Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

  1. Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 29
    Windows 10 x64 Home
       2 Weeks Ago #1

    Got a New Laptop, Needing Expert Advice.


    Hi there, guys!

    I just recently bought a bew laptop, an Acer Aspire E15-553-1768, and, while I'm enjoying it so much, I'm having some lil' annoyances that I'm sure you can help me to solve.

    The first, I'm experiencing some sort of "poor colors" representation on my laptop screen (whole specs in my system specs section)... kinda, looking washed out, or like if they don't blend or as if you look at a BMP file with indexed colors (or low color count)... Is this an issue with the VGA or the monitor? I've tried configuring via the AMD Control Center... but I not able to find a configuration for that... probably I need to calibrate the monitor? It's a laptop monitor... I have the latest drivers from AMD so I can work with Photoshop without issues...

    The second, how much V-RAM does my GPU can allocate? GPU-Z tells me this GPU has 512 MB (Really?... I thought this thing had 1 GB or so...) Dxdiag reports that this can take as much as 8 GB max, while AIDA64 reports 3 exact VGA cards (Or instances), of 512 MB... giving the amount of 1.5 GB total... And System Properties only reports it's taking 512 MB of my 16 GB available. I have this weird feeling that all my monitor software is either wrong, or the GPU only uses 512 MB or V-RAM... does anyone that knows this arquitecture can confirm?

    Third, This CPU is able to handle AMD-V instruction set, but VMware says this is not enabled in the bios (UEFI), funny enough, I can install linux mint KDE x64 and Windows 7 x64 without any problem, just I can't manually select either the AMD-V or AMD-Vx (?) from the dropdown list in CPU features... Is there any way to enable this? I've looked for the solution for no avail, you are my only hope (unless I don't really need to enable anything)... Supposedly, my last resource is to update my UEFI bios... no clue on that, I always try to avoid messing with bios unless it's no other solution and it really affects me. I used Securable to see if I had any problem, but says this CPU is AMD-V cappable, as it is... nothing about BIOS disabled or such... I've heard AMD-V is always enabled by default and no one can disable that via BIOS or UEFI... is that true? If so, why VMware cannot detect it properly?

    My whole system specs are fullfilled, let me know if you need more info, so I can gather it from any program at my hand. Oh... if this helps too, the battery of this laptop cannot be removed (seems is internal)

    Thanks in advance for your help, guys
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 4,326
    Windows 10 Pro
       2 Weeks Ago #2

    To get VMware to run there is a setting in the Bios that needs to be turned on. I forget what it's called. I had to do that on my 2 HP desktops.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 29
    Windows 10 x64 Home
       2 Weeks Ago #3

    Winuser said: View Post
    To get VMware to run there is a setting in the Bios that needs to be turned on. I forget what it's called. I had to do that on my 2 HP desktops.
    Sadly, this BIOs has no option to enable or disable this feature... then, some sites say that, at least, in the case of AMD CPU's, AMD-V is always enabled no matter what... I'm puzzled on this one XD...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 29
    Windows 10 x64 Home
       2 Weeks Ago #4

    Just tested my graphics problems... on external monitors either VGA or HDMI, this problems doesn't occur...
    Any ideas?

    Reading some threads in google... seems it's the flex or the display that got the problem... what do you think?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  5. Join Date : Oct 2016
    Out On The Water
    Posts : 87
    WINDOWS 10 x64-bit
       2 Weeks Ago #5

    FerchogtX said: View Post
    Just tested my graphics problems... on external monitors either VGA or HDMI, this problems doesn't occur...
    Any ideas?
    Reading some threads in google... seems it's the flex or the display that got the problem... what do you think?
    HI!
    If you have tested via VGA and HDMI then it could possibly be either the Screen/monitor problem; but
    still it could be graphics card too. It's tough but seeing as you have noted no problem with using VGA and HDMI.
    Then it's the hardware of the screen it's self. You ruled out the other things I'd think are creating this problem.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  6. Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 29
    Windows 10 x64 Home
       2 Weeks Ago #6

    Well... tried using Refresh PC option... display is the same... just 16bit-like colors...
    I had to try it... was my last chance, no updates made this, no drivers... seems the display simply is damaged or something is not working from it. So yeah, @Captain, seems it's the display... so, time to use my warranty... tough luck

    I really hope this brand is good for monitors... AIDA64 reports this as a monitor manufacturer for this laptop in particular...
    AUO - Display Product

    I been told that some monitors just can't handle a big amount of colors because they are cheap... is that true? Is there such monitors? It could be weird though... ths monitor has almost the same specs as my old laptop's display (Except for the Pixel density, that is 101 for this display, 112 for my old aspire 4535... I resist to believe 11 points make a difference though)... and this thing is WXGA, just like the old display....

    I'm puzzled again...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  7. Join Date : Oct 2016
    Out On The Water
    Posts : 87
    WINDOWS 10 x64-bit
       2 Weeks Ago #7

    And your sure you did not bump a some setting?
    As for cheaper ones not showing that wonderful crisp picture;
    it's true and not true. Let me explain it all depends on the brand and the model.
    I will say name brand is king here but not necessarily needed. There are good
    off branded ones that work with out incident.
    Last edited by Captain; 2 Weeks Ago at 02:07. Reason: Adding more info
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  8. Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 29
    Windows 10 x64 Home
       2 Weeks Ago #8

    Any clue about those AUO things? Seems they are replacing Samsung in some stuff... I'm looking for some reviews... seems they are not bad quality (I was afraid of that)... but I'm not 100% sure either...

    About some setiings... nothing touched right now, since it's now refreshed, and since the UEFI bios look a lot limited, I didn't mess with that / didn't bother to.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  9. Join Date : Oct 2016
    Out On The Water
    Posts : 87
    WINDOWS 10 x64-bit
       2 Weeks Ago #9

    FerchogtX said: View Post
    Any clue about those AUO things? Seems they are replacing Samsung in some stuff... I'm looking for some reviews... seems they are not bad quality (I was afraid of that)... but I'm not 100% sure either...

    About some setiings... nothing touched right now, since it's now refreshed, and since the UEFI bios look a lot limited, I didn't mess with that / didn't bother to.
    As for as I know man, they up there in quality, I mean they are not the best, but they
    are not trash that's for sure. I have some folks that use them with no problems; could
    also be you just got a tainted one? I still feel that if you done what you have indicated to
    try and fix the problem I'd be betting that it's more of a hardware problem and not a setting.
    I'm still leaning towards graphics card problem but yet it works fine in all other manners of such (HDMI and VGA)
    Just be patient.. a better nerd then I will see this post he/she may know something I don't.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  10. Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 29
    Windows 10 x64 Home
       2 Weeks Ago #10

    I guess I just got a bad display after all... I mean, It's impossible for me to believe that this laptop, that just has been released this year, with the latest Bristol Ridge APU (A12 9700P) with so "high end, not so high end" specs has to get a crappy monitor...

    I'm so killing Acer if that is true!!!... But, you are right, let's wait for the rest to see this thread and say something in the matter... I guess is just as simple as replacing my display with another working one.

    Thanks for the goku image though
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Solved advice on buying a laptop
Hello looking for a laptop, netbook etc....for my wife, for general browsing and basic office work....needs to be 32bit to run money matters..... only other criteria is it must be light as possible....not a glossy screen.....would like...
General Support
Need help/advice - install Windows XP newer laptop
Hi mates, I have an Lenovo Thinkpad T450S running Windows 10.( i5 broadwell, 12gb ram, ssd evo 850 samsung) I need to run Windows XP and tryied to install but failed.. Maybe my logic is incorrect or i get wrong something. The notebook don.t...
Installation and Setup
Solved Backup advice for a laptop and desktop
I am looking for an affordable backup system for two Windows computers. I have a laptop with Windows 10 and a desktop with Windows 7. I'd like to find a non-cloud external drive and the software to make it happen. What I'm thinking is a 2 or 4...
Performance & Maintenance
any advice on keeping my laptop cooler ?
i have tryed a few cooling pads cheap ones and more expensive ones ,its not running overly hot but cooler the better , kind regards johnbhoy
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Solved Expert Network advice needed
He is what I have, three computer's on home network,they are hardwired to a Linksys Router. I can share files between them without problems. Have no cable where I live,use a Verizon Hotspot from my phone for internet. I use a Netgear WNDA3100...
Network and Sharing
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:33.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 10 Forums