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www.laptopvideo2go.com for the gpu drivers with the enhanced driver files.

I picked it up last night for my brother. Got the last one there plus 6 months interest free financing! smile.gif

Will let you guys know if there are any issues.

p.s. best way to maintain battery life is to unplug after a full charge - is this correct? Also not to let the battery die down below 45-50% ?
 
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post #12 of 15
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Ok - its been just over 2 weeks and having several issues.

Battery life does not want to exceed 2.5 hrs no matter the settings.
Trouble connecting wifi at school - others connect just fine.
2 BSODs randomly resulting in inability to turn GPU on/off.

=/ Thinking of returning this sucker.

I mean its fast, its great, performs well, but these are fundamental flaws in the computer!
 
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I thought CompUSA was owned by Tiger Direct? o.O
     
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Originally Posted by darkphantom View Post
Ok - its been just over 2 weeks and having several issues.

Battery life does not want to exceed 2.5 hrs no matter the settings.
Trouble connecting wifi at school - others connect just fine.
2 BSODs randomly resulting in inability to turn GPU on/off.

=/ Thinking of returning this sucker.

I mean its fast, its great, performs well, but these are fundamental flaws in the computer!
My suggestions:

-Make sure ALL the energy management features are on, set the CPU to run at the lowest speed when on battery(something like 1.2ghz), make sure Optimus is enabled in the BIOS and check the Optimus settings in Windows, so the 555M is only used for gaming. I'm assuming its a 48Whr battery, you should easily get 4 hours of battery life around 60% brightness.

-Wifi, not sure, did you mess around with the wifi drivers? And is it Intel wifi or a different brand? I'd personally swap out the wireless card with something like an Intel 6200. But anyway, different cards work better with specific routers. Basically I'd need more info

-BSOD's, you'd have to check the error code etc.

Anyways I've had issues with Optimus but mainly just on 1 or 2 programs, where it wouldn't render properly until I resize the window on occasion. But Optimus is anything except stable and polished. So I'd try that stuff, a bit more diagnostics(not too much), and spend a couple more days on it- otherwise return it.
 
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post #15 of 15
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Another bsod today, can't get the error code because it is an instant restart, didn't have drwatson installed either -_-

As for the wireless, it is intel. My fujitsu with intel 5300 works like a charm, this one does not for some reason...

I think i'm just going to swap it out for the acer.

Yes, it is a 555 vs the 540 but at this point, I will get superbly better battery life and sacrifice a bit on gaming - honestly, I realized I don't need much because I have a gaming rig at home.

Other considerations?
 
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