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I bought an Acer Aspire 7750g about a month ago. It seems to be a very hard to find laptop, and the day after I bought it from Circuitcity.com for $500 it disappeared it also disappeared from tigerdirect.com.
It has a 7670m, a Dual core i5, and a 1600x900 display.
It runs the games I want it to just fine, except in WoW I get random blue screens. Sometimes I can go all day without getting one, but sometimes I can get several in the space of a few hours. I'm 99% sure it's the AMD drivers (What I've read from other reports + AMD hasn't updated the drivers since they were initially released with the 7xxxM series cards).
Does anyone know anything else about this?
When you get a bluescreen, it should tell you where minidump of RAM is saved.
I see where my minidump files are, but I don't know how to upload it for you. Figuring it out now.
Edit: I found a reviewer on Amazon that is having the exact same problem that I'm having.
"My BIGGEST problem is that the AMD/ATI 7xxx hybrid mobility series gets very limited support. They have not had updated drivers for this in a long time, and the autodetect software does not recognize the 7670M. Several users, including myself, experience blue screens caused by ati.sys or get an error showing a "display adapter has stopped responding and has recovered" error. Frequent bluescreens during games is terrible for a unit i bought for some light gaming. The only selling point to me was the video card, and without it functioning properly, this system is, in essence, pretty useless. Also, the most updated drivers off Acer website are very, very old."
Edited by Elision on 6/6/2012 11:34 AM PDT
Looked at Newegg comments for both of these and people say they run kind of hot with stock heatsinks. I know you said not to worry about non-stock heatsinks if you aren't overclocking, which I'm not, but do you still think these would be alright with stock? Just need some reassurance I think.
This is the stats of my computer as of now.
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name STEVENSON-PC
System Manufacturer eMachines
System Model ET1331G
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 235e Processor, 2700 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date AMI P01-A0, 8/13/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name Stevenson-PC\Stevenson
Time Zone Central Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 5.75 GB
Available Physical Memory 3.99 GB
Total Virtual Memory 11.5 GB
Available Virtual Memory 9.18 GB
Page File Space 5.75 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
I/O Port 0x00000000-0x0000000F Direct memory access controller
I/O Port 0x00000000-0x0000000F PCI bus
IRQ 20 High Definition Audio Controller
IRQ 20 NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller
IRQ 21 NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller
IRQ 21 Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
IRQ 22 NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
IRQ 22 Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
Memory Address 0xFEC00000-0xFFFFFFFF System board
Memory Address 0xFEC00000-0xFFFFFFFF Motherboard resources
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF PCI bus
Memory Address 0xC0000000-0xCFFFFFFF NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
Memory Address 0xC0000000-0xCFFFFFFF PCI bus
Memory Address 0xD0000-0xD3FFF Motherboard resources
Memory Address 0xD0000-0xD3FFF PCI bus
Resource Device Status
Channel 4 Direct memory access controller OK
I am wanting to run wow at 45 - 50fps in 25 man raids, hectic BGs, and in major cities and 60fps everywhere else. On High graphics settings. I am on a budget of about $200. What graphics card do yall recommend?
realized i should have posted here instead way too late, going to abandon my other topic since you seem to be keeping up with this one.
So I have a friend who will build me a gaming computer as long as i can pay for the parts, if it matters we live in southern California to give you an idea of the retail options we have in our area.
then after reading up on here
** Build 3: Won't overclock. Give me a pretty good system just under 1k
Don't forget that the build does not include OS, so that's extra $100 already if you don't have a copy of Windows 7.
That plus GTX 670 plus a monitor would be about $1400 total.
You do not have to change any of the above to power the GTX 670.
However, if you aren't ever going to play very demanding 3D games like Battlefield 3, GTX 670 is honestly wasted, and you would be more than happy with GTX 560 / HD 6870 performance.
Edited by Kalganized on 6/9/2012 1:09 AM PDT
As mentioned, you will need a new CPU before you can see good FPS in raids/big cities. With old Athlon X2 low-power CPU, even if you got a $600 graphics card like GeForce GTX 680, you will not see 40 FPS in raids and big cities.
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