Hello, I have an acer aspire 4920 (gemstone) and the problem i keep encountering is after running any graphic intensive programs or games, for a period of about 5 minutes, the laptop automatically shuts down. The shut down is preceeded by extremely laggy video rendering, and upon restarting the computer, the startup is extremely slow.
When I launch a game or such application, the initial rendering is fine, but every time without fail, a couple of minutes in to the game/application, this problem occurs. Any help would be appreciated, thanks a lot.
It would seem in my opinion from the information you gave, that your processor of graphics processor is overheating and shutting down the laptop. Possible the cooling fan is not operating correctly. Do you hear your cooling fan running at all?
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There is no sure fire way to fix your graphics card in the laptop, usually they are soldered chips on the board, but if it still works currently, your best bet would be to take an air compressor or a can of compressed air and blow the dust out thru the side vents (NOT THE BOTTOM, as air flows in from underneath you would just be making it worse) chances are its overheating and causing the issue
First, altering the BIOS or the system registry is like taking a stroll in a minsfield, nothing good usually come form it. Second, What is running in background that will slow down the system. Disable all processes that are not needed at startup of computer. Also you can open "Task Manager" and end processes that are not needed, for instance "Windows Search" it's a memory hog. I have no idea what is running in background on youd laptop. If you have a program, if not, CCLEANER FREE found here: http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/ Install and use often there are useful TOOLS such as STARTUP where you can disable startup programs that will speed up your laptop. Take a look at this procedure: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10things/10-ways-to-speed-up-windows-7/3332 ALSO I use a Program, when I play graphic intensive games Game Booster: http://www.techspot.com/downloads/4842-game-booster.html Respond to this post for further info.
Sorry you are having troule. It sounds as if it is getting hot and protecting itself. Games are very cpu intensive and this causes heat. The cheap fix is an under cooler. This is a cooler the laptop sits on. I have seen them at Best Buy for under $20
Unfortunately, laptops are generally locked down in terms of graphics cards. The GPU is integrated into the laptop mainboard due to space constraints.
Your only option if tied down to a laptop for any reason would be to purchase a more recent laptop with a specific graphics card in it.
Any discrete (NVIDIA or ATI) graphics card that was manufactured after 2008 should be sufficient to run most games.
If you're looking to play games on more intense graphic settings, your best bet would be to look for laptops with the NVIDIA GeForce 9600M/240M or better, or the ATI Mobility Radeon 4600/5400 or better. Either brand with at least 512 MB of video RAM will work well.
Games always need RAM and Graphics cards to keep the frames from stuttering.Your Acer Manufacturer: Acer
Celeron M 1.73 GHz
80 GB Serial ATA
15.4 in. WXGA+ TFT Active Matrix
is low on both.Win XP x32 likes 3GB of RAM and Vista wants even more.The Frames Per Second is purely a Graphics Processor Hog.
This is from Fixya website; http://www.fixya.com/support/t1531241-acer_5315_series_laptop_get_better
Your graphics card "is" built in and cannot be upgraded.The latest drivers "from Intel" is your only option for an upgrade. To be less graphics intense decrease your screen resolution by right clicking your "desktop" and clicking "properties" then "settings".Move the pointer left one click "screen resolution".The screen will jump around a bit while it's resetting,hit "apply" and "ok".The resolution will now be less but your game will speed up-some-ultimately this laptop is not built for fast paced games.Sorry bout the news,take care!
The 256MB graphics currently shown in your PC is on board graphics which is most probably shared by the RAM. Its not actually graphics card. And the performance is very poor compared to actual graphics card or GPU (Graphics processing Unit). There is nothing that can to done to improve performance other to add an actual GPU.
I had the same problem and finally it worked after I have installed Foxconn Wireless LAN Driver (v.188.8.131.52) downloaded from acer Aspire 2930Z (not 2920Z!) drivers page. Now it works fine. Regards, Alexander
all laptops are supplied with a pre installed copy of windows and the product key will be on a genuine windows sticker on the back, unless you have no sticker, in which case you will need to purchase a copy, as nobody is likely to be able to help if you have no product key and no Vista disc