2013 Ativ Book 9 Plus owner's lounge (NP940X3G)

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  1. milicz

    milicz Newbie

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    That did the trick! Wow, thanks! I have had this PC for 4 years and it never occurred to me that the Silent Mode being set to Auto would cripple the computer. Well now whatever registry hacks, power plan adjustments I did have me blazing at 2.8ghz, gotta get those back to normal. Thanks!
     
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    Dannemand Decidedly Moderate Super Moderator

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    Great, I am glad it worked!
     
  3. edvw0

    edvw0 Newbie

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    For a (very) long time, Samsung update automatically kept updating the drivers and software on this computer. However, recently it simply shows all the available drivers with an option to save them - in other words, a utility that automatically kept the laptop up-to-date is now doing nothing more but downloading all of the software. Is this normal?

    Also, given that I run the latest fall creators update, which windows version should I install? For my model exactly (NP940x3g-k05US) there are options for Win 10 and Win 10 RS1. Curiously, the -k05CA version (or any other -k05XX version other than -k05US) has Win 10, Win 10 RS1, and Win 10RS3. To add to confusion, the drivers under Win 10 RS3 are all older than the drivers under Win 10 RS1. What would you guys suggest I do? I'm leaning towards saving Win 10 RS1...

    I also recently encountered the dead battery after leaving the computer on charger for around 2 months without using it. I'm assuming battery replacement is the only solution? (It's hard to use this machine when my work gave me XPS 15 with i7-6820HQ, 4K display, 16GB ram, 1TB SSD, and 960m GPU..)
     
  4. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    Hey everyone! I'm trying to replace the keyboard on this, does anyone have a guide showing how it's done? looks like it's going to be complicated.
     
  5. Hamahang

    Hamahang Newbie

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    Hi,
    I read a lot of pages in this thread, but i still have some questions.

    Its about best practice when you fomat and reinstall windows 10!

    I read that windows automatically update many drivers all the time that may not be recomended by manufacturer/for the computer.

    What is the best thing to do after fresh windows 10 install??

    Is it to install ""samsung driver update"" and let it update everithing for you...

    Or install intel driver utillity...to get latest intel drivers from intel?

    And stop windows from updating some drivers?

    I guess many peaple here have reinstalled windows 10 and know whats the best way to update and what drivers that is imoprtant.

    I just got a np940x3g with 8gb ram and i7 Hasswell.

    Whats good to know.....Do and Donts


    Thx
     
  6. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    Just install windows 10 and let it sit there for 30 mins or so with an internet connection. It should get almost all if not all the drivers.
     
  7. Hamahang

    Hamahang Newbie

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    Hi,
    Thx, but that i know that, pretty used to update computers...

    But i read that some people complaind about that windows automatically update thair driver to a newer version thats not samsung approovet.


    I mostly whant to know some good tips n trix about my new samsung 900x3g

    Tnx <3
     
  8. Hamahang

    Hamahang Newbie

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    I read thats samsung is not always giving you the latest updates sw update....and that you can search for a new version of np940x3 to get newer updates.

    Is that true??
     
  9. blunden

    blunden Notebook Enthusiast

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    Not sure of this has been mentioned in this thread before but I figured it might be worth mentioning that although I haven't found a BIOS update with updated microcode to fix the Spectre vulnerability for this laptop, it is compatible with Microsoft's KB4100347 update that applies updated microcode at boot. That doesn't seem to be installed automatically though but can be found at the links below.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...or-windows-10-version-1803-and-windows-server

    http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/search.aspx?q=4100347

    For Debian-based Linux distributions, new microcode updates should be available via the intel-microcode package.
     
  10. EastSussex1

    EastSussex1 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have been a privileged and proud owner of the Samsung NP940x3g-k05us (purchased new in the US but I live in UK) which has been serving me extremely well for the past four years.

    It recently started crashing frequently under moderate loads and the battery was lasting just a few hours at best with just internet activity. So I looked at upgrading to a new device but couldn’t find one as well made so took to solving the two aforementioned issues.

    The crashing was caused by the CPU overheating so I replaced the CPU heat sink thermal paste which worked perfectly.

    Feeling smug I thought the battery replacement would be a doddle. New battery ordered and was simple enough to fit. However, as described above, the keyboard backlight stopped working for 3/4 of the keyboard. The left hand side stopped working until the keys around 8. I attributed this to the new battery or fitting so refitted the original battery but the problem remained. After a few days it fixed itself so I left the original battery in place.

    The two hour battery life grew tiresome again so I had another attempt at replacing the original battery but every time I fitted the new battery (although now over six months old) the same issue persisted. I’ve checked all the ribbon cables and they seem fine and seated correctly and it’s odd when I fit the original battery the keyboard back lights take a few days to start working properly again.

    Any advice greatly appreciated as I use my laptop in the dark a lot (don’t ask!) and its a real problem with over half the keyboard not lit.

    Thanks,

    Andy

     
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