Gigabyte P35W V3 Owners thoughts

Discussion in 'Gigabyte and Aorus' started by slikvik, Jan 2, 2015.

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  1. slikvik

    slikvik Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'm really bloody annoyed at the moment.

    So, like I said, after a few weeks and halfway through a game the 970M disappeared from the laptop. It had gone at a BIOS level because the BIOS was showing NONE under the PEG0 section instead of GENX3 as it should. Gigabyte suggested doing a Windows recovery which, of course, made no difference as it was missing at a BIOS level.

    If you do "Show Hidden Devices" in Windows it would show up as "Currently Disconnected".

    After 3 days trying to figure out why it had gone missing, I arranged to send it back to Scan.co.uk and on that morning, I turned on the laptop and the 970M was back and working again!!

    I continued with the RMA because I don't want an intermitant fault to re-occur outside the 30 day return period, but now Scan have a laptop which they can't find a fault with. They've had it 'testing' for 3 days now (bear in mind it took two weeks for the problem to first reveal itself) and I can't get a replacement from them. Instead, I can get my current, intermittently faulty laptop back after they've been running games on it constantly to see if it will go wrong. That's another reason I don't want it back now after been left to run at max temps for so long!

    Something is causing the nVidia display to disconnect (and reconnect) to the Laptop, leaving the system running from the Intel 4600 and no one knows why.
     
  2. lhkplayer

    lhkplayer Notebook Guru

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    I am glad that I chose gs60 over this one, its amazing how gs60 can maintain the temp to 70 degrees while u are playing games
     
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    brach Newbie

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    I've had the same issue with mine, but mainly double characters, I think u is the most common, let me try: cuue cue cuue cuue cuue cue cuue cuue cuue cuue.
     
  4. slikvik

    slikvik Notebook Enthusiast

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    I didn't notice the problem on mine. I should be getting it back soon so I'll give it a test.
     
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    markjk7 Notebook Guru

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    I posted in the P35x thread in response to Iamanian but presume you have tried changing the Windows 'repeat rate' under keyboard settings in control panel?
     
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    brach Newbie

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    I hadn't tried that and it does seem to improve things, thanks for the tip.
     
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    xcrios Newbie

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    I am having the same problem as slikvik with the missing 970m. This is a stock p35w v3, which i have had for about 2 months, updated drivers and latest bios, no bluescreens. However, yestersay, a game I was playing locked up and froze (windows was not stuck, just the game, but I couldn't bring task manager into view to to close the game). I attempted to restart my computer, and midway through I was given multiple warning messages from the system tray saying that the game was blocked from using the display adapter. I continued with the reboot, and the next time I logged in there was no 970m in device manager. Also, my PEG0 status in the bios (under Chipset) says NONE.

    I have managed to make PEG0 display GEN1 (instead of GEN3 like it should be), but after booting up windows I still would not have a 970m show up. Showing hidden devices in Device Manager shows that it was disconnected. I tried uninstalling the device and the Nvidia drivers (even though the problem seems to be at the bios level, but whatever), and tried uninstalling a disconnected PCI Express device in device manager, but I am still not able to get my 970m to show up. It's been less than 24 hours, so I'm not ready to file an RMA just yet (gigabyte's website is down anyway). I have not tried installing an older bios just yet, but I did try reflashing the current bios, which did not bring the card back. As soon as Gigabyte's website is back up I will try getting an older bios version.

    Any other ideas? I really like this laptop, but I need that 970m
     
  8. slikvik

    slikvik Notebook Enthusiast

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    Its very frustrating. The fact mine came back with no explanation doesn't help solve the problem. I've now had the laptop back a few weeks and it hasn't gone wrong again so far. BUT I haven't been gaming anywhere near as much as before.
    After it went wrong, I did downgrade the BIOS, but the problem didn't fix itself until a few days after that (although I didn't re-upgrade the BIOS, and haven't since so....)
     
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    xcrios Newbie

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    Yeah, unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any clear solutions to this problem. I found others with situations similar to this, but with different manufacturers, and no definitive fix.

    Do you have a link for the older bios? I don't see it on gigabyte's site.
     
  10. Bam Bam

    Bam Bam Newbie

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    I had the exact same problem - once in the 2 months I've owned the laptop.
    I notice there is a new BIOS available in the last few days (FB09) - so hopefully this resolves some of these issues.
    Anyone know if Gigabyte provide release notes for the BIOS updates?

    Also, I don't know if it is a coincidence but I've found games much more reliable and performance is better if I stick to the Nvidia drivers that Gigabyte provide, rather than getting the latest driver directly from Nvidia / Geforce Experience.
     
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