TONGFANG GK5CN5Z and TONGFANG GK5CN6Z

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  1. steberg

    steberg Notebook Evangelist

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    PCS replied to my email, they are planning to release a new BIOS soon.

    They said R&D would speak to TongFang about the power adapter rating.

    I think the more people contact them the better.

    Sent from my Lenovo K8 Note using Tapatalk
     
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    I was thinking about making a new thread for firmware/driver updates for the GK5CN series. Collect the latest drivers in the comments and just edit the initial post to keep it updated.

    EDIT: Flashed the new v 1.10 firmware, tuned the laptop with XTU/TS, results:
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    My settings are:
    OTP: Low
    Core -210mV
    Cache -125mV
    Turbo boost power max 44W
    Turbo boost short power max 70W

    Temps seem to be great too, during the XTU CPU stress test I had it around 61-65 celsius. Will do a proper aida bench later.
     
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    This is the Backup made by me of PCSpecialist Recoil II Bios 1.02 6Z GTX 1060.
    So, it's not official, it's not signed. If you need for warranty you can flash it, but it can kill for your notebook forever. You have to flash with AMI Aptio V flasher (the bootable one), maybe it's required /GAN command because it's unsigned.
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rwFdw8uRhfkCokHcwZACyUuvVo-zs6dI

    If you need a tutorial type this on google
    "[Guide] Flashing modified AMI Aptio UEFI using AFU"
     
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    Is thery anyone with this problem? (Go at minute 1:10)
     
  6. arcticjoe

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    Yep, mine has a subtle version of that light bleed at the bottom. Needs to be a solid, dark background to be visible, so you I dont notice it during any normal use.
     
  7. Phoenix1221

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    Now that you mention it, I do, I've seen it once or twice since I own the laptop but I thought its actually the media I'm looking at that has this pattern.
     
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    Also mine has this problem and it's common with this panel. The only way to remove the brightness bleed is put brightness at high and then reduce it to the level you want. I already wrote to PCSpecialist and they told me to RMA the device, but i'm sure 100% they will not do anything
     
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    Turnip Notebook Enthusiast

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    So after going through this thread and weighing everything about this laptop, I gotta say it looks pretty nice. I'm very heavily considering getting it, especially because of how absurdly cheap it is. When I first found it on Cyberpower, I thought it was too good to be true!

    Are Cyberpower and Eluktronic the only places to purchase it in the US though? All the overseas resellers (which also seem to be the best) are vastly more expensive because of conversions and shipping costs.
    I mostly ask because Cyberpower doesn't offer a 144hz screen and I've heard they have spotty customer service, and... well quite frankly I dont like the Eluktronic version's case color. Kinda wish it was the same black every other reseller's been using.

    Edit: Oh, also, does it use Nvidia Optimus? I wasn't sure if that was a thing that had to be added on or if it was innate to most Nvidia chips unless overidden by G-Sync. I know there were earlier posts talking about the dGPU running at all times, for some reason.
     
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    Think the graphics choice is up to you. I don't mind my dgpu running for everything but obviously as mentioned earlier I was getting some slight stutter when it switched between both when doing multiple things. On battery when you're trying to conserve power you'll want the dGPU used minimally but these are things you can set up in your power settings.
     
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