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Acer aspire 4520

This problem only occur when i play DOTA online or lan, not in a single player mode and not in any other game. Blue scree with white writing appear before the computer restart. As it is too fast i cant read everything but it mention something about dump physical memory. My friend who used to have this says that it might be due to my graphic card driver. Please help me out on this.

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  • Cicadasx Sep 09, 2007

    Thanks for that one, so do you know the solution to this one? Its not a ventilation prob.The main problem is that acer only created a Vista driver for the laptop and im using XP version of window with a driver downloaded from the web.

    Problem is, i've tried every driver i managed to find but the problem still occur.

  • Cicadasx Sep 10, 2007

    This model use nvidia geforce 7000m, that still didnt work but thanks for helping me out. so maybe i'll try finding driver for that model then.

  • hedacewitpc Mar 01, 2008

    yea.. i tried changing the resolution both for warcraft and desktop, it works but only for 1 hour or less then the blue screen pop up. i m using win xp.

  • sparkis_360 Oct 25, 2008

    how can i get the audio driver for acer aspire 4520?
    my lap top audio does'nt work.please help me



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Posted on Oct 13, 2007

  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2007

    Hi Cicadasx

    I has had same problem with you , but Now I think my notebook is ok

    I try play one more game DotA , That's ok , No blue appear


    you can try step by step




    1. Download & Install following item from URL above


    Chipset(13.13_logo) + Lan(


    2. Don't download Audio

    I have blue screen with files from Audio_WinXP,VISTA(32bit,64Bbit)_(


    please use newer


    3 Unzip and then

    see at WDM_R179\MSHDQFE\Win2K_XP\us

    run Service pack which is suitable for your OS


    4. Run StepUp.exe at WDM_R179


    5 Reboot and test DOTA is OK ?


    I hope this can help you


    Good luck






Reinstall the sound driver to latest will fix dota bluescreen problem on acer 4520.
It works (try download the sound driver from realtek website)

Posted on May 15, 2008



Hello guys!! i dont think driver was the solution.. im also using the spire 4520.. actually the blue screen appear not becoz of the graphiz card.. it is beacause your realtek audio driver.. i download new driver from acer website and reinstall it.. and guess what?? it works like charm!!! now.. when i play dota.. no more blue screen.. try it.. and while playing dota and PES.. the graphic seems to blurr sometimes.. i think we should update graphic card as well (for acer users only).. best of luck!!

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Yes your friend may well be correct, if you have a crash while playing a game it's either a overheating problem, so check the ventillation or it's a graphics driver fault, check incase windows has installed a generic driver in the last windows update, as it may not be right for your system and require the correct driver updating and installing. The memory dump screen is normally called the BSOD, blue screen of death, normally associated with corrupt drivers.

Posted on Sep 09, 2007

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    andrew pester Sep 09, 2007

    you need to find out what make of graphics you have got i think it's nvidia and than try another models graphics driver as i have both vista and xp installed on my acer 5610 notebook, so there must be driver on the site somewhere, try this one and see if it works

  • andrew pester
    andrew pester Sep 09, 2007

    sorry click notebook, then aspire 3690, then drivers, then nvidia version



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It's really common for the Acer Aspire 5100 to "blue screen" with a message about problems with new hardware suggesting fixed disk because of a motherboard issue relating to overheating.
Even if you've solved a previous overheating issue by clearing the exit vent of fluff, the motherboard is still susceptible to hot spots that cause the blue screen.
Replacement of motherboard is only solution in my experience. If you replace the motherboard remember to keep the fan exit vent clear to prevent future overheating.

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