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Which is best for ReadyBoost? SD card or USB? [closed]

Would it be better to use a USB or a SD card as use for ReadyBoost? I run windows 7 on a acer aspire laptop. It has a built in SD-card reader, and usb 2.0 ports.
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Brand new Acer Aspire V3-722G randomly restarts constantly

Yesterday my Acer Aspire V3 arrived, but I have been having a lot of trouble with it. Basically, it will suddenly restart every 5-10 minutes. It seems more likely to happen if I try run a couple ...
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How do I correctly apply thermal paste on a laptop CPU with a small surface area?

I watched several videos on YouTube, went through a lot of overclocking forums and websites, but I am yet to find a "correct" answer to this question. Some agree with the "pea method" where you apply ...
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Cannot install ArchLinux on Acer Aspire containing windows 8

I am in a tad bit of a problem . I am trying to install ArchLinux on my new Acer Aspire V5 http://i.imgur.com/xvkvFPx.jpg . I have made my OS usb bootable using software from pendriveinux.com . I have ...
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Aspire 5741g laptop display corruption a few minutes after boot

What could be the reason that my Acer Aspire 5741G laptop always gets corrupted graphics a few minutes after boot? (Intel Chipset, Ati Graphics) It happens kernel independent. It happens in Windows ...
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Scrollbar not working on Acer Aspire v5

I have a new Acer Aspire V5 (purchased from Acer). I installed Windows 8 in it as been recommended by Acer. Problem is the scrollbar of the touchpad is not working. I have downloaded synaptic driver ...
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How do I install Windows 7 32-bit on a UEFI-based system?

I own Acer M5 recently and it comes with 64-bit Windows 8. I need it to run Windows 7 x86. I changed the BIOS setting to boot under Legacy BOOT instead of UEFI mode. I created my bootable USB using ...
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acer 5755g battery backup sudden decrase from 3hrs charging to 1 hr…what is the cause?

Few days ago my acer 5755g have 3 hours battery backup but now my battery backup is just 1 hour lasting .i asked to some acer customer he answered me may be the last format was done with charging .now ...
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Does Acer Aspire P3 suport external usb powered disks

(I hope this won't be an inappropriate question for this site as it will be my first question here) I am thinking in buy an Acer Aspire P3, however is does haven't a SD interface and my doubt is with ...
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Partially Charge Acer Laptop to Increase battery life

I own an Acer Aspire 5755G on Windows 7 x64 and I recently read that keeping your battery charged at 100% the whole time degrades battery life. The problem is, I always keep it in my laptop but ...
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What is this “plate” on the bottom of my Acer Aspire One ZG5 and can I replace the WiFi card with just this?

I was reading some online tutorials on how to replace my WiFi card in a old netbook I have laying around, and one of them was very different in the steps. Instead of disassembling the whole enclosure, ...
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Replaced optical drive with SSD in caddy, but BIOS freezes (Acer Aspire 5740-5847)

I tried replacing the optical drive of my Acer Aspire 5740-5847 with an Intel SSD (inside a caddy I bought from ebay), but then the BIOS freezes, after showing that it has detected both hard drives - ...
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Acer aspire laptop (Win7-64) forgets my settings

I've had a Windows-7 (64) Acer aspire laptop working fine for several years. Occasioanlly it gets used by house quests and people other than myself. Now today when I switch it on, it appears to have ...
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Need Acer Aspire One D270 video driver for Win8

I have installed Windows 8 on my machine and except for the video driver all is working fine. Where/how can I find a suitable driver for my Acer Aspire One D270, 10.1" netbook?
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Power use on Acer Aspire (Cannot remove battery), How to save battery life?

I own an Acer Aspire m5-581t, In which the battery cannot be removed, I use my laptop all the time for 6-7 hours everyday. Do I just keep the battery at 100% connected to the AC power or shall I ...
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Acer Aspire One getting extremely hot

I have an Acer Aspire One D250-1197. I really better type fast before it overheats again... For some reason, I'm having a problem with heat on my netbook only when I run Joli OS (Ubuntu 9.10 LTS?). ...
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Disable Acer's Auto-Rotate Lock Toggle In Windows 8

I have an Acer Aspire R7, and I'm happy enough with it except for the way Acer handles the Auto-Rotate Lock. Auto-Rotate in Windows 8 Normally in Windows 8 if you rotate the physical screen, a ...
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base system device has yellow exclaimation mark

I just had windows 7 reinstalled as my computer crashed now my webcam wont take a picture or cant read my sd card. says base system device driver has a yellow exclaimation mark could this be the ...
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Can I replace a SODIMM SDRAM with SODIMM DRAM in my laptop

Can I replace a SODIMM SDRAM with SODIMM DRAM in my Acer aspire 5742g? I want to update my memory, but all this types are confusing me. I looked at my computers memory and it says it has a SODIMM ...
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Camera issues on Acer Aspire Timeline

I have strange issues with my webcam. In browser it works just fine (in Flash, for example). But when I go to Skype options it says I don't have any webcams. I can see webcam in device manager and it ...
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Acer Aspire 7741Z 5731 black screen at boot

From the off state, turning the laptop on causes the screen to turn on, but remains black. The CPU fan is activated, and the air that it is pushing out is warm. There's no acer logo or BIOS POST ...
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My Computer Doesn't Start Up

I'm using an Acer Aspire L320(Windows Vista) and have no idea what happened to it! It doesn't start up (no visual on my monitor at all) and although the power button LED light still comes on, the '...
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How can I keep my laptop fan on the entire time?

I have a fan on my laptop that doesn't turn on often enough. The computer doesn't crash, but becomes very laggy. When the fan turns on the computer starts running fast again. How can I keep the ...
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Acer Aspire 5755g randomly shuts down when moving the machine

I have an Acer Aspire 5755g that will sit and run fine on my desk but whenever I try to lift my laptop to another location it will randomly shut down. It is not overheating because I can turn it back ...
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Is there a way to re-install vanilla Windows 8 on an Acer laptop?

I want to get rid of the factory settings and default apps on my Acer Aspire v5, and have a clean Windows 8 install on this equipment. Is this possible? Do I have to buy another copy of Windows 8 for ...
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Acer Aspire One screen resolution 1366x768

I had XP running on my Acer Aspire One model AO75h1. Now with Windows 8, I'm not able to install Vista display driver - when I try, the "Operating sytem is not supported". The display runs at 1024x768 ...
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Disable a key in windows [duplicate]

The laptop keyboard has been giving me some problems over the past couple of days with the home and end keys 'acting' like struck at any random point of time. 'Acting' as in , they dont seem struck ...
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Advanced Boot Options menu opens every time I try to boot up my Acer Aspire S3 with Windows 7

Every time I start up my Acer Aspire S3 goes to the Advanced Boot Options menu. Selecting the 'Start Windows normally' option works fine - the machine boots up normally but it's just annoying that ...
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Display problems with graphic cards

I've got an Acer Aspire 4820TG Laptop with internal Intel & ATI graphics My Harddrive crashed recently and i lost all my software for my ATI GPU.. I managed to retrieve all of the software and ...
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Should I remove old thermal pads while changing video card?

Video card of my acer laptop has broken down and I bought a new one. The seller gave me a thermal paste to use, but the place where I am gonna insert the new card to has some termal pads from the ...
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Acer AOD260 No webcam after restoring?

I have an Acer Aspire One D260 32-bit netbook. I've restored the computer a few times & for awhile now, the webcam hasn't restored. I cannot find the webcam in "devices" & am unsure what to ...
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Playing Blu-Ray discs on an Acer Aspire laptop

I bought this (otherwise very nice) laptop around 3 years ago, but Blu-Ray never worked on it. (Even though it was promoted as Blu-Ray compatible with stickers on it and what not.) ‎ Acer/Windows ...
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Difference between batteries for Acer Laptops?

My girlfriend's Acer Aspire One battery is no longer working, and I am trying to find a replacement for her online. Her exact model is Acer Aspire One 533-23Dww. However, I have not been able to ...
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How to read and save BIOS from GeForce GT630M to change throttle temperature in Acer V3

ORIGINAL POST Please skip to EDIT Hello I am using the Acer V3-571G which has set GPU throttling temperature to really low value(lower than other manufacturers) it makes GPU useless it throttles ...
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Alternatives to Dolby Home Theater application?

Dolby Home Theater is an application which is installed by default on many Acer laptops. It improves sound using an equalizer, AND has other enhancers such as Volume Leveler, Dialog Enhancer and ...
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Maximum Memory for Acer Aspire 5672wlmi

I wanted to upgrade the memory in my Acer Aspire 5672wlmi. By default, there are 2 x 1GB DDR2 installed and I wanted to upgrade to 3GB, so I bought a 2GB DDR2 PC667. When I replace one of the ...
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acer aspire 4736g shut down unexpectedly

My laptop currently has some weird issues. My laptop shuts down without bluescreen. It happened randomly. I don't think it should Be overheating problem because I've just applied new thermal paste ...
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Stop GPU core throttling in Acer V3-571G which makes graphics card useless

I have bought Acer V3-571G it has GeForce GT630.Games are running superb... but just for a 2-3 minutes until this card warms up. I have updated BIOS from 1.08 to 1.13 and the memory stopped throttling ...
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TriDef 3D support in Ubuntu with Aspire 5738DG

I have an ACER Aspire 5738DG with Ubuntu 12.10 on it. The graphics are ATI 4570HD. Once I tried to install drivers and I had troubles deleting the drivers because of screen errors. On my Windows 7 ...
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Windows 8 screen resolution on a acer aspire one 1366x768

I have just installed windows 8 on my acer aspire netbook, I made sure I had the required resolution of 1366x768. Once installed I can not get 1024x768, I tried downloading and installing the win 7 ...
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Merely chainloading an Acer Recovery Partition deleted all data

I was starting a backup of Acer's factory restore partition located inside of an extended partition to determine whether or not it still worked. I clicked "take no action" once I saw that it had, in ...
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How to control fan speed on Acer V3-571G

Speed fan, Gpu Tweaker any many more do not detect any fans on my laptop. How can I gain control above them? My computer is getting warm really fast and I would like to do something about that. Acer ...
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My acer aspire laptop suddenly stopped working, just a blank screen

My Acer aspire laptop suddenly stopped working while it was connected to my Nokia mobile modem through USB. It stopped with power switch staying on and no response to clicking off, no irregular sound, ...
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Laptop turning off when fan is spinning hard

My laptop seems to have reach its lifespan. Its an Acer laptop so I guess that's normal. But I'd like to hear your opinions about this. My laptop is only 2 years old. I haven't heard the fan spinning ...
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Diagnosing RAM issues

I have an old Acer Aspire T180 desktop. The specs are as follows: AMD Athlon 64 3800+ 2.4GHz 1GB DDR2 SDRAM 160GB DVD-Writer (DVD±R/±RW) Gigabit Ethernet 17" Active Matrix TFT Color LCD Windows ...
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Sound card issues (High Definition Audio Controller)

I have a 5-year-old Acer Aspire 4520. Until a month back it was working beautifully on Windows 7 32bit. But then out of the blue, the sound stopped working. I've tried reinstalling the OS 3-4 times. ...
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Fail to install any OS on laptop

I have this weird problem I never seen before. I'm trying to install windows 7 on my laptop Acer Aspire 6920 (I have two of them). One of them is in working condition (Windows 7 installed), the other ...
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How to restore OEM software after upgrade from Vista to WIndows 8 on Notebook, Aspire 6935G

Recently I upgraded my notebook from Vista home premium to windows 8 pro, now after updating most of the preinstalled programs by Acer, I've found out they are not restored as before. For example, I ...
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Is there any way to fix this crack in my laptop

I have an Acer Aspire5250 that I've had for almost a year. Recently, it got a crack above one of the USB ports. Is there any cost effective way to repair this or is this something I'm just going to ...
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Acer Aspire Revo R3600: One long, two short beeps while booting, with no video

I have a Revo R3600 to repair and the PC starts to boot, but immediately beeps, followed by a slight pause, then two short beeps that are close together. There's no output on the monitor at any ...