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|12-03-2012 11:12 AM|
|11-10-2012 06:24 AM|
|11-09-2012 05:13 PM|
Question concerning the stock BIOS in this laptop: is there any incompatibility with the stock BIOS and running a SSD? I'm having all sorts of instability running a Kingston SH103S3/120G HyperX SSD. I'd like to rule out BIOS issues if I can. (OS is Win 7 SP1 32-bit).
|10-19-2012 10:28 PM|
BTW, I agree with you on this being a favorite. Absolutely have no problems since buying it and overclocking it. I admit it does run a little hot--probably due to the overclock-- but not too bad. Still using it til this day (typing this message on it as we speak). I use a dell i7 sandy bridge @ work, basically doing the same things I do on this MSI, and I hardly can tell the difference. Well worth the investment.
|09-23-2012 06:06 PM|
Here is the final 1683_x0t_Svet_Modified BIOS release for this notebook and it is rock solid. You can download it from my mediafire shared folder @ http://www.mediafire.c
|07-19-2012 08:23 AM|
|04-11-2012 07:10 PM|
|hurtz777||Unfortunately the X.0T modified bios from Svet has been deleted from mediafire. Does anyone else have another link to it or can they pm me a link to it? This notebook has been rock solid for me with no issues with an Intel 120GB SSD.|
|03-15-2012 07:28 PM|
Just got BIOS with overclock options/ ctrl-fn swap updated to latest version (X.0T) from Svet today-
|03-12-2012 01:20 AM|
I know this thread is really old, but has anyone else moved on from their A5000s? I'm thinking of selling mine while it's still worth something. It has been completely trouble free but I notice its CPU utilization is at 80+% when playing HD content, and battery life is poor (2-3 hrs) compared to the newer Sandy Bridge laptops.
This was my main computer for a year and then afterward it's just been sitting on my table hooked up via HDMI to my TV. Still has the plastic on it!
|06-10-2011 11:23 PM|
|yazyazoo||Tried to wake from sleep and couldn't get my HP IR receiver to wake it up. Nor could my USB wireless keyboard. Kind of sucks.|
|06-08-2011 09:53 AM|
|yazyazoo||I will check mine later tonite when I get back from work. I have thought about using this laptop as a HTPC. And wake from sleep is needed for sure!|
|06-06-2011 10:17 AM|
Can't wake from S3 sleep mode from USB Mouse, keyboard, ehome Infrared Receiver (USBCIR)
MSI A5000 , AKA, CR500, MSI-1683 series
Anyone here running WIn7 Windows Media Center (WMC), MediaPortal, Myth, or other dvr app using their A5000 as a HTPC hooked up to LCD/Plasma panel, or projector? As you know controlling the unit via a remote is a major factor when is comes to ease of use.
A5000 will NOT wake from S3 sleep mode via USB Mouse, keyboard, ehome Infrared Receiver (USBCIR).
(I've played with power settings, etc without success leading me to the conclusion the BIOS and or the Embedded Controller (EC) aren't listing to the USB PORTS while in sleep mode.)
Putting A5000-025US to sleep via WMC remote (Or via clicking sleep on shutdown menu tab) Puts computer to sleep FINE.
(Blue led on Power button, and blue status led on front of unit flashing.)
Problem is once in sleep mode the ONLY way to "wake" the unit is to physically press the POWER button.
(This is a issue if you don't have ready access to physically press the POWER button.)
I'd really appreciate if my fellow A5000 /A6000 owners could see if their units can be wakened from S3 SLEEP mode from a USB device.
Wife is NOT happy that the WindowsMediaCenter remote will not "wake up" the A5000 as it should.
(Stock) as shipped with BIOS has NO options for ACPI S3 Sleep mode.
I'm hoping that a later bios, or SVET's Modded bios has a proper ACPI section.
As shipped it appears the bios is configured so it is NOT "listening" to the USB ports while in sleep mode.
(A common issue with laptops from my research to reduce battery drain while on battery power - Note to bios programmers- Lots of people these days are using laptops in the desktop, DVR role on A/C POWER)
Windows 7 OS reports A5000 CAN do S3 Hybrid sleep
(Run "powercfg -a" from a cmd line as admin)
Running "powercfg devicequery Wake_armed" shows something weird though... it shows the ehome infrared receiver being listed as the ONLY device on the USB bus being able to wake unit from sleep, but it does NOT show mouse, keyboard.... as is the case on a (older Dell and HP) desktop machines that DO wake from S3 sleep.
In device manager- ehome does show "Allow this device to wake the computer" is ticked off (enabled)
For those that have read down this far- I hope you can give me some good news.
PS: To the owners and the mods here on Slickdeals- A deal is not a deal if the item will not function for reason the item was purchased for.- Either be it for resale, or for use in it's intended role. A "deal" is not a deal if the item is problematic, issues don't get fixed- item dies, you can't get info about the item etc.
Thank you for keeping this thread open.... There is more info in this one thread than all the rest of the net combined!
|05-07-2011 04:16 AM|
|xyberz||What ever happened to Hurtz777 overclocking guide for this laptop?|
|03-28-2011 10:30 AM|
|03-14-2011 02:11 PM|
|The Love Spud||
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