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The Acer Aspire V3-571G Notebook


" Containing one of the latest Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7 processors and the nVidia GeForce GT 640M, this laptop has the performance to satisfy many, including demanding gamers who game using their laptop. "

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Specification of the Acer Aspire V3-571G notebook :


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- If you are a proud owner of a brand new Acer Aspire V3, feel free to PM me to have your name added in biggrin.gif.

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List of known issues

- None so far


Benchmarking results :

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Photos of the laptop ( overall ) :

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Comments :

- Highly glossy paint. Catches fingerprint easily.
- Screen is glossy.
- Weighs about 2.7KG with battery loaded


Continue : Benchmarking Results

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The first mission in Battlefield 3: Semper Fidelis.
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MAC OS on the V3-571G :

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Any users who have tried installing MAC OS on the V3-571G are welcomed to share their experience biggrin.gif.

Disassembly of the Acer Aspire V3-571G
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1. I applied a new layer of thermal paste for the processor itself, and the GPU, and cleared the excess thermal paste. I'll update the thread with temperature reports later with a new layer of thermal paste applied to see if there's any improvement in heat control.

Temperature Report : There isn't much difference in idle and load temperature.

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Driver download for the Acer Aspire V3-571G :
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bits ISO setup
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Don't forget to download the Windows 7 USB/DVD tool.

Fresh installation of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bits on the Aspire V3-571G guide
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If Windows tells you that your key is invalid, then reconfirm that the key you have copied from the Windows 7 license sticker underneath the laptop is correct. Once you have already established a connection to the internet, enter Control Panel -> System and scroll all the way to the bottom of the System page, and select re-activate Windows via phone after entering the activation wizard.

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Windows 8 on the Acer V3-571G
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- Been running Windows 8 on my Acer V3-571G since 3 weeks back with no issues. Acer has provided the necessary drivers for users upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8. Everything works fine so far, so there shouldn't be anything to worry about if you're planning to upgrade to Windows 8, other than whether your games are compatible with the latest Microsoft operating system.

**Update: It has been more than 5 months since Windows 8 has been running on the originally Windows 7 based V3-571G. Still no issues so far. smile.gif

Acer V3-571G Windows 8 Upgrade from Windows 7 Drivers download.

For users who have bought their Acer V3-571G before Windows 8 came out, you get the necessary drivers from the Windows 8 Upgrade From Windows 7 page. The Windows 8 drivers page is for users of the latest V3-571G that comes pre-loaded with Windows 8 instead. Be sure to download the correct touchpad driver, otherwise the scrolling function may not work for Windows 8. If it doesn't work even after installing the touchpad driver provided by Acer, you probably installed the wrong one.


Where to get Windows 8

If you don't know where to get Windows 8 for your Acer V3-571G for only RM50, then follow the instructions here.

Register your details, and be sure to use any purchase date after the month June to be eligible to get the promotion code from Microsoft to get Windows 8 for only RM50. If Microsoft accepts your application, then you will receive an email to download the Windows Upgrade Assistant along with your promotion key.

Windows Media Center for Windows 8 for Free

For users who already gotten themselves a copy of Windows 8 Pro, if you're interested, Microsoft is giving away free keys for Windows Media Center for Windows 8 Pro users to enhance its popularity.

You can get the key here. Just give a valid email address and you'll be set. To activate WMC for your copy of Windows 8 Pro, follow the instructions given by Microsoft on the same page.

Graphics drivers
- Windows 8 should work fine even without the graphics driver installed as it should assign a basic driver after installation finishes. Get the latest Intel driver for the HD4000 GPU here. Use the driver utility from Intel to scan and obtain the latest driver. For the GT640M, you can get the latest driver from Geforce.com. If searching for WHQL drivers does not bring any up, then search for Beta drivers instead for the GT640M.

- For users with the updated V3-571G that comes with a GT730M instead, the driver can be downloaded from nVidia's website as well.

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Grats on new thread!!!

Its going to be a hit thumbup.gif

As for the thread location, don't worry about it, it will be automatically shifted into the notebook specific discussion section ^^

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QUOTE(TDUEnthusiast @ Apr 16 2012, 06:07 PM)
tongue.gif. RM2979 for mine with 8GB of RAM. RM3299 is definitely way overpriced unless they're throwing in useful stuff.

Anyway, hopefully this thread gets moved to the right section soon. doh.gif Always screwing up with it comes to such things.
Add-on. I bought mine for RM2899 from Evernew, Digital Mall. Looks like Low Yat's Evernew's trying to rip you off hmm.gif.
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yeah, an obvious attempt to rip me off.thought the fact that i asked for a specific model would at least alarmed the 3 young salesboys in their ripoff attempt but they still try

anyway, let them be la.the only other shop that have it is Sri Komputer, selling @rm2899 together with RAM upgrade to 8GB
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TDUEnthusiast, nice shots.

You were active overclocker, right?
Now you "jump ship" to notebook already? laugh.gif

Please post some benchmark results.
I would like to see how well the Ivy Bridge does.
It's time to test the CPU and GPU (both HD4000 and GT640, stock and overclocked speed).
SuperPI/3DMark/AIDA64 etc etc.
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whoa! macros! brows.gif

can we have the full pics of the R8... err.. i mean, packaging biggrin.gif
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QUOTE(Revamperz @ Apr 16 2012, 06:44 PM)
whoa! macros! brows.gif

can we have the full pics of the R8... err..  i mean, packaging biggrin.gif
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QUOTE(toshio14 @ Apr 16 2012, 06:24 PM)
yeah, an obvious attempt to rip me off.thought the fact that i asked for a specific model would at least alarmed the 3 young salesboys in their ripoff attempt but they still try

anyway, let them be la.the only other shop that have it is Sri Komputer, selling @rm2899 together with RAM upgrade to 8GB
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Did you get it then? That's a pretty good deal.

QUOTE(ALeUNe @ Apr 16 2012, 06:27 PM)
TDUEnthusiast, nice shots.

You were active overclocker, right?
Now you "jump ship" to notebook already?  laugh.gif

Please post some benchmark results.
I would like to see how well the Ivy Bridge does.
It's time to test the CPU and GPU (both HD4000 and GT640, stock and overclocked speed).
SuperPI/3DMark/AIDA64 etc etc.
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I do overclock my stuff but do not benchmark it much. Currently in the midst of obtaining benchmarking programs and also benchmarking the notebook.


9:41 PM - Added SuperPI benchmark.

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Added Cinebench benchmark result and also HWMonitor temperature reading while performing the benchmark biggrin.gif.

Add-on : Added highest achieved GPU ( GT 640M ) temperature while performing Cinebench OpenGL.

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hi, any 1 bought V3-471G-52452G60g? can it handle dota 2? sad.gif
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QUOTE(TDUEnthusiast @ Apr 16 2012, 09:24 PM)
Did you get it then? That's a pretty good deal.
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yeah, good deal. but i didn't get it yet due to several reasons; 1 of which being scared by another salesman that the unit offered may be a demo unit since Acer is yet to officially launch the model. so maybe i'll wait for the official launch to get it la tongue.gif

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QUOTE(toshio14 @ Apr 17 2012, 12:25 AM)
yeah, good deal. but i didn't get it yet due to several reasons; 1 of which being scared by another salesman that the unit offered may be a demo unit since Acer is yet to officially launch the model. so maybe i'll wait for the official launch to get it la  tongue.gif
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hmm.gif. I watched my attenders open a totally sealed box at the technical room / storage. The first Acer V3 that they took out looked pretty good. They were letting it prepare itself until I realized that the DVD cover wasn't perfectly in one straight line as the rest of the body. Asked them to get me another unit, and they took another sealed box from the storage and opened it too biggrin.gif. That would be the current unit I'm using.
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QUOTE(TDUEnthusiast @ Apr 17 2012, 08:28 AM)
hmm.gif. I watched my attenders open a totally sealed box at the technical room / storage. The first Acer V3 that they took out looked pretty good. They were letting it prepare itself until I realized that the DVD cover wasn't perfectly in one straight line as the rest of the body. Asked them to get me another unit, and they took another sealed box from the storage and opened it too biggrin.gif. That would be the current unit I'm using.
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oh i see.then like that surely new unit already.i'll go to lowyat again in the next 2 weeks to get laptop for my other half.still deciding between this model,dv6 and dv7
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curious to know whther timeline ultra suffers from heat issues like timelineX. so far, reviews around the net, including anantech and notebookcheck do not seem to say so.
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there still none review or even user/unbox vids on this lappy. youtube got so few .


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Err... any photos of the entire laptop? laugh.gif
I don't really know how it looks like haha >____<
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QUOTE(TDUEnthusiast @ Apr 17 2012, 08:28 AM)
hmm.gif. I watched my attenders open a totally sealed box at the technical room / storage. The first Acer V3 that they took out looked pretty good. They were letting it prepare itself until I realized that the DVD cover wasn't perfectly in one straight line as the rest of the body. Asked them to get me another unit, and they took another sealed box from the storage and opened it too biggrin.gif. That would be the current unit I'm using.
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hi ts, can i have a look on the laptop? the mug shot, cheers!
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Updated with photos showing the overall of the laptop. Information provided especially the weight is not guaranteed to be correct. smile.gif
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its alarming to me thats people not flocking to buy this yet.. the entire V3 looks like timeline x x839 series which is smexy!

what the fudge acer not even ads these new line of lappies?
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nah.... to me, timeline ultra is definitely waaayyyy hotter! anyways, looking for timeline ultra's owners thread. no 1 has bought it yet? rite now, its sandy bridge, better wait for ivy bridge version.
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QUOTE(Revamperz @ Apr 21 2012, 03:26 AM)
its alarming to me thats people not flocking to buy this yet.. the entire V3 looks like timeline x x839 series which is smexy!

what the fudge acer not even ads these new line of lappies?
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As far as I remember, there weren't any shops displaying this particular model at all. I had to ask for it. smile.gif
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How well does it fold? laugh.gif
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requesting benchmark setting on Battlefield3 that can get at 60fps @ native resolution

wanna see how well this lappy can run at 60fps at what kindof setting in bf3.

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QUOTE(AlexLai @ Apr 21 2012, 12:41 PM)
How well does it fold? laugh.gif
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Haven't tried folding on it yet cry.gif. It is so precious brows.gif.

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requesting benchmark setting on Battlefield3 that can get at 60fps @ native resolution

wanna see how well this lappy can run at 60fps at what kindof setting in bf3.
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Currently in the midst of installing Battlefield 3. smile.gif

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ivy bridge lappy already available??? god, acer is so damn fast sweat.gif


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Haven't tried folding on it yet cry.gif. It is so precious brows.gif.
Currently in the midst of installing Battlefield 3. smile.gif
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Would like to know how well this kepler will perform with an i7!! drool.gif

The one on notebookcheck is with ULV proc only~

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Just updated the thread with FPS results for Battlefield 3 at 1366x768, with maximum graphical settings. You definitely won't have a smooth gameplay with such a setting sad.gif.
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Is this laptop running on 640M DDR3?
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QUOTE(Zepx @ Apr 22 2012, 07:34 PM)
Is this laptop running on 640M DDR3?
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Yes, the GT 640M is using DDR3 graphic memory.

Anyway, updated the benchmark again, this time with high graphical settings for Battlefield 3. Definitely much more playable than before, but still slightly laggy.
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Updated thread with another two tests on Battlefield 3. With certain settings tuned down and HBAO off, the average FPS has risen by quite a bit. biggrin.gif
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QUOTE(toshio14 @ Apr 16 2012, 06:24 PM)
yeah, an obvious attempt to rip me off.thought the fact that i asked for a specific model would at least alarmed the 3 young salesboys in their ripoff attempt but they still try

anyway, let them be la.the only other shop that have it is Sri Komputer, selling @rm2899 together with RAM upgrade to 8GB
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can i know where is that shop selling RM2899 with 8GB RAM ?


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QUOTE(TDUEnthusiast @ Apr 17 2012, 08:28 AM)
hmm.gif. I watched my attenders open a totally sealed box at the technical room / storage. The first Acer V3 that they took out looked pretty good. They were letting it prepare itself until I realized that the DVD cover wasn't perfectly in one straight line as the rest of the body. Asked them to get me another unit, and they took another sealed box from the storage and opened it too biggrin.gif. That would be the current unit I'm using.
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so basically what to check and see other then ask them on the laptop to see the spec...


Added on April 23, 2012, 3:58 amMr.TDUEnthusiast,

i think after the spec and price...i will go for this model as my 2nd laptop.
last time i was choosing Dell..but last minute Acer come out new model then i choose Acer.
But after 2 and half year Wireless not working and need direct connect cable to access internet. (after 2 week house get break in and stolen) sad.gif


so i worry about acer cant last for 4 years.
some said its depend on the user usage. for me i only use for game, movie, surf net, and working posting advertisment online ONLY.

Actually most the time i use with cooler pad together put under laptop.
so normally how you all take care about it?
avoid use it long hours? then how long suggested?
use until battery finished only charge?
do not use while charging?

Thx Thx...

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Well... I generally do not use the battery if I have access to an AC outlet. I find most generic notebook coolers practically useless because of the fan used ( normally of poor design and quality ), so I'd suggest that you buy branded notebook coolers e.g ones from Cooler Master.

As for using the notebook to game, perhaps light / medium gaming would do. Extended hours of heavy gaming ( i.e games that are demanding e.g Battlefield 3 ), would be bad for the laptop due to the amount of heat generated. Try to minimize the amount of hours you perform heavy tasks on your laptop.
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Updated BF3 benchmark. Looks like turning the graphical settings from Ultra to high, to medium doesn't bring much of a difference to the FPS. Switching off or turning down eye candies does bring a big improvement though. biggrin.gif
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Can't find the detail of this spec on the net. Does this model support mSata?
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i got a problem with this Acer Aspire V3-571G notebook.

whenever i connect to a WiFi, it will disconnect and re-connect and then disconnect again.

Anyone here can help me solve the problem ???
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QUOTE(xenothrix @ Apr 24 2012, 01:21 PM)
Can't find the detail of this spec on the net. Does this model support mSata?
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Not too sure about that as I haven't gotten to the point of opening the notebook up.

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i got a problem with this Acer Aspire V3-571G notebook.

whenever i connect to a WiFi, it will disconnect and re-connect and then disconnect again.

Anyone here can help me solve the problem ???
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hmm.gif. It could be caused by your router.

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cry.gif Somehow my V3's glossy top cover got a minor scratch at the bottom left cry.gif. It's really driving me crazy and I have no idea on what to do next hmm.gif.
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how does GT640m compare to 7690xt? is there a review out for this laptop?

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QUOTE(Tamamama @ Apr 24 2012, 03:25 PM)
how does GT640m compare to 7690xt? is there a review out for this laptop?
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No idea hmm.gif.

Anyway, just got the notebook an Intel 330 120GB SSD. biggrin.gif Currently in the midst of restoring files.
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alright...just bought this V3-571G on monday 30th April 2012 at Lawyat Plaza 2nd Floor at Sri Computer shop....
suggest goto this shop and can get a good deal. rclxms.gif
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QUOTE(yunsyn @ May 2 2012, 05:09 AM)
alright...just bought this V3-571G on monday 30th April 2012 at Lawyat Plaza 2nd Floor at Sri Computer shop....
suggest goto this shop and can get a good deal. rclxms.gif
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That's nice biggrin.gif. Do you want to be added into the owner list?

Anyway, I have heard stories of poor after-sales service from Sri Computers hmm.gif. Hopefully you won't have to return to them for anything. smile.gif
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I brought V3 471g go nvidia website,
found out 630M not win7 64bit driver...omg!
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QUOTE(TDUEnthusiast @ May 2 2012, 09:10 AM)
That's nice biggrin.gif. Do you want to be added into the owner list?

Anyway, I have heard stories of poor after-sales service from Sri Computers hmm.gif. Hopefully you won't have to return to them for anything. smile.gif
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i ok in the list...
that sale person amin ask me to bring back if anything duno..so far i sense his attidute correct as a sale person.
after i paid and wanna leave...he even pass me a laptop accersory buddy pack cost RM20... even inside only got 2 or 3 thing can i will use out of 10...but this little small thing will add value for his service.

well..now i just partition it to 2 drive...500 each out of 1TB
but that drive is as E...coz D was use by DVD drive already..wonder how to change it...


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I brought V3 471g go nvidia website,
found out 630M not win7 64bit driver...omg!
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oh..is 14inch i5 laptop? then so far work ok?

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QUOTE(yunsyn @ May 2 2012, 01:12 PM)
i ok in the list...
that sale person amin ask me to bring back if anything duno..so far i sense his attidute correct as a sale person.
after i paid and wanna leave...he even pass me a laptop accersory buddy pack cost RM20... even inside only got 2 or 3 thing can i will use out of 10...but this little small thing will add value for his service.

well..now i just partition it to 2 drive...500 each out of 1TB
but that drive is as E...coz D was use by DVD drive already..wonder how to change it...

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You can do so by navigating to Control Panel -> System & Security -> Create and format hard disk partitions. hmm.gif. You should be able to swap the drive letters by setting the DVD drive to have a different letter before setting it to E after giving the drive letter D to your second partition smile.gif.
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QUOTE(TDUEnthusiast @ May 2 2012, 04:57 PM)
You can do so by navigating to Control Panel -> System & Security -> Create and format hard disk partitions. hmm.gif. You should be able to swap the drive letters by setting the DVD drive to have a different letter before setting it to E after giving the drive letter D to your second partition smile.gif.
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thx for this extra knowledge... thumbup.gif
i just found out the speaker sound was nice...
now thinking wanna search see weather have any keyboard cover to suite this laptop or not...
and get a USB3.0 pen drive too if can...lol...

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Anyway, I have heard stories of poor after-sales service from Sri Computers hmm.gif. Hopefully you won't have to return to them for anything. smile.gif
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QUOTE(yunsyn @ May 3 2012, 02:09 AM)
thx for this extra knowledge... thumbup.gif
i just found out the speaker sound was nice...
now thinking wanna search see weather have any keyboard cover to suite this laptop or not...
and get a USB3.0 pen drive too if can...lol...
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I'm using the laptop keyboard cover that was given to me for free, which unfortunately doesn't cover the whole keyboard, but at least covers the part that I normally use.
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I'm using the laptop keyboard cover that was given to me for free, which unfortunately doesn't cover the whole keyboard, but at least covers the part that I normally use.
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that is why i need to search...coz its have number pad on keyboard too
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hmm.gif. It seems that my V3-571G will have the slow-motion windows animation issue when I have my mouse's wireless dongle or a USB device plugged in prior to starting it up ( cold start ). Could user(s) of the V3-571G confirm this by having a USB flash drive plugged into his/her V3-571G before starting it up when it's completely shut-down?

Add-on : I seem to experience this when running the notebook on battery power.
Update : Looks like my Microsoft wireless dongle may be the cause to the slow-motion issue.

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No idea .

Anyway, just got the notebook an Intel 330 120GB SSD.  Currently in the midst of restoring files.


how is it so far? is the cooling system ok? how hot is it under extreme gaming session?
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no version of v3 i5 nvidia 630m.. my current laptop warranty out meh.. so need real backup laptop with security... thinking acer again since not much problem in hard core usage. first laptop lenovo 1 year tahan,afterward banyak problem woh..

My old laptop acer 4736 which are first model ddr3 on 2009.Still kicking 8 gb ram with gma4500 mhd... miau.. rclxms.gif rclxms.gif rclxms.gif

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how is it so far? is the cooling system ok? how hot is it under extreme gaming session?
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I haven't gotten to the point of performing extreme gaming sessions since I already have a desktop for that. The processor's load temperature could reach to over 70C though, and that causes the part where the heat-sink and fan to be located at to be hot.

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want to ask some senior and sifu here ,i am interested in this model due it processor and gpu plus a great keyboard.....
1. is it easy overheat like other says? IB processor having heat problem.

2. should i add extra cash for 3 year warranty for this great laptop?

3. senior here got any other minor issue having by this laptop?

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This is coming lol

http://www.pcworld.com/article/251418/giga...hics_cards.html
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QUOTE(blurp2010 @ May 8 2012, 10:45 PM)
want to ask some senior and sifu here ,i am interested in this model due it processor and gpu plus a great keyboard.....
1. is it easy overheat like other says? IB processor having heat problem.

2. should i add extra cash for 3 year warranty for this great laptop?

3. senior here got any other minor issue having by this laptop?
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1. I haven't gotten to the point of loading my notebook's processor to over 75C. An anti-virus scan could cause its temperature to soar to around 70C easily though. I would definitely not recommend the use of the notebook for gaming without a proper cooling pad or at least with some gap between the surface it's sitting on and the ventilation holes.

2. hmm.gif You can choose to purchase an extra 2 years of warranty if you wish, especially if you take horror stories about Acer's quality very seriously. smile.gif

3. I have one minor issue with this notebook, and it's that my V3-571G has all the windows animation going in slow-motion if I have my Microsoft wireless dongle and/or a USB storage device plugged in during a cold-start ( also known as booting up completely from when it's not running). The problem could be lying with my own V3-571G only though as my friend has a similar notebook and his doesn't seem to have any issue smile.gif. It doesn't really affect anything though, as I can still plug the devices in after the notebook starts completely, though it's slightly of a hassle to be inserting and taking out any USB storage device / my mouse's wireless dongle every time.

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Ok thanks very much for your info nod.gif

Actually if i buy this laptop ,it will be my very 1st Acer product hope will have happy time with it. laugh.gif
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There's someone I know offering this laptop at RM2580. PM me if you guys want it, I'll direct you to him

https://www.facebook.com/mitmivec

I think last one liao. Siapa cepat dia dapat~ brows.gif

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Just got this laptop for RM2899 with 8GB RAM! So exciteddd thumbup.gif


Added on May 12, 2012, 8:14 amJust wondering how do I access the bios settings on this laptop as I would like to boot from USB.... Start screen only got f2, but not for bios settings. hmm.gif

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QUOTE(OH- @ May 11 2012, 08:21 PM)
Just got this laptop for RM2899 with 8GB RAM! So exciteddd thumbup.gif


Added on May 12, 2012, 8:14 amJust wondering how do I access the bios settings on this laptop as I would like to boot from USB.... Start screen only got  f2, but not for bios settings. hmm.gif
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F2 does bring you into the bios to tweak things for the V3-571G smile.gif.
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F2 does bring you into the bios to tweak things for the V3-571G smile.gif.
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I tried this.. But it brings me to the choose operating system screen. icon_question.gif
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I tried this.. But it brings me to the choose operating system screen.  icon_question.gif
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hmm.gif Delete brings me to the choose O/S screen instead of F2. Perhaps you should try Del then.
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hmm.gif Delete brings me to the choose O/S screen instead of F2. Perhaps you should try Del then.
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I tried again. This time I really spam f2 from beginning, works thumbup.gif
Anyways, any idea if a hackintosh could be created from this notebook? hmm.gif
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QUOTE(OH- @ May 12 2012, 03:47 PM)
I tried again. This time I really spam f2 from beginning, works thumbup.gif
Anyways, any idea if a hackintosh could be created from this notebook? hmm.gif
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No idea, cause no one has tried it yet biggrin.gif. I don't see any chance of myself trying to install Mac OS on it. smile.gif
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No idea, cause no one has tried it yet biggrin.gif. I don't see any chance of myself trying to install Mac OS on it. smile.gif
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here is more info on V3-571G
http://blog.speedcomputers.biz/2012/05/13/...71g-ivy-bridge/

but its all in russian i think. i personally think the V3-571G looks hot. the only it is too thick and heavy for me.

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actually i bought this on sri computer lowyat at the price 2899 too....but its 8GB RAM....+ computer backpack...+ a box of laptop kit.
cost arond RM20 i think...inside have 10 items..2 or 3 item i might use it only...but its a extra added value for that....

i get a new logitech moush MX518 use and no problem...
but this keyboard hard to get keyboard protector ...sad.gif whoever any idea where have sale those keyboard protetor for 15' laotop which can cover fully?
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hei guy, i just buy the v3 571g, but it dont give the window 7 cd, he say is original it got inside the laptop. Hence how can i format the laptop and do the recovery
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QUOTE(CLOUDLUM @ May 17 2012, 10:47 PM)
hei guy, i just buy the v3 571g, but it dont give the window 7 cd, he say is original it got inside the laptop. Hence how can i format the laptop and do the recovery
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Upon first usage of the V3-571G, you will be prompt to create a back up / recovery disc to restore the system to exactly when it was day one. You will need 4 DVDs for this.
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QUOTE(TDUEnthusiast @ May 18 2012, 09:59 AM)
Upon first usage of the V3-571G, you will be prompt to create a back up / recovery disc to restore the system to exactly when it was day one. You will need 4 DVDs for this.
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i already backup it for 4cd. Then, how do i format it and recovery using this 4cd?
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QUOTE(CLOUDLUM @ May 18 2012, 10:19 PM)
i already backup it for 4cd. Then, how do i format it and recovery using this 4cd?
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All you have to do is to boot into bios by repeatedly pressing F2 before the Acer splash screen passes, and set the system to search the DVD drive first for any possible files to boot from before moving on to other drives via the Boot tab. After that's done, insert the recovery DVDs, reboot and it should automatically bring you into the recovery set up, or if it doesn't, then press any key if you see the message prompting you to do so to enter the set up after the Acer splash screen.

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QUOTE(TDUEnthusiast @ May 18 2012, 08:59 AM)
Upon first usage of the V3-571G, you will be prompt to create a back up / recovery disc to restore the system to exactly when it was day one. You will need 4 DVDs for this.
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need 4DVDs ?...i thought only 2DVDs as the sale person told me...but i haven create back up yet.
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QUOTE(yunsyn @ May 19 2012, 07:13 PM)
need 4DVDs ?...i thought only 2DVDs as the sale person told me...but i haven create back up yet.
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hmm.gif. I believe that it depends on your system's total size then when you're backing the system up. smile.gif
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Got a latest driver for gt640m or not? normally where to download nvdia latest driver? acer or nvdia websitte?
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so for u guyz use v3 is nice?how to screen resolution for u all?nice?
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QUOTE(CLOUDLUM @ May 20 2012, 04:03 PM)
Got a latest driver for gt640m or not? normally where to download nvdia latest driver? acer or nvdia websitte?
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so for u guyz use v3 is nice?how to screen resolution for u all?nice?
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hmm.gif. 1366x768 is fine for me.
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so... how's d overall performance for V3-571G
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i just found out when i play game starcraft II...left side very heat and hot air come out...i use cooler pad too.

and the AC adepter was so hot....
so i just play 3-4 hours only then stop.

but when i surf net then everything normal.
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any user play diablo with this laptop?
i'm looking for this laptop too
hehe

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QUOTE(yunsyn @ May 21 2012, 03:17 AM)
i just found out when i play game starcraft II...left side very heat and hot air come out...i use cooler pad too.

and the AC adepter was so hot....
so i just play 3-4 hours only then stop.

but when i surf net then everything normal.
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The V3-571G does run hot when playing games, and it is expected since it is using an Ivy Bridge processor, which can run rather hot smile.gif.
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QUOTE(yunsyn @ May 2 2012, 05:09 AM)
alright...just bought this V3-571G on monday 30th April 2012 at Lawyat Plaza 2nd Floor at Sri Computer shop....
suggest goto this shop and can get a good deal. rclxms.gif
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how much u get it ? 2899 ? 8gb ram ?
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QUOTE(TDUEnthusiast @ May 12 2012, 06:32 PM)
No idea, cause no one has tried it yet biggrin.gif. I don't see any chance of myself trying to install Mac OS on it. smile.gif
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i managed to install Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3, got a lot of problems and but still follow up now:

(1) MBR dual boot (win7 OEM, Mac) on single HDD - OK
(2) keyboard, USB mouse, trackpad - OK
(3) ethernet - OK
(4) wireless - NOT OK
(5) sound - OK
(6) display - use default resolution (1024x768) -- Intel HD 4000 Graphics so far is not supported by Mac OS X


Hope this help.

P/S: you can use system info from olarila.com to check status and to download drivers (http://olarila.com/kexts/) after installed MacOS X

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QUOTE(nganhong @ May 22 2012, 11:23 AM)
i managed to install Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3, got a lot of problems and but still follow up now:

(1) MBR dual boot (win7 OEM, Mac) on single HDD - OK
(2) keyboard, USB mouse, trackpad - OK
(3) ethernet - OK
(4) wireless - NOT OK
(5) sound - OK 
(6) display - use default resolution (1024x768)  -- Intel HD 4000 Graphics so far is not supported by Mac OS X
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QUOTE(ralphi @ May 21 2012, 01:25 PM)
any user play diablo with this laptop?
i'm looking for this laptop too
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i will play it...but not so soon...coz i still duno where can buy the Collector's Edition for Diablo 3


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how much u get it ? 2899 ? 8gb ram ?
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The V3-571G does run hot when playing games, and it is expected since it is using an Ivy Bridge processor, which can run rather hot smile.gif.
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then how? need a air con for it? shocking.gif
nd my AC adeptor hot too when play game...coz i not using battery.
will harm the life spen or not for V3?

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i will play it...but not so soon...coz i still duno where can buy the Collector's Edition for Diablo 3


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yes 2899 for 8gb ram


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then how? need a air con for it?  shocking.gif
nd my AC adeptor hot too when play game...coz i not using battery.
will harm the life spen or not for V3?
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Well, high heat does cause components' life span to lower, but your notebook should last you for quite some time if quality components are used. It is expected for your AC adapter to be hot since it's supplying power smile.gif. hmm.gif. Running your notebook in an air-conditioned room does help too, but you don't have to worry too much as long as you have a good cooling system for it. You can choose to limit your notebook processor's maximum load state to to help keep temperatures in check, or if you want to do something about the heat, then you can open it up to replace the thermal material. It is pretty hard to open the V3-571G though.
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There's someone I know offering this laptop at RM2580. PM me if you guys want it, I'll direct you to him
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Just bought it yesterday. Extended warranty add on.

The evernew give me a free upgrade to 8GB ram. rclxms.gif

Nice one . Now very statified with it.


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RM 2899 ,they give me a backpack + 4GB ram upgrage + lucky draw item. a card reader.
Anyway, I add up extended warranty RM168 for 3 years.

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Just bought this laptop today. smile.gif So far very satisfied with it. thumbup.gif

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RM 2899  ,they give me a backpack + 4GB ram upgrage + lucky draw item.  a card reader.
Anyway, I add up extended warranty RM168 for 3 years.
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this model ram running 1600? or 1333?
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Updated the thread with photos of the V3-571G internals biggrin.gif. Disassembling the V3-571G is pretty easy now that I have managed to get it apart. You'll shit-brix at first when trying to open it since you don't know exactly what's holding the stuff together until you manage to get the parts to pop out one by one biggrin.gif.
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Updated the thread with photos of the V3-571G internals biggrin.gif. Disassembling the V3-571G is pretty easy now that I have managed to get it apart. You'll shit-brix at first when trying to open it since you don't know exactly what's holding the stuff together until you manage to get the parts to pop out one by one biggrin.gif.
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Wow rclxms.gif

This is nice to know what inside.
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Wow  rclxms.gif

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erm, may i ask sumthing~~if sometimes play hard core games , it can last for 4 years ? coz im a student and scare cannot tahan 4 years~~
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QUOTE(Marz CJy @ May 27 2012, 01:37 PM)
erm, may i ask sumthing~~if sometimes play hard core games , it can last for 4 years ? coz im a student and scare cannot tahan 4 years~~
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Lifespan for the V3-571G is subjective, so if you get one, yours may last for over 4 years, or less than 4 years. smile.gif
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QUOTE(TDUEnthusiast @ May 27 2012, 01:54 PM)
Lifespan for the V3-571G is subjective, so if you get one, yours may last for over 4 years, or less than 4 years. smile.gif
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Added on May 27, 2012, 2:56 pmif play hard core games, the maximum temp can reach abt how?


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QUOTE(Marz CJy @ May 27 2012, 02:01 PM)
@@ coz this is 1st time i buy laptop~~so nid choose the laptop properly ~~i intersted this acer V3 3rd generation i7~~but i heard that acer got bad review~~so nid bro give some opinion abt acer V3 smile.gif


Added on May 27, 2012, 2:56 pmif play hard core games, the maximum temp can reach abt how?
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hmm.gif. The notebook can reach to over 80C. I got up to 80C playing Company Of Heroes, but this is with Turbo Boost enabled. The processor normally goes up to 3.3GHz automatically upon loading games.
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hmm.gif. The notebook can reach to over 80C. I got up to 80C playing Company Of Heroes, but this is with Turbo Boost enabled. The processor normally goes up to 3.3GHz automatically upon loading games.
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When using a cooler pad? shocking.gif
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it hot rclxub.gif btw, if always run the hard core program then cant last long lo? coz i will study diploma in ict and duno got hard core program run or not~~sorry for bad english
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it hot rclxub.gif  btw, if always run the hard core program then cant last long lo? coz i will study diploma in ict and duno got hard core program run or not~~sorry for bad english
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Like I have said before, it is actually very dependent on your luck. hmm.gif. But yes, running heavy programs all the time does tax the notebook, and can generate a lot of heat.
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ok, thx bro biggrin.gif
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is it consider normal that the left click button of the laptop so sensitive that i only touch n it already click in the screen which unlike the right click button that u actually need to press on it
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is it consider normal that the left click button of the laptop so sensitive that i only touch n it already click in the screen which unlike the right click button that u actually need to press on it
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hmm.gif. Are you using the plastic tab for the left click or the touchpad area? If it's the touchpad area, then yes, it's pretty sensitive by default and can prove to be annoying at times, but you can set the touchpad's sensitivity by pressing the mini ^ on the bottom right of your V3-571G, and by double clicking the mini smart-pad picture found at the pop up window to set the touchpad's sensitivity.
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i mean the plastic tab not the touchpad
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It shouldn't be like that. Mine does require some force before it clicks. Perhaps you should contact your reseller for an exchange.
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Updated thread with a guide on how to install a fresh copy of Windows 7 on the V3-571G. It is highly recommended for users of the Aspire V3-571G who are experiencing issues with it e.g slow-motion boot up. It seems that the software that Acer has included with the V3-571G can create conflicts on certain V3-571G, thus creating problems like slow-motion boot up.
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i think i found out why, because i pressing the right side of the left click button which is the near to the center between left n right click button... it seem that it didnt separate the 2 button very well
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Hey, how's the keyboard, touchpad and palm area heat?

On normal web browsing and on load?

Planning to get V3-471G Olympic for my sister.

Thanks biggrin.gif

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Hey, how's the keyboard, touchpad and palm area heat?

On normal web browsing and on load?

Planning to get V3-471G Olympic for my sister.

Thanks biggrin.gif
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Under light to heavy loads, the heat is not noticeable for the palm resting areas as well as most part of the keyboard, it is just slightly warm. The part above the CPU heat-sink does get slightly hot though under load, but with a keyboard protector it should be totally unnoticeable.

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Anyone tried using LR4 with this laptop before? How's the performance?
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QUOTE(TDUEnthusiast @ May 31 2012, 07:56 PM)
Under light to heavy loads, the heat is not noticeable for the palm resting areas as well as most part of the keyboard, it is just slightly warm. The part above the CPU heat-sink does get slightly hot though under load, but with a keyboard protector it should be totally unnoticeable.
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just got mine yesterday, biggrin.gif RM2450.


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i just found out when i play game starcraft II...left side very heat and hot air come out...i use cooler pad too.

and the AC adepter was so hot....
so i just play 3-4 hours only then stop.

but when i surf net then everything normal.
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advise to get one of those laptop cooler fans that attach to side vents. was very effective with my previous 5475G, which had roughly the same vent location, shape and size of the V3-571G.

2 Quick questions to all the sifus out there:

1) I want to upgrade my RAM. How do i do this without voiding my warranty?

2) Anyone manage to pick up a keyboard gel cover yet?

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Got the V3-471G Olympic already~

The speaker grill above the keyboard is gimmick? lol..
Speakers are actually below the palm rest.

The temps on idle and while burning recovery disc seems good, even the HDD. Palm rest, touchpad, keyboard surface temps is not that noticable. (Without cooler pad) Better than my 6935G with coolerpad thumbup.gif

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just got mine yesterday, biggrin.gif RM2450.


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advise to get one of those laptop cooler fans that attach to side vents. was very effective with my previous 5475G, which was roughly the same shape and size of the V3-571G.

2 Quick questions to all the sifus out there:

1) I want to upgrade my RAM. How do i do this without voiding my warranty?

2) Anyone manage to pick up a keyboard gel cover yet?
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I ran Furmark and it seems that it mentioned (THROTTLING: -322MHz) This is not a good sign?
GT630M max temp was 92c

UPDATE:

I did a fresh installation of Windows 7 HP X64, burned apps & drivers via Acer eRecovery.

GeForce GT630M Specs.
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3DMark 11
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After FIFA Online 2
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Played well, no throttle felt.

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Most of the time good, some slight lag (could be due to server/internet)

**Games .exe are forced to run with Nvidia GPU**

As seen in the sensor detection of GPU-z
Core: 797.3MHz / Memory: 896.8MHz / Shader:1594.7MHz

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i have an issue trying to run Sonic Generations. The config only allows me to select the intel HD4000 as the graphic hardware, and when i launch the game it gives the error that "hardware is not detected'

anybody got a fix? already tried forcing both .exe files to run using the nvidia gt640
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Would like to ask whether the CPU of this machine I'd able to handle Lightroom4 smoothly or not? Let's say compare the processing power of this laptop against a desktop i5-3550k

TDUEnthusiast, need your input here smile.gif

And also whether the GT640M would be able to play most games at 1080p?

Planning to either get another laptop (current laptop slow) or get a desktop. Consideration for laptop is because I will be going to Aussie in July next year for studies (1year) lolz. If I get a desktop then I'll use the slow lappie to bring overseas.
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i have an issue trying to run Sonic Generations. The config only allows me to select the intel HD4000 as the graphic hardware, and when i launch the game it gives the error that "hardware is not detected'

anybody got a fix? already tried forcing both .exe files to run using the nvidia gt640
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http://forums.sega.com/showthread.php?3858...A-Optimus-Issue. This may help you.

QUOTE(-kytz- @ Jun 3 2012, 02:20 PM)
Would like to ask whether the CPU of this machine I'd able to handle Lightroom4 smoothly or not? Let's say compare the processing power of this laptop against a desktop i5-3550k

TDUEnthusiast, need your input here smile.gif

And also whether the GT640M would be able to play most games at 1080p?

Planning to either get another laptop (current laptop slow) or get a desktop. Consideration for laptop is because I will be going to Aussie in July next year for studies (1year) lolz. If I get a desktop then I'll use the slow lappie to bring overseas.
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hmm.gif. The GT 640M on the V3-571G is quite decent, and it should play most games at 1920x1080 fine, but most likely with a mix of mid-high graphical settings or just medium depending on the game with or without extra eye candies like AA / AF and et cetera on.

Anyway, based on this and this, the Intel Core i7 3610QM is comparable to an Intel Core i5 2500K or even faster, but slightly slower than an Intel Core i5 3550K. It is therefore considered as pretty powerful, and should have no problems in running Lightroom 4.


Updated thread with disassembling guide.

Temperature Report : It seems that even with a new layer of thermal paste ( Arctic Cooling MX-4 ), the working temperature of the laptop hasn't changed much, which leads me to believe that it's either Acer has used a thermal paste of the same grade, or that the performance of the cooling system is bottlenecked by the small vents around the V3-571G.

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Just installed and tested Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection . apart from a slight wait for startup for a few apps like Indesign ( around 10-5 seconds more compared to the other apps ), everything runs smoothly.

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http://forums.sega.com/showthread.php?3858...A-Optimus-Issue. This may help you.
hmm.gif. The GT 640M on the V3-571G is quite decent, and it should play most games at 1920x1080 fine, but most likely with a mix of mid-high graphical settings or just medium depending on the game with or without extra eye candies like AA / AF and et cetera on.

Anyway, based on this and this, the Intel Core i7 3610QM is comparable to an Intel Core i5 2500K or even faster, but slightly slower than an Intel Core i5 3550K. It is therefore considered as pretty powerful, and should have no problems in running Lightroom 4.
Updated thread with disassembling guide.
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Thanks TDUEnthusiast smile.gif Is the keyboard area and palm rest hot? I'm having a nightmare with my Dell SXPS 16 now, it's glossy and the keyboard area is always quite hot. Quite unbearable without a cooler and not to mention it's kinda "sticky" if you know what I mean.

There's switchable graphics right? Between the GT640m and the HD4000? smile.gif
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Thanks TDUEnthusiast smile.gif Is the keyboard area and palm rest hot? I'm having a nightmare with my Dell SXPS 16 now, it's glossy and the keyboard area is always quite hot. Quite unbearable without a cooler and not to mention it's kinda "sticky" if you know what I mean.

There's switchable graphics right? Between the GT640m and the HD4000? smile.gif
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Anyway, no, the keyboard area and the palm rest area is always cool or slightly warm biggrin.gif. I find the palm rest area to be pretty fine in terms of stickiness, i.e not getting too sticky to be unbearable, but of course wiping of the surface with a slightly damp cloth is recommended from time to time biggrin.gif.
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thanks for the link, TDUEnthusiast. I still haven't managed to get sonic to work, but i did find some updated drivers for the 640 GT. They're the ones for the Aspire V3-7710G, but work great on on my v3-571G

1. Go here:
[http://support.acer.com/us/en/product/default.aspx?modelId=4247

2. download the nvidia vga driver.

3. unzip

4.install


Added on June 3, 2012, 9:24 pmi have an extra lcd monitor at home, so for fun i set up extended dips;ays for my home setup, and OMG i'm lovin having extra desktop real estate! biggrin.gif

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Hye Guys..
This V3-571G machine come with Nvidia Geforce GT 640M LE or 640M?
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Hye Guys..
This V3-571G machine come with Nvidia Geforce GT 640M LE or 640M?
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Wow nice GPU!!!
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Base on the photo you open up the V3-571G

Its that possible the change the harddisk without open up like you did ?

I plan to replace it with a SSD drive.


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Base on the photo you open up the V3-571G

Its that possible the change the harddisk without open up like you did ?

I plan to replace it with a SSD drive.
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Well, im an owner of this v3-571g but it comes with i5-3210m processor... hm hm
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Im am an owner of V3-571g ... i didnt know this model also have i5 as well.. mine is an i7-3610qm smile.gif

BTW i think we can update the graphic card to .9616 as i accidently update it from V5-571g just now.. but it works fine as its also a 600m series drivers from acer...
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Hi guys. Wanna ask how does 1366x768 look on a 15.6 inches laptop? does the pixels look a bit too big? what about when gaming?

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HI guys,anyone have 2nd hand parts for reviving my beloved aspire? sad.gif

Item(s):Acer 4920 Power Board Ribbon Cable

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it is connected to the power switch board.
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Hi guys. Wanna ask how does 1366x768 look on a 15.6 inches laptop? does the pixels look a bit too big? what about when gaming?

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HI guys,anyone have 2nd hand parts for reviving my beloved aspire? sad.gif

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Try looking for it in the Garage Sales section. smile.gif Otherwise you can try referring to Acer themselves, or pay a visit to one of the many shops in Low Yat Plaza.

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Hi guys, i just bought Acer V3-471G and reformat it. One thing i'm confuse is how do i install back the VGA driver?

http://support.acer.com/us/en/product/defa...=1&modelId=4075

As i can find 3 different drivers here, please help icon_question.gif
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Hi guys, i just bought Acer V3-471G and reformat it. One thing i'm confuse is how do i install back the VGA driver?

http://support.acer.com/us/en/product/defa...=1&modelId=4075

As i can find 3 different drivers here, please help  icon_question.gif
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If i connect this to my 23inch monitor that have a native resolution of 1920x1080 will my monitor display at hd resolution or 1366x768?
I need that resolution for photoshopping...

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If i connect this to my 23inch monitor that have a native resolution of 1920x1080 will my monitor display at hd resolution or 1366x768?
I need that resolution for photoshopping...
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updated to the latest nvidia drivers, much more stable, but since i've been using my baby less this month, can't tell if the bsod problem has been completely fixed.

@ powx84 :
connected both a 23 inch 16:9 and 17 inch 4:3 as secondary monitors in both clone and extended desktops mode with no problems. however need to set each screen's resolution manually lar, it doesn't auto set to the highest reso available for both.


Added on July 11, 2012, 9:23 pmhm... seems there are new beta drivers out :

http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-win8...eta-driver.html

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I just got my new V3-571G an hour ago! Happy man rclxm9.gif
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I just got my new V3-571G an hour ago! Happy man  rclxm9.gif
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Grats on ur laptop dude . Felt like changing to V3 also . My 5750G look old compared to V3 despite just one year old cry.gif
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QUOTE(porselinaheart @ Jul 11 2012, 09:17 PM)
updated to the latest nvidia drivers, much more stable, but since i've been using my baby less this month, can't tell if the bsod problem has been completely fixed.

@ powx84 :
connected both a 23 inch 16:9 and 17 inch 4:3 as secondary monitors in both clone and extended desktops mode with no problems. however need to set each screen's resolution manually lar, it doesn't auto set to the highest reso available for both.


Added on July 11, 2012, 9:23 pmhm... seems there are new beta drivers out :

http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-win8...eta-driver.html
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I'm currently using the latest beta nVidia driver. So far so good, and it seems like the occasional blackness that befalls Company of Heroes when I'm playing it on the V3-571G has been solved.


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Grats on ur laptop dude . Felt like changing to V3 also . My 5750G look old compared to V3 despite just one year old  cry.gif
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Use this tool to get updated drivers for the Intel HD 4000 :

http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect?iid=dc_iduu


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anyone using V3 471G?
im having trouble playing game...
i have changed the global setting to high perfomance nvidia processor
plus the physX also i change to Nvidia

but when i play game
it still lagged...
and and take a long time to load the sims3....
and it lagged badly

can anyone help me?
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wahh V3 571G....i think V3 471G can also handle high graphic demanding game like Battlefield and crysis rite..
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anyone using V3 471G?
im having trouble playing game...
i have changed the global setting to high perfomance nvidia processor
plus the physX also i change to Nvidia

but when i play game
it still lagged...
and and take a long time to load the sims3....
and it lagged badly

can anyone help me?
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any one??

or is it because i have 2gb of ram in window 7 64 bit??
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QUOTE(rammsteind @ Jul 30 2012, 11:06 PM)
anyone using V3 471G?
im having trouble playing game...
i have changed the global setting to high perfomance nvidia processor
plus the physX also i change to Nvidia

but when i play game
it still lagged...
and and take a long time to load the sims3....
and it lagged badly

can anyone help me?
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When did you get your laptop? And when did the problem started?

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any one??

or is it because i have 2gb of ram in window 7 64 bit??
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That could be an issue. 2GB of RAM and Windows 7 64 Bits is a bad combination. smile.gif
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When did you get your laptop? And when did the problem started?
That could be an issue. 2GB of RAM and Windows 7 64 Bits is a bad combination. smile.gif
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its a gift from my gf
not sure where she get it from
its brand new
i got it last sunday

then the first game i tried to istall is the sims 3
but it takes a long time to load and it lagged badly

my desktop using Dual COre and GeForce 210 can run this game smoothly


should i upgrade my RAM?
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QUOTE(rammsteind @ Jul 31 2012, 07:49 PM)
its a gift from my gf
not sure where she get it from
its brand new
i got it last sunday

then the first game i tried to istall is the sims 3
but it takes a long time to load and it lagged badly

my desktop using Dual COre and GeForce 210 can run this game smoothly
should i upgrade my RAM?
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You'll definitely want to add more RAM. It may not solve your problem though.

Anyway, is windows booting up fairly long? If it seems pretty much normal to you, then the hard disk is probably fine and the problem may lie with the amount of RAM you have after all. Otherwise if Windows booting up is really slow, then you may want to check the hard disk for errors.
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anyone know where to buy keyboard protector for acer v3-571g??
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Hello fella's,

I'm an owner of a Acer v3-471G. i5 ivy, GT630M

During idle state, without a cooling-pad, while on battery, does the fan ever stop? like does it stop for a while and then start again; or does it spin continuously?

With the laptop set to "power saver" plan, and with the CPU cooling set to "passive" in the power plan settings, does the fan still spin continuously?

Can all you post your acers' temperatures during Idle-state, internet browsing only, and torrent download only, running on battery set to "power saver plan. Without using a cooling-pad, on a flat surface, both in an air conditioned area and non air conditioned area, and the program you used. This would help many users to know when something is going wrong or when it is starting to go wrong.


After installing the Acer crystal eye webcam program, does the webcam image get darkened? and what is the resolution of the camera? I know it says HD webcam but the quality seems very poor for a 1.3MP.
Can all of you take one picture of something using the webcam in a well lit/daytime area and post it as a sample.

Thank you all of you fellow Acers

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Thanks for adding me in. I've owned mine since May actually, though I never knew there was an owners club for it.

Will be adding an ssd soon- the standard hard disk is the only weak link in this laptop IMO.

And another 4gb of ram- the original is Hyundai. Anyone know of any incompatibilities if I plug in another 4gb of Kingston?

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QUOTE(rossrosh007 @ Sep 14 2012, 03:44 PM)
Hello fella's,

I'm an owner of a Acer v3-471G. i5 ivy, GT630M

During idle state, without a cooling-pad, while on battery, does the fan ever stop? like does it stop for a while and then start again; or does it spin continuously?

With the laptop set to "power saver" plan, and with the CPU cooling set to "passive" in the power plan settings, does the fan still spin continuously?

Can all you post your acers' temperatures during Idle-state, internet browsing only, and torrent download only, running on battery set to "power saver plan. Without using a cooling-pad, on a flat surface, both in an air conditioned area and non air conditioned area, and the program you used. This would help many users to know when something is going wrong or when it is starting to go wrong.
After installing the Acer crystal eye webcam program, does the webcam image get darkened? and what is the resolution of the camera? I know it says HD webcam but the quality seems very poor for a 1.3MP.
Can all of you take one picture of something using the webcam in a well lit/daytime area and post it as a sample.

Thank you all of you fellow Acers
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as for the webcam blackening problem, just on your webcam, click on the video enhancement button which looks like an eye, at the bottom left corner, then click advance and then camera control and finally tick the low light compensation..hope that helps..


Added on September 17, 2012, 1:27 amI became an owner of this v3 571g few days ago due to warranty incident..which came with i7 3630qm core..face a few problems so far,
1st, it hangs a while for some starts in vary programs at 1st..such as open folder..but after a few times, it smooth back, till now still ok.
2nd, theres one time, when in the middle of clicking in the window, everythg gone..and it went blue screen, then restart indicating no bootable device..after manual shutdown by the power button..its ok back..==
3rd, which happen since the 1st day, the wifi connectivity problem, at 1st it keep disconnect and reconnect with the access point..after some tuning and setting, it fine back, for a day, then start yesterday morning, it cant be connected till now..even after connected..the data transfer wont run and it will disconnect after that..all other notebooks have no connection problem..but when i try to connect to hotspot created using my phone, it connected smoothly..so i really dont understand why ady..hope expert out there can give some clues..thx..

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QUOTE(SGT76 @ Sep 16 2012, 11:06 AM)
Will be adding an ssd soon- the standard hard disk is the only weak link in this laptop IMO.

And another 4gb of ram- the original is Hyundai.  Anyone know of any incompatibilities if I plug in another 4gb of Kingston?
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No incompatibilities on adding another 4gb of kingston ram, just did that myself the moment i bought the laptop at the store itself. works fine, windows reports 8gb but says only 7.84gb is usable... usually the case with any combination of ram even if its the same ones, even on different machines. probably some memory has been allocated to the intel gpu.



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QUOTE(Kywong80 @ Sep 17 2012, 01:00 AM)
as for the webcam blackening problem, just on your webcam, click on the video enhancement button which looks like an eye, at the bottom left corner, then click advance and then camera control and finally tick the low light compensation..hope that helps..
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The "eye" button is only present on the Acer crystal eye webcam software, i also managed to solve the grainy fuzzing dots by increasing the noise reduction. But does this solution have effect on skype to improve my video capture?


and as for your network connectivity problem, what is the wirelefss adapter model present in your acer? Most Atheros cards have shitty connection ability.

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QUOTE(Kywong80 @ Sep 17 2012, 01:00 AM)
as for the webcam blackening problem, just on your webcam, click on the video enhancement button which looks like an eye, at the bottom left corner, then click advance and then camera control and finally tick the low light compensation..hope that helps..


Added on September 17, 2012, 1:27 amI became an owner of this v3 571g few days ago due to warranty incident..which came with i7 3630qm core..face a few problems so far,
1st, it hangs a while for some starts in vary programs at 1st..such as open folder..but after a few times, it smooth back, till now still ok.
2nd, theres one time, when in the middle of clicking in the window, everythg gone..and it went blue screen, then restart indicating no bootable device..after manual shutdown by the power button..its ok back..==
3rd, which happen since the 1st day, the wifi connectivity problem, at 1st it keep disconnect and reconnect with the access point..after some tuning and setting, it fine back, for a day, then start yesterday morning, it cant be connected till now..even after connected..the data transfer wont run and it will disconnect after that..all other notebooks have no connection problem..but when i try to connect to hotspot created using my phone, it connected smoothly..so i really dont understand why ady..hope expert out there can give some clues..thx..
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Your issue sounds like it may be related to a bad hard disk. As for the connectivity issue the wireless card itself may be going bad as well. You should bring it back to the service center to get them checked and replaced accordingly.
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QUOTE(rossrosh007 @ Sep 17 2012, 02:09 AM)
No incompatibilities on adding another 4gb of kingston ram, just did that myself the moment i bought the laptop at the store itself. works fine, windows reports 8gb but says only 7.84gb is usable... usually the case with any combination of ram even if its the same ones, even on different machines. probably some memory has been allocated to the intel gpu.

Added on September 17, 2012, 2:37 am
Thanks for the quick reply. In goes another 4gb ram, and hoping to buy an Intel 330 128gb too.
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Thanks for the quick reply. In goes another 4gb ram, and hoping to buy an Intel 330 128gb too.
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SGT76, During idle state, without a cooling-pad, while on battery, does the fan ever stop? like does it pause and then start again after a while; or does it spin continuously even until your battery is finished?
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Hmm, I never really realized that. I've used mine all the time with a CM notebook cooler cause the GT640m gets real hot while gaming.
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Hmm, I never really realized that. I've used mine all the time with a CM notebook cooler cause the GT640m gets real hot while gaming.
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see if your fan does pause when the machine is idle. most laptops are suppose to, specially with ivy bridge, its a power-saving feature since the fan does take a lot of power. My samsung NP350V4X does pause its fan.

Have you monitored any of your temperatures? i used realtemp and gpu-z, playing battlefield 3 the temps highest 88-91c gpu; cpu 88c

let me know your idle temps as well, once u have rested the machine for about 30mins or more.

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QUOTE(rossrosh007 @ Sep 17 2012, 07:22 PM)
see if your fan does pause when the machine is idle. most laptops are suppose to, specially with ivy bridge, its a power-saving feature since the fan does take a lot of power. My samsung NP350V4X does pause its fan.

Have you monitored any of your temperatures? i used realtemp and gpu-z, playing battlefield 3 the temps highest 88-91c gpu; cpu 88c

let me know your idle temps as well, once u have rested the machine for about 30mins or more.
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OK, doing some testing now. The fan at idle does pause, at least I can't feel it nor hear it. Temps at idle are GPU: 42c, Core 0: 55c, Core 1: 52c, Core 2: 46c, Core 3: 48c.

Next will stress it with some games.
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QUOTE(SGT76 @ Sep 18 2012, 09:02 PM)
OK, doing some testing now. The fan at idle does pause, at least I can't feel it nor hear it.  Temps at idle are GPU: 42c, Core 0: 55c, Core 1: 52c, Core 2: 46c, Core 3: 48c.

Next will stress it with some games.
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Whats your specs btw? wow my fan never pauses, even when nothing is running and i'm not using it, can always feel air flow from the fan

thanks, i appreciate you testing out your machine
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specs are in the sig bro
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specs are in the sig bro
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haha, just now noticed the lappy part of the sig

Hope u can test it with bf3 and/or mw3

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Wow. So this is the only active(semi) owners club for these V3's i've found!

Anyway, Owners of a v3-771g-9875
Only upgraded the harddrive so far, with a vertex3. Man I love this laptop!

Anyone know if the wifi/bluetooth card's are switchable?

Would hate to order an intel one to use WiDi(wireless display) and find out there is a white list in the bio's for the network cards.
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acer v3 471G users here...
anyone successfully upgraded to windows 8?
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acer v3 471G users here...
anyone successfully upgraded to windows 8?
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Yup I did... Very Smooth transition from windows 7 to windows 8 (upgrade)

only have problem with how to flash UEFI bios... still haven't figured out yet
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Yup I did... Very Smooth transition from windows 7 to windows 8 (upgrade)

only have problem with how to flash UEFI bios... still haven't figured out yet
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oh i didnt dare to flash that,because if error occurs laptop may be gone sweat.gif
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oh i didnt dare to flash that,because if error occurs laptop may be gone  sweat.gif
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haha... the upgrade is ok no problem with it...

heck I can even Clean install and there is still no problem..

so it should not be a problem to upgrade mate rclxm9.gif
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QUOTE(puteraX2020 @ Oct 31 2012, 08:11 AM)
haha... the upgrade is ok no problem with it...

heck I can even Clean install and there is still no problem..

so it should not be a problem to upgrade mate  rclxm9.gif
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i'll just leave it there biggrin.gif
471G seriously not bad...specs good,price cheap
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i'll just leave it there  biggrin.gif
471G seriously not bad...specs good,price cheap
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yup.. Acer V Series better than the previous generation Laptop...

Loving it.. will use it for next 4 to 5 years before changing biggrin.gif
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yup.. Acer V Series better than the previous generation Laptop...

Loving it.. will use it for next 4 to 5 years before changing biggrin.gif
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but this thread is very quiet hmm.gif
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but this thread is very quiet  hmm.gif
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The whole Discussion section for Notebook is rather quiet for most threads.

Anyway, I just installed Windows 8 on my V3-571G. No problems encountered so far. Acer seems to have all the drivers ready for it, except for some e.g the USB 3 driver but everything's working fine.
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any 4736G user here already upgrade to windows 8 ?

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im very interested in acer aspire v3-471G..
Intel Core i5-3210M-2.5GHz
- 2GB DDR3, 750GB HDD
- NVIDIA® GeForce® GT630M
- Windows® 8 64-bit
-3 year warrnty

question is..it worth to buy? who already purchase this?
should i upgrde ram? 4 or 8 g?
-paper work
-gaming (pes,dota)
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im very interested in acer aspire v3-471G..
Intel Core i5-3210M-2.5GHz
- 2GB DDR3, 750GB HDD
- NVIDIA® GeForce® GT630M
- Windows® 8 64-bit
-3 year warrnty

question is..it worth to buy? who already purchase this?
should i upgrde ram? 4 or 8 g?
-paper work
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How much is it priced at? Anyway, 2GB of RAM is rather little by current standards. Since RAM is dirt cheap now, you can upgrade to 8GB if you want, and perhaps negotiate to have it thrown in with the laptop without any surcharge.
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anyone have try with linux distro like fedora or ubuntu? I got problem to boot even with USB or LiveCD. When the main page appear..it will turn off my v3 automatically. I try to change the hard disk mode, also the problem come again. I don't know if the kernel problem or what since i try in my old acer 4340 can perfectly installed without any problem including wifi or sound.


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any one??

or is it because i have 2gb of ram in window 7 64 bit??
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try upgrade ram to 4gb or 6gb when it can support up 4gb per slot. then using tune-up utilities check for errors, set up the profile and make sure you have done with latest update, and at nvidia GPU activity monitor add sims3 with recommended setting..

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Updated the front page with information on upgrading to Windows 8 for the V3-571G, and also with information on where to get a free key from Microsoft for Windows Media Center on Windows 8.
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Just wondering how I can flash my bios to UEFI. I'm building a hackintosh for this laptop and I have sound and network but lacking the Intel HD 4000 support, need to do some changes to the UEFI settings..
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QUOTE(OH- @ Nov 21 2012, 03:55 PM)
Just wondering how I can flash my bios to UEFI. I'm building a hackintosh for this laptop and I have sound and network but lacking the Intel HD 4000 support, need to do some changes to the UEFI settings..
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hmm.gif. If I'm not mistaken, the UEFI bios is only available for the latest V3-571G that comes with the Intel Core i7-3630QM, based on the available bios files located on Acer's website for the V3-571G.
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hmm.gif. If I'm not mistaken, the UEFI bios is only available for the latest V3-571G that comes with the Intel Core i7-3630QM, based on the available bios files located on Acer's website for the V3-571G.
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I would like to change the internal video memory settings in the bios. Is there any other way I can do this? I'm so close to getting Mountain Lion to work fully on this laptop, its just missing a few things like the HD 4000 and wifi >.<
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I would like to change the internal video memory settings in the bios. Is there any other way I can do this? I'm so close to getting Mountain Lion to work fully on this laptop, its just missing a few things like the HD 4000 and wifi >.<
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hmm.gif? I'm not sure how Moutain Lion works, but I'm sure that the bios screen always appear before the O/S loads. Even if it's not the UEFI version there should be a setting inside the bios to allow you to adjust the integrated GPU memory amount.
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QUOTE(TDUEnthusiast @ Nov 23 2012, 06:27 PM)
hmm.gif? I'm not sure how Moutain Lion works, but I'm sure that the bios screen always appear before the O/S loads. Even if it's not the UEFI version there should be a setting inside the bios to allow you to adjust the integrated GPU memory amount.
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This is what I thought as well. Even with my previous desktop I could change. But with this BIOS, the option is grayed out and set to 128...
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This is what I thought as well. Even with my previous desktop I could change. But with this BIOS, the option is grayed out and set to 128...
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What bios version is your V3-571G running on now? hmm.gif.


Added on November 23, 2012, 10:53 pmEdit : Sorry, I just took a look at mine, turns out that there's actually no option for that, but it's actually just a reading of the dedicated memory the IGP has.

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What bios version is your V3-571G running on now? hmm.gif.


Added on November 23, 2012, 10:53 pmEdit : Sorry, I just took a look at mine, turns out that there's actually no option for that, but it's actually just a reading of the dedicated memory the IGP has.
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V 1.07. I did also upgrade to the latest one (not the 2.xx coz that is for UEFI) but still the same.
I did a search for InsydeH2O bios unlock and it seems that there are a lot of hidden options, but you have to flash them to get them >.<

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V 1.07. I did also upgrade to the latest one (not the 2.xx coz that is for UEFI) but still the same.
I did a search for InsydeH2O bios unlock and it seems that there are a lot of hidden options, but you have to flash them to get them >.<

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If you're willing to take the risk, why not? smile.gif
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If you're willing to take the risk, why not? smile.gif
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Did it!

Flash file from
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http://www.bios-mods.com/forum/Thread-Request-Acer-Aspire-V3-571G-Bios-1-11


Post #4

Thanks a bunch! Now will have to play with the configuration to enable the HD 4000.

Cheers!


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anyone have try with linux distro like fedora or ubuntu? I got problem to boot even with USB or LiveCD. When the main page appear..it will turn off my v3 automatically. I try to change the hard disk mode, also the problem come again. I don't know if the kernel problem or what since i try in my old acer 4340 can perfectly installed without any problem including wifi or sound.


Added on November 14, 2012, 12:01 am

try upgrade ram to 4gb or 6gb when it can support up 4gb per slot. then using tune-up utilities check for errors, set up the profile and make sure you have done with latest update, and at nvidia GPU activity monitor add sims3 with recommended setting..
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I've run Backtrack 4 and 5 before on V3 571G. I used LiveCD and USB and both works well. I never tried ubuntu or fedora. I also did try a USB linux application, GParted, which is part of ubuntu, and that boots well.

What software did you use to create the USB?

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Anyways,

I am experiencing overheating with this laptop. Since I purchase, whenever I run games or other high end software (HD media players etc2), the laptop get very hot pretty quickly, usually below 15 mins. I get scared some of the inner components might burn.

Is this usual? It gets kinda laggy too (especially games)
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Anyways,

I am experiencing overheating with this laptop. Since I purchase, whenever I run games or other high end software (HD media players etc2), the laptop get very hot pretty quickly, usually below 15 mins. I get scared some of the inner components might burn.

Is this usual? It gets kinda laggy too (especially games)
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For the temperature, it does seem to be normal for it to reach pretty high temperatures. I haven't gotten the processor to go pass 90C yet though as far as I remember. It can reach 80C easily though even when the load's average.

Do you use yours with a notebook cooler anyway? If yes, then perhaps there's a need for one with a stronger fan. Alternatively when the laptop's out of warranty, perhaps you could experiment by removing the CPU vent guard laugh.gif. I don't game much anymore on the laptop because of its inability to stay at a not-so-worrying temperature, but it should be fine to use it at over 80C.

Anyway, download a copy of HWMonitor and leave it running in the background while you game. Then share a screenshot of the results and I'll see if something doesn't seem right.
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For the temperature, it does seem to be normal for it to reach pretty high temperatures. I haven't gotten the processor to go pass 90C yet though as far as I remember. It can reach 80C easily though even when the load's average.

Do you use yours with a notebook cooler anyway? If yes, then perhaps there's a need for one with a stronger fan. Alternatively when the laptop's out of warranty, perhaps you could experiment by removing the CPU vent guard laugh.gif. I don't game much anymore on the laptop because of its inability to stay at a not-so-worrying temperature, but it should be fine to use it at over 80C.

Anyway, download a copy of HWMonitor and leave it running in the background while you game. Then share a screenshot of the results and I'll see if something doesn't seem right.
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I don't use a cooler but when I play games I just put something under the back of the laptop to raise it up.

Below is the stats before gaming. Just usual activity, chrome/skype,AV etc2.

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Then this one if after 15 minutes of playing Sleeping Dogs.

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I think that's pretty hot.. hmm.gif
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Yeah, that's pretty hot hmm.gif. Mine hovers around 50C only for web surfing and other light usage. But it could possibly be because of the change in thermal paste I did a few months back.

Add-on : I also just put it on the cooler without plugging the fans in. The lowest it can go is about 40C, non air-conditioned room.

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hello guys..
im using v3 471G with bios 1.19...there is a newer 1.24 update right?and since im using windows8,i heard that UEFI will improve its performance..i have few questions..
1)what are the differences between UEFI and BIOS?
2)how to flash?
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hello guys..
im using v3 471G with bios 1.19...there is a newer 1.24 update right?and since im using windows8,i heard that UEFI will improve its performance..i have few questions..
1)what are the differences between UEFI and BIOS?
2)how to flash?
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A UEFI bios looks like this :

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Other than looking much better than the usual bios setup, it also allows you to select things using the mouse.

Anyway, I believe that the UEFI bios is only compatible with the latest Acer laptop models that come with Windows 8 by default. You won't be able to switch to a UEFI bios from a standard bios.
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QUOTE(TDUEnthusiast @ Dec 6 2012, 04:04 PM)
A UEFI bios looks like this :

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Other than looking much better than the usual bios setup, it also allows you to select things using the mouse.

Anyway, I believe that the UEFI bios is only compatible with the latest Acer laptop models that come with Windows 8 by default. You won't be able to switch to a UEFI bios from a standard bios.
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i bought this laptop on 30 of september and i believe this model is suppose to come with windows 8,even the windows button on the keyboard(beside alt button) is the windows 8 logo,and there is UEFI for my model on acer website... hmm.gif icon_question.gif


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i bought this laptop on 30 of september and i believe this model is suppose to come with windows 8,even the windows button on keyboard(beside alt button) is windows 8 logo,and there is UEFI for my model on acer website...  hmm.gif  icon_question.gif
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i bought this laptop on 30 of september and i believe this model is suppose to come with windows 8,even the windows button on the keyboard(beside alt button) is the windows 8 logo,and there is UEFI for my model on acer website...  hmm.gif  icon_question.gif
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Well, in that case your laptop should be eligible for the bios upgrade then since it's not in the upgrade from Win 7 category. hmm.gif Download the file and see what it says.
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Hi there to all Acer users,

Recently interested on Acer Ultrabook, Acer Aspire S7

Anyone of you all using it? How is the feedback?

I like its design and specs, but still hesitating about Acer's laptop quality.
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Hi there to all Acer users,

Recently interested on Acer Ultrabook, Acer Aspire S7

Anyone of you all using it? How is the feedback?

I like its design and specs, but still hesitating about Acer's laptop quality.
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I think the only thing that bothers me is the heat and the performance issues that come AFTER that. Other than that, everything else is fine smile.gif
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I think the only thing that bothers me is the heat and the performance issues that come AFTER that. Other than that, everything else is fine smile.gif
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Wow I read back your previous post, Yours seems very hot till can make some omelette~
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Wow I read back your previous post, Yours seems very hot till can make some omelette~
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Haha, yeah. But then, back then when I use windows 7, the performance issues that happened after the heat was more obvious. Super lag in games But in windows 8, not so obvious. Still okay. smile.gif
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Haha, yeah. But then, back then when I use windows 7, the performance issues that happened after the heat was more obvious. Super lag in games But in windows 8, not so obvious. Still okay. smile.gif
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I noticed that the laptop sometimes fail to detect that a game requires a level of graphics processing power more than what the HD4000 can handle, and does not set the game to run on the GT640M. If you're facing lag issues with your games, you can try setting the games manually to run on the GT640M via the nVidia control panel.
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Hi there, any websites to check ram compatible list for V3-571G ? sweat.gif
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I noticed that the laptop sometimes fail to detect that a game requires a level of graphics processing power more than what the HD4000 can handle, and does not set the game to run on the GT640M. If you're facing lag issues with your games, you can try setting the games manually to run on the GT640M via the nVidia control panel.
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blink.gif I did actually think about this too, about the Nvidia card not kicking in when playing games. I totally forgot about the control panel.. I'll do that and post a report back here soon biggrin.gif

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Hi there, any websites to check ram compatible list for V3-571G ?  sweat.gif
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I thought any ordinary DDR III laptop RAM will do? unsure.gif

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QUOTE(nicholasmark @ Dec 14 2012, 10:17 AM)
Hi there, any websites to check ram compatible list for V3-571G ?  sweat.gif
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If you insist on a RAM compatible list, you can try asking it from Acer's support.

QUOTE(OH- @ Dec 15 2012, 07:33 AM)
blink.gif I did actually think about this too, about the Nvidia card not kicking in when playing games. I totally forgot about the control panel.. I'll do that and post a report back here soon biggrin.gif
I thought any ordinary DDR III laptop RAM will do?  unsure.gif
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Any standard SODIMM Value RAM will do, but there's always the chance of incompatibility due to a manufacturing defect, or if the RAM module is "like that". laugh.gif
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post Dec 24 2012, 09:43 AM


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this is a great laptop,with i7 and gt 640,,play battlefield smoothly..
but i wondering why the display look grainy and have some noise when playing video even when my video is HD ??


did anyone have the same problem or it just me with that problem?? any solution?? hmm.gif
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QUOTE(redbazu @ Dec 24 2012, 09:43 AM)
this is a great laptop,with i7 and gt 640,,play battlefield smoothly..
but i wondering why the display look grainy and have some noise when playing video even when my video is HD ??
did anyone have the same problem or it just me with that problem?? any solution??  hmm.gif
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A picture of what you're experiencing would help.
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post Dec 25 2012, 12:24 PM


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ok one more question..how i want to change from intel hd graphic to nvidia graphic bcause as i can see in dirext diagnostic tool.the display use intel hd thats why the picture not sharp.my friend say it spose to use nvida graphic
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^you cannot change the intel hd to nvidia graphic.
Check your screen resolution, is it 1366x768?
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