*** OFFICIAL GIGABYTE AERO 15 OWNERS LOUNGE ***

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  1. WuXeS

    WuXeS Notebook Enthusiast

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    Check out this fix. It's for Windows, but maybe Linux has similar settings somewhere?
     
  2. CallmeBigfaat

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    Any one els not able to download gigabyte fusion 4.3.2 from the smart updater? Any work around for this? i have the aero 15 with 1060.
     
  3. HussainQ

    HussainQ Notebook Evangelist

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    As far as I can tell, downloading that version still gives you 4.2.8, which is also the latest version listed on gigabytes support page.
     
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    Could you list out what plan you used, and tweaks you made, as well as software? I did the same, with a very minimal install with gigabyte software as well. I only get about 5-6 hours with light browsing.

    Also, how do you use the battery bar dealio to give you power output?
     
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    @vivithemage

    I just installed battery bar and when you hover your mouse over the icon in the taskbar, it will tell you discharge rate. Refer to my linked images below. I haven't made any specific tweaks, my settings are below. But something is up since the fall creator's update, details below.

    @HussainQ

    The fall creator's update has indeed increased my power consumption, but not by much. I am now seeing an 11k~13k discharge rate with just this firefox window open. Weirdly enough that's giving me a 5 hour estimate which doesn't add up mathwise? Something is up here, because a 13k discharge rate on a 96whr battery should come to roughly a 7 hour estimate?

    Settings are:
    Balanced profile
    50% screen brightness
    "Quiet" fan mode

    Below are two images that show this including discharge rate with a YT video playing.

    https://i.imgur.com/ngX0Gbi.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/fU3KaMy.jpg

    I would say on the whole my discharge rate is increased by almost 50% after the creator's update, but I have no idea why you might be seeing 23~28k discharge rates, unless battery bar simply isn't reporting this accurately.

    I may run a test in the future to measure actual battery life and not just rely on these software estimates.
     
  6. HussainQ

    HussainQ Notebook Evangelist

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    I would think it's because of hardware acceleration while watching a YouTube video. I have since disabled that but instead get ~16-18k discharge rate without HW acceleration (i.e CPU doing all the work).

    This would be on the same settings as you, except that I have the fan profile on gaming. I'll try using the Quiet profile and see what that does since I know it throttles something when enabled.
     
  7. CedricFP

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    I see. I haven't touched my Firefox acceleration settings, and they are on "Use Recommended Settings" atm, and I believe this defaults to hardware acceleration being on.

    Yeah, maybe it is quiet mode as that does throttle the laptop, but if I'm on battery, I exclusively use quiet mode.
     
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    Since the fall creator's update I've also had way more of those microstutters that you get on right click, except I'm getting them when changing windows.

    It's extremely annoying.
     
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  9. WuXeS

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    For those of you who use a custom fan curve: is there any way to make the laptop start from actual zero? When I boot up, it always starts at 30%, and I have to go to custom fan curve settings and reapply what I've got there to make it 0%. Afterwards it behaves fine... Until the next reboot or wake from sleep, then it's back at 30% no matter what.
     
  10. Meetloaf13

    Meetloaf13 fear the MONKEY!!!

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    I had Fall Creators updates mess up graphics performance on two laptops. It could be an Optimus thing?

    The other is a Sager with a GTX 980.

    Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
     
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