Review of the Helios 500

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  • XdxDXdxD Member Posts: 1,209 Overclocked Contributor
    @JENNISA2345, stop spamming.
    Trying to do my best here - Your happy Predator owner =)!
  • xapimxapim ACE Posts: 6,616 Pathfinder
    XdxD noted and reported as spam :)


    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/11532543

    UserBenchmarks: Game 43%, Desk 61%, Work 40%
    CPU: Intel Core i5-7300HQ - 63.5%
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti (Mobile) - 41.9%
    SSD: WDC WDS200T2B0B-00YS70 2TB - 71.4%
    HDD: WD WD10SPZX-00HKTT0 1TB - 93.7%
    RAM: Kingston HyperX DDR4 2666 C15 2x16GB - 76.8%
    MBD: Acer Predator G3-572

    I'm not an Acer employee. (just here to help in the best way i can)
    If my answer fixed you issue please accept it for any other users who search for it would find it quickly thanks :)
    If you want to learn more about undervolting/optimizing windows join the Predator fb group and youtube channel:

    Owner/Admin (HOTEL HERO/Red-Sand/Opoka Opoka)
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/PredatorHelios300
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNJwGUHxSJ8FKqAhnOqQuAw
    Acer support:
    https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/service-contact
    http://www.acer.com/worldwide/support/  


  • Red-SandRed-Sand ACE Posts: 1,861 Pathfinder

     Just here to throw a bit of good natured shade at intel owners. I only got my AMD last week and now it's the daddy Helios 500! It only took 18 months to sort it out, but they got there. B)

    Thanks for all the effort of the regulars on here, particularly the fella with the youtube channel. I wouldn't have been brave enough to buy such a rare beast without the accumulated wisdom on here. You must all be delighted, no more questions about sleep and Freesync.







    #TeamRed 🔥
    - Hotel Hero
  • LotuzZ1LotuzZ1 Member Posts: 4 New User
    I have a problem with the helios 500, that when I wake it up from sleep mode the image goes crazy because of the forced shutdown, any help?
  • xapimxapim ACE Posts: 6,616 Pathfinder
    LotuzZ1 no need to keep spamming other threads about the same issue thats considered spamming according to the ACUA i already replied to your post in the other dead thread where u posted


    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/11532543

    UserBenchmarks: Game 43%, Desk 61%, Work 40%
    CPU: Intel Core i5-7300HQ - 63.5%
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti (Mobile) - 41.9%
    SSD: WDC WDS200T2B0B-00YS70 2TB - 71.4%
    HDD: WD WD10SPZX-00HKTT0 1TB - 93.7%
    RAM: Kingston HyperX DDR4 2666 C15 2x16GB - 76.8%
    MBD: Acer Predator G3-572

    I'm not an Acer employee. (just here to help in the best way i can)
    If my answer fixed you issue please accept it for any other users who search for it would find it quickly thanks :)
    If you want to learn more about undervolting/optimizing windows join the Predator fb group and youtube channel:

    Owner/Admin (HOTEL HERO/Red-Sand/Opoka Opoka)
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/PredatorHelios300
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNJwGUHxSJ8FKqAhnOqQuAw
    Acer support:
    https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/service-contact
    http://www.acer.com/worldwide/support/  


  • Flica_MobilesentrixFlica_Mobilesentrix Member Posts: 1 New User
    This is the best review of the Helios 500!! Great work
  • RAID3RRAID3R Member Posts: 19 Troubleshooter
    Perhaps those who like to modify this information will be useful.

    For the sake of experimenting on the back side of ssd nvme evo 970, I installed this aluminum radiator like backplate and it fit perfectly. I also bought 4mm and it didn't fit coz touches the laptop body.

    Now I bought a copper one 3мм waiting for delivery. Interesting will there be any difference. :)

    This doesn't provide any additional cooling when the ssd is under load, the temperature doesn't change.
    But the temperature after the load is lowered drops 2 times faster. And an additional minus 2 degrees when idle.

  • GlitchedAtBirthGlitchedAtBirth Member Posts: 18 Troubleshooter

     Just here to throw a bit of good natured shade at intel owners. I only got my AMD last week and now it's the daddy Helios 500! It only took 18 months to sort it out, but they got there. B)

    Thanks for all the effort of the regulars on here, particularly the fella with the youtube channel. I wouldn't have been brave enough to buy such a rare beast without the accumulated wisdom on here. You must all be delighted, no more questions about sleep and Freesync.








    You can count me in on this as well.  Have myself an AMD powered beast!!  I've made many small software tweaks that have brought about amazing results.  The Vega 56 has amazingly IMPROVED with time and IF IT'S SETTINGS are configured correctly, the performance is definitely MUCH better than when the Vega cards originally released...  Recently purchased 2 DIMMs of 32gb of RAM for a 64 GB total, rated to run at 2666, which is unfortunately capped at that speed in the BIOS :(  Still, I'm glad that because I can fit 64gb into one channel, it should make it possible to clock them at 2666mhz without any issues (crossing fingers!) on this system.  I've also got a Killer 1650 wifi upgrade coming as well.  Since the RAM and wifi card would each individually need the heatsink to be removed in order for me to properly install both, I'm going to just do them at the same time.  Hopefully the only time I will have to disassemble this system again will be to upgrade the CPU to a Zen 2 CPU or even a Zen 3...  I'm determined to find a way to get Acer to release a legitimate BIOS update with the updated AGESA code that contain both the RAM optimizations and the compatibility to install a newer version of CPU for the AM4 socket.  If Acer gave me terms that would need to be fulfilled to get the BIOS updates released, I am determined to make it happen.  If there is a price tag involved, I will start saving immediately.  Even if Acer said that they will release it, but not before 2021 or June 2022 or some date, I would be absolutely happy with that (as long as they keep their word and release it when they say they will).  As long as those of us that are privileged to own one of the most amazingly engineered personal computers created in the last 15 - 20 years (possibly more) are given the opportunity to actually achieve its full potential that is currently only kept from being achieved due to software locks.  This "Beast" is so OVER ENGINEERED that its FULLY capable of supporting upgrades that weren't created yet when the "Laptop" was released!! A BIOS update with the code is all that is needed and it will very likely increase it's performance by close to 40% if upgrading to a Zen 2 CPU (factoring in RAM optimizations and settings common for B450 boards with the updates currently) and IF a upgrade for Zen 3 CPU's is made available, it could very possibly give an improvement of up to 80% compared to stock configuration!!  If this is made real, it will undoubtably become a portable computer that will earn a revered and respected status and would no doubt be held as an example of OVERACHIEVING goals set for what the engineering team responsible for designing and creating the AMD version of the system were required to meet.  As it currently exists, the system has a LOT of potential, yet untapped potential to be even up to that probable 80% better performance!!  Personally, I think it would be an EXTREME waste of potential if it's left to NEVER be allowed to actually make full use of what it is fully capable of doing as long as its restraints are removed..  It would no doubt be one of the 5 most powerful "Laptops" in the world at LEAST...
  • RoRKRoRK Member Posts: 9

    Tinkerer

    I'm a 2.5 year owner of a Predator 500 and I wouldn't recommend this machine to anyone. There are just too many hardware issues with this mahcine. From day 1, I've never had the T3 nor USB-C ports work as expected (stalling the system during copying) and now after sending in for repairs, the USB-A ports are slow as hell! .And I not can't get my GPU drivers updated.
    This machine seems to work well only if you are able to tinker with it and this precludes about 90% of users. Acer should conduct much better R&D before putting out poorly designed/functioning systems.
  • MangalamMangalam Member Posts: 25 Troubleshooter
    Red-Sand said:
    @Sharanji @Hahoe
    Thanks guys 😁
    @Red-Sand
    I have acer predator helios 300, the model is  Predator PH315-53
    Running an i7 10870H and rtx 3060 (brand new) how can I get the  adjustable package power limits to Predator Sense
  • xapimxapim ACE Posts: 6,616 Pathfinder
    Mangalam said:
    Red-Sand said:
    @Sharanji @Hahoe
    Thanks guys 😁
    @Red-Sand
    I have acer predator helios 300, the model is  Predator PH315-53
    Running an i7 10870H and rtx 3060 (brand new) how can I get the  adjustable package power limits to Predator Sense
    Check the fb predator group below in my signature for more info :)


    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/11532543

    UserBenchmarks: Game 43%, Desk 61%, Work 40%
    CPU: Intel Core i5-7300HQ - 63.5%
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti (Mobile) - 41.9%
    SSD: WDC WDS200T2B0B-00YS70 2TB - 71.4%
    HDD: WD WD10SPZX-00HKTT0 1TB - 93.7%
    RAM: Kingston HyperX DDR4 2666 C15 2x16GB - 76.8%
    MBD: Acer Predator G3-572

    I'm not an Acer employee. (just here to help in the best way i can)
    If my answer fixed you issue please accept it for any other users who search for it would find it quickly thanks :)
    If you want to learn more about undervolting/optimizing windows join the Predator fb group and youtube channel:

    Owner/Admin (HOTEL HERO/Red-Sand/Opoka Opoka)
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/PredatorHelios300
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNJwGUHxSJ8FKqAhnOqQuAw
    Acer support:
    https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/service-contact
    http://www.acer.com/worldwide/support/  


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