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Old 22-01-2019, 10:04 PM   #1351
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yup checked they're in dual channel mode 2400mhz.
in any case, the difference to real world use is supposed to be very minute. I think it's due to something else.... hmmm

Here is what I see in task manager during TF2. I have 24GB RAM in total, 8GB+16GB in dual channel.



Playing at FHD resolution, most details on high and v-sync off.

typical 50 FPS, drops to around 35 FPS during intense parts of the game
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Old 22-01-2019, 10:37 PM   #1352
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more details from GPU-Z (max values while playing TF2)
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Old 22-01-2019, 11:35 PM   #1353
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Thanks kangdi and others for leads and advice.

EDIT: Solved. Since it works for kangdi, I decided what the heck and changed the settings back UP to high defaults, even adding 2 X MSAA. Much better now no lag (just a tiny lag sometimes when very intense). Makes no sense except that that must be its 'sweet spot'.

I must've lowered settings earlier trying to fix that tiny lag....... and made it worse

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Old 23-01-2019, 09:24 AM   #1354
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more details from GPU-Z (max values while playing TF2)
Don't look at the max values. You should check the real time clockspeed. The APU cannot sustained at max clockspeed, especially in games when both the CPU and GPU are under load. The limitation is with the 15W TDP. Its got a TDP up, which I suspect should be 25W that allows the clockspeed to go up temporarily. It can't sustain it unfortunately.
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Old 25-01-2019, 07:02 PM   #1355
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Seems like there is new official drivers from amd.. not sure if it works though.
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Old 26-01-2019, 11:34 AM   #1356
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Seems like there is new official drivers from amd.. not sure if it works though.
where did you see the new drivers?
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Old 26-01-2019, 02:05 PM   #1357
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For people with E485/585, is it possible to change the system language from English to Chinese so everything is displayed in Chinese with the included Windows 10 Home?
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Old 26-01-2019, 03:06 PM   #1358
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where did you see the new drivers?
Amd website.. but doesn't seem to have support for ryzen laptop yet?
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Old 26-01-2019, 03:38 PM   #1359
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Amd website.. but doesn't seem to have support for ryzen laptop yet?
I think there is a new version released on the 21 Jan. However, its likely for the desktop version.
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Old 26-01-2019, 11:29 PM   #1360
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Finally got my E485 today, and I gotta say I really like the build and the classic Thinkpad look. So far I did not run in any issues with it, though I was wrestling to clone the OS drive to another M.2 drive because I believe is due to licensing issues. Upgraded it with a Crucial MX500 drive with additional 8GB ram. Will spend more time to explore it. I did notice that there's no Radeon software installed for the GPU. Is that normal?
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Old 26-01-2019, 11:31 PM   #1361
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Finally got my E485 today, and I gotta say I really like the build and the classic Thinkpad look. So far I did not run in any issues with it, though I was wrestling to clone the OS drive to another M.2 drive because I believe is due to licensing issues. Upgraded it with a Crucial MX500 drive with additional 8GB ram. Will spend more time to explore it. I did notice that there's no Radeon software installed for the GPU. Is that normal?
Hi bro. Any pro tips for opening back panel for the faint hearted like me? Everyone has a different way of opening .

I am not sure if I have the Radeon software.
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Old 26-01-2019, 11:46 PM   #1362
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Hi bro. Any pro tips for opening back panel for the faint hearted like me? Everyone has a different way of opening .

I am not sure if I have the Radeon software.
Loosen all the screws and start working on the sides of the laptop first. The are being held tight by some clips that will easily open. I used my finger nails, but it hurts. Haha. You can use a plastic card or some flat plastic to slide along the openings. Do not use any metal object as it will likely scratch or chip the plastic. Once the sides are open, I tackled the back of the laptop. The front seems very tightly shut, but will come out once 3 sides are opened.

The plastic used is quite thick and sturdy, so generally you don't have to worry about breaking something. As long as you don't yank it open, it should be fine.
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Old 26-01-2019, 11:52 PM   #1363
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Tq. Noted on the nail technique
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Old 27-01-2019, 09:28 AM   #1364
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Finally got my E485 today, and I gotta say I really like the build and the classic Thinkpad look. So far I did not run in any issues with it, though I was wrestling to clone the OS drive to another M.2 drive because I believe is due to licensing issues. Upgraded it with a Crucial MX500 drive with additional 8GB ram. Will spend more time to explore it. I did notice that there's no Radeon software installed for the GPU. Is that normal?
Just curious how long did you wait?
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Old 27-01-2019, 12:26 PM   #1365
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I waited two weeks. Not sure if it was because:

1. I ordered on a Friday night.
2. My notebook went from Hefei --> Shanghai --> Incheon (KR) --> Shenzhen then to Spore.

Their committed delivery date is accurate. It stated two weeks.......

Just curious how long did you wait?
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