Gigabyte U2442N Review

Discussion in 'Gigabyte and Aorus' started by TheLawIX, Aug 6, 2012.

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  1. dj_fle

    dj_fle Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for your prompt reply, TheLawIX! You're right about the amount of RAM, although I've noticed that a fluid UI experience in most modern OSs requires a good amount of RAM. Quick task switching and other seemingly trivial tasks depend heavily on RAM for caching, thus making it important for a snappy feel.
     
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    hu1 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I've had this issue. It started up as I saw deteriorating performance in general. I thought it was from some software I installed but I believe it's because my mSATA started to "die." If you're experiencing freezing that hasn't occurred before or if it feels not as fast as before I'd advise you to keep your data backed up. After everything is all set you can see if a SSD benchmark will go through and show the performance levels it's suppose to. Caution here. My Crucial m4 no longer booted after it froze in the middle of the benchmark.
     
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    fye Newbie

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    Thanks for the advice, wasnt a SsD problem thought. The GAM freeze in multiplayer game, doing that also with my desktop.

    Envoyé depuis mon Nexus 7 avec Tapatalk
     
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    Korgnex Notebook Enthusiast

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    Guys, I need your help please!

    My U2442N is broken (doesn't start any more, so mainboard seems to be defective) and repair departments are often checking out what's on the hard drives, so I can't take that risk.

    I remember folks here have been able to replace the internal hard drives, so I am asking for help if someone here can help me with detaching the back case and how to remove the hard drives.

    It is my understanding that I only need an adapter to connect the internal hard drives (128 GB SSD + 750 GB HDD) externally via USB 2.0 in order to wipe out the data on it.

    Now I have already removed the screws from the back case but I am not sure how to remove the back case without breaking it. There seems to be a resistance and I don't want to get it damaged.

    So PLEASE could someone who knows how it works explain it here step-by-step (with pictures maybe) or make a video tutorial (I think more people would be interested how to replace the internal hard drives for this wonderful laptop)?
    I would appreciate any help very much! It is a wonderful device, I'm very frustrated it is now broken and I need to wipe out the hard drives which I can't access right now and thus need to remove them.

    I'm German, you can write in German or English, I'm thankful for every kind of support/help.
     
  5. Ultra-Insane

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    Agreed but I don't call it "caching" and you do not really comment on what is a good or correct amount of RAM. You really are 100% spot on about what you call the switching between "trivial" tasks. When the application you go to is already in RAM light speed if not then SSD is nice and HDD is painful to load.

    But once again what is your magic number? For most 4GB is not that bad. It really is not. Sure if you do certain things then OK. 90% of people don't have a clue about the basics and the other 10% have it wrong.:D
     
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    Get an external drive of a size to back up your data. Here in the States might cost me $100. Then download a free "erase" data overwrite app/utility so many free. Wipe the data. If you are very concerned wipe it 1,2,10 times. It will not be recoverable after one wipe but if others don't agree 2 will do.

    Why take the drives out?

    I assume you have private corporate stuff or a pron habit. Not anything evil?

    Good luck.
     
  7. Korgnex

    Korgnex Notebook Enthusiast

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    Unfortunately I HAVE to take out the drives because I cannot access them otherwise, my U2442N is "dead", it does not do anything when I press the power button, so I assume that its mainboard is defective.

    I have passwords, emails and other sensitive data that I don't want to see popping up on some black market.
     
  8. TheLawIX

    TheLawIX Notebook Consultant

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    Might be selling a new U2442N with a 128gb SSD and 1TB HDD if anyone is interested.
     
  9. Lezul

    Lezul Notebook Enthusiast

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    Has anyone had problems with their webcam, speakers and microphone after upgrading to Windows 8 Pro? The Device Manager doesn't detect my webcam and the speakers and microphone stopped working after updating. I can listen to music if I use earphones though.

    I tried updating the BIOS from (FOC to F307A) like some other sites recommended but I keep getting the error "Cmdlet not supported on this platform: 0xC0000002". I read it has something to do with the Secure Boot Keys but I don't have the option to clear them in my BIOS setup. Solution anyone?

    EDIT: Forgot to mention I also tried reinstalling the Realtek Windoes 8 drivers from the Gigabyte U2442N website but there were no changes.

    2nd EDIT: Pretty strange but I installed RAZER Surround and my speakers suddenly started working. Microphone and webcam still don't work though.
     
  10. swissarmyknife

    swissarmyknife Notebook Guru

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    I know this is an old thread, but I still use this laptop and would like to try the OC bios, however all the rapidshare links are dead by now.

    On top of that I am a newbie here and without having posted several times I can't contact Amal77 directly.

    Thanks for anyone that has still a copy of the BIOS.
     
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