Acer TimelineX 3830/4830/5830 T/G

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  1. lastnikita

    lastnikita Notebook Deity

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    I tried to find out fan control values in EC using RW-Everything, couldn't succeed :(
     
  2. rbl_posse

    rbl_posse Notebook Geek

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    The point is that while Acer was designing the motherboard and the rest of laptop, before the Sandy Bridge mobiles were officially "done", they likely used ES/QS chips for testing. The 3830TG wasn't meant to come with a quad, so why would they use quad ES/QS in the design/testing phases? I'm not surprised an OEM one boots, because Intel would want to ensure perfect compatibility in the final stepping. Unless Acer removed the microcodes (time and effort), or was able to somehow design and release a Sandy Bridge laptop using only OEM chips (unlikely, how slow to market would this be? wouldn't a laptop manufacturer not order OEM chips until they were ready to start mass production?) I don't see why an ES chip wouldn't work. Did you actually test a dual core ES? or just quads?

    My order for a 2620M got cancelled because they ran out of stock. Debating just returning the 3830 and using my ID49C until Ivy Bridge.
     
  3. reflex99

    reflex99 Notebook Guru

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    So guys, i could kinda use some help.

    I replaced the TIM today, and now i have problem.

    When i push the power button, the light turns on for like 1 second, then turns off. Nothing else happens. Also the battery indicator light turns on, at the same time as the power LED. Once the power button LED turns off, the battery indicator flashes red twice.

    Any thoughts? I already went back and checked the cables, everything seems to be hooked up ok.
     
  4. rbl_posse

    rbl_posse Notebook Geek

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    Yikes, that doesn't sound good. What TIM did you use? AS5 is capacitive so you have to be careful.
     
  5. reflex99

    reflex99 Notebook Guru

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    I use Ceramique for that reason.

    Well, also it doesn't freeze until like -120c, but that is another story...

    So yea, I am kinda out of ideas here. might move into "hope acer will RMA it" phase.
     
  6. lastnikita

    lastnikita Notebook Deity

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    I don't get this, could you explain ? -120°c ?

    For your problem, you may wanna try to remove the battery and hold the power button down for 30s, it could help if the problem is caused by static electricity.
    Unlikely, but it's still worth a shot.

    Did anyone try to find how fan rpm is handled by ACPI ?
     
  7. reflex99

    reflex99 Notebook Guru

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    Can i just unplug the battery, since there is no way to remove it?


    You don't get 5.5Ghz on air (unless you have a godlike 2600K)

    Dry ice only goes down to -80ish

    most metal based pastes will freeze at about -30-50.
     
  8. Eason

    Eason Notebook Virtuoso

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    We're talking quad-cores, right? The i5 in the 3830TG is a quad-core, so I'm not sure what you mean when you say it wasn't meant to come with a quad.
     
  9. reflex99

    reflex99 Notebook Guru

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    none of the 3830s ship with quad cores.
     
  10. unclewebb

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    ThrottleStop 3.40

    -Added base multiplier reporting to the TRL window and fixed the Disable Turbo feature for Core i CPUs.

    I finally had a Core i5 to play with for a few days so I was able to find a bug in the Disable Turbo feature. The new version of TS disables turbo boost more reliably so it should be better at controlling any over heating issues in the Acer 3830TG.
     
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