Acer TimelineX 3820TG Owners Lounge. Info, benchmarks, tweaks, mods and upgrades

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  1. sklp

    sklp Newbie

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    Hi.

    I have a problem with my 3820TG. I'm using just the vga_ati driver from Acer.

    When I'm using switchable graphics in BIOS and have it set to High performance GPU (ATI) in Windows, I get a solid green color instead of the video on SOME (not all, but quite a lot) flash videos on the web. Clarification: where the video should be, all I can see is a solid green color. This happens only using Chrome or Firefox, not using IE8. But I don't wanna use IE! Is there a solution to this problem?

    Thanks
     
  2. PeterDLai

    PeterDLai Notebook Consultant

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    Right click on the flash video and go to the settings. Uncheck "Enable hardware acceleration". Does the problem still exist?
     
  3. sklp

    sklp Newbie

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    Haven't tried it, but already considered that option. It probably fixes it, but I obviously want hw acceleration if possible.
     
  4. RobsTV

    RobsTV Notebook Consultant

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    My new HD6550 result is with using the original v1.13 Bios.

    Also in regard to other posts about graininess, like most 3820TG users, my AUO screen has no graininess. I use it around 10 to 16 hours everyday. Looks great (once you get the viewing angle just right).
     
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    AriStar Notebook Evangelist

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    wait what? the hd6550 is out?
     
  6. RobsTV

    RobsTV Notebook Consultant

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    Updating to the latest Acer drivers changed my 3820TG's HD 5650 video card into now being displayed as a HD 6550M in windows and every app that checks video. See post a couple pages back.

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/6880606-post7287.html
     
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    hmm interesting.
     
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    drizzt5 Notebook Consultant

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    Whats the latest drivers that appear to work excellent?
    10.xx?
     
  9. jim1123

    jim1123 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Doesn't anyone know whether it's possible to get 5.1 audio over the HDMI connection? I can play a video file encoded with 5.1 DTS audio, but the only speaker configuration available to stereo, this is hooked up to a 5.1 receiver. Thanks.
     
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    alvirn Notebook Guru

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    IMO, I think catalyst 10.10 is awesome. I'm not experiencing any sort of bug with it's general use especially with gaming. Crysis, Ac2, Me2, Sc2, Mafia II, NBA 2K10, Sniper GW, among else play smoothly! The only down side is you lose the Fn+arrow key shortcuts. But it ain't a huge issue for that's why i think it's still excellent. :D
     
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