I know PCs inside and out, build my own etc. I have recently bought my first laptop ever (6930g-6762, in canada, since they seem to be different in various countries?).
I have some questions.
1. My on board speakers sound like crap. They sound like unpowered speakers, very tinny and very distorted. HDMI output and speaker out both sound great, when I bypass the onboard speakers.
2. Do I need all the Acer software? I'd like to delete the hidden partitions, repartition the drive and do an install from a 'normal' Vista x64 DVD. I can't believe all the bloat that comes with a laptop.
3. Is a regular install the same process as for a regular PC? ie, install windows then all the drivers etc...or must I make a vlite DVD?
4. Can I use my OEM license on a retail DVD image?
5. How do I use the volume slider, and media controls (the lit up blue ones) on the PC itself? are they touch sensitive? I'm not sure mine work...
I've just purchased a brand new acer 8935G and I just want to say what a mistake that has been so far.I received delivery last Wednesday but the windows 7 upgrade disc was missing,it took me 2 days and loads of calls and emails to get it sent out.It arrived Friday so I unpacked computer and then noticed the back lit keyboard wasn't working. Contacted retailer they said I had to contact acer technical and get a returns number before they could do anything .
So I emailed Acer on Friday and explained as I was about to load windows 7 upgrade onto the computer but on checking it out I noticed the back lit keyboard wasn't working . Got an email back Monday totally unrelated to my question stating as it was a software problem and I had to contact a premium rate number .50 p a minute yeh right
So this morning I tried and tried to get trough to the customer services technical hardware) help line finally got through at .10p a minute and what a carry on. Don,t forget this is a brand new unused 8935G just unpacked . I had to go through about 20 mins of questions with a male who I couldn't understand a word of what he was saying and he definatly couldn't understand me.................................
i bought a new laptop the other day and this is the specs :
AMD sepron SI-42 2.1GHz 250GB RAM NVIDIA GEFORCE 8200M WINDOWS VISTA HOME BASIC (32bit) with service pack 1
now would that spec b good enough to run a game with
OS: Windows Vista - Service Pack 1 / XP - Service Pack 3 Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz, AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4Ghz Memory: 1.5GB, 16GB Free Hard Drive Space Video Card: 256MB NVIDIA 7900 / 256MB ATI X1900 Recommended System Requirements OS: Windows Vista - Service Pack 1 / XP - Service Pack 3 Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4Ghz, AMD Phenom X3 2.1Ghz Memory: 2 GB (Windows XP) 2.5 GB (Windows Vista) 18 GB Free Hard Drive Space Video Card: 512MB NVIDIA 8600 / 512MB ATI 3870
I just bought myself a new laptop, ACER ASPIRE 6930G. Got home, booted up Vista, did the formatting for it, all is well. It begins installing 21 files that came with it, so I shrug it off and go to pass the time.
I return and it appears to be stuck on number 13. InstantOn Arcade. It was like this for a good hour and a bit. So I try to use the laptop while it installs and lo' and behold it's frozen. I reboot and it continues to install from file number 13 again. 5-10 minutes into it, it freezes, again. This continues to happen each time I boot it up.
Now I reboot again, this time closing the installation before doing anything, and I get about 10-15 minutes into using the laptop and again, it locks up.
I'm really concerned as I've been looking to purchase a laptop and this one stuck out for me and now it works this well? /sarcasm.
So far I think its a great notebook for the price. I have'nt ran into any serious issues.
1. Sound - When playing music the sound is ok, However with Bluray or DVDs the sound is very low, even on 100% volume level. I tested the Bluray disc that came with it and the DVD to Twister, and in a quiet room its too low to capture all the details of the sound. Agian music (ie.MP3s) sound fine, but movies are very low. I tried enabling the Dolby Pro IIx but that didn't help.
2. Webcam - How exactly do I turn it on/off. I found the crystal eye software that works with it automatically turning the camera on, but it has no options to do anything with it. No record button or anything. I read that Windows Movie Maker can be used, but it does not detect the camera at all.
3. Acer Arcade Deluxe. - The album art of the music that I add does show up. I have them embedded in the idtags, They show up in Vista Media Center however.
4. This is probably more of a Vista issue, but I noticed the hard drive is constanly being access most of the time, and I can't figure out why. I googled and learned about potential culprits like Superfetch, and Search Indexing, Auto defraging, and Malware Scanners. And after disabling all of that the drive still read/writes like crazy when its idle. In Task Manager, I've discover that a file lsass.exe and svchost.exe are the primary culprits, but I don't know if and how I should disable them.
I'm not really sure if I should be putting this here or make a specific thread in the gaming section to ask specifically about the GPU there.
Anyway, I am looking to find out what the average CPU and GPU temps of the 6930G people are seeing while gaming.
I noticed while playing certain games that my 6930G gets rather hot and while I know notebooks generally run hotter then a desktop I am not really sure if the temps I see are normal or not. I have not seen any real decrease in performance while gaming, nor have I had and other problems with the notebook. I am currently not running a notebook cooler but I will be purchasing one very shortly. The fans and vents are regularly cleaned out.
Here are some temps I am seeing using HW Monitor with my 6930G at idle and during gaming while room temp is 22*C, Idle -CPU=46*C -GPU=55*C Gaming -CPU=85*C -GPU=90*C sometimes hitting a max of 96*C for a second or two
Changing graphics setting in the game have no effect on temps I am seeing.
Oh and the video card in my 6930G is a 9600m GT 512mb GDDR3.
So are the temps I am seeing normal? What temps do you see while gaming with your 6930G?
Just got Windows 7, and have installed 64-bit to my Acer Aspire 6930G. I'm having some issues getting the graphics and sound "just so".
Have tried a number of drivers from the Acer website, but I cannot get the Tuba bass thing to play, and the sound is currently pretty bad.
Also working out what Nvidia drivers are the best to use is proving unusually difficult. Windows 7 automatically downloaded some when I first booted, 186.52, are these good to use? They are not available from Nvidia, just 186.51. With either of these drivers I don't seem to have full control over how to scale images, I'm forced to use my display's scaler.
I don't have any of the Acer empowering softwate installed, I tried checking out the Acer website, but I'm having difficulty working out exactly what would be best to use with Windows 7 (or if I should use it any at all.)
Windows 7 seemed to intall drivers for most items, so I don't know what I need to install manually. I no longer have any "Acer Crystal Eye Webcam" software, for example, and cannot find this for download either?
i have a question and is very simple. My acre is the model 6930g with a p7450 a graphic card ati 4650 and 2 hard drives. i have already done overclock in my graphic card but i cant do in my cpu. how can i do? because i have already saw a lot of notebooks that the cpu could reach 2.5ghz, so i think that it is also possible do in the acer 6930g.
Recently I often found a trade information that someone sailing a Acer 6930G which is P7450/1G/320G/9600M GT...but he just showed us a test picture that GPU-Z identified his graphics as Quadro FX770M....and I saw another who also have 6930G showed his 3dmark06 scored 6040 with FX770M....I wanna know if he install the Quadro drivers for his 9600M GT?
I have recenttly purchased a 6930G and am very happy wioth it so far howver I went to play some movies that were in AVI format and all I got was the lines on the Windows Media Player and the sound. Can any one help out here, I was under the understanding that this was a complete Home Thearter package.
I'm having some minor problems with playback in Windows Media Player. The problem is that when I try and skip forward in a short video clip (.wmv), say 5mins, I can only hear audio and the screen stays blank. And in a longer video, 90mins, when I try to skip forward the video crashes completely and I recieve an error message saying "WMP encountered a problem playing the file". Web Help takes me here. I've followed instructions there but the problem still persists. However, If I leave videos to play without skipping forward, it plays perfectly.
I don't know if this is a problem with drivers or WMP itself. Or if its actually to do with the power of my machine itself. Anybody any ideas how to fix this? Specs are detailed in the signature below.
yesterday evening our Acer Aspire 6930G ( windows vista premium ) was in standby mode , i wanted to go back into the normal mode to shut down the laptop but suddenly the screen went black and the laptop couldnt recover to normal situation anymore, the laptop's battery also went silent now. I needed to call the Dutch ACER helpdesk for making a repair agreement. I will need to send my laptop via UPS to their Repair centre in Germany .... I still have guarantee/warranty fortunately. But does anyone have the same experience with their Acer Aspire 6930G's screen suddenly going black and after that the battery going down ?
This is my current laptop: Acer Aspire 6930G T5800 4 GB RAM 500 GB 7200 RPM 9600M GS
I've upgraded my HDD recently and now have a spare. I've though about adding in a second one into the second bay but those two legs are in the way. Has anyone found a distributor for the hard drive bay door that allows a second HDD or can anyone who has shaved off the legs tell me how much would be a safe length to shave off and what tool would be best for the job.
I've also considered getting a T9900 online (after being put down that it can't support quad cores) and I'm wondering if anyone has successfully installed a T9900 into a Aspire 6930 or 6930G. It sounds fine theoretically but I'm not sure if the CPU would fry my motherboard or not without proper BIOS support. My BIOS is currently on version 3204 and for odd reason, Windows says I have no administrative privileges when I try to phlash it, so I haven't been able to phlash it to version 3236. If I can upgrade it to a T9900, I'm wondering if anyone who has done it before can make a short guide. I remember lucino mentioning that it is more difficult than most laptops.
I've also read on the forums somewhere on a post by aditya900 that the 6930G can supposedly support more than 4 GB of RAM, has anyone verified this? Since messing with video rendering programs and hosting GMod servers tend to use up a lot of RAM, I'm very interested in sticking in a 4 GB stick to get 6 GB.
I'm also interested in getting a ATI 4670 if it does come out in the MXM-II factor or the GT 130M or whatever is the most powerful at the time . I've cracked open the case and the video card is right at the top next to the removable plate.. I'm hoping that you can just slide out the card or do you have to disassemble the case and remove the motherboard in order to upgrade the video card. I'm really hoping it's not the latter. I am wondering if anyone has done this before......................
Does anyone know how to remove the primary HDD from an Acer 6930 laptop? It seems to be designed not to be removed, very annoying. I hope we're not returning to the bad old days of having to remove half the casing just to get at one component.
This is a vague guide and quite clumsy so I have no responsibility whatsoever if you damage your laptop or you lose your data or anything bad happens to your laptop or you etc.
I have to mention though that there is another guide written by lucino but unfortunately he hasn’t finished it and there are no photos. His guide looks more appropriate and safer than mine which is a bit risky but much quicker. Here is the link. lucino's guide I am not sure if there is an update or if he is planning to include photos and finish the guide.
You will need a cross-head screwdriver around 3.0mm (you don’t say!!!) but also a flat one
Please use some kind of protection from ESD (electrostatic discharge) like an antistatic or grounding strap or gloves. This will prevent the static sensitive components from being ruined (memory, video card, motherboard etc).
Sometimes I don’t use it but I know how to discharge myself (i.e. by touching a metallic surface) before touching the laptop........................
bought a acer6930G 3 months back preinstalled with vista home premium SP 1 32 bit..core2duo, 4GB, 320 GB HDD, 256MB Nvidia, 16" LCD CBVDFSGDFGDFSG getting a lot of problems with it already: 1) won't shut off either on battery or ac power. Shuts down and after couple of minutes restarts and i get the Acer Arcade screen. when i Exit from that says windows XP is hibernating and turns off. Then again restarts to after some time. I tried putting on sleep and but comes out of sleep. My entire battery gets drained throughout the night so i assume must be restarting many times..Also with battery even if i pick it up and put it in the case it restarts.
2) while working the Windows Media Centre window keeps on popping up almost continuously for about 20-30 times n then stops. then will start all over again all by itself. (maybe this is related to the shut down/sleep problems?)
This laptop (Acer Aspire 6930g, T5800, 9300M GS, 250gb HDD 3gb DDR2/3 unsure about that bit) has stickers all over saying FULL HD 1080p playback
The problem im having is there is no 1080p resolution since in installed Windows Vista Ultimate x64. The max resolution used to be 1920x1080 the best i can see is 1366x768 which IMHO is pap,
The geforce drivers i am using are these ones
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The wide-aspect 16" Acer CineCrystal™ Full HD display provides a true cinematic view with 16:9 aspect ratio for HDTV and the latest Blu-ray Disc™ format. The 1920 x 1080 resolution captivates with its precision and ensures flawless, pixel-for-pixel reproductions of entertainment created in the 1080p format..........
i recently got an Aspire 6930g , very nice lappy etc, the only issue i have is , when i'm using the wireless and the laptop is not on charge , the wireless will disconnect itself , then reconnect, 3 times already whilst typing this, edit 4 times , it doesn't matter how much charge is in the battery , it still does it
when on charge the wireless works perfectly , i've had my other Acer laptop connected at the same time , and that works ok whether on charge or not , so its deffo something in the 6930
changed settings as much as i could , but to no avail
I may have the opportunity to pick up a cheap X9100, far cheaper than I could get say a T9800 T9900, both of which would be preferable due to 35W.
Acers literature states CPU's up to C2D 6mb are supported, I saw over here Acer 8930 - X9100 CPU update. that a user with an 8930g upgraded to an x9100.
Does anyone know if the laptop power supply etc would handle a 44W cpu, don't want to burn anything out?
Also heat may be a concern? The cooling system on this notebook appears more substantial than the average. Currently with my P9500 after 8 hours of stessing the max temperature is 63c, and thats on a fresh AS5 application without undervolting
I don't 'need' to upgrade to an X9100 but thought if it's cheap enough I might as well!
I just bought a new Aspire 6930G, which obviously comes preinstalled with Vista. I want to install XP on it and I need the drivers. Does anyone have a list of all the drivers that I need in order to complete this installation?