Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 S

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  1. gregoryx

    gregoryx Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Google "acer switch alpha 12 upgrade ssd"

    For me, the second link is the closest to an answer.

    But if you actually do it, please report back with details for the rest of us.
     
  2. Vinzzent

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    On the benchmark XTU page right part of the chart aera - On my switch it displays thermal throttling in yellow
    and max cpu freq 0.40gHz when i am iddling and unplugged.

    I also triple checked the cpu freq with CPU-Z, Throttlestop and HWinfo

    Can you do a quick freq check unplugged for me with one of those progs ? thx in advance
     
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    You just said, "max cpu freq 0.40gHz when i am iddling and unplugged." Yeah, I'll see that in the "Max Core Frequency" slot. But I'll see much more if I'm actually using it. It'll jump to 2.5 or more. When I'm plugged in and idling, it'll go down to .6 or something like that. If I go into the power settings and set the Minimum Processor State to 100 then it sticks right around 2.5-ish all the time. And it acts the same on power or not on power - however I tell it to act.

    Does yours jump up on usage? If so, that seems like correct behavior.
     
  4. Vinzzent

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    Unfortunately mine doesn't jump at all even when i start the benchmark it stays dead at 0.40gHz but when I plug it again the cpu behaves normally (ie its freq fluctuates again)

    I am starting to think my cpu issue is driver related more than hardware since the cpu can go up to 3-3.1gHz when plugged.
    It might be an chipset/ intel management engine/Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Driver ... misbehaving

    Strange thing is that windows update does keep saying my system is uptodate when I try to update
    Maybe I should try to force reinstall some of them
    Any ideas ?
     
  5. gregoryx

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    Hardly my expertise... but I'd be looking at the settings in the power plan to see if I can affect a change. And I'd probably check the BIOS settings as well.
     
  6. Don1

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    Mine is 2.69Ghz when unplugged and idle
     
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  7. Vinzzent

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    Well I finally went to ACER customer centre and they diagnosed an issue with the Motherboard - They replaced it for me within 3 working days which was greatly appreciated.

    Everything was working as it should until I realized that my rear cam had a driver/hardware failure. The driver manager shows an asterisk in front of the AOV560 cam module sensor.

    No driver reinstall / disabling-enabling tricks could fix this problem - It is almost for sure a hardware related issue.

    I guess the ACER technician was too hurry and a bit careless when he changed my motherboard or worse they replaced my motherboard with a failing one.

    Anyway bad luck so I need to return again to the centre.
     
  8. Vinzzent

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    BTW, before returning the unit to ACER I had enough time to tinker it with XTU and lowered the CPU/GPU voltage by 60mV without any hang/crash. Maybe I could have even pushed a little bit further.

    Honestly I don't know / didn't spend enough time to check / if this undervoltage will noticeably improve the battery life (and also lower the heat) even though theoretically it should.

    Any comments ?
     
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    Hi, has anybody found tip replacements for the stylus yet? I couldn't find any so I have been using sanded down Microsoft Surface stylus tip as replacement. The tips all got chipped so I am stuck with this now.
     
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