Tongfang GK5CN5Z

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  1. steberg

    steberg Notebook Evangelist

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    Well, I installed the beta bios on my PCS Recoil II and so far everything is much better now. Mousepad works better, fans are way better, and there is no more power shortage while benchmarking. I really enjoy this notebook now. The only downside is that Windows 7 will not work. Since there are no Win7 USB3 drivers for HM370 chipset as well as Serial IO drivers.
     
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  2. Phoenix1221

    Phoenix1221 Notebook Enthusiast

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    http://tieba.baidu.com/p/5726872551 Is this the BIOS you're using?
     
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    steberg Notebook Evangelist

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    damole Notebook Geek

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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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  5. Phoenix1221

    Phoenix1221 Notebook Enthusiast

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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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  6. lKinder_Bueno

    lKinder_Bueno Notebook Enthusiast

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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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  7. lKinder_Bueno

    lKinder_Bueno Notebook Enthusiast

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    Is thery anyone with this problem? (Go at minute 1:10)
     
  8. arcticjoe

    arcticjoe Notebook Deity

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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.
     
  9. 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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