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Asus K53TA-BBR6 Laptop: AMD Quad-Core A6-3400M 1.4GHz APU, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, 15.6" 1366x68 LED, 1GB Radeon HD 6550, WiFi N, 6-cell Battery, Win 7 Prem EXPIRED

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Promoted 08-07-2011 at 12:04 PM View Original Post
Best Buy has Asus K53TA-BBR6 Laptop for $449.99 with free store pickup. Thanks sukr4deelz

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  • AMD Quad-Core A6-3400M 1.4GHz APU
  • 4GB DDR3
  • 500GB HDD
  • 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit Hgh-Definition Widescreen Dsplay
  • 1GB AMD Radeon 6650 Graphics
  • Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive
  • WiFi N
  • 6-cell Battery
  • Windows 7 Premium

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Edited October 15, 2013 at 01:32 PM by sukr4deelz
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ASUS K53TA-BBR6 Laptop / AMD A-Series Quad-Core A6-3400M 1.4GHz APU / 15.6" LED / 4GB DDR3 / 500GB HDD / 1GB AMD Radeon HD 6650 Graphics - Brown Suit - $449.99

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ASUS+...8360613837

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#601
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Thank you!

Downloaded and installed the 214 sata/ fixed gpu version. Went smooth and the laptop is working fine.
Great Job! Really glad my 214 Sata fixed gpu Bios worked well! Flashing Bios can be a little scary, so glad it all worked out! (Lets make note it was a success on our K53TABBR6 laptops)
And this is exactly why I updated this thread so we can all benefit from Info like this years later. Cool I may upgrade to an SSD one day, but not really needing it right now.
Last edited by atoneapone September 24, 2015 at 09:33 AM
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#602
Anyone try installing Windows 10 on this guy? Does it ruin everything or it's not too bad?

Also, can this smoothly play 1080p60 youtube videos? When I try that they are choppy. 1080p30 ones are OK, if I remember correctly. 720p60 is very smooth. 1080p60 is when it's plugged into a TV. There are all kinds of gaming videos at 1080p60. Here's a recent example to test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSqW6Bt0VzA

Thank in advance for any feedback fellow K53 owners can share!
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Anyone try installing Windows 10 on this guy? Does it ruin everything or it's not too bad?

Also, can this smoothly play 1080p60 youtube videos? When I try that they are choppy. 1080p30 ones are OK, if I remember correctly. 720p60 is very smooth. 1080p60 is when it's plugged into a TV. There are all kinds of gaming videos at 1080p60. Here's a recent example to test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSqW6Bt0VzA

Thank in advance for any feedback fellow K53 owners can share!
I recently tried win10 with all the new crimson drivers on mine,everything seemed fine except I lost 10+fps in the main game I play. I did the revert back to previous OS option and it was just like it was before the move to win10.
If it wasn't for that game, I would have left it with Win10.

The Youtube thing is trickier, it may depend on the browser and if your using HTML5 or Flash playback.
Overall,I have had more issues with Flash on lower powered machines than HTML5
For more info check out -> https://www.youtube.com/html5
Last edited by Zarni December 5, 2015 at 08:02 PM
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I recently tried win10 with all the new crimson drivers on mine,everything seemed fine except I lost 10+fps in the main game I play. I did the revert back to previous OS option and it was just like it was before the move to win10.
If it wasn't for that game, I would have left it with Win10.

The Youtube thing is trickier, it may depend on the browser and if your using HTML5 or Flash playback.
Overall,I have had more issues with Flash on lower powered machines than HTML5
For more info check out -> https://www.youtube.com/html5
Thanks for the feedback. I tried different settings for 1080p60 always using Chrome and HTML5. I'm just trying to see if it's some software setting that I'm not doing correctly (I thought I had Chrome set to use the discrete graphics) or if it's just a hardware limitation that happens to everyone.

I was hoping some other owners could confirm or deny smooth 1080p60 playback. You don't even have to plug in a separate TV. You can just play a youtube video (many newer gaming ones like the one I linked are at 60 FPS, LevelCap, FrankieonPC, JackFrags, matimi0, etc.) and then in settings select 1080p60 even when playing on the laptop's 720p screen. For me, it's very laggy and jerky with smooth playback only lasting a few seconds before another stutter. It's not a bandwidth issue.

Anyway, if you have a minute, please try setting a youtube video to play at 1080p60 and tell me if it's choppy. Thanks!
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#605
Just Letting everyone know our GFX card has been moved to Legacy support. I updated Info on first page. (AMD is dropping support for 2016 drivers.)
>>https://community.amd.com/docs/DOC-1435

Latest Gfx drivers for HD 6000, HD 7600 & below, HD 8400 & below have been moved to Legacy support. So newer drivers can no longer be installed on these older GFX.
The DLL file method at Guru3d [guru3d.com] may become the only way to continue enjoying benefits from later AMD GFX drivers. So it's been a nice long ride regarding installing latest drivers. (But hopefully newer DLL files will continue working 'with a little benefit'.).

So A Final AMD GFX Driver was released AMD 15.11.1 (AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition)>>http://support.amd.com/en-us/down...ows+7+-+64

Note: Remember SG menu will not work on latest drivers unless Funky Mike's SG fix patcher is used in safe mode after installing AMD drivers.(but untested by me on this latest 15.11.1 driver.)
Last edited by atoneapone January 4, 2016 at 09:07 AM
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For me, it's very laggy and jerky with smooth playback only lasting a few seconds before another stutter. It's not a bandwidth issue.

Anyway, if you have a minute, please try setting a youtube video to play at 1080p60 and tell me if it's choppy. Thanks!
Ok, I checked video clip & it's playing smooth on my Google Chrome browser connected to an external 1080p monitor,in 1080p60FPS (entertaining clip by the way Smilie ). Initially there was some pauses or lags, but smooth after first 5 seconds. However it does cause my mouse pointer to lag every 10 seconds, and PC becomes sluggish due to more resources struggling to play it smooth. But I tried Firefox and things were very laggy like what you were experiencing (I even tried placing latest ATI DLL files in Mozilla folder).

I preconfigured Chrome to be a high performance app on switchable gfx menu by installing AMD 13.4 first and setting the Chrome app, then overlap install of 14.4. (normally on later AMD drivers Chrome is locked to being a powersaving app). I also used K10Stat CPU overclocked to profile1 2.0ghz and profile2 2.3ghz, so the higher one performed slightly better at the expense of stability eg.freezing mouse pointer.
But the fans on my laptop revved up louder and temps go up to 65C. Performance is improved with more CPU overclock of K10stat at the expense of more heat & stability. I rarely play 1080p youtube vids due to the struggling unstable PC and more internet bandwidth being used. So 1080p youtube vids surprisingly tax our laptop as much as demanding PC games.

In comparison, a desktop with Intel core2duo & low to mid graphics card performs about the same but a little more stable.
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