TONGFANG GK5CN5Z / GK5CN6Z / GK5CQ7Z / GK5CP0Z

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  1. ezradharma

    ezradharma Notebook Consultant

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    I'm not 100% able to confirm this is true but based on the following the photos (source NOTEBOOKCHECK reviews), here is the 17" old gen chassis with the small 3 cell battery, https://www.notebookcheck.net/fileadmin/_processed_/9/6/csm_xmgneo15_22_dba282498a.jpg Now here's the next gen 15" TF chassic https://www.notebookcheck.net/filea...MG_Fusion_15_XFU15L19/SchenkerFusion15_19.jpg

    The next 15" gen is at 20mm as thickest point, the old gen 15" is at 22mm. Battery connector is the same, save 14.4V.
    New possible upgrade? Maybe...
     
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  2. Khovic

    Khovic Newbie

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    Hey, I finally got around to trying your suggestions (Thank you!). So far, using throttlestop 8.70.6 with "FIVR - Disable and Lock Turbo Power Limit" enabled I was able to get slightly better battery life and lower temps.
    ThrottleStop worked flawlessly, The main difference between now and my previous not-so successful attempt with throttlestop on this laptop is that I previously I was using version of Control Center from Eluktronics, As opposed to newer one from XMG this time.
    Also I can't recall if I had FIVR - Disable and Lock Turbo Power Limit enabled previously so that might've been the issue.

    Right now throttlestop works perfectly for me and I'm able to get ~5 hours of regular use with the 64wh battery. I even ended up deleting Control Center entirely.
    Once again thank you for your help and creating this brilliant piece of software.

    Right now the only issue I have with my GK5CP6Z is the unnecessarily aggressive fan profile, anyone had similiar experience?
     
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  3. yayo685

    yayo685 Notebook Consultant

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    I just got the old 4 cell damn, although I thought that someone on this thread reached out to a rep that told them it wouldn't fit. Thats the battery if anyone wants to give it a shot, based off the pictures of the 4 cell in this thread our chassis does have some room left on the sides and I can confirm the same.

    https://www.laptop-battery-shop.com...vD_BwE&zenid=74a3c5157ae0ab7b9782c5354ccae597
     
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  4. Khovic

    Khovic Newbie

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    There's the same model available for less on aliexpress (59$ during sale) :

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/400...chweb0_0,searchweb201602_8,searchweb201603_52
     
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  5. 2no1self

    2no1self Newbie

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    the battery Bob of all Trades used/recommended here


    is back in stock. I had reached out in email to them months ago, and recently got a email FROM them saying it was in stock.
    seems like most excellent service. Ordered mine just now 7-10 days delivery

    From: Chaojun Tan <goodbatterystore8@gmail.com>
    Sent: Monday, October 28, 2019 5:25:51 AM
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    Re: restock ?


    Hi,
    The battery will come next month, please book it soon.

    Thanks,
    Julie

     
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  6. yayo685

    yayo685 Notebook Consultant

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    After upgrading the battery, it looks like battery life is much better! A little over 8 hours running on 1 step higher than the lowest brightness and with me doing some web design with the cpanel. I used to get about 4-5 hours on the battery with the 3 cell.
     

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  7. john2john

    john2john Newbie

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    Can anyone recommend USB-C charger for the 15" ?

    Side note- I was getting blue screens of death, even after reloading Win 10.
    Thought it was the hard drive, but it turned out to be the Intel Wireless driver.
    Told Windows to update it, it did, and no problems since.
     
  8. custom90gt

    custom90gt Doc Mod Super Moderator

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    They don't support USB-C power delivery.
     
  9. eazymizi

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  10. 2no1self

    2no1self Newbie

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    DONE with trying to get the battery upgrade.
    Order was canceled
    Supplier says the battery did not meet quality expectations.

    just gonna ride this system out with its ram and hard drives updated till I pass it along to the kid.
    who will love it.
     
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