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