TONGFANG GK5CN5Z / GK5CN6Z / GK5CQ7Z / GK5CP0Z

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  1. Master Stewie

    Master Stewie Notebook Consultant

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    IT sounds OK. for your temps. Also peak in the mid 80's is normal given the turboclock of CPU and 3 degrees difference between cores is excellent.
     
  2. m.ser

    m.ser Newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I had the TongFang GK5CP0Z by PCSpecialist (RECOIL II), i78750H + RTX2060.

    PCSpecialist gave me some BIOS versions (with EC update):
    v1.02
    v1.51
    v1.53

    (If anyone is interested I can share the mega link.)

    Although I had confirmation by PCS and Tongfang assistance that the update is correct and has been tested, I was unable to update my laptop due to this bios utility error:
    Error: cannot update BIOS with different platform name !!
    d - Error: BIOS Report Error.


    Has anyone ever had the same problem with bios update?
     
  3. Blebleuh

    Blebleuh Notebook Geek

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    Definitely interested by these new BIOS and EC. Can we have the mega link ?
    Versioning seems weird however, as the last BIOS from PCS we have so far is v1.04. So I wonder how are these "new" v1.02, 1.51 and 1.53. Curious about the EC version as well (we had EC v1.25 with the 1.02 BIOS on the GTX1060 version).

    What version of Gaming Center do you have ?
    Did you try the Rev.Center by @lKinder_Bueno ? It's an alternative to Tongfang's Gaming Center developed by a member of the community. You should give it a try !

    Those temps seems right to me as well !
     
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  4. m.ser

    m.ser Newbie

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    When I ask to PCS for bios update (april 2019), they gave me the 1.51. But during the period of email exchange with assistance due to installation problem, version 1.53 has been released.
    I asked PCS for the older 1.02 version because I have the 1.01 and I tried to do a gradual update, but it didn't work.
    Instead, the EC update works well.

    These bios working only for the Tongfang GK5CP0Z (but in my case the bios utility doesn't let me install them!):
    https://mega.nz/#F!a1phiS5a!wVau0LqoiGaHWBepwnB21A
     
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  5. Blebleuh

    Blebleuh Notebook Geek

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    From my understanding, these BIOS should work with similar models (such as GK5CN6Z, GK5CN5Z, GK5CQ7Z...) but NOT the EC, as they are very hardware specific . I will try to give these new bios a try later.
     
  6. m.ser

    m.ser Newbie

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    Well! In case you manage to install the bios let us know! I tried to follow all the possible procedures but I can't update the bios!
     
  7. ezradharma

    ezradharma Notebook Consultant

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    Has any vendor released a BIOS that "patches" ZombieLoad, RIDL, and Fallout?
     
  8. Tweak155

    Tweak155 Notebook Evangelist

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    I haven't been having any issues with my OP 15", so I haven't given much thought to updating the BIOS or EC. Keep in mind it's the 8300H + 1050 so I'm not shooting for top performance or anything... is there any compelling reasons to upgrade at this point? It's been a good 6mos so thought I might check in.

    I initially came back looking for links to the battery, but at $80+, that eats well into what I paid for the entire laptop! I might just get a 3rd charger instead :)
     
  9. Jason Anthony Canete

    Jason Anthony Canete Newbie

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    Hi Good Day!

    Can anyone help me regarding the RGB lighting of my keyboard not turning on? I tried System Restore, Reformatting the laptop and trying different version of OP Control Center but the RGB lighting still doesn't turn on. In the OP Control Center the RGB lighting is switched to on but the color picker or color pattern options are no where to be seen. Any Help is appreciated.
     
  10. seahawk10

    seahawk10 Notebook Geek

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    I had my lightbar go out after a BIOS upgrade.

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...-gk7cp0s-gk7cp7s.825461/page-88#post-10902369

    I was able to restore my lightbar! What I did was:
    1 - After losing lightbar after upgrading to 1.08 BIOS, I uninstalled the OP Gaming Center.
    2 - I installed the custom RevCenter from page 336 on the other thread: http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/tongfang-gk5cn5z-gk5cn6z-gk5cq7z-gk5cp0z.815943/page-336
    3 - In that program there is a brightness setting for the lightbar. I boosted that up from 0 and the lightbar came on.
    4 - Then I uninstalled RevCenter (since it disables ThrottleStop and I have mine tuned and working well with TS)
    5 - Reinstalled Gaming Center 1.2.2.8

    I now have the turbo boost fan working the way I like and the lightbar back to the blue color that works for me.

    FYI - I decided just to roll with Rev Center only and not put the OP Gaming Center back on. So you can skip Steps 4 and 5 if you like.
     
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