***Gigabyte P37X Owner's Lounge***

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  1. HiHoeMan

    HiHoeMan Newbie

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    Ahhh I can help with the headphone jack! Gigabyte won't be able to fix that as it is a design issue and the interference you hear is the headphone jack being so close to the hard drive. This cannot be fixed but you can use this for your headphones as a work around. As for the speaker issue, no idea. Mine seem fine although I usually have my laptop sound playing through TV.

    I have none of them games! Could use Heaven Benchmark 4.0 (free) on ultra settings to do a synthetic test?
     
  2. mrnorris

    mrnorris Newbie

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    Gigabyte have been really helpful. They first sent over a replacement board, but it was the same as the current board (V2). That didn't help things, so now they're sending the latest one over (V3). The rep said it should help with the problem, but it might not completely get rid of it.

    If it is still really bad, I might take the spinning drive out to see if it helps.

    I've had an arb issue where that spinning drive doesn't stop spinning, can't figure out why though. When I first got it, it stopped spinning if it wasn't being used after a while.

    Anyway, onto the benchmarks. I installed Heaven last night and ran it for a good 20 minutes. I don't think it stresses out the laptop as much as a full on game. I just couldn't get the temps high enough.

    When idling, the GPU was at 32 degrees, and CPU at 28 / 29. Under load, the CPU went up to 82 / 86, but really hovered in the low 70's. The GPU hovered in the low 70's / upper 60's. It was rather chilly last night, ambient temps were around 21 / 20 degrees.

    Edit: Forgot to mention, I have an external USB sound card that came with my headphones. While the headphones are high end, the sound card is rather budget. It did improve things (marginally) but it wasn't a complete solution.
     
  3. alawadhi3000

    alawadhi3000 Notebook Consultant

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    Anyone wants to sell his P37X v4/v5?? :)

    Edit:- Bought a new one.
     
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  4. covshark

    covshark Newbie

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    Hi all,

    I just purchased a p37xv5 with a 1080p screen. But, I'm wondering if I should have splurged for the 4k screen.

    Does anybody know the part number for the 4k screen that I can buy separately and install myself?

    Also, will I need to do any updating with the 4k screen installed to make it work?
     
  5. cyoung080

    cyoung080 Newbie

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    I'm looking at getting a P37x V5, but the heat has me a bit worried. Will there be any long term issues with the max heat temps when gaming? I also saw someone mention the HIDEvolution CoolLaboratory LUTC, will that lower the temps, and if so, by how much?

    My other questions is if this laptop can be used with the new external gpu docks coming out. Like this: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/asus-rog-xg-station-2-gpu-dock-usb-c,31983.html.

    Really wish they did something like Acer's frost core. It already has a swappable optical drive/extra storage just like the Predator, but no ability to add a fan? Seems like the one big prob for this computer could have been partially solved by that.
     
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  6. rinneh

    rinneh Notebook Prophet

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    No gigabyte laptop at this time support thunderbolt 3 so no external GPU's can be used at this time.

    THe laptops that do support it still need to get some work done. On the Dell & Alienware's the TB3 docks work but have some disconnect issues, HP do not support 'm at all and Acer predator can connect but the connection is even more flaky than with the Dell & Alienware laptops.

    Asus has a laptop in the works that support it and Razer Blade2016 & stealth support it.
     
  7. kEd

    kEd Newbie

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    I managed to crack my 1080p screen and I'm looking for a replacement, I would be interested in upgrading to 4k if the price is reasonable.

    Does anyone have the part numbers or specs for both types of replacement screen? I'm in the UK and can't find much information..
     
  8. rinneh

    rinneh Notebook Prophet

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    You have to source the screen cable as well.

    you need a 40pin cable.
     
  9. kEd

    kEd Newbie

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    Thanks for the response, do I need a 40 pin cable for both types of screen or just the 4k?
     
  10. rinneh

    rinneh Notebook Prophet

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    Just the 4K. Not sure if the motherboard also has a 40pin connector though. Maybe 1080P is the max because of a 30pin connector. Pretty much all compatible 1080P panels have a 30pin connector. So if you can source a compatible panel you shouldnt have to worry about the cable. Not sure about the assembly though. I think it uses a lot of adhesive. Maybe you can find a full display assembly on aliexpress.
     
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