Help, there's a dragon on my desk !

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  1. N2ishun

    N2ishun Notebook Enthusiast

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    Well, kinda, I mean, you know....

    Just bought a GP75 9SE (that's a Leopard if you don't know).
    Not a single GP thread here that I can find......so's I be like makin' one, and stuff.

    9750, 32 gigs 2666 (not stock but CUK was offering 32 for the same price EVERYONE else was asking for a stock one), 512 gig kingston nvme, 144hz display and a 2060...
    Added a 1 tb evo plus and a older 1tb 850 evo ssd, moved the kingston to D: after cloning it over to the evo plus.
    So unless my maths be failin'....2.5tb.
    Went to put in a ax200 network and found out the oem antenna wires are soldered....grr, seriously ?
    So ordered new antennas and am waiting for that to happen.

    I think CUK did some additional work ....like there were thermal pads under the nvme (that's not stock is it ?).
    I have yet to pull the heatsinks so I don't know if there was any repasting going on, I just have this feeling that they did. I have yet to hit 50C on the processor or the 2060.
    Of course I haven't done any gaming on it yet....still tweaking it, but I have done some heavy photoshop and video conversion/crunching.

    Now for the really interesting uhh....excrement.
    The lappy shipped with non DCH drivers.
    Geforce experience would hang then crash and give a message to restart it.
    That took more time than I'm comfortable admitting to figure out.
    I mean wtf....you ship a gaming laptop with the wrong video drivers ?
    Blows my mind just trying to envision the turdburger that slapped together the install image for this lappy.
    The only way I can actually get the 2060 to run is if I disable the intel vid in device manager.
    Nothing I do in nvidia control panel seems able to kick in the 2060....I mean nothing (not a thing in there I haven't clicked in frustration).

    Is there some other unknown way (to me) to get the 2060 to kick in ?

    Anyway, I'm about sick of this useless win10 home garbage.....no you aren't allowed to do this, or that, or the other.
    LTSC will be my next OS, at least it doesn't whine and nag you to death...and MS gives it up for free so that's a HUGE plus in my book.
    Maybe with a dual boot to *nix....
    At least CHOWN works on it.....and mkfile.
     
  2. senso

    senso Notebook Deity

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    Thermal pads under NVme/M.2 SATA are MSI standard modus operandi and they killed hundreds of m.2 SATA kingston drives by having a pad that was too thick and bent the drive over time..

    The rest is just a matter of not doing a clean OS install, just do it, and ignore the stock trash image..
     
  3. N2ishun

    N2ishun Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yea, I will be running win10 enterprise LTSC soon enough......soon as MSI gets off their cheese padded duffs and POSTS DRIVERS for this thing.
    Yea, not 1 driver is posted at MSI for this thing.
    I know I can scrounge up most of them....but not all (touchpad and card reader?!?).

    I have a feeling that I can use some of the GP75 9sd drivers....but that was a generation older and had a gtx10** and not a RTX20**.
    Anyone know if it's close enough to use the drivers ?

    BTW, not new at this, first computer I built was a P133....when it was the newest and bestest thing out there.
    I actually put a scsi conner 1 gig hdd in that thing.....yea, 50 pin scsi.
     
  4. Kevin@GenTechPC

    Kevin@GenTechPC Company Representative

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    Any of Windows 10 drivers should work with LTSC and I assume that you have the 2019 one which is version 1809, right?
     
  5. N2ishun

    N2ishun Notebook Enthusiast

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    It's at least 1809 ;)
    Technet baby.

    Something MSI finally coughed up to me is that the raider and the leopard are essentially the same.
    Dig this from the bios file...
    MSI directed me to the .tw site for driver downloads so I'm good to go on that end, just want to get this ax200 network card up and rolling first....and a few other tweaks I'll be getting after in the interim.

    [edit]
    BTW, ever put antennas in one of these ?
    If so, how bad is it (I'm assuming behind the video panel stickied down under the top cover )?
     
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    Antenna cables are lined up on both sides.
     
  7. N2ishun

    N2ishun Notebook Enthusiast

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    Uh, no.
    Took the display out, only thing behind is monitor ribbon and webcam ribbon, 2 small double sided patches of sticky.
    I honestly can't see how they light up the dragon on the lid unless it's some back sided function of the display panel.
    I'll dig into it more later tonight.
     
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    N2ishun Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thar she blows!

    Man that really sucks to get the things threaded thru there and deal with doublesided sticky tape at the same time.
    The wires DO NOT go thru the hinge openings but tiny little (probably) 1mm x 1mm holes.
     
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    N2ishun Notebook Enthusiast

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    1 thing about LTSC...
    You cannot use microsoft store (I had forgotten that little tidbit) so any of those softwares that are only distributed therein are labeled "not yours sucka".
    You can't even login to microsoft store, it will go gray screen and then 404 you like the douchebag you probably are :/
     
  10. Kevin@GenTechPC

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    There's a method where you can extract appx packages from a working Microsoft Store then install it via offline method. Not sure if it would work on LTSC thou.
     
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