Just got the new R835-P50X

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  1. alexUW

    alexUW Notebook Virtuoso

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    Make sure you want that BIOS, it also says you can't downgrade once you go 3.40

     
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    njfhdjfhqw Notebook Enthusiast

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    Aaand nope, still broken. Hopeless :(
     
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    tlordon Notebook Enthusiast

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    ya i saw there is a bios update. LOL im scared to update it cause i get full cpu right now under the most recent bios (not the 11 2011) one..
    and we cant go back any gunies wana try it out for us.
    THis thing has so many fups. LOL
     
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    tlordon Notebook Enthusiast

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    this thread is 8 months old WOW Toshiba you got Watched on this one..
     
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    Bit more info my 25%-CPU problem: according to Process Explorer, about 5% of it is ACPI.sys+0x1af7c, while the other 20% is Hardware Interrupts and DPCs.

    I've looked at xperf minidumps with the Win7 SDK's Performance Analyzer, but symbols refuse to load no matter what I do, so I can't get much more info out of it.
     
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    ozaz Notebook Geek

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    I am thinking of getting a Portege R830 because it has the following features which are important to me:13.3" screen, TPM security chip, lightweight, long battery life, large hard drive.

    My one concern is that it might be a bit noisy - which I find quite irritating, especially in meeting environments. A couple of reviews from summer 2011 reported that it is notably audible even when the machine is idle or with low loads, and it gets very noisy when under heavy load.

    However, summer 2011 was a while ago and any noise issues may have been resolved by now through driver updates.

    Therefore I'd appreciate peoples opinions and experiences of the noise level of this laptop.
     
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    No noise has been fixed via drivers AFAIK
    However I'm sure there is something you can do about it. There is an "eco mode". If you keep the CPU cool enough, the fan wont be as loud, so a repaste and underclocking the CPU could help.

    I'll give it a try and see if I can't get it to quiet down.
     
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    nexus14 Notebook Consultant

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    What sort of idle temperatures should I expect on this? I am installing some Windows Updates and it is currently at 60-65 degrees C and even peaked to 89 degrees Celsius.

    This is definitely not normal.... When I first turn on my computer, it starts idling at around 50-55 degrees....
     
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    sounds spot on to me, exactly how my R700 behaves i'd say
     
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    I will have to see. I remember getting idle temperatures of high 30s, low 40s degrees Celsius on other laptops.
     
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