire 5920G. (laptop has a latest bios)
    After reading this thread I decided to buy Radeon HD 4650 1GB DDR2 (M96) [VG.M9606.005].
    I put in my Aspire, happy as a child, but then… what the hell ?
    Blank screen!
    System boots, hdd blinks, I can hear vista sounds but no picture.
    I read on the internet that it could be graphic card bios issue.
    What is the solution?
    Could anybody send me acer bios to this card?

    Please help.

    [MOD EDIT: Discussion for this post should be continued here.]
     
  6. Meaker@Sager

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    I hope this HD5730 works!

    The HD4650 DDR3 I got is ok, but not as good as my old 4670. It runs much hotter and the ram is only rated for 800mhz (stock clock was 700mhz) and only goes to around 810mhz.

    I've found a reasonably priced supplier if it does guys so I will link it if it does.
     
  7. niffcreature

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    Thanks blaksu! ayle gave me another bios, possibly the same and I posted it in the compal forums.
    Hey, would you want to add these HP cards to the 2nd post?
    Technically thats not even a 3650, its a firegl v5700. You can also tell the HP cards (including that one, quite clearly) by the larger "R56" power component.
    And was my post not good enough to warrant adding HP quadro fx 770m to the 5720g supported cards (after bios flash)? :( :D


    The 4870 didn't work for you? :( that sucks. Recently someone in the marketplace was offered several 5730, so I guess those cards are getting around ;)
     
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    I was looking for new MXM cards today. I ran across this, but I cannot speak the language. I understand that it's a Radeon 6770M, just cannot make out the rest.
     
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    Chinese site, price is 1450 yuan (around £125) and I don't think they are shipping internationally.

    They are saying the card should work with the 5935g and 5739g so i assume the other MXM-A acers too.

    They link the memory spec specs. Its rated at 1.25ghz or 2.5ghz DDR.
     
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    i just found a

    nVidia GT 240M 1GB DDR3 MXM II VGA Card

    and the guy that has it claimes that it works in a acer aspire 5920g
    apperently it is from asus and works without a vga bios update
     
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