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

Discussion in 'Gigabyte and Aorus' started by BringTheRain403, May 8, 2017.

  1. Jaxom

    Jaxom Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hey Phoenix how can I PM you? your profile is blocked or/private?

    I'm removing some of the additional ware.. however windows just keeps updating itself again and i'm assuming reinstalling some of it.
     
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  2. Spartan

    Spartan Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I don't do PMs bro. I can only start PM with members and not vice versa.

    Also, I only use PMs to get your TeamViewer ID/Pass to login to your machine and tweak it. I don't do any personal conversations or one on one chats.

    If you want me to tweak you, just tag me tomorrow a bit earlier and I'll PM you so we can arrange this as it's 1:30 am here in Dubai now.
     
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  3. TLCH723

    TLCH723 Notebook Consultant

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    Hi I just got my Aero 15x v8 I got a couple of questions.

    1) Is there a way to use the fn keys (Max fan, wifi, brightness, blank screen, touchpad lock, airplane mode) without install smart manager? The keyboard light, sleep and volume work.
    2) Is there a way, with smart manager installed, not to use the cpu profile? Once installed, in high performance, the cpu stays around 39-41x until thermal, does not drop to 8x when idling.
    3) Does the power adapter come with a USB port? I thought I saw one with usb port on a review.
    4) After fresh install, I cannot control brightness via the power option. What can I do?
    5) The screen does not fully turn off after 10 minutes. It just turn black.
     
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  4. margroloc

    margroloc Notebook Geek

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    v8 changes compared to v7
    1 - 'customize' in smart manager fan profiles allows you to go down to 30% instead of the 35% on v7. maybe an ec change. or maybe its non-x that gets limited to 35% and x that gets 30%? on purpose? not sure.
    2 - 8750h definitely draws more power than 7700hq, I'm recording 4-5W idle package vs 2-3W. if you use throttlestop to set an EDP preference and do the same workload then they actually draw the same power which is nice. EDP seems like a TDP preference more than anything.
    3 - the panel on v8 is absurd, getting 155hz out of it. frameskips if you try refresh rate that has too low pixclk. but there's a very high pixclk ceiling to work with. tunable for sure, though some serious brightness flickering issues depending on settings & what colors are onscreen. my settings, whipped up in like 5mins:
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    confirmed doesn't frameskip.

    my sample (15x v8) has a disappointing keyboard, mild chattering (fml) and pressing the edge of keys gets ignored like @Jeehong was complaining about. You can definitely trigger this with all keys if you try hard enough so seems like gigabyte tried to make some hw changes to the keyboard and ended up ****ing it even more. not sure what to say. normal typing does not really have this problem with ignored inputs, but I didn't notice this sensitivity issue at all on either of the 15v7s I tried so it is new. currently using keyboard fw 3.0.8 but it shipped with 3.0.7.

    my sample also came with toshiba xg3 (rd400) and vcolor 16gb stick. timings aren't as good as ripjaws. date stamped on the chassis is jan 2018.

    4 - the audio drivers on v8 are absolute ****. the dolby atmos app is a uwp cancer that is a straight downgrade of the dolby digital app on v7. it is impossible to turn off the 'surround' effect and use the EQ at the same time. Plus the EQ in atmos sucks. Don't bother installing, just use equalizer apo which is superior to the dolby digital app on v7 even. So w/ some adjustment bass is even stronger than before. Pardon my language, it's degenerating the more i post on this forum.

    5 - the 1070 max-q on my unit seems pretty good. samsung gddr5 like on the 2 aero15w v7s. I tested several hours at 800mV and only made it crash at 1860 core & ~2478 mem (+950 in afterburner). I'm fairly certain 1800 core & ~2400 memory (+800) at 800mV core will be stable, even a little bit conservative. In comparison the 1060 in one of the 15w-v7s i tested couldn't do +760 on memory in same tests and I don't remember being too impressed with core clocks either.

    Didn't run into any power limits testing with 3d game drawing 50W but gpu core was only pegged about 50%. Can confirm the power limit is 90W (87W) as someone mentioned earlier. Mining easily downclocks to ~1100 core at 800mV with some algos because hitting the power limit, so its possible games could also throttle even at 800mV. will know more after more testing. my intent is to only run the gpu at 625mV with lowest possible fans. Would go even lower if the driver let me.
     
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  5. hb720x

    hb720x Notebook Guru

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    Reading about all of these ongoing keyboard issues is a major dissapointment, given how important a keyboard is to the quality and use of a laptop. I also wish that they did not cram in a numberpad, as I prefer a more centered keyboard.

    Has anyone benched the current Aero 15 1060 vs current Aero 15 1070 Max-Q? From videos on YouTube comparing the two laptop gpus, I am getting the impression that the upgrade from the 1060 to the 1070 Max-Q is not a massive step-up, especially given the large price gap between the two Aero variants.
     
  6. xDjinn

    xDjinn Notebook Enthusiast

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    Whatsup Phoenix,
    I Didnt get a PM, updated my signature.

    I have done these changes on my system so far.

    Throttle Stop
    CPU -0.150mv
    CPU cache -0.050mv
    Analog IO voltage -0.050mv
    Intel GPU -0.100mv

    MSI afterburner

    https://imgur.com/A51dAtb

    -uninstalled nvidia geforce experience
    -instaled RGB fusion app
    -disabled nvidia telemetry

    Also was wondering what you think of this article

    https://www.comsol.com/blogs/havent-cpu-clock-speeds-increased-last-years/

    I seem to have gotten way better thermals by using speedshift in throttle stop

    (temps don't go above 83c on tomb raider high settings) with ambient temp of 26c, but I am not sure why is speedshift set to only be turned on when not on power source? My gpu temps usually under 78 on that game, and I am noticing when the cpu temps go up the gpu follows even with max fans and high performance power mode setting.
     
  7. Spartan

    Spartan Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I PMed you now bro

    I personally don't use Throttle Stop so I won't be able to help you with that, just the system tweaks
     
  8. whytam

    whytam Newbie

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    just wanted to say this notebook is a hit or miss.
    at first everything went well for me until i start gaming, which freezes me at green screen of death 10 minutes into the game. had to return it because no drivers or fresh install fixes it (possibly faulty GPU)
     
  9. Jaxom

    Jaxom Notebook Enthusiast

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    @Phoenix not sure if your around let me know.

    J
     
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    Just wanted to say hello everyone, Just joined the Aero family. And I would like to checkout these suggestions you mentioned @Phoenix what tweaks do you happen to have up your sleeves for us HIDEvo friends?
     
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