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Hi Gang,

New user here, got my 5830TG a while back and it has 6gb of ram, but they are'nt a matched pair.

I was wondering if anyone had any experience with the ram on this computer?

I do video editing on this laptop, so I really need to get as much RAM as I can and wondered what people's experiences where.

Also, the mods on this thread, will they do me any good? (Remmeber, I'm using this mostly as an Editing laptop).

I.e, would the throttle hack help me as well as the others?
post #372 of 376
I'd say the RAM is the least of your worries with this laptop. Fill it with two of the same 4gb sticks and call it a day. That way you get the most that Acer supports and it's fully dual channel due to them being the same sticks.

The modifications on this thread help, but you will only really notice the difference if you play graphically intensive games.

I've got the same laptop in i3 variant and I've done everything except for reapply thermal paste. I am using MSI Afterburner OSD server and HWiNFO64 to view my temperatures in-game. While playing Global Offensive my GPU does not go above 70 degrees and my CPU never hits anything over 75. Even so, the modded BIOS installed prevents the CPU from throttling on it's own until 90 degrees. IT STILL THROTTLES!! For seemingly no reason at all my frames drop from 120+ to under 50.

Is it because I have the i3? Perhaps... I feel like I'm out of luck without an upgrade to the i5... =[

My work DELL Latitude E5530 with the i7 Intel HD 4000 does a better job and NEVER drops my frames. It's a built-in video card!!

Frustration...
post #373 of 376
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Originally Posted by cpetersen4 View Post

I'd say the RAM is the least of your worries with this laptop. Fill it with two of the same 4gb sticks and call it a day. That way you get the most that Acer supports and it's fully dual channel due to them being the same sticks.
The modifications on this thread help, but you will only really notice the difference if you play graphically intensive games.
I've got the same laptop in i3 variant and I've done everything except for reapply thermal paste. I am using MSI Afterburner OSD server and HWiNFO64 to view my temperatures in-game. While playing Global Offensive my GPU does not go above 70 degrees and my CPU never hits anything over 75. Even so, the modded BIOS installed prevents the CPU from throttling on it's own until 90 degrees. IT STILL THROTTLES!! For seemingly no reason at all my frames drop from 120+ to under 50.
Is it because I have the i3? Perhaps... I feel like I'm out of luck without an upgrade to the i5... =[
My work DELL Latitude E5530 with the i7 Intel HD 4000 does a better job and NEVER drops my frames. It's a built-in video card!!
Frustration...

The i3 does have a lower thermal threshold. So it might be the problem.
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Hey guys, long time no talk ... looks like this thread has died off pretty bad since last time I was here so I'm not holding out a lot of hope for an answer, but here goes: has anyone swapped out the screen on the 3830 for something better? I still love this lappie but seriously over the last 1.5 years I've grown to despise the screen on this thing.

So my questions are:

1) Is it possible and how hard is it to swap out the panel for something better?
2) Has anyone done so, and what screen did they swap it to, and how much did it cost? I don't mind the resolution so much as the crappy color and overall dullness of the image. I'd LIKE a higher res display if that's possible (around 1600x900 would be awesome if such a thing is available), but mostly I just want a BETTER one ... preferably matte rather than glossy (if that's even do-able).

I also wanted to say that I got a laptop stand for this thing that I LOVE. It's cheap, it's crazy simple, you can move the fan to wherever you want it, or not use it at all, and when on the stand the laptop feels very secure, lots of friction to hold it in place, it's very comfortable to type on when it's on the stand ... Also the laptop fits 'inside' the stand when it's in the laptop bag, so it doesn't increase the bulkiness of your laptop bag, plus it's super light, and it's just the right size for a 13.4" laptop ... just a tiny bit smaller than the machines casing ... makes the laptop look like it's just hovering in mid-air.

Honestly just putting the lappie on this stand makes it run cool enough to not throttle when gaming, as long as your ambients are decent.Literally even without the fan just putting the machine on this stand vs. sitting it on your desk lowers cpu/gpu temps by at least 12C, and the fan (which is reasonable quiet) can bring it down a few more degrees if you place it right. Man, I love this thing thumb.gif
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Does anyone have a Bios recovery method for this laptop seems mine is toast,I think. It will just turn on but it won't even get to the bios screen. I have looked at a couple of methods but neither have worked. Does any one have a method for this specific model 3830tg-6415
post #376 of 376
Do you still need help with the bios problem?
Is it possible the small battery on the main board has died? the bios uses that. Too bad. Its been a year since the last post.
I have a 3830tg too, I'm still happy with the purchase after a few years. I take it apart on a regular basis to clean it (dust accumulation doesn't help the heating problem)
I guess I'm curious as to what can be done to the laptop other than going up to 8 gigs of ram.
upgrading from the i3 to the i5 seems unnecessary considering the price.
Its weird how there is a sim card slot in the case but no hardware for it actually.
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