TONGFANG GK5CN5Z / GK5CN6Z / GK5CQ7Z / GK5CP0Z

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  1. arcticjoe

    arcticjoe Notebook Deity

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    At this point i am not massively bothered about lack of external screen working, so far everything I have tried seems to indicate this is more hardware / firmware related than a software issue (same symptoms on 3 OSes where disabling dGPU kills video signal to external monitor), so i am happy to leave it for now.
    At the moment I kill the GPU manually, which allows me to leave it running if I am working with an external display.

    My next minor bugbear is the trackpad response not anywhere near as good as on Windows, so just wandering whether you have come across any obvious tweaks that improve it?
     
  2. jpvr

    jpvr Newbie

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    Anyone try installing Intel Optane Memory to help speed up the 1TB drive? I have one from a prior build lying around, was thinking about installing it if I could.
     
  4. ApplePi

    ApplePi Notebook Enthusiast

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    https://i.imgur.com/FOBg2Te.jpg

    Seems to PL2 throttle at 40% and randomly PL1 throttle below that.

    The battery fix didn't 100% work it still throttles down to 800MHz just not all the time now. CB performance is god aweful. Got a 217 at 37% battery.
     
  5. unclewebb

    unclewebb ThrottleStop Author

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    ApplePi Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hey everyone. My first post here.

    First off, thanks for all the time and effort a lot of you have put into this thread. It's been great.

    I've had my eye on the Eluktronics Mech 15 G2 for a few months now as my next laptop until I started seeing video after video of the Overpowered laptops on YouTube. I dismissed them at first because it sounded too good to be true, but they kept popping up, so I decided to do some research and found my way to this thread.

    I ordered the OP 15+ on Dec 28 during its brief re-stocking, and it was supposed to be delivered on the 4th, but it got delayed for one reason or another and didn't arrive until yesterday afternoon. I immediately was impressed with the packaging. The innards were pretty basic (laptop in a sleeve, power supply, SoundBlaster placard, and the basic startup instructions), but it was safe, sturdy packaging. My box arrived in perfect shape.

    I was also immediately impressed by the outward build quality and feel. It's a solid laptop, but doesn't feel like a brick. The keyboard isn't any more audible than a traditional chiclet keyboard, in my opinion, just a different type of sound. I have no issues with its layout, as my few years of desktop support in the mid 2000s has given me the gift of on-the-fly keyboard adaptation. I have 0 play in my touchpad, like many others have mentioned. I do, however, understand the sharp corners remarks. On the front facing corners, there's just no subtle edge at all.

    I spent several hours installing Windows catered to my liking, updating drivers, disabling a lot of "spy" and capture features/services, getting an AV and firewall up and running, configuring power and fan settings, etc. By that time it was close to midnight and I had to work in the morning so I only had time to try a quick game of Heroes of Might and Magic 5, which isn't resource-intensive by any means, though obviously a bit heavier than solitaire.

    After about 10 minutes or so the fan speed kicked up enough to be audible (internet browsing runs essentially silent), my CPU temps remained stable in the lower 50s, and the GPU climbed up into the lower 70s. Not too concerning at face value, but slightly warmer than my 5 year old, though repasted, Lenovo Ideapad Z510, but I'm waiting on my takeout 16GB Goldkey stick from Ebay to arrive before I repaste with GE Solutions GC-Extreme, as I'm expecting my current paste jobs to look like someone took a couple gray dumps on my PUs like they're starring in some fet porn video. Until then, I'm not too concerned about temps and won't really run any benchmarks until my hardware arrives for an immediate before and after.

    Anyway, sorry for the novel, but I know a lot of people are curious about immediate opinions so I figured I would entertain them.

    Thanks again for all the input thus far! I can't wait to really get my hands dirty with this machine.
     
  8. Trevayne10

    Trevayne10 Notebook Consultant

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    Welp, no joy with latest Linux Mint distro, Ubuntu and elementary OS (5.0) via USB. Edited grub command line options numerous times, set / flag / switch from acpi=off to "nomodeset"...hangs after splash screen with black screen/blinking cursor, or nasty raster flashing color screen.
     
  9. KnightFader

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    Nobody else have this issue? It's present with the other options that use the function keys too, like changing screen brightness, etc.

    Holding volume up or down often just moves it by single notches, one after another.
     
  10. boidsonly

    boidsonly Notebook Guru

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    I'm playing catch-up with reading and am only on p. 247. So this may have been answered but I use this to circumvent the GF Experience bloatware.

    TinyNvidiaUpdateChecker 1.13.0
     
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