TONGFANG GK7CN6S / GK7CP0S / GK7CP7S

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  1. Bruno@INPHTECH

    Bruno@INPHTECH Company Representative

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    Hi, what we do is download and install the Realtek drivers 1st and then install the Sound Blaster app and it works fine.

    We don't have a direct channel with TongFang yet, sorry :(
     
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    So I've downloaded the drivers and ran both of them, restarted my computer and nothing is appearing, from the microsoft store, is there an order that I have to load these files for SB5
     
  3. Bruno@INPHTECH

    Bruno@INPHTECH Company Representative

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    Have you downloaded the Realtek HD Audio driver from the Realtek site? Then you can just add the Sound Blaster app through the MS store.

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    I used the current realtek driver from another vendor, do you know where is the Realtek HD Audio Driver located on the Realtek site? The site seems to have updated and moved it somewhere.

    EDIT: Nvm, the Realtek drivers from the other vendor worked with the software that you provide, a lot of vendors said SB5/SBC downloaded automatically but guess that not true with this version of the driver. In other word, this fixes me being without SB5/SBC for 2 weeks. This method seems to be easier than method Electronics provided which had 3 different files and you had to restart and follow an order, Mechrevo's method wanted me to enable develop app mode as well as access powershell and add confusing commands with the instructions being in Chinese.
     
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  5. Bruno@INPHTECH

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    Download from here (it's the drivers we have on our site): https://www.mediafire.com/folder/oao2z9k5ilera/GK5_7_RTX_Drivers
     
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    I think that link has a typo, it only redirects me to the front page of mediafire.
     
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    I updated my testing, read my next post. Some of the information here is bit incorrect.

    So I tried installing both INPHTECH's driver provided (http://www.mediafire.com/file/ocosobo9m3ghwzm/HDaudio-64bit_Win7_Win8_Win81_Win10_R282.exe/file) and then changed over to Eluktronic's driver for realtek (not going to provide link since it looks like a custom version) , they are both different realtek drivers but both of them work only with INPHTECH's Soundblaster install kit (http://download1644.mediafire.com/v1f5b915ko0g/a5wad7aaaa6m8x8/10_AP_SoundB) and it works even after changing realtek drivers without reinstalling the Soundblaster driver. Interesting to how INPHTECH's method isn't a 3 step method which Eluktronics and Mechrevo is, but one problem seems to be in some parts of the world, the Sound Blaster Connect is blocked in searching for it, if you prev. own it on your microsoft account, you can check it in "..." button>Downloads and updates>All owned>Sound Blaster Connect. If you don't prev. own it and it's blocked in your region, you have to use this link https://www.microsoft.com/store/productId/9N66RLJRT8Z2. Major credit to @Bruno@INPHTECH, this resolves a problem that other vendor make so confusing.

    SB5/SBC improves audio quality incredibly, all alt.(Razer Surround, FX/DFX Equalizer) are no match.
     
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    Got my PC Specialist Recoil II 17.3" RTX 2070 today, made sure everything was up to date and no FPS issues in Apex Legends.

    These are my out of the box 3D Mark Graphics Scores:

    Firestrike 1080p - 19398
    Firestrike Extreme 1440p - 9112
    Firestrike Ultra 4k - 4468
    Time Spy 1440p - 7517

    No thermal throttling on the CPU or GPU.

    I'm very happy with it, the 3D Mark scores on my overclocked 1070 Ti desktop that I replaced with this laptop were only about 10% higher. I'm sure with a mild OC on the 2070 GPU I may be able to get closer.
     
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    The proper way to get Sound Blaster 5 / Sound Blaster Connect to restored depends on which version of the laptop you got,
    Most GTX models (earlier models):
    Realtek: http://www.mediafire.com/file/ws3moh9mbrq1b2z/08_Audio_W10.zip/file
    SB5/SBC: http://www.mediafire.com/file/a5wad7aaaa6m8x8/10_AP_SoundBlaster_W10.zip/file
    All RTX models and some GTX models (recently produced):
    Realtek: http://www.mediafire.com/file/ocosobo9m3ghwzm/HDaudio-64bit_Win7_Win8_Win81_Win10_R282.exe/file
    SB5/SBC: http://www.mediafire.com/file/a5wad7aaaa6m8x8/10_AP_SoundBlaster_W10.zip/file

    Follow all of these steps:

    Realtek will need to restart multiple times if you have a preexisting driver.
    Let realtek do all the steps it needs to before opening the Sound Blaster install kit.
    SB5/SBC just need both files to be opened,
    then access Sound Blaster Connect on the Microsoft store either by:
    "..." button>Downloads and updates>All owned>Sound Blaster Connect or https://www.microsoft.com/store/productId/9N66RLJRT8Z2
    Open SBC and it should just work.

    Now to fix the crossover frequency to improve speaker quality and prevent damage to the subwoofer.
    Open Sound Blaster Connect>Speaker Tab>Select Speaker Type> Custom>Crossover Frequency> ##Hz (not sure which Hz is the right spot yet, you can test yourself by going into the volume mixer, clicking on the speaker icon, go to levels and mute the speakers)
    Make sure the Output toggle is set to the Speakers, not the Headphones which will change the behavior of the software a bit.
    This software crossover solution is still however not perfect.
    It seems there is going to need some real reprogramming involved.

    The only way to get increase volume without any more programs:
    Open Sound Blaster connect, set Smart Vol to Loud (note EQ can effect output sound for different Freq, same with bass and dialog+)
     
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