Make your Aspire One faster and very silent!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 3:03:16 PM
After searching some more, i found out yet another utility for ACER Aspire One.
And so far it seems to be the most feature rich. Lots of controls, more powerful fan control and there are even quick controls for many other features like quick enabling/disabling for LAN/WIFI/WEBCAM and resolution switching.
In case of MSCOMCTL.OCX errors, make sure you have this installed.
Also extract these two files in the A1CTL folder.
A1CTL official webpage:
I've just found a very nice tool made by Ralf Neumueller called AA1FanControl.
With help of this tool, your ACER Aspire One will run very silent, use less power, fan will last longer and netbook will still be quite cool.
Default settings are designed to kick in the fan at 70°C. Usual temperature for normal non intensive operation is around 50°C. The temperature threshold can be also adjusted by hand.
Also don't forget to donate anything you can to Ralf. He made a very useful tool and any support is welcome to him.
AA1FanControl official webpage:
Acer Aspire One Temperature Monitor and Fan control
Few days ago, i've found another program that works similar to AA1FC above, it just looks and works a bit different. The program is made by Lorenzi Davide (Hexagora). Maybe some will like it more than AA1FC.
Second useful tool for ACER Aspire One and even some other netbooks is GMABooster made by Vladimir Plenskiy. This tool gives you ability to overclock Intel GMA950 graphics core found in pretty much all netbooks from default 166MHz to whooping 400MHz. GMABooster enhances 3D experience with a slight (free!) boost. Great for gaming and smooth Aero Glass.
GMABooster is free, but for now, you have to download weekly versions because they expire in 7 days.
I hope that Vladimir will change this to something more friendly. But you can avoid this by donating him some funds and getting unlock key in return, so you can run GMABooster forever without re-downloading it each week.
GMABooster official webpage:
I hope these two programs will enhance the way how you use your Aspire One netbook