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

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  1. mrnorris

    mrnorris Newbie

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    Where are you based? You could contact whoever is the supplier for Gigabyte products in your country and ask them to give you a quote? Otherwise there are loads of online stores around who sell batteries for laptops.

    As for the restarts / shutdowns, hasn't happened to me. The only odd thing I've picked up with mine is some odd horizontal lines going across the screen near the Gigabyte logo when starting up. It's fine after that though.

    Your situation is really odd though. Was it perhaps dropped or damaged in any way?
     
  2. HiHoeMan

    HiHoeMan Newbie

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    I'm based just out of the UK which makes it a pain for warranty and the like (Gigabyte repair team wanted me to send and collect laptop from the mainland which is obviously a hard thing to do). I have tried looking for the battery but otherwise had no luck or never trusted the site.

    I did spill tea on it a long time ago but these problems are unrelated (so i think) i quickly turned it off, took laptop apart and cleaned/dried out etc. I am thinking of doing a clean install of windows to see if that will fix the issues of restarts/shutdowns. Worst part is event viewer wont give back any information regarding these issues
     
  3. alawadhi3000

    alawadhi3000 Notebook Consultant

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    The laptop restarts and shutdown fine, the only problem that I have is with Hibernate, it says on for a few minutes and finally shuts off, when I turn it on again it fails to resume from hibernation.
     
  4. GaimeGuy

    GaimeGuy Notebook Enthusiast

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    On Saturday, I spilled some water on my P37. I turned it over immediately to drain. Afterwards, some of the keys were unresponsive. I opened the laptop out and cleaned it off, also took the keyboard out and cleaned the underside. In addition, I popped some of the "broken" keys out and cleaned underneath them. Some of the keys I had trouble getting back in place - namely, the left control, m, and k keys. Sunday, all the keys were working again. Iwas able to pop the m key back in, but the left control and k key I could not. It appears that the retainer clips on the k key are broken. I am becoming accustomed to using the right control key, and I popped out the right windows key (or pagination key, I guess... it has a page on it) and retainer clips, and put the right windows key in where the k key used to be.

    Today, that windows key popped out.

    TLDR: I spilled water on my keyboard on Saturday, and during my repairs, I screwed up the left control and k keys. I need a replacement keyboard. Does anyone know where to buy one? I contacted XOTIC PC, whom I bought the laptop from, but according to them, gigabyte doesn't ship replacement parts out for their laptops - I would need to send the entire laptop in for repairs. I'm not giving up my laptop for 2 weeks and paying hundreds in shipping, parts, and labor fees for a 5 minute keyboard replacement job I already know I can do from my this cleaning process (take out 4 screws on the underside, pry keyboard out, detach ribbon, attach ribbon to new keyboard, put new keyboard in, put 4 keyboard screws on the underside back in place). This is ridiculous.
     
  5. Razorfiend

    Razorfiend Newbie

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    Just wanted to say. I acquired a P37XV6 recently for a very good price ($1300) and my one issue with it was the thermals. Running any demanding application for a significant amount of time was resulting in my temps getting very high (>95c, as high as 104c for the CPU, and >95c for the GPU) it was getting to the point where the machine was throttling in spite of the fan sounding like something out of a Boeing 747 at cruising altitude.

    I decided to take the risk and open it up and manually repaste the CPU and GPU and it made a HUGE difference. The max CPU temp after prolonged gaming is now 85c and the max GPU temp is 77c, the CPU is now also able to reach its turbo core speed without throttling so the performance has increased as well. In addition, during prolonged gaming sessions the fan now sounds like something out of a Cesna Skyline at cruising altitude rather than a Boeing 747 (it isn't revving up to max anymore.)

    Let me just say, that for those of you who decide to do it, it is kind of a pain in the ass. Opening the chassis requires you to use two different types of screwdriver, one of which isn't exactly common or easy to find if you don't regularly do this kind of stuff. In addition, you have to repaste everything, they used two types of paste (the thermal grease they use on the components other than the GPU and CPU core is very sticky and kind of a pain to remove) in addition to thermal stickers too. You have to remove all of it and repaste all the components, that includes removing the stickers and pasting those components too. It isn't easy (I had an MSI GX60 before this and repasting that was super easy) but it is DEFINITELY worthwhile if you have the tools and are willing to give it a go.
     
  6. HiHoeMan

    HiHoeMan Newbie

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    Huh, that's interesting with the thermal stickers, I repasted my P37xV5 and didn't have no stickers to redo. The paste job on mine was absolutely awful though, and although my initial heat on my laptop was not as high as yours (never went above 100c), repasting made a huge difference. I would recommend to anyone who feel comfortable with in repasting
     
  7. silverwolf0

    silverwolf0 Notebook Evangelist

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    How do I change the colorspace on my p37xv6 4k panel to SRGB? Can't stand the oversaturated colors. The smart color in smartmanager only changes color temperature.
     
  8. Dangerous_Dave

    Dangerous_Dave Notebook Guru

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    I noticed a subtle rattling inside my P37X only to discover one half of the little hard drive caddy bits had sheered off leaving the HDD only attached at one corner. Does anyone know where I might be able to get another one? Gigabyte support any good?
     
  9. Dangerous_Dave

    Dangerous_Dave Notebook Guru

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    I've just got one of these second hand, and noticed the CPU is running very hot (around 95C max when running Unigine Heaven - curiously it's cooler at high 80s on Prime95), with a clock speed of around 2.8GHz for Prime (not sure for Heaven). I tried repasting the cooler but the temperatures are just the same. Can anyone tell me if there is something wrong or is this normal?
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2018
  10. g85222456

    g85222456 Company Representative

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    several things you could check
    1. Do not paste too much grease on the die, just make it thin and evenly distributed
    2. make sure the thermal module is well-fixed because even slight gap between die and thermal module may cause huge heat
     

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