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cct75 08-08-2013 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by BradenHeat (Post 78525233)
Their goods already got pirated liao, whats there to sue...haha


anyways...just checking, if you CCleaner your old cache etc?

then also check if super fetch is still on..

of course, best bet is to bring it down to Aftershock to have them take a look

Anyway, I found that it is my "newer" version of Antivirus that was causing my laggy issue. On my Alienware, I was using Bit Defender IS 2013. On this XG13, I upgraded to BDIS 2014 and it comes with SafePay which was hogging the resource in the background. I have since disabled it from running and my problem is resolved. Continue to monitor meanwhile.

SuperFetch? Should this be on or off? It is "running" by Windows 8 default settings.

Yeah, Aftershock really did their best and even offered a quick onsite analysis but as a techy myself, I would prefer to seek self-service and only to engage Aftershock (my 2nd level support) should I failed to resolve my issue(s). Kudos to Afteshock! :)

cct75 08-08-2013 11:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sumeone (Post 78543436)
Q: is it normal for my xg15 tofreeze when launching game (cnt alt del doesn't work) and does it dmg the laptop when i press the power button 5 sec to force it to shut down ?

As per Aftershock, you need to provide more details. Aftershock will really pushed till your issue is resolved! :P

Such as:

1) What game(s) causing you XG15 to freeze?
2) Did you do any Windows updates or GPU updates recently?
3) Is there any 3rd party Antivirus Software you are using?

BradenHeat 08-08-2013 08:56 PM

Be warned, another beast has just been lose on the grounds hehe :D

Unboxing will be opened in a new thread;)

watzup_ken 08-08-2013 08:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cct75 (Post 78548556)
Anyway, I found that it is my "newer" version of Antivirus that was causing my laggy issue. On my Alienware, I was using Bit Defender IS 2013. On this XG13, I upgraded to BDIS 2014 and it comes with SafePay which was hogging the resource in the background. I have since disabled it from running and my problem is resolved. Continue to monitor meanwhile.

Sad thing is, most of this branded AV application is getting too bloated. First one to have this issue was Norton, followed by Mcafee. Now it seems like users are paying for a severe bloatware buying these AV applications. I gave up using these and have been using Microsoft Security Essentials only. :s13:

BradenHeat 09-08-2013 08:45 AM

Still transferring 1 TB worth of "videos" =:p:D

thus the unboxing pics only tonight or tomorrow


@ Aftershock, pretty old chassis :


Is this the one used for the current batch of 17"ers?

Is the keyboard, apart from the top5 screws, any other areas which needs to be unscrewed before removal of keyboard?


Any ways the youtube is meant for tear down

BradenHeat 09-08-2013 09:08 AM




Another close up, hmm do have some rams lying around, but if would void the warranty....

watzup_ken 09-08-2013 12:20 PM

Must try simple mods for great cooling X15 and 17
 
Hi folks, after changing roles at work, got a little bit more time to try and play around with my X17. Read on the train about some foil mod to optimize cooling, and tried it today. Mine is the make shift version, so in short, I used some left over 3M thermal tapes I acquired in the past and stuck some aluminium foil to it. This is how it looks,
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y87...69fd8564a1.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y87...ba16782810.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y87...dcbeea8ad8.jpg

The results, at least a good decline in temps for my case. I reckon at least 6 degs drop in my GPU temp. Previously, launching Tomb Raider for an hour, I should see my GPU hit 89 degs in a none air-conditioned room. Today, I see 81 degs, but I only tried 20 mins to test. CPU never went past 74 degs. :D **Do note the GPU runs at 770Mhz due to turbo enabled on my 680M and memory bumped up for testing at 4300Mhz, instead of the stock 3600Mhz.**

Seems like ensuring a smooth airflow through the copper heatsink helps a great deal. :)

watzup_ken 09-08-2013 12:23 PM

Just for kicks too, my test on a ram cache application on my X17. Results, ridiculous hard drive performance. =:p

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y87...rystalMark.png

BradenHeat 09-08-2013 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by watzup_ken (Post 78574493)
Hi folks, after changing roles at work, got a little bit more time to try and play around with my X17. Read on the train about some foil mod to optimize cooling, and tried it today. Mine is the make shift version, so in short, I used some left over 3M thermal tapes I acquired in the past and stuck some aluminium foil to it. This is how it looks,
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y87...69fd8564a1.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y87...ba16782810.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y87...dcbeea8ad8.jpg

The results, at least a good decline in temps for my case. I reckon at least 6 degs drop in my GPU temp. Previously, launching Tomb Raider for an hour, I should see my GPU hit 89 degs in a none air-conditioned room. Today, I see 81 degs, but I only tried 20 mins to test. CPU never went past 74 degs. :D **Do note the GPU runs at 770Mhz due to turbo enabled on my 680M and memory bumped up for testing at 4300Mhz, instead of the stock 3600Mhz.**

Seems like ensuring a smooth airflow through the copper heatsink helps a great deal. :)


Could Marcus and team do such stuff at a nominal price ? :crazy:

Btw, did you add those heatsink blocks as well? Green coloured, little ones:s12:

still doing my system from scratch, os portion, haha

btw sharing this as well : Windows process priority optimization: The ProBalance Algorithm


oh yea, Think you might have heard it before, but Eboostr might be another good RAM cache alternative

Aftershock PC 09-08-2013 01:35 PM

Thanks ken for sharing! We've actually gotten some of these as well :P

BradenHeat- The GEN2 x17's heatsinks have no gaps and already have airtight seals built in by default :)

BradenHeat 09-08-2013 02:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Aftershock PC (Post 78576301)
Thanks ken for sharing! We've actually gotten some of these as well :P

BradenHeat- The GEN2 x17's heatsinks have no gaps and already have airtight seals built in by default :)


aha, for geeks, even a 5 degree drop is worth the effort =:p

btw, are there other free ram cache as well?


p.s Marcus : now i know why i got the ram @ 5 gb, my web browser WAS leaking :o

BradenHeat 09-08-2013 02:19 PM

UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Help Forums

Would there really be a noticeable drop in bootup times?

just thinking aloud here :o

chiaRH 09-08-2013 03:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BradenHeat (Post 78576996)
aha, for geeks, even a 5 degree drop is worth the effort =:p

btw, are there other free ram cache as well?


p.s Marcus : now i know why i got the ram @ 5 gb, my web browser WAS leaking :o

Think I once got a 2-3 degree drop when I tried the bottlecap technique (use 2 bottlecaps to prop up the rear corners of the notebook)...

watzup_ken 09-08-2013 05:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aftershock PC (Post 78576301)
Thanks ken for sharing! We've actually gotten some of these as well :P

BradenHeat- The GEN2 x17's heatsinks have no gaps and already have airtight seals built in by default :)

No prob man! ;)

I am highly pleased with this mod to be honest. Just did some video conversion, and noted the following results:

Before mod - CPU max sustained Turbo @ 3.3Ghz.
After mod - CPU max sustained turbo @ 3.5Ghz. (hardly go below this)

Max temp registered @ 85 degs, but only for a short moment before dropping to 80 - 81 degs, thus, maintaining max 4 core active turbo boost on my 3740QM. Sweet! :D

watzup_ken 09-08-2013 05:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chiaRH (Post 78578125)
Think I once got a 2-3 degree drop when I tried the bottlecap technique (use 2 bottlecaps to prop up the rear corners of the notebook)...

I agree to some extent, propping up the laptop does help introduce cool air into the fans. I have been using this "Coolballs" (:s13:) which I bought back then, to prop up the laptop when I am not using any laptop cooler. :)


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