Tongfang GM5MP0Y / P7Y / PHY / Q8Y / P0W / P7W / PHW / Q8W

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  1. han88

    han88 Newbie

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    Im also planning to buy this laptop from laptopparts4less. Could you tell me how you like it so far from them ? do you also have information about the screen for me ? how much RGB etcetera ?
     
  2. AndreaM

    AndreaM Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi guys, I've purchased a Vyper 15 (GM5MP7Y) from PC Specialist and I'm fine tuning it to my preference, to prolong battery life and decrease heat, as it's a very thin chassis and the 10875H is very hot.
    During normal tuning operations I ran the Windows' Power Efficiency Diagnostic tool, powercfg /energy, which showed me few issues with USB selective suspend and
    PCI Express Active-State Power Management (ASPM) has been disabled due to a known incompatibility with the hardware in this computer.

    The last one, I suppose, is responsible to avoid the CPU entering lower power states, such as C7%, very important for battery life and temperatures, keeping the CPU in at best in C3% state.
    I'm discussing it on ThrottleStop thread but I thought it would be more appropriate talking about it here.

    Anyone has some experience in dealing with this kind of issues?
    Do I need a bios update or updated drivers?
    Thanks in advance :)
     

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  3. TheLuckys

    TheLuckys Newbie

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    I have noticed the exact same problem on my GM5MPHY from PC Specialist. It only has a 62Wh battery, but it really only gets one hour away from the AC adapter, even with a -110mV undervolt.
    I've also noticed the CPU can't reliably get into lower power states. It should in theory get 90+% in low power states while idling, but it only gets 5% in C7 in my case.

    My power report contains the same ASPM incompatibility error, Card reader error, and USB composite device error. But besides those I also have high CPU utilization and HD Audio device errors.
     
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  4. AndreaM

    AndreaM Notebook Enthusiast

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    After 3 days of headaches and stay awake till 3am... The magic happened.
    Wiped the drive from the OS that came with the laptop, downloaded a fresh Windows 10 ISO with the Media Creation Tool, downloaded drivers from a different reseller of Tongfang laptops (which I noticed it's more inclined to push updated drivers more often).
    You can't imagine how happy I am about seeing those numbers in the C% states!
    However, I still have the ASPM incompatibility error, but considering the achievement it wasn't the cause of the issue at this point.


    I undervolted mine as well, disabled some services, and I was getting 3-4 hours of web browsing.
    It's too early to have an opinion but seeing the battery time estimation in Windows 10 I can see 5 hours and a half of runtime while writing here on NBR, which was impossible to obtain before!
    I wasn't able as well to obtain <1W of power for PKG, now idles at 0.6W!
    If you need some info about the drivers I've used send me a DM :)
     

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  5. G-Force

    G-Force Notebook Consultant

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    Which reseller did you download the drivers from?
     
  6. AndreaM

    AndreaM Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi, I've used drivers from Eluktronics.

    Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
     
  7. G-Force

    G-Force Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks, good to know. I have the 2060 version on my way from laptopparts4less so if I run into this issue there are some things to try. :)
     
  8. ITAdviser

    ITAdviser Notebook Enthusiast

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    Is it correct that I can use firmware from Eluktronics for GM5MP0W from laptopparts4less without harm to laptop? Should it be Mech-15 G3 / Max-15 or other model?
    Can we use firmware from XMG NEO-15 ?
    Btw I found firmware (not drivers) only on XMG. Any other sites where we can download exactly firmware?
     
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  9. Fjelsten

    Fjelsten Newbie

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    I have just ordered a laptop from laptopparts4less because the laptops from PC Specialist apparently do not have switchable graphics in the BIOS according to their support. Switching to iGPU makes quite a difference for battery runtimes according to JarrodTech ()
     
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    ITAdviser Notebook Enthusiast

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    Is anyone can provide part# of International ANSI keyboard from MECH-15-G3 ? I really can't work with ISO layout :(
     
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