TONGFANG GK5CN5Z and TONGFANG GK5CN6Z

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  1. Tony Palmer

    Tony Palmer Notebook Evangelist

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    You should RMA for a new screen mines from PCS and doesn't have that at all.
     
  2. Phoenix1221

    Phoenix1221 Notebook Consultant

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    Think the gpu switching wasn't working as intended with the stock bios. With the latest Nvidia driver every time I launched Destiny 2, the game would start but I only got black screen with audio and the only way I managed to get screen too was plugging an external display in since that was connecting directly to the dGPU through the HDMI. So in a way, the switching works as the apps are utilising the dGPU but the screen itself didn't switch input source. After flashing the new BIOS the problem disappeared. Judging by my battery life I doubt it's using the dGPU unless you specify it that way.
     
  3. lKinder_Bueno

    lKinder_Bueno Notebook Consultant

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    With the latest bios something changed also for the dGpu. With the old bios i reached max 50fps at high settings on The Witcher 3, now it's 60fps always. I'm thinking to set something at ultra at this point
     
  4. mantiyeah

    mantiyeah Notebook Enthusiast

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    How is battery behaving for you without gaming?

    Enviado desde mi ONE A2003 mediante Tapatalk
     
  5. lKinder_Bueno

    lKinder_Bueno Notebook Consultant

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    3.5-4.5 hours. It depends on what am i doing
     
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  6. Turnip

    Turnip Notebook Enthusiast

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    Good to hear updates have squared away the issues with Optimus. Definitely makes it an even better mobile machine.

    Any idea on other resellers in the US though? Or should I just get a screen added on after purchasing it, as an upgrade at a local shop?
     
  7. eiraku

    eiraku Notebook Consultant

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    Personally I didn't have Optimus issues with stock BIOS while reviewing because I didn't actually have an external hooked up when game testing.

    When I did start gaming on external, I was already on the latest (at that time) BIOS and no issues there either.

    So yeah, they probably fixed it if there is an issue there.

    Also, yes, I'd say get a 180w adapter unless you want your battery to die faster as @Prema mentioned.

    Battery boost - while it works - isn't an ideal solution by any stretch TBH, and personally I have never found my unit to have any issues running on 180w even on "high" OTP so far.
     
  8. mantiyeah

    mantiyeah Notebook Enthusiast

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    I contacted pcspecialists and they dont offer the option for an 180w adapter. Anyone recommends one in particular? Or maybe a different reseller for european people?

    Enviado desde mi ONE A2003 mediante Tapatalk
     
  9. eiraku

    eiraku Notebook Consultant

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    I've been using the Lite-On 180w adapter (MSI/Asus/Clevo head) and Asus's own slim 180w adapters with no issues, if you're looking for "compatible" adapters. I got both from eBay.

    Also, Clevo P95xx compatible Chicony 180w units should work fine too, and I see a few units on eBay from time to time, but they're usually a tad on the pricey side compared to the Lite-On and Asus units.
     
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  10. Phoenix1221

    Phoenix1221 Notebook Consultant

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    Guys, I created a google drive folder for drivers/software that is not covered by Windows Updates as of now. I will keep updating it regularly, as the drivers come. If any of you guys have any newer, let me know and I'll bang it on the drive. Here is the link:
    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1v41mGIzcrXCMYAf363oTzwemr59_4LzW?usp=sharing

    AFAIK, these are all you need to install after a fresh Windows install to make the laptop fully working. (excluding nVidia drivers and the such, which you can get with nVidia Experience and the such, for intel driver updates I use intel driver assistant, quite good) NOTE: These are all drivers for Windows 10 x64.

    I also got the Mechrevo 1.10 firmware up there.
     
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