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HP Dell Asus Acer Alienware?

Q: HP Dell Asus Acer Alienware?

Which is your main brand of choice?

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Hello folks, please help me chose, which laptop should i buy.
1. The new alienware 15, 6th gen icore 5 (basically the first one) but i will upgrade to 16G ram. Giving me a total of about £1330 click here The asus Rog series for £1400 click here
Which one is worth the money? Please explain your option.
And is the uhd screen reqlly worth it

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Two months ago bought a Dell 8900 from Best Buy. After 20 days, it would not start, same with the next 8900 replacement... only fewer days. The first gameware as a replacement did not start at all. The Alienware Aurora worked beautifully for 3 days and then would not start. In the 8900's,,, got the blinking amber lights on the start button. Tech is coming to replace motherboard. What the heck is happening? Could it be the monitor... or the external hard drive or what? Come on Dell,,, what's up? I have a Dell XP Laptop as a back up using the same external hard ddrive.

A:Dell 8900, Gaming Computer, Dell Alienware Aurora

There is a power issue with the external hard drive.

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should I buy a dell xps or a alienware system....... please post if u have any comments...... THANK YOU

A:dell or alienware

cant really say because i always build my own systems from scratch it adds to the excitement and thrill of worrying if everything will work great when it is finished plus it gives me a better understanding of the bios settings

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why are alienwares so overpriced? how is an alienware with the same specs as a dell xps better and more expensive?

A:Alienware vs. Dell

Alienware actually makes sure all your parts will give you great performance.
Dell has this habit of saying "Intel inside" with a 3.0 ghz CPU and 512mb of RAM.
Then you buy the system and find out you can't upgrade anything in it and you bought a 3ghz Celeron with 512mb of PC133 RAM.
If your buying a DELL, look very closely at whats in it. There is almost always a huge bottleneck in the system that they expect you to overlook.

Alienware will always put great parts in their system, do a system burn in and then ship it. I have heard their Customer support is a little lacking though.

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i want to buy my self a computer with a fast proseser, is relyalbe, so i found these two, plz could someone tell me which 1 is better, the dell xps 700 or the alienware for 899 pounds

A:wats better dell xps or alienware

wats better writing messages in gibberish or posting them in the wrong places

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Hey,I'm not familiar and comfortable with Windows 10 yet and I think windows 7 is still the best operating system for PC. Alienware 13 R2 came with pre-installed windows 10 . Here is my laptop model details : want to know is there any way to downgrade the OS from windows 10 to Windows 7 ???I'll be thankful to you if you guys could help me to find any way...Regards.

A:Dell Alienware 13 R2 Windows 10

Unfortunately, there are no Windows 7 drivers available for download for the Alienware 13 R2.

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My brother just gave his Alienware Aurora to my boyfriend and the computer won't turn on by the power button but it does turn on with the button in the back while my boyfriend is holding it but turns off immediately afterward.  It worked just fine when my brother had it so no clue what the trouble could be now.  Please help, thank you.
Alienware Aurora                                                                                                                                              ServiceTag:<ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy>
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ive bought an alienware around half an year ago and recently its starting to glitch every few seconds in games.
first i thought because i had alot of stuff installed all on one drive.. so i deleted some stuff up and shrinked disk C to make a second drive and now i install everything there if i need to. but i cant solve my main problem :/
i have an alienware m17x R3 please help.

A:having some trouble with my dell alienware

Can you be more specific? How exactly does it glitch?

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Apparently I have a bad virus and I need to reformat my laptop. It came from Dell so I don't have a CD for it but I do have a Win7 CD I used for my desktop computer. I am unsure if I can use said CD for the laptop because of registration garbage and I wanted to find out and possibly get advise on the best way to go about doing the reformat before I wiped it clean.

A:Help reformatting Dell Alienware

If you have the Dell System restore ( not all Dells do ) you can use that and you will not need a install CD

Dell - Technical Support

If not, You can get a reinstallation guide specific to your Dell here ( You will have to change the operating system to match yours.

You can request a replacement instalation cd here:

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Recently, I changed a monitor from 2560x1440 to 2048x1920 and the X51 updated to Windows 10. Next, without any hardware changes, the XPS 8700 updated to Windows 10.
Aurora R1 is running Windows 7.x
Aurora R3 is running WIndows 7.x
What MS OS can the Aurora R1 support (2560x1440 display, updated GPU)
What MS OS can the Aurora R3 support (2560x1440 display)
Can either move to Windows 8.1.x? Or both?
Can either or both move to Windows 10.x?
What is significantly different between Win 8.1.x Pro and Win 10 Pro?

Thanks gurus!


First there is a free upgrade from Windows 7 OEM to Windows 10 Retail so there is absolutely zero point in purchasing a Windows 8.1 Retail license...
Windows 10 TH2 is essentially a fixed version of Windows 8.1 where Metro Apps work correctly as "Windows".
Almost any system shipped with Windows 7 can run Windows 10. As they are 2009 and 2011 models respectively Dell did not provide updated drivers for Windows 8.x or Windows 10 because they are all out of warranty. All the drivers should be inbuilt into Windows 10 TH2 or automatically obtained via Windows Update. Its advised to update your BIOS to the latest revision before proceeding.
A Clean Installation also in general performs better. See here for details:
Both systems likely have a legacy (non-UEFI) BIOS so take that into account when making the Bootable USB. Although you may want to look at the BIOS settings for the 2011 model to see if there is UEFI support.

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Which of these babies is the best buy?.... please consider performance, brand, model, tech support and warranty.

Configuration will be:
Alienware 3.0GHz 800MHz FSB 1MB
Dell 2.13 GHz/2MB Cache/533MHz FSB
RAM: 1gb DDR
VIDEO: nVidia GO 6800 Ultra 256DDR
HD: 60GB 7200
NW: Intel Wireless
OPTICAL: 8x CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW) to expand... to expand...

Thx in advance!

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Hi guys,

Have been looking for this for quite a while. Alienware Club - Dell Community was not very helpful.

I'm looking now for a device to disable to disable touchpad on my alienware 13.

I've opened Device Manager, but haven't found anything that could disable my touchpad.

In settings I have no such option to disable touchpad.

Maybe anyone has some ideas on that matter?


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Hi, im trying to factory reset my computer because i'm just tired of having a full HD, and random software from years ago. Anyways, my current OS is Windows 7 and I have an Alienware m15x. Now i've read up on a few ways to restore this specific computer, however, I don't have the installation disc, AlienRespawn/DellDataSafe does not appear when press f8 at boot menu, and i don't have a factory system image to recover from apparently. So with this being said, Is there anyway to factory reset? I have a bootable USB drive with windows 7 recovery on it, but I need a system image or something I believe. I've also tried download AlienRespawn Win 7 patch off of but when I try to use it it says "Change.MBR failed"

A:Factory Reset Help with alienware/dell

My name is Krishna and I work for the Social Media and Community Team at Dell. The restore process can also be initiated within windows. Try the steps mentioned in the below link and see if it helps.
If this doesn't help, I would suggest you call our technical support department at (866) 287-6727.

Dell-Kris K

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hello everyone, i am a newbie here.

i got my alienware laptop less than 10 days ago, and it has been restarted itself randomly for 2 times, the first time i was using photoshop and the second time i was just reading some web pages...i have done some research and the problem appeared to be the hardware.

that will be so damn awesome if it's the hardware 'cause i'll have to go all the way 20km to get local dell store to fix it, and they will take weeks maybe just to get some i hope, it's a system bug.

alienware 15m (that 15inch model, can't remember what's called)
windows7 home prem,
8G ram
650G hard drive
ATI HD 5850 (some people said that it could be the graphics card drive's fault)

A:Why my dell alienware restarts itself randomly?

First, since this things only 10 days old it is certainly under warrenty. I'd be telling Dell straight up to fix this thing and a) either they send someone to get it or b) they give you an RMA # with them paying the shipping both ways.

If you don't want to take this path first then go to their website, find your exact laptop model and update their latest video drivers from there.

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Hi there,
I have an alienware 18 which runs the GTX880m
i recently got a  dell 3007wfp hc, and could not get the promised 2560x1600 resolution
I am using the HDMI port from the laptop with this hdmi cable: 
the audioquest pearl
and this adaptor
Both parts indicated that it is 4k ready.
I have also previously tired this cable
but also resulted in failure
I was able to make a customize tab in the NIVIDIA control pannel for 1920 x 1080 and the image got through, it is however very pixelated.
I was also able to create a tab for 2560x1600, while i hit the "test" button, the screen became black with only one line of pixels.
is there something i missed?

thanks so much!

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I purchased a dell alienware are 51 desktop computer I just got it delivered on Friday.  I want to add another Nvidia 980 gtx card to this but the SLI Bridge comes in 3 different sizes short, medium and long.  What I am trying to find out is what size bridge I need.  I cannot find a picture of hard drive so I do not know if the pci express ports are side by side or is there a regular pci port between them.

A:(Redirected) Dell Alienware Area 51 new model

Best to post this in the Alienware Owners Club Forum, here:

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I have a VGA card.
nVidia GTX 260 SLI
There are some games you show a message to identify my video card is very old
And must be updated
While there is no update on the Nvidia site or Dell
Please advise and send another update to the card
Machine model is
Dell AlienWare M17x R1

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Hello sevenforums,

I have an external mouse that works on other desktops/laptops but not on my alienware.
It shows up in device manager and lights up but wont work other than that.

I have already tried updating drivers

On another thread i saw this
Have no idea if this will help in your situation but it sometimes solves weird USB problems.

Shut down laptop
Remove AC power cord
Remove the battery
Press and hold the laptop power button for 30 seconds
Reinstall the battery
Reconnect the AC power cord
Restart laptop
Reconnect and try USB mouse

I tried that but it didn't work.

Could it be the mouse is just not compatible?

not sure what brand mouse it is but its a cheap one.

Here are some specs:
win 7 64 bit
8 gigs ram
i7 2.2 ghz cpu

A:external mouse not working on dell alienware

To confirm: this is a laptop? (Your MySystemSpecs say Desktop)

With the mouse connected, go into the mouse properties and go through all the options and see if you can find anything obvious there.
Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices & Printers > Mouse

On the Hardware Tab you should see the touchpad and the mouse. See if you can "Change Settings" with the mouse highlighted. This is to see if Windows is recognizing the mouse and it's driver.

One other WAG: try putting a plain sheet of paper under the mouse as a mousepad. Just a test.

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I was just wondering if I am able to upgrade the HDD. There are currently 2 500GB HDD built into this machine. The information I have been looking for wasn't accurate enough for me to be sure that the HDDs are removable. And if so what type of HDD is it?
Example: SATA 2.5" .

A:Alienware M18X Dell Upgrade Question

Alienware M18X Hard Drive Replacement - Manual

HDD Replacement on the M18x

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I started this thread at the beginning of November: Virus help

since then I haven't had the time to fix it but now I've been considering just reinstalling the OS but my problem is I'm not sure how to. The computer with the virus is an Alienware bought from Dell so it didn't come with a windows CD though I have one from building another computer. I was wondering if it was safe to use the other cd or will that not be able to register windows on two computers? And I'm not sure if the Alienware computers come with an internal CD for reinstallation or anything like that.
I would prefer to not have to deal with Dell since they are a hassle and I don't trust them to not charge me for services.

Thank you for your help.

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Not sure if this is the right place for this topic, but I'm posting it here in the hope that someone at Dell will raise this with the right person.
I've been desperately trying to buy an Alienware Graphics Amplifier from, but when I search for the product and click on the search result (the link I get is, I get a product not found error page.
I raised this with support through online chat, but they told me to contact the parts department via phone. I then spent over 20 minutes getting bounced around different departments before I gave up.
Has the Alienware Graphics Amplifier been discontinued or is this just a bug in the site?
Please help.

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If I wanted to keep my current home computer as my main server & be able to access it remotely via laptop any where in the world if I'm away for whatever reason.

What kind of laptop would be best?

My business is websites, so I almost automatically jump to an apple since its pushed more for the graphics/artists

But I also like the dells & alienwares.

I'd also like them to talk wirelessly/via bluetooth while they are in the same room together to "sync" up.

I'm just not sure which way to go.

I wont be gaming, just heaving internet surfing & web design/work.

I run Win7 64 & Ubuntu 64 (though I havent used it as much since win7 64 came out)

A:Apple, Alienware/dell for laptop to acces remote server

Apple is also pushed strongly in the professional audio sector.

That doesn't necessarily mean it is better for a professional or studio to use, however.

Any laptop will do. Look into Dameware software. It's great.

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Dear All,

When I try to use both the monitors ( the one in the laptop and ST2410 ) with extended display my computer crashes with bluescreen. This was never a problem when I was using ST2010 monitor. I could use both the screens. I have downloaded and installed the device driver too. I m using HDMI. I am using Windows 7 64bit Home Premium in Alienware M17X. My laptop has 2 NVIDIA Geforce GTX 260M graphics card. Does anyone know what the problem is?

Thanks in Advance,

A:Dell ST2410 monitor makes my Alienware M17X crash

The only difference is the monitor? Same pc, same operating system?

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What's the best? Both have the same specs just about but asus ?20 extra?

A:Asus or acer

From my experience I would choose Asus over Acer any day especially if we are talking about laptops.

I steer all of my clients away from Acer but that's just me. This is really more of one of those personal preference questions. When you buy a product you generally get what you pay for in fairness of price range and to similarity in all products.

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Hi all,

I have been thinking of getting the following laptop:

However, I have also seen these:

I am looking for opinions on which one to get.


A:Which laptop - Acer or Asus?

first question - what are you going to use the PCs for
video editing
the only difference in the asus is the CPU & harddrive and the RAM as far as i can see in the spec
the cpu is only slightly better on the K55VD-SX696H rank 273 in cpu passmark - but the cheaper one is rank 292
I would probably go for the more memory version K55VD-SX494H - if i was using any high memory programs like video editing etc
But i dont like Asus - the support site for drivers has not been good
although appears better now

the Acer V3-571G I'm not sure if the graphics is better in the asus then the acer , cant find a benchmark for the asus

I would probably look towards the K55VD-SX494H - but would want to find out more about the graphics - if you intended doing any gaming
also the Acer has bluetooth and a 5-1 card reader rather than a 2-1 card reader- not sure if that is important enough to make the decision and if you need bluetooth

Acer and Asus appear to be Taiwanese multinational and not owned by anyone else
for example Acer also make gateway

where are you intending to purchase - staples often have some good deals

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With their little atom processors, I would hate to bog them down with heavy duty stuff.

A:What security are you using on your Acer/Asus netbooks?

Avira seems to work well on my daughters Asus. I think you would also not have a problem with Microsoft Security Essentials

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Hello, Techspot

Looking at two 13.3" notebooks for purchase. Budget is ~$600.

ASUS UL30VT-A1 Notebook @ $650
- Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 1.3GHz
- 13.3" HD LED
- 500GB HDD
- NVIDIA GeForce G210M 512MB + Intel GMA 4500MHD Switchable Graphics
- 3.3lbs ~3.7lbs (battery-dependent)
- 12hrs battery life

Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3820T-5851 Notebook @ $580
- Intel Core i3-350M
- 13.3" HD WXGA
- 4GB DDR3
- 320GB HDD
- 3.9lbs
- 8hrs battery life

I just wanted to know what your opinions might be on this. Gaming isn't super important for this laptop. I just want mobility, good battery life, decent computing power for basic tasks (web) and reliability.

I like the ASUS for the brand (more reliable overall) but the Acer has a stronger processor, which is what most of my tasks will revolve around.

Those two are pretty much the most important points right now, although battery life, the weight and the keyboard are significant to me as well.

Any advice would be appreciated, especially if anyone has had experience with these notebooks and Acer/ASUS.


A:Acer Aspire 3820T vs Asus UL30VT

Since I got no replies... maybe I can rephrase the question another way.

What is the real-world difference between the core i3 350m versus the core 2 duo SU7300?

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Hello TSG forums,

I am glad to make my first post here and look forward to more to come.

Recently I bought some items on newegg for building a computer, among which are an ASUS 23.6" monitor and a Sapphire Radeon 270X graphics card. I have not received the case yet, so I haven't started building yet.

I decided to test out this monitor to make sure that it performed well before I started building (currently it is our only standalone monitor). So, I hooked it up to my Acer laptop I just recently bought via VGA connection to the monitor.

This is the problem. The monitor functions just fine for around 10 minutes, but then vertical lines flash across the screen every few seconds

The problem is recorded in the link below

After having this problem, I switched to an HDMI cable to see if it was a problem with the connection. The problem was the same. I couldn't try the DVI connection because my laptop does not have the ability for that connection.
Also, about a week ago I completely reset my laptop to get rid of the malware. Prior to the reset I connected the laptop to our TV via HDMI and it performed fine. Have not tried it after the reset.

I was wanting to know if this would be a problem with the monitor (which I can return before the case arrives) or a problem with the laptop (which I cannot return).

The laptop's graphics are Radeon R2 Graphics, in case it is the problem with the video card.

Thanks in advance!!

A:ASUS monitor/ Acer Laptop problem (lines come and go)

Try connecting the laptop to the TV again, using the same cable you use for the monitor, and see if the lines show up on the TV or not. If they do the laptop is the problem, if the don't then the new monitor is faulty.

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I've owned this laptop for quite a while and had been using Webcam Central to control the Integrated Webcam on my Alienware M17x R4.   I never had any issues using Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or even Windows 10 until my system updated on 8/20/2016 with a scheduled Windows 10 update.
After the windows 10 update my system restarted and the next time I went to use my webcam I noticed that I couldn't control the pan / zoom / or tilt or alter any of the settings in webcam central.  If I attempt to change anything it automatically changes back instantly.  For example of I move the slider to zoom, or attempt to change the pan, it auto goes back to where it was and will not allow me to change the settings.
I also notice that my mouse pointer flickers over the webcam central GUI, meaning, there seems to be some issue with the GUI after the windows 10 update, I assume is also whats causing the settings not to be changed.
I have tried uninstalling both the drivers and software and reinstalling to no avail, same problem is present after reinstallation of both drivers and the webcam central software.
Wondering if anyone else has run into this and whether there was some type of resolution.
I was able to get the pan / zoom / tilt working with 3rd party webcam software, however I would prefer to go back to using webcam central.

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I've recently added the EAH4350 to be able to attach a second monitor.
The video card always worked regularly in a previous PC (not with windows though).
Now from time to time and in a apparently random fashion the system hangs with a BSOD. The system is always used for very lightweight office work (Excel, browsing, ...).

I've followed the instructions for BSOD posting, attaching the output from SF_Diagnostic_Tool collected just after the last freeze. Before I've enabled minidumps.
Is there anything I can try?

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:BSOD with Acer Veriton M275 after adding Asus EAH4350 Silent

Update your ATI Radeon HD 4350 driver: AMD Catalyst

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I have a dell pc worth around 4 grand with lifetime warrenty. The lady died, but robbed some of my dads life savings before death so the fam gave me the pc. I cannot get tech support for a "taken" pc. So i've learned to work on it my self over the years amazing gaming pc.
The asus I have was used during my deployment in iraq, it got dropped once or twice and would not boot properly anymore. Here is some info on that...

THE HARD drive boots on my dell pc here successfully on normal mode first time. Failed and blue screened. Then I'd say okay safe mode, well that worked until i did a registry cleanup with cc. Tried safe mode 3 more times and now the screen has stragne flickering well lol.

I am not a begginner at taking things apart more or less close to intermediate or 7/10 at figuring all engineering problems out. So bare with me i'm learning as i GO.

Boots in Safe Mode Yes
Error When Bootng

I cant post pictures yet
Since it sounds like a "difficult" issue It wont hurt my feeling at all to say you guys wont help.I've come this far on my own.

Well anyway let me know something and if you guys want to see some pics i can throw some up pretty quick here. Lead me through

The dell pc is a long story, lets just say I have the windows 32 and 64 disc with all the cds that came with it. The problem is the lady screwed the family but hiding the serial numbers on purpose. long story some people are crazy. Leave it to be sucks being bro... Read more

A:Combining Asus w/ Dell

If you have the original Dell restore CD/DVD's you do not need to have the product keys for the OSes. They'll automatically work and activate as long as they are used with Dell hardware.

It sounds like the registry cleaner has caused unintentional problems by removing required entries -- I see it all too often, and without registry backups resolving the damage can be time consuming. As a mental note for future reference, registry cleaners are not always a wise idea and should be used with extreme caution. If your going to use them, it is essential to create a backup first.

To save continual efforts in vain, and in order to resolve the issue in a expedited timeframe, just wipe the OS and reinstall it using whichever Dell supplied OS disc you prefer.

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Laptop computer brand, what is better.
Dell, Lenovo, or Asus?

lets look at it in general.
thanks a lot.

A:Dell, Lenovo or Asus?

I prefer Toshiba

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I needed some help buying a new laptop. I wasnt sure whether a Dell XPS 15 or the ASUS n53 series was a better choice. My price range goes from $800-$1100.
Im not a VERY hardcore gamer, but I do game a bit (mainly SC2 and league of legends). I would like a laptop with a decent graphic cards. Just a higher-end middle class graphic cards is fine.
Im also a college student so I guess basic ease and stuff is good. Which choice is better, dell or asus?
The pros and cons of both?

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Hi I am a newie to this site.

my old laptop is on its last legs .

I have been looking at a few new laptop and have narrowed it down to eith of the following. xps m15530 $1,619 aust dollars
intel core2 duo t8100 2.1ghz
4 gig of ddr2 sdram
15.4 screen
256 mb nvidia geforce 8600gt
320 hd drive

2.asus m51vr ap046c $1,369 aust dollars
intel core 2 duo 2.4ghz
2gig of ddr2 ram
15.4 screen
hd3470 256mb graphics
320 hd drive

at the moment the asus offers a 2 year warranty , however the dell is an extra $456 dollars for the same.

looking at the above specs can anyone please give me their preference as I appear to be going around in circles.

many thanks

A:Your help is needed asus vs dell laptop

Looking at the above only, obviously the Asus is cheaper and faster, and therefore better.

Before agreeing to the deal though, I'd say to them, put 4Gig of Ram in it and I'll take it :grinthumb

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I'm really in a pickle here. I've recently come across $1k [USD] to go towards a new laptop. By new, I mean new -- no used or refurbished laptops. I've done some research, but I don't have much experience with performance differences in processors and RAM in laptops.

So I've basically narrowed down my decision to two laptops, but I need to pick one. The first thing I did, was go to the Dell website to see if they have any good deals. Which, fortunately, they did. Here's the setup I came across at Dell:

-- It's just a simple Inspiron notebook; but it has the Intel Core 2 Duo available. I'm not sure if I can get that AND 2GB of DDR2 on my budget.

The second one I was considering is an ACER Aspire. I've heard nothing but good reviews about Acer, so I have a solid trust with them. This price seems great for this setup:

-- Once again, I don't know what to expect with an AMD. They were the first to hit dual core, so my assumptions is they have a little more stability along with performance. It also has 2GB if DDR2 and a 120GB HD[4,200 RPM].

-- So here's my question, is there a major performance difference with a 4200RPM drive or a 5400RPM? 4200 is quite a drop from 7,200, so I don't know.

Both seem like great deal... Read more

A:Which one -- ACER or Dell?

Well, I'd choose the Intel Core 2 laptop. It is surely faster than the Turion X2, so that might be the best choice

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Hi to all,

this is my first post on this forum!
I' ve purachased today a new flammant dell u2415. I love the design and the potential of this monitor!Actually i haven't a desktop pc but only a laptop auss k52jt with vga and hdmi port.
Today i install the driver of the monitor on my laptop, then i connected the laptop (graphi card -  ati HD6370 M ) to the monitor... but notinhs happens...only the message "no dp cable". 
I thinked :"Why the monitor ask me display port cable if i connected hdmi?"
On graphic card properties the dell appears like the 2 monitor. Iextend the desktop to the monitors (my laptop and dell) but nothing happens...
I've updated the drivers from amd-ti site. I installed the latest catalyst and ... my laptop monitor loose all the brightness! I can view the video only with a torch!
Then i was be able to restore the precedent windows without these drivers.Then i install the latest driers 8.8.84 of my graphic card from asus site... it was ok!
But nothing changed. Also with catalyst i can see the dell monitor via hdmi but video don't show up.
I dont' know what i do. Have suggestions?Do I have to but dp to hdmi adapter? But why hdmi direct cable configuration is wrong?

A:Asus Laptop k52jt and dell u2415

There are two hdmi port the input and the output, you have to check it.
I don't think it is needed to install the drivers of the monitor to your laptop.

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I didn't find any posts that were specific to my problem or were current enough that I thought it pertained, so here goes - a little history first.

I upgraded to Windows 10 (Asus laptop) and hated it. Went back to Windows 8.1. Recently had the laptop compromised (AV problem in another post) and had my laptop cleaned up from spyware, etc by a local computer technician. Since getting my laptop back, I have been changing logins and passwords. I'm probably doing more than I have to, but I decided to also change the Home Group shared by the Asus 8.1 and Dell with Windows 10. This is where the problem starts. This is all done through the Control Panel.

After having trouble changing the password on the Dell, I decided to just start over. I "left" the Home Group on both laptops. I turned off both laptops, rebooted the routed, turned on the Dell 10 because it is connected by ethernet to the router, and created a new Home Group. No problem.

Went to the Asus 8.1 and although it says the Dell has created a Home Group, when I try to "join", I end up with the error message: Windows No Longer Detects a Home Group on This Network.

All settings in the Home Group Sharing and Advanced are the same - Network Discovery on, Auto Setup of Network Devices, File & Printer Sharing on, and Allowing Windows to manage the HG connections. All Networks has Read & Write of Public Folders on, 128 bit encrypt, and "NO" to Password Sharing. The... Read more

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I am fairly tech-savvy and looking for a desktop for a friend. I would buy for me a refurb with better specs for the price of a new one, but my friend is not comfortable with that. So, in looking at brands--with all specs being equal (or close to equal) what brands do you recommend? I am grateful for all responses. I would like to hear from techs who do repair most of all.

A:Solved: desktop pc reviews--hp? dell? asus?

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I am thinking about purchasing the STRIX 1080 to upgrade from my STRIX 970. Does the card work with the motherboard that comes with the 8700? Will the card fit (it is 11.73 in)? Will I need a better power supply (I have a 600w PSU installed)? Has anyone tried installing this card into an 8700 before?

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My son loaded windows vista on my acer laptop via a dell windows cd now i now i cant see any of my network connections i want to factory restore my pc i normaly do so using alt f10 BUT this is not working please help thanks

A:Dell vista cd used on Acer pc please help

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I recently bought a Dell computer that came with a HID Keyboard. I wan't to use the keyboard on my other computer which i think is an ASUS, however the multimedia keys fail to work at all, yet they work perfectly on my new Dell computer!

Please help, i've been looking around for software, driver updates and even played around with the computer registry with no amend.
i'm confident with computers however i lack the experiance, please give detailed instrustions. thanks so much!

A:Dell Keyboard not working properly on Asus computer

Welcome to Techspot.
The multimedia keys require special drivers for them to function.
You haven't stated that you installed them.
If you post all your keyboard specs (normally found on a sticker on the bottom), I'll try to help you find the appropriate drivers. If you post the computer specs (operating system, etc.), it would help also since drivers vary between operating systems.

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keyboard and mouse do not work after startup has passed bios, keyboard light turns off, and mouse doesnt work at all.
Reall stuck what to do, please help

A:dell usb keyboard & mouse not working with asus p5ke

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I have a ASUS HDMI monitor which works perfectly via the VGA connection to my ACER laptop (windows7). Now I want it to connect to my DELL laptop (Windows8) but there is no VGA connection so instead I am using a DVI digital cable. I have pressed the F8 button on the DELL which gives me the monitor options and I have chosen Duplicate Screen (tried others too), my laptop screen goes blank and then after 10 seconds returns to normal. When I check the ASUS monitor and press the connection button is still says no DVI connection. I know the DVI cable works as I have no issues connecting this laptop using this cable to the TV.

So how can I get the monitor to recognise the laptop?

Thank you for all your help

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I thought I wanted a Surface 3, but the price tag is a little too steep after keyboard and pen. With that being said, of the following, who would be the big dog on the porch?
From the umpteen amounts of articles/reviews on the interwebs, it looks like its a playoff between: Asus Vivotab Note 8Toshiba Encore Write 2 (although I think the 3 is out?)Dell Venue ProLenova Think Pad
I'm looking for: stylus (ideally WACOM)ideally 4GB and at least 64GB on the other end of that expandable memoryWindows 10, or at least be able to upgrade without affecting performance8" screen worksRun Excel without too many hiccupsUSB port to print fromI've also read that the Cherry Trail bits are better than Bay Trail so I'd like that too if possible.
Primary usage would be surfing, checking social media, email, Netflix/Hulu, music, Evernote or OneNote (whichever one worked with pen) and general Office tasks
Any feedback is very much appreciated!!

A:Trying to Decide Between Four Tablets: Asus, Toshiba, Dell, Lenovo

Are you student or teacher?
You can get 10% discount if you are and if you want a cheap & cheerful tablet with Wacom then get the Vivo tab 8.
Lastly which lenovo think pad model were you looking at as there is quite a few...

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I'm ready to buy a new laptop.. I use at home, no games, lots of pictures stored, email, powerpoints, etc. nothing fancy. Don't want to deal with tech centers in India, etc. I have had dell and gateway in past. The hp's look good... suggestions?

A:buying new laptop hp vs. dell vs. acer

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which is the company that works best after sales support for desktops

i change my laptop.......

A:HP, IBM, Dell, Acer: who offers the best support?

Well I Dunno What you mean About Sales Thing or Whatever because I'm only 14 And Spend Money At My Will But I have An HP And I love it Because I Screw Around With My Computer Alot And The Recovery Disks Save My life Tons Of Times. And You Can get the Best deals With It I have A BlueRay Burner And 512MB Graphics Card WithHDMi port And Tons Of Car Readers And A TV Tuner 4Gb Of ram And 750GB Of Room So i think I Got A Pretty Good deal For $1000

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I had to reformat my friends PC's for him and I can't find drivers for the Ethernet controller or any of the other one's that don't come with XP install.
I need advice on were to find them I do have the resource Cd's from dell but the drives on them don't seem to work right.

A:Need driver advice for a dell 8300. and a MOBO asus p4p800

Have you gone to Dells site and downloaded the drivers from there?

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The original NVIDIA Geforce GTX 240 card that came with my Dell machine died last week and after looking round I concluded that a GT 610 with 2GB memory should be a suitable (and cheap) replacement for what I need. However after multiple attempts I am still unable to get it to work, and keep getting error messages about needing to load the GPU driver.

Using the drivers on the installation disk with the card I get a barely usable monitor screen - v low resolution. Updating with the latest driver from ASUS doesn't help, but using the latest one on the NVIDIA site (from Dec 2015) is a bit better, although the display is distorted and cannot play video.

In all cases it claims the driver has loaded successfully, but in Control Panel the device is showing as stopped.

I have tried updating the BIOS to the latest version from Dell (A05) but it has had no effect. I have tried removing and reinstalling the card, removing and reinstalling the drivers but with no result. I initially forgot to remove the old NVIDIA GTX240 drivers but after going back and trying that, before installing the GT 610 drivers it still won't work

Is this card actually compatible with a Dell XPS 8100?

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I would suggest a system restore to before the update and see if it works then, and go forward from there.

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I have out my acer laptop and my dell inspiron on the same network. My laptop can access my dell, but it doesn't work the other way around. HELP!

A:Acer ASPIRE 5742Z not talking to Dell Inspiron

I also can't print to my dell inspiron's printer.

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Dear Tech Guys,

I have 2 machines to choose from, both with major issues. First is this Dell Inspiron B130. It runs painfully slowly and so is almost useless as-is. I just upgraded the RAM from 512 MB to 2 GB, which helped some but not enough.

My alternative is a much newer Acer Aspire One notebook, which works great except that I cannot get wifi to work. I only have Guest User login rights, so cannot install software or do other system tweaks. A friend gave me the Aspire to use but cannot remember his login password. I know there's a way to get around the login issue, but not sure if it is considered OK to get help with that on this site.

Which of these machines is the better bet for fixing? And where do I start with fixing it?

I saw a video on YouTube of the same Dell running Windows 8, and it looked lightning fast compared to mine. Is that really feasible?

Here's the sysinfo for the Dell:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1015 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family, 96 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 53466 MB, Free - 37596 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0GD366
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Solved: Dell Inspiron B130 vs Acer Aspire One -help!

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I bought a new Laptop the Asus on 11/2012 thru Walmart online due to my Dell having so many problems and my inability to repair slow computer and programs asking me to run example "jucheck.exe" problems with Adobe and performance issues. The brand new Asus was problematic a week after purchase with keys typing ( typing a message and then noticed it started typing 2 paragraphs back, I tried to get support thru Asus but still have problems and Windows  updates?? am I getting them. I bought Webroot antivirus.. I would like help with both laptops as I had to use the Dell for a month due to the Asus not able to get online and I finally got thru to a Asus support person and they had me do a partion but it still has problems so I bought a $50.00 recovery disc which I have not recieved yet, I just want a laptop that can trouble shoot itself  or operate easier than what I seem to go thru. I seem to be trying to fix things rather than getting any  enjoyment from both laptops. Also I have Verizon Mifi 451OL F273 and I wonder if my security may be affected as I see 2 dots on the Mifi when there should only be one, when I am using the wireless and I got a email that I used over 90% of its allowed coverage allowance?? which is weird cause I could not get internet connection on Asus for about 1 month. I want to run some tests and need help.
Thank you , Cathy
I noticed I have a jucheck.exe and is requesting your permission on my Dell Inspirion which has been on this ... Read more

A:Asus K44A RBR6 64 bit laptop and Dell Inspirion 1420 32 bit both Home Prem. SP1

Hello, ;let me see if I can get somewhere.. The jucheck.exe is the Java update verification process. This process will check on the internet for available updates for the Java software installed on your computer. If updates are available, it will notify you and/or manage the download and install of the updates. You should leave this process running in order to keep your Java up to date.       Do you get a pop up window saying .. Java update is available?? If so install it. MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed Now I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScanHold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.Click the   button.For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)Click on [url="[url=""]"]esetsmartin... Read more

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Just bought the above card to replace an old AMD Radeon HD 6450

When I unplug the old card and insert the new one, connect the 6-pin connecter from the PSU to the new card and power on - the new card led goes solid green, the fans run, but there is not output from the card to my monitor (which then goes into power saving mode).
Can anyone confirm if there is anything else I need to do to get the new card to work on the XPS 8300?

XPS-8300  i7-2600 3,4GHz 12Gb RAM
H67 Motherboard (Dell 0Y2MRG)
Win 7 64 bit

new card is ASUS Radeon R9 270 2BG GDDR5 

Please help!!!

A:Will Dell XPS 8300 A06 BIOS support ASUS Radeon R9 270 DirectCU II OC graphics card?

It wont with the stock power supply and its likely that it wont post at all due to UEFI bios requirements.

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Here is a link to a well-written article on obtaining Recovery Discs for your Dell, Hp, Compaq, Acer, Lenovo or Toshiba computer.

I did not write this article which means that follow-up questions or critique should be directed to Ed Botts.

Lost your Windows discs? How to get replacement media, legally | ZDNet

A:Dell, HP, Compaq, Acer, Lenovo, Toshiba Recovery Discs

Thanks for sharing, this article went directly to my bookmarks.


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Hello all, the Mermaid is back. I have a new comp, Acer Veritron S460 and Dell Monitor, E228WFP, and I'm unable to change Resolution settings, am stuck on 1280x1024. Display drivers updated, (but Acer drivers are notoriously hard to find, for Win XP Pro ) any and all help would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Acer Veritron /Dell Monitor Resolution Problem.

Here is Dell site for the Dell E228WFP 22" wide-screen LCD monitor.

The native resolution for that monitor is 1680 X 1050 and shouldn't be displaying at 1280 X 1024.

When you do a scan at the Windows Updates site, does it have an INF file available for that monitor? If it does, download and install it.


Here is the Acer site for the Acer Veriton S460 desktop.

According to the specs, it has an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 graphics controller.

The Intel driver available at the Acer site for Windows XP Pro is version and can be downloaded from here.

Select "Desktop" and then "Veriton" and then "S460" and then "Microsoft Windows XP Professional x32".

When you click the orange icon next to the Intel entry, the file will start downloading. Since it's in a ZIP file, save it in an empty folder that you create on your desktop.

When you extract inside that folder, a new folder will appear. Double-clicking the "Setup.exe" file will start the install process.


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Can this work and does anyone have an easy step by step guide to doing it? The Acer has so many hardware problems it's not even funny and I got 4 Dell gx280's without hard drives for free.

A:Acer Aspire T180 hard drive in a Dell gx280 sff?

I got the hard drive in the computer but I'm getting this screen:

Intel (r) Grantsdale-G PCI Accelerated SVGA BIOS
Build Number: 3329 PC Dev. 04/12/2004 17:02:24
Copyright (C) 2000-2003 Intel Corp. All Rights Reserved
Any way I can make this work?

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I just bought an Acer AL2216W monitor for my Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop. Sometimes it works like it should , but after a while the screen turns white. It still gets a signal to turn on and off using the function keys, but it is white. If I remove the software and reinstall, it works for a while, but then turns white again after several hours. I have XP Pro, with Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7200 with ATI mobility Radeon X1400.

A:Acer Monitor for my Dell laptop shows a white screen

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My Dell Inspiron D530 won't boot, even to the BIOS, when my ACER X1261P DLP projector is connected to the monitor port. I am using the motherboard graphics (no separate video card). The computer works perfectly when:
1. I boot it with a standard LCD monitor.
2. I boot it with NO monitor attached, and then plug the Acer projector VGA cable into the monitor port after the keyboard lights blink.
If I attempt the boot the computer with the ACER projector attached, it turns on (front panel power light turns on, fans run fast and then slow, which is normal, network activity light comes on) but the keyboard lights don't blink on, and even though the project is getting a 800x600 video signal from the display card, the screen is totally blank, black. It will sit in this state indefinitely. If I press the power button, the power turns off immediately. It behaves this way no matter whether the projector is on or in sleep mode.
I am using the latest released BIOS from Dell (1.0.18). Since the BIOS isn't even completing its boot, I don't think there is an issue with Operating System or drivers. I've tried both video graphics settings in the BIOS (use on-board video only, check for separate video first) and there is no difference.

A:Dell Inspiron D530 won't boot to BIOS with ACER projector connected

That's an unusual compatibility issue. I assume you have confirmed the projector and VGA cable are fine and work with another system? Have you tried another VGA cable? Could be a damaged cable.

Using a separate graphics card may work.

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I had my Asus laptop for a while now then I restarted it but stay on the windows 10 but now it loads on ASUS IN SEARCH OF INCREDIBLE then turns black then shuts off then turns on and does the same thing until I turn it off but when I turn it back on it does the same thing somebody help me also my battery is built in so I can't take it out

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The other day, I tried to do a factory reset on my laptop, but it failed, and I could only click cancel. Now, when I booted up my computer, it goes to the ASUS logo, then a black screen, still backlit, with an underscore flashing in the upper left corner of the screen. I can access the BIOS, and have been trying to do boot overrides. Please help, I don't have the ASUS Recovery partition installed on the laptop, and I don't have any possible ways to install an ISO. Thank you for any help you can provide.

A:My ASUS G74SX doesn't boot past the ASUS logo!

Originally Posted by Isoldmyname

The other day, I tried to do a factory reset on my laptop, but it failed, and I could only click cancel. Now, when I booted up my computer, it goes to the ASUS logo, then a black screen, still backlit, with an underscore flashing in the upper left corner of the screen. I can access the BIOS, and have been trying to do boot overrides. Please help, I don't have the ASUS Recovery partition installed on the laptop, and I don't have any possible ways to install an ISO. Thank you for any help you can provide.

Not sure I understand how you could perform a factory reset if you don't have the recovery partition available. You should have gotten an error that the ASUS Recovery Partition could not be found.

You would need to get to a working computer and download either the Media Creation Tool for W10, or the current ISO from MSTechBench. You can use RUFUS to create a bootable flash drive, and then install W10 that way.

You might also want to check the health of your hard drive, to make sure it's not failing.

Hope that helps!

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CPU: AMD64 Athlon X2 4400+
Motherboard: ASUS A8N32-SLI DELUXE
Memeory: SAMSUNG PC3200 2GB (1GB x 2) DDR400

Status: After installing Windows XP SP 2 and the ASUS motherboard installation CD, the system won't take the drivers for the GPU. System boots to the Windows XP loading screen and remains there. The little green bar just keeps moving like it's loading Windows but it loops forever. Again, this started happening right after installing the nVidia drivers from the graphics card installation disc. If I power down manually and then power back up again, I can go into "the last known good" but every time I try to load drivers again, the system starts doing this. The latest drivers from nVidia cause the same issue. I'm starting to think this is a driver conflict with the ASUS motherboard chipset or the motherboard RAID drivers. Has anyone else had a problem like this?

A:ASUS A8NSLI-32 Deluxe + ASUS En7600GS Silent Trouble

Followup: I was able to fix it and thought I'd post this info since it might help others who might have the same problem. After reading through dozens of pages here and in the ASUS forums, I discovered that one of my default BIOS setting mysteriously ended up in a non-default state. For some reason, the RAID option for Silicon Image was set to RAID. That's fine for those how actually want to setup RAID but I didn't plan to use RAID at the time. After making the change to the BIOS, I had to install Windows XP again to get everything registered correctly. Once Windows was up and running, I avoided the motherboard chipset install CD all together by using only the newest versions of all the motherboard drivers directly from the ASUS website. Problem solved!

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Asus has some way of starting their programs that I can't find. In particular, I want to disable their Wireless Console 3 (wcourier.exe). There are other programs but I can't remember what they are right now. I can only tell you that is does not show up in msconfig or HJT. Does anybody know where I can find these startup entries?



A:Asus Laptop can't find startup entries for Asus Programs

Try using Sysinternals Autoruns.
It lists a lot more than msconfig.

You can download the Sysinternals Suite, or just the Autoruns utility.

Windows Sysinternals: Documentation, downloads and additional resources

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HI all,

I am having problems detecting the Xonar Pheobus and have tried all the pcie slots with no luck. Red and the grey - even the shorter grey slot.

Have disabled the motherboard's HD onboard sound too and still not detected in my devices......

The pcie cable is connected to the sound card and I have enough PSU to power all - Enermax 1250W.

When the card is inserted to the grey slots - The red light is seen through the control extension box (Headphone/Microphone Connector box) jack ports. However the green light is NOT seen AND the Xonar Phoebus logo on the card itself is lit (powered up)

However, when I insert the card into the red pcie slots these lights are not on.

One this else I noticed is the card DOES go warm over some time so tells me it is 'not' switched off........

I tried to install the driver and I get a message 'no card detected' etc etc.
Is there anyone kind enough to advise me their BIOS settings etc who has managed to get the Xonar to work properly. Did you have to adjust any BIOS settings from default to get the card to be recognised?

Printscreens would be cool if it is not too much of a bother.

Thank you in advance

Kind regards


A:Asus Xonar Phoebus and Asus Rampage 5 Extreme issue

The question(s) I have is ->
Am I missing anything when attempting to install the sound card? I have tried with no GPU drivers (including the Nvidia sound for the GTX 750 ti sc) / disabled onboard HD sound and still the sound card not detected.
Even in this motherboard, it should detect the sound card regardless of what sound source is set as default and then allow me to install it and set it as default (without messing about with the BIOS)?
Maybe my sound card has died when moving it from the last computer - Static death.....................

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I have in my possession an Asus X550CA laptop which was running Windows 8.1 before it failed to boot. The machine cycled through the automatic repair, failed, and then did nothing. The advanced bootup options were useless, including chkdsk, sfc and the usual suspects. The recovery partition was apparently missing, atleast, I couldn't use it, but doing a diskpart confirmed it was there so I suspect the 8.1 upgrade broke the link to it.

I tried the "refresh your PC" option, but this told me the drive was locked, and disabling secure boot via the BIOS did nothing (thought it would at first). In addition, the reset your PC option wanted recovery media which I didn't have at the time.

I ordered the official Asus recovery DVDs as the laptop did not have media created when it was new, hit F9 and went to the "reset your PC' option, but it told me the recovery media wasn't valid. Odd given it's official Asus media from Mentor Media, for that specific machine.

From the legacy BIOS I booted from the DVD, it loaded the Asus specific Windows 8 recovery options from the disk and I get as far as "Start rebuild Windows system process", with "processing...." underneath and the machine does no more.

I've also tried UEFI booting from the DVD drive and get the same as above.

Any suggestions welcome please!


A:Unable to restore Asus X550CA using Asus recovery DVDs

Is the ASUS recovery media Windows 8.0 or 8.1? It may be because the recovery disks are 8.0 and it's a conflict because your now running 8.1. The 8.0 to 8.1 upgrade does break the factory recover feature on some laptops. ASUS for sure I think. I have a K75DE, that shipped with Windows 8.0. I clean installed with Windows 8.1 from here, Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help. It reads and uses my 8.0 OEM embedded code and activates online automatically. no muss no fuss. That tool will create a bootable USB thumb drive that will work with UEFI for you. If you need any more info just ask and i'll see if I can help. I don't know why your getting the "Start rebuild Windows system process" message and the lock up? It may be because the partition structure has changed on the Drive. I created a Recovery drive, then swapped in an SSD and it would not work on the SSD. It kept saying required partition missing. That's why I bailed and did a clean install. I was leaning in that direction anyway.

EDIT: If I don't get back to you tonight don't panic. I have company coming and may not get back online until tomorrow morning. Have to go now.

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My almost 3 year old Asus X52 F3SV Notebook suddenly froze and shut itself down today. It will not boot past the 'Asus' logo screen. The furthest it got was 'loading windows', but quickly rebooted once that screen showed up.
It has been running quite hot lately, but i cleaned the fan out last weekend, and it had been running without problem since then.
I'm running Windows Vista Premium, with no other real problems until now, with up to date windows updates and regular Spybot and anti-virus scans.
There were random multicoloured lines running through the Asus screen on the first reboot after freezing. Could it be my graphics card? (Nvidia 8600m). I did not hear any crackling/popping sounds, so I really hope it's not dead yet.
I've looked around these forums, but couldn't find a similar problem/solution.

Thank you.

A:Asus x52 F3SV notebook not booting past Asus screen

Try running Bios defaults

This settings area can be called:
Bios Setup
CMOS Settings
System Setup
even just Setup
You can enter it by pressing the keyboard key that is displayed on your screen when first turning on your computer
Its sometimes:
A Fn Button like F1, or F2, or F10 or some other Fn key
DEL key
(whatever the computer states on screen when you first turn on your computer)
Once in Bios Setup, locate Setup Defaults (sometimes called Optimized Defaults)
Apply it, then Save and Exit Bios Settings (which is usually F10, but it will tell you in the Bios Settings screen)

If that doesn't help try reming and re-seating your Ram cards (even your hard drive)
You can download your Manual to find the locations of these components, but they are usually located under the laptop, under the covers

If it is your Video card (onboard) then that was be a big concern
You may need to locate the disassemble guide online, then blow out all internal dust

It may also require a CheckDisk scan
You can read HERE on how to do that outside Windows

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Tried to get HP support to give some similar board model from ASUS' own models so I could get the correct Asus AI Suite to control fans, read system info. The similar Asus model they gave didn't even have the same chipset. I'm not sure if that truly matters as far as their AI Suite working correctly. Just need a reliable program to adjust case fan speeds a bit. Simpler is better.

1) Does anyone know how I can cross the HP / Asus board w/ some similar model on Asus' site to get the correct version of AI Suite?

2) If no to # 1, suggestions on reliable prgms that will allow controlling fan speeds?
Fairly sure this mobo has the ability to adjust fans. 1st tried SpeedFan - no options to adjust any fans (reports them), but MSI Afterburner had no trouble adjusting GPU fan.

None of several socket 775 boards I looked at on Asus' site had G33 chipset.

The info HP has for this mobo is

Manufacturer's motherboard name: Asus IPIBL-TX
HP/Compaq name: Burbank-GL8E
Form Factor Micro-ATX: 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)
Chipset Intel G33
Front-side bus speed 800/1066/1333 MHz (processor dependent)
Processor upgrade information
Socket type: 775


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I do see that you have had a similar problem already on this forum but it didn't fix mine (I probably wasn't doing something right).
My Laptop wont start up it goes to the Windows Recovery error page where you have to choose either Launch Startup Repair (recommended) or Start Windows normally. Both of these options lead you to the same result to the Asus Preload Wizard page.
I tried pressing F8 and F9 but didn't get anything.
Appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you


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ok went out and bought an asus spdif out module for my puter - the mobo has spdif 6 pin connector on board

problem is module only has 3 pin connector

anyone know how to connect

module has pins 1,2,& 3 says 1& 2 for green header (ac97) and 2&3 for black header pci audio

mobo has spidf out +5v spdif in
ground ground

on the 6 pin connector (1 pin missing)

do i connect spdif out & ground or spdif out & +5v?? don't want to fry the module

Thanks 4 your help

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So I recently just replaced my Asus P6X58-E WS with another Asus P6X58-E WS from Amazon. I always remember hearing to ignore the drivers disk on CD that comes with product and go straight to web-sight and gather latest. (I ALWAYS keep CD for just in case moments) When I was running Win7 last year on old MB, this was never a issue and downloaded drivers from Asus web site, but when I recently went to the Asus drivers download site, there are no options for win8? (Screen Shot Below)
Here Is my problem... After Installing new MB and testing OS operations with only my SSD pluged in (OS win8 is on SSD) everything was working great!! this also confirmed a few of my last MB memory slots were fried because I had 18GB of memory installed but BIOS & OS was telling me I had only 6GB.. Im back @ 18GB now...
I also had QTY6 1TB-HDD I was using with previous MB ( No raid configurations) I record music and many project files can get very big so, each HDD was dedicated to different "IMPORTANT" things. Well, after confirming OS win8 was in working order, I powered down and plugged in all 6 HDD, then powered back up. (I wish I would have done this one HDD at a time now) only 2 are being recognized!!! I keep getting the message....
"you must initialize a disk before logical disk manager can access it"
Now, from what I've gathered from a Google search, this is what you would do to format a NEW hard drive, Correct? I then was reading its as simple as downloading lates... Read more

A:NEW!! Asus P6X58-E WS MB. No Win8 Drivers on Asus website?

From what I found on the Asus site....
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P6X58-E WS
They are only providing drivers up to Windows 7 64 Bit. You can go to the file manager and click one time on the primary HDD and then click computer tab and from there click on manage. From there you click device manager and you will get a list of your hardware. You can right click on each one and click update driver and the system will try to find the updated driver for you. If anything you now have your hardware name and can try to get the updated driver through the actual company who builds the drivers.

It also does sound like you may need to format the HDD's. Do the same thing but instead of clicking on device manager you will click on disk management and you can right click on each drive and select to format. Just make sure to not format the primary partition if that is even possible.

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Connecting asus spdif module to asus p4b mobo

sorry i also posted this in the audio section but maybe this is a better place to post it


ok went out and bought an asus spdif out module for my puter - the mobo has spdif 6 pin connector on board

problem is module only has 3 pin connector

anyone know how to connect

module has pins 1,2,& 3 says 1& 2 for green header (ac97) and 2&3 for black header pci audio

mobo has spidf out +5v spdif in
ground ground

on the 6 pin connector (1 pin missing)

do i connect spdif out & ground or spdif out & +5v?? don't want to fry the module

Thanks 4 your help

A:Connecting asus spdif module to asus p4b mobo

same problem with a7n8x deluxe

hello karmstrong, i just got my spdif out module today (optical & co-ax) and have the same problem with my a7n8x deluxe. 5 pin socket on the board, three on the module. i suppose we need a different module? if anyone has any suggestions, i'd be very much obliged...

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Hi all i am scratching my head at what mobo to get i was serioulsy going towards the maximus formula cause it has cpu level up for overclocking but it has pcie 2.0 and i have an 8800 gtx will it be compatible? with 2.0 bus . if you guys could maybe give me the pros and cons of each board i could make up my mind cheers

A:Asus striker extreme or Asus maximus formula?

that is a new board and the 2.0 bus is what the new video cards are going to be coming out at and this board will work work with u're card.

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I am putting this in the general forum section, and please bear with me. I had posted earlier a thread about my Asus Ultrabook backlit keyboard not illuminated. Thank you all that have responded to that post, but nothing worked. I ended up sending in my Asus for RMA and warranty repairs.

Here is where the fun starts. I first made my case with Asus and they informed me that my Serial Number was invalid. I told them that it is wrong as I bought the Laptop from, which is a Certified Asus Re-seller. It even posts their name on their website in "Where to Buy Asus".

Please do not take this as racist or anything derogative, but the Asus support staff are all located in India, and there is no way to talk to a person in America. The repair facility is also contracted out to a company called BizCom in Milpitas, California. Now, the men and women who work at the support center in India do their best, but to my understanding, they are a separate company working to just take calls. Same with the BizCom company, which they are great, but again contracted so there is nobody who works for Asus or knows Asus's RMA system.

My laptop has been sitting at the repair center with no updates from Asus. When I contact the support center directly, they said the Serial Number was Invalid and that they had to talk to Asus about the warranty service. I though Asus already fixed this when I sent them my Invoice of the Laptop and that it was a certified Reseller?
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A:Asus UX51VZ-IS71T: Question on Asus Support?

I had correspondence with ASUS via e-mail. It was a while ago now, I think it was a link on their web site. It was a waist of time really. I wasn't impressed. Replies took forever and the answers seemed to be scripted responses. I eventually just gave up asking any more questions. My issue was with creating recovery media. At that time there was no way of creating a recovery disk set in Windows 8.0. The utility I was referred to only worked in Windows 7. It became a non issue when I put an SSD in my laptop and did a clean install of 8.0.

Most of those contracted out call centers go by a flow chart. Ask this question, if the answer is yes, take this branch, if its no, take this other branch. The person asking you the questions may have no technical background at all. As soon as you say I don't know, your basically screwed. Assuming you can actually understand what they are saying. I'm not racist, but I don't think its unreasonable to be able to talk to somebody that is fluent in my native language. It seems to be the luck of the draw sometimes. I've had some that I could understand easily, and some that were almost impossible to understand.

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Does Asus P6T or Asus P6T SE support Triple Channel in Memory (RAM) ?
What's difference between Asus P6T and Asus P6T SE ? Which one you guys suggest ?

A:Solved: Asus P6T vs Asus P6T SE and Triple Channel Support

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Asus Radeon 9600XT vs. Asus V9570

Which comes on top when benchmarked on the latest games?

A:Asus Radeon 9600XT vs. Asus V9570

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Which one do you think is better?


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Whenever I click on the Asus Update on Asus Suite II it automatically gives me a BSOD. It then tells me to update the driver. I uninstalled Asus Suite II and installed the latest version from the Asus website. It still gave a BSOD when I clicked Update.

A little bit about my comp:
64 Bit Windows 7 put together by myself.
It is fairly new. Maybe 3 months max. Got BSOD since the start. Trying to update BIOS atm.
My OS installation is the same age.

I also have another thread:

Still haven't figured this dang BSOd out.

BTW: Motherboard is

A:BSOD using Asus Update on Asus Suite II

NOTE: I have severe eye problems. If I do not respond to your postings, please PM another staff member for assistance.

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests (located at this link: Hardware Diagnostics ). They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:

H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
Hard Drive Diagnostics (read the details at the link) - Test ALL of the hard drives.

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)
There are also free, bootable antivirus disks at this link: Free Online AntiMalware Resources - Bootable Disks

No memory dumps from later than Oct 2011
Service Pack 1 isn't installed, please do the following:

Installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1
1. Visit the PC manufacturer's website and update ALL drivers. DO NOT use Windows Update or the "Update drivers" function of Device Manager.
2. Check Device Manager for any unknown/disabled devices - if there are unknown/disabled devices, fix them with the latest drivers from the device manufacturer's website (not the PC Manufacturer)
3. Visit Windows Update and get a... Read more

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Same as topic. Wondering if the Hero was worth the extra 50 bucks or so in terms of reliability, features, etc. Reliability is a big factor for me so if you think Hero is a bit more stable for the extra 50$ then please let me know. Thank you!

P.s. In case you were wondering I am building a gaming/video editing pc for around 1500 bucks

A:Asus Maximus VI Hero or Asus Z87-A LGA 1150

The Maximus VI Hero is no more stable than the Z87-A. The Maximus is more gamer oriented due to its overclocking features (which the Z87-A has, but not to that extent). If you can get a Z87 Sabertooth, that is probably the best in terms of reliability because it protects the components from dust.

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i was wondering if i can overclock my e6550 to 3ghz ? and up to what point ? my ram is dual channel ddr2 800 2gig and my gpu is geforce 8600 256mb..

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Helllo everyone,

I wanted to buy the Radeon HD 6870 but it's not on the market here anymore, so I will have to buy another one -- hopefully not the HD 7850 xD. So, which one should I pick: the ASUS EAH6850, or the ASUS ENGTX560. Give your reasons please. I need the answer before Wednesday (2nd of May)

I read stuff about both of these, I'm really "new" to NVIDIA but I am also confused now. Asked people, some say Radeon, some say GeForce... I really don't know. Help me out, I'll appreciate it.

Ask away for more info if you need to.

A:ASUS HD 6850 or ASUS GTX 560 (non-Ti, DirectCU, 810MHz)?

I have always been an ATI/AMD fan when it comes to video cards so I'm gonna say go with the 6850. I have one and it is great. It is typically cheaper than the Nvidia and is slightly higher on Passmark's benchmarks. Also, I totally agree with Asus as a brand as they are one of the bests.

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A:upgraded frpm asus P6T to asus P6T deluxe 2...

I dont know that you would have to, but it wouldnt be a bad idea imo....

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Hello, my new Acer Aspire Notebook has my IE homepage stuck to and I can't change it through any of the IE options (Use Blank, Use Current, or typing it in manually - I'm trying to set it to Google).

I went to this page to solve the problem:;EN-US;q320159 (Home page setting changes unexpectedly, or you cannot change your home page setting).

As per Microsoft's instructions, I tried changing the "Start Page" value in "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main," but I got the following error: "Cannot edit Start Page: Error writing the value's new contents." There was no "Default_Page_URL" entry in there.

I was able to change the "Default_Page_URL" value to "" under "HKEY_ LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main" and the "Start Page" value in there was already set to "{SUB_PRD}&clcid={SUB_CLSID}&pver={SUB_PVER}&ar=home"

The "Default_Page_URL" and "Start Page" entries don't exist in the "HKEY_USERS\Default\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main" key.

Lastly, the "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel" subkey doesn't exist either.

I would appreciate any help you could give me, thanks!

A:Can't Change Internet Explorer Homepage ( on Acer Aspire Notebook

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The laptop is an Acer Aspire 5742, IntelCore i3-380M
I am attaching a few pictures of what comes on the screen when I turn it on.
Even in safe mode it does not let me log in, it attempts repairs, it fails and then goes to the black screen with the white cursor.
If I try to start windows normally it loads the logo and then goes to the black screen.
Yesterday, in an attempt to do repairs it was replacing invalid security drivers or something like that and it was taking ages so I had to turn it off.
For the last week it took very long to start up, failing to configure windows but it would eventually let me log in.
Since yesterday I am only getting the black screen. it is windows 7 by the way.

i need a very quick reply please

A:Acer Aspire 5742, IntelCore i3-380M goes black after acer logo loads

Quick reply!!! Save your data and restore back to factory. Always have a back up image of your OS on a external drive for next time you have this problem!!

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Hi all,
I have a Compaq Presario CQ56 64-Bit (Windows 7 Home Premium) laptop that I bought before the summer, today a Windows Update has given me an Acer display update published on the 28/12/2011. I thought because I had my vga cable plugged into the TV Windows Update may have become confused but despite checking for updates again it still appears there as optional.

AMD/ATI is recognized by Windows and Windows Update and there had already been a display driver update not so long ago, so I cannnot understand why I'm receiving an update for the wrong machine?

A:Acer - Display - ACER S271HL update on Compaq Presario CQ56 64-Bit

Not actually for AMD/ATI almost monthly you can see a newer update become available and that's why you will see one listed as an optional hardware update for the integrated graphic chips on the laptop.

Since Windows detects the tv you are using as an external monitor that also becomes a detected hardware. If that happens to be an Acer brand tv that would explain why that particular update came about.

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can anyone help, i restarted my aspire 1642wlmi last night. when i restarted it everything was going normal untill it got to the blue screen that says acer aspire series, before the users of the computer show up. it just freezes on that screen. i've restored all the default settings and that hasn't done any good. thanks for your help on the matter. i do appreciate any info that you can give me.

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I restarted my computer like normal and for whatever reason the computer is now stuck at the Acer boot screen. I try to press DEL to enter Setup and I even tried pressing F12 to go into the Boot Setup, but for whatever reason the computer does not respond to anything.

To shut it off I have to hold down the power button and eventually it shuts off.

Stuff to know:
- I have a wireless mouse and keyboard being used on that desktop.. Should I perhaps try to plug in a corded mouse and keyboard?
- I'm running on Windows 7 Ultimate.

A:Acer Aspire E4600 Desktop Frozen At Acer Boot Screen

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Hello, apperiantly one week back acer deleted "Acer Launch Manager" keyboard driver for acer laptops and i cant find it anywhere, its like NEWER REALLY WAS THERE BEFORE... O.O

actually there was 2 options of keyboard driver to choose from (acers website): one driver was made by Acer itself, another one - by some dritek.

Unfortenatly they probably think that dritek driver is better so they left just that one.
i dont know, maybe its better, but its UGLY! cause this driver gives logos indicators on display when i use VOLUME, BLUETOOH, WIFI, etc buttons... the logos by dritek is retarted comparing to acers. actually i realized that acers logos is like mac's.. maybe thats the reason they removed from download section..

anyway, i wan my old driver back its beautiful and its better, cause with that driver my power button was atleast recognised as "P" button. Now its just opens panel where i can set up shortcuts to buttons that i dont ewen have! wtf acer is thinking about?...

I bet some of u guys still have old good acer app+driver installed that is called Launch Manager and shows nice square black transparent logos when u press volume keys.
I had that one before i reinstalled windows. So please, could anybody send me? if u dont have install, maybe then just compress whole folder from program files? i think it should work, cause drivers would be same but app is the one that make logos.

My laptop is acer aspire 5738G on windows 7 home premium. i... Read more

A:Acer removes launch manager made by acer from website? only Dritek?

after long googling i find out that the best version of dritek launch manager is 3.0.02 - it haz all that sexy icons and works perfect.

Latest version 3.0.04 works fine but its ugly. and version 3.0.03 does not even installs, its fail. case closed.
im sorry to disturbing someones time.

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Previously, this button would open Windows Media Center when pressed. Though it has stopped doing that and don't know why. How can I fix this?
All the other Mediatouch keys are working fine.

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Hey There

First of all: I'm a studend, so I can't speek good english, cause I live in Switzerland (plz write in German if you can )

So my Problem:

I've found a Acer Aspire 5920G with Windows Vista. This was so slow and annoying . So I deleded the whole OS and installed Win 7 Home Premium x64. Now I'm searching some drivers for my Notebook. My biggest Problem is the sound driver.
In Vista, there was a tool called "Acer eAudio Manager". I want to install it, because you can switch the equalizer to movie, music and game (and it sounds awesome with the bassbooster=D). I've downloaded the driver from the website and there was a error:

"This software can only be installed in authorized machine"

what can I do to install this tool? Some other tools, like acer power management or acer enet management, works great.

I thought I ask in this forum, because there were some good topics about the mouspad and synaptic of the 5920G (wich helped me=D)

I hope you understand my question and can help me

(And yes, I'm a real Linux fan^^ I've used always Ubuntu. This is the first time that I use Windows )

A:Acer eAudio Manager on Acer Aspire 5920G with Windows 7

Bing Translator

Try installing the driver in compatability mode.

Read this tutorial.
Compatibility Mode
Let us know if it works or does not work.

Installieren Sie den Treiber in Compatability Mode.

Lesen Sie dieses Tutorial.

Lassen Sie uns wissen Sie, wenn es funktioniert oder nicht funktioniert.

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My system is roughly 5 months old. I had used the upgrade software that Acer provided to upgrade from Vista to 7 home premium. There was no issues with the install and everything worked great for a month and then it started going in to deep hibernation. The only way to wake it was to unplug the power from the tower. I did everything I could think of from editing the registry to updating drivers, to finally reinstalling everything. No go so I packed it up and sent it back to Acer. I just got it back from Acer's repair depot. They had to replace the motherboard, hard drive, and fans on the system. They performed a factory restore and told me that I was good to go and updating shouldn't be an issue. I went to use the upgrade dvd's from Acer and low and behold, the hibernation thing started again! It took me four attempts to restore it back to factory. Now it seems stable running Vista. I am in the process up updating the drivers and windows stuff so time will tell. Is it me or is Acer systems flakey?

Does anyone have any recommendations on how I can go about updating to Windows 7 without having to format every week? I have tried doing clean installs without going the upgrade path and it still behaves badly. Sometimes it won't even turn on. Or is it just possible that the pc I purchased just can't handle Windows 7?

A:Acer Aspire M3203 and Acer's Windows 7 upgrade software

Are you booting the Acer Win7 Upgrade Media DVD to do a clean install? You can do that to get the cleanest possible install, without the corruption that is imported from Vista in an in-place Upgrade.

The installer is driver-complete, but afterwards any missing drivers which don't quickly arrive in Optional Windows Updates can be found on the apps/drivers CD along with favorite apps like Works, cam, etc. Others can be found on the Acer Support Downloads webpage for your model computer, Adobe (flash, Reader) and Java (runtime, free Ofc suite) sites.

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Hi everyone I'm at my wits end! I cannot get my webcam to work. I have tried numerous options posted in different forums and on websites but nothing seems to work. Even when I went to the Acer update driver search site. When I added my model number I got about a dozen driver options but as soon as I put in my OS Windows 7 (64 Bit) it came back with no drivers. I've noticed in a number of forums that peoples webcams where working fine in Windows XP but when they updated to Windows 7 they lose the ability for their computers to find their webcams. Is this an inherent problem with Windows 7 and is there anyway to fix it short of buying an external webcam. Surly there must be a way to get it to work !!!
Regards Brett.

A:Acer Crystal Eye Webcam will not work on Acer Aspire 5560

Hi Brett ... Welcome to Seven Forums ... Does the Webcam show in the Device Manager ? ...

Do you have any errors in the Device Manager ...?
Have you tried the Cyberlink WebCam Application 1.0.1523 23.6 MB ? ....

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