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#1 Izzy

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Posted 23 November 2006 - 03:43 AM

i was wondering since i upgraded it's memory to 512mb from an awful 256mb. Can i make 64mb video to 128mb video??? I know this will leave me with 384mb ram for the software and windows to run on, but it would run ok like that wouldn't it??? Or would it be better to get a video card???

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Posted 23 November 2006 - 07:24 AM

Well I'm not an expert or anything, but I think if your computer needs more vram (video ram) it takes it from your ram. It would still be better to get a graphics card (if your into games and stuff) if not what you have now should be fine.
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Posted 23 November 2006 - 08:26 AM

Generally you can't get a new vid card for a notebook. There may be an option in the BIOS to allocate more RAM to the video card. If so, then I'd also suggest that you upgrade the RAM to 1 gB.
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Posted 23 November 2006 - 09:23 PM

So really, for general word processing, no internet or game use, what it has is really enough then. I don't use it much but is handy when someone's hogging the Desktop PC.

By The way it takes a maximum of 1024mb ram (1GB).

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Posted 23 November 2006 - 10:56 PM

Well if you are just doing the general word processing, no internet or games well there isn't really a reason for augmenting your Video ram... and that leaves more ram for windows and stuff... I have the same ration as you (512 mb of ram and 64 dedicated to video) and I get by great.

But to awnser your first question. Yes you can bring it up to 128 by going into the bios.

BTW I also have an acer laptop

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 02:46 PM

what model acer notebook do you have??? recent model or earlier??
I have Aspire 3000. It original had 256mb ram which was a little sluggish so i upgraded to 512mb (2X256mb) for $25. Only i'm asking to see if yours gets hot and cooler fan run almost all the time while using it. But when you do look underneath, theres no vents in the centre part where you can feel its hot, i was thinking of taking covers of the bottom to help keep it cool.

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 11:38 AM

Laptops get dirty quickly. I'd suggest blowing out the vents with a bit of compressed air - that usually helps with any heat problems.

Also, be sure to only use it on a hard surface. I tend to use my laptop in bed, and just placing it on the comforter will cause the temperatures to rise dramatically.
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Posted 25 November 2006 - 11:47 AM

Just a quick suggestion, you can get yourself a nice little piece of plywood, plexiglass or something else hard about 2 inches wider then the laptop (keeps the air moving away from the laptop) to put under your laptop when you use it in bed or other soft places.

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 12:11 AM

i did use it in bed a couple of times but i thought of soft things could help make it get hot so i got myself a little table beside my bed and you move it over your bed like those tables in hostpitals when you eat. But doesnt make any different. I heard of those things that you plug in the USB and some how rather it suppose to take heat away in my books i don't see how that works as the processor and the memory have the most heat. Maybe the need to make a new bottom for them and make them 95% vent like which could help. I might take all the covers off then sit it on the table turn it on without using it and see how long it takes before the fan starts running, as of now even in winter it starts going about 5 minutes after turning it on. Maybe because its a cheap budget acer $899AUD and yes MS Office 2003 Pro was included as a preinstallation.




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