Acer MXM Models and Cards

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  1. downloads

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    Can you add GPU-Z screenshot to your post as well? Some info may come in handy for other users.
    I added it to the first post. Thanks for the info.
     
  2. popek189

    popek189 Newbie

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    Any good tutorials on how to edit and flash bios on ATI cards? I mean overclocking...

    GPU-Z screenshot:

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  3. txsizzler

    txsizzler Notebook Geek

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    Atiwinflash and RBE come to mind for the flashing end of things. Overclocking can be done with programs like Sapphire TRIXX, and Overdrive with Catalyst.
     
  4. triturbo

    triturbo Long live 16:10 and MXM-B

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    +1 for Sapphire TRIXX

    @u6b36ef - You are lucky, if I put 0,5mm shim it wont make good contact, so 0,9 for me.

    @dedalos91 - Maybe that's your problem as well, check if it makes good contact.

    @popek189 - Congrats, and welcome to the club :D One question, if it's from a laptop, how comes it's an ES? Probably the laptop itself was an ES?
     
  5. popek189

    popek189 Newbie

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    This is because I have Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Catalyst drivers don't work under win8 yet, so it uses something like WDDM 1.1 driver. The gpu itself is awesome and not that hot. Its even cooler than my previous 9600m gt, but mainly due to fresh heatpads and paste.
     
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    dedalos91 Notebook Consultant

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    @ triturbo

    "Maybe that's your problem as well, check if it makes good contact."

    Thanks but what exactly do you mean?
     
  7. txsizzler

    txsizzler Notebook Geek

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    He is referring to the copper heat sink, which is why some folks have to use shims to get a good, all the way across contact.
     
  8. triturbo

    triturbo Long live 16:10 and MXM-B

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    Yes, I mean that you probably need thicker one, like me. The best way to check it, is to get the GPU out and see what is the footprint. If it's very thin, next to none, than you are OK with the paste job/copper shim thickness, but also means that your problem is elsewhere. If it's thick, and the paste haven't covered the entire core, repaste, tighten the screws all the way down, check again, if it's the same, you have to shop thicker shim.
     
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    dedalos91 Notebook Consultant

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    I am sorry but with this "see what is the footprint" mean the gap between gpu and aluminum cooler plate ? or the surface area of gpu ?
    do you mean the footprint of the gpu on the paste? the thickness of the paste ?
    the big thickness (more paste) is better ? or not...
    i am sorry but my english is little bad.
    thanks
     
  10. triturbo

    triturbo Long live 16:10 and MXM-B

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    This is what I mean. How much the GPU's core contacts with the copper shim. Thinner (less) paste is better. "Big thickness (more paste)" is NOT better.
     
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