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    Random shutdown on Aorus 15-w9 laptop

    I have the Aorus 15-w9 laptop, Cpu 8750h, rtx 2060, 32 GB ddr4 new 230 watt power brick. It will run perfect for hours then just shut down not BSOD it just shuts down randomly. Already tried a new power brick. Nothing changed.all drivers and bios current. I even removed the Gigabyte, control...
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    Disk Cleanup will not delete windows 11 update files

    I now have a Surface pro 7 plus 1135G with XE graphics 8GB ddr4 1tb Nvme and 1 tb sd card. I cannot get disk cleanup or storage sense to delete windows update files ran update troubleshooter, tried safe mode, turn off device encryption, deleted and recreated software distribution folder nothing...
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    Problems with large nvmes in windows 11?

    I just bought Asus Tuf F15, 12650h Alder-lake, Rtx 3070 8GB, 16GB ddr5. with two m2 4X slots. 2TB Crucial in m2 slot 1 and Samsung 2TB 980 pro. However if I try to use either a 4x or 3X 4TB drive in m2 slot 2 the drive slows to a crawl.. I did not have this in win 10 does not seem the brand...
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    Cannot wake up any computer

    I have three desktops all win 10 21h1 all updated. I CANNOT get wake up on lan to work on any of them. Energy efficiency settings disabled. Standby is enabled in power setting . Fast startup disabled. Yes wol is enabled with magic packet... I have read several guides on nic settings nothing...
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    No sata driver or device to update Nvme?

    I have a tigerlake laptop with NO sata drivers or devices just an Adata 4tb and a samsung 2tb Nvme.Neither one can be updated because sata drivers are required to update even the NVme.. how do I update the firmware?
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    heat pipe question

    I have an I5 laptop with a heat pipe cooling system there is about 4 inches from cpu to the laptop cooling fan. I have modified the laptop base and added mini heatsinks and copper shims along that the heat pipe. Am I helping or hindering heat pipe transfer of heat to the cooling fan?
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    linux game performance on Intel uhd 620?

    I have an 10210u laptop with 32 GB of 2666 ram. Will linux allow me to up the TDP to 25 somehow windows Throttle stop will do it but eventually the tdp drops back to 15 watts. And can linux game on intel 620 graphics?
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    Dual screens on laptops?

    I have three Laptops G14 w 4900hs and 2060 maxq, Asus Tuff dash f15 w 11370h, and 3060, and a gigabyte Aorus 2018 with 8750H and 2060 RTX. The Aorus has NO integrated intel or amd onboard graphics they have been factory disabled straight Nvidia graphics only...I just got a new Dell 24" monitor...
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    Doom Eternal RTX greyed out on laptop RTX 3060

    Does anyone know what is going on here ? My Tiger lake w rtx 3060 laptop won't do rtx in doom eternal; The option is greyed out. Is the laptop 3060 a full card or was some hardware left out? So far it is only laptops having this issue.. I hope it's fixable. I have uninstalled clean installed...
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    errors on Nvme drive with second partition

    Have a G14 which has been updated from 1 TB to a 4 TB A-data S40G. Right now It is formatted at full capacity. When I first got the Asus G14 I restored a Macrium reflect 1 TB partition. Then formatted the 3 TB of unallocated space as a game and storage partition. Then the fun happened started...
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    Sata errors on laptop with no sata ports

    I have an A-data S40G 4TB Nvme. The A-data SSD toolbox and firmware update errors with the message NO sata device found. Well considering the Asus Tuff Dash F15 laptop has NO sata ports only two M2 Nvme slots I understand the message. No telling when A-data will update the software to work...
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    Bizarre Samsung 8TB sata ssd 870 QVO behavior

    I bought two 8TB Samsung 870 QVO sata ssds from Amazon, Now I am aware about possible fakes from Amazon third party rip off artists. Both these ssds were sold and shipped by Amazon. They both looked brand new no fake looking packaging. Because I wanted to check firmware I had to use a laptop...
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    Intel extreme setting sometimes drops to default?

    the adventures of my 10210u I5 continue. I get 50 fps using Intel XTU. core offset at -.085,Graphics at .050, Turbo Boost short power max at 30 W, Turbo Boost power max factory is 15 have it set at 30, Using Afterburner with Valley I see max temp of 72. using ADIA 64 no throttling.. power...
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    real laptop High perfomance internal fans?

    Now I'm not talking a normal replacement fan but an Upgrade fan with higher airflow, more rpm and good reliability.. Anywhere to get one? for HP 14m-dh1003dx , factory fan seems a bit under performing......
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    azure AI and Nahimic someone tell me WTF their good for?

    I was tweaking my 2019 Gigabyte Aorus laptop. Finally got Nahimic uninstalled including the Nahimic software component, After that I looked at Azure AI that came installed. Virtually every benchmark had stuttering and turbo modes both CPU and RTX GPU were all over the place. Lower benchmarks in...
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    Black cloth tape inside laptop

    My little I5 laptop has a 1.5 strip of black cloth like material minimally attached to the heatpipe. It goes the length of the pipe up to the exhaust fan. Partially adhesive on the sides also partially covers the metal memory shield. Is this supposed to trap heat in the heatpipe or insulate the...
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    single and dual bank in laptops

    I have an HP i5 10210u with 32 GB of ddr 4 both dual bank crucial sodimms one a 2400 the other 3200. Machine runs perfectly fine but at 2400 the slowest memory rule. The mobo on this laptop is rated for 2666 mem. Well I picked up a PNY 16GB 2666 single bank sodimm and removed the 2400 one. The...
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    cheap oem power brick not enough?

    Once again I tried undervolting my I5 10th gen laptop this time using Intel extreme tuning utility the latest one now supports the 10210U cpu. A -80 undervolt seemed stable played a few games. However when I started to doing some video file transfers kaboom BSOD...Never had that happen before. I...
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    secure boot needed for cloning?

    should it be enabled or disabled? I have an Asus Zephyrus G14 with a 1TB intel Nvme. I have a PNY 2TB Nvme coming tomorrow. Last time I did this I ran into boot issues with the clone. It an was Optane 256 cloned to a WD black 500 and I had disabled the Optane before creating the image file, but...
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    prototype game esc does not work

    I know it's an older game 2009 but I like it. However I cannot get the menu to come up in the game when I use the esc key on my I5 10210u laptop. The game works perfect on my Surface Go and my Gigabyte Aorus RTX gaming laptop.. I have tried the shift+esc doesn't work. tried different...
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    Powersave plan faster than ultimate

    ON my little 14" x360 I5 10210u w 16gb ddr4 2400 and UHD 620 I get the best performance in Valley in power save mode and poorest in Ultimate mode. I went in made sure everything is maxed in both modes.I get 1633 at 40fps in Ultimate and 1800 at 43 fps in power save mode temps are at 60 c . why...
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    can't find any compatible direct3d device?

    Haven't been here in a while. Just bought a low end I5 laptop for relative. After setting up and tweaking get this message can't find any compatible direct3d device from user benchmark . Specs are I5 10210u 16 gig ram 256 SSD w 16 optane. UHD 620. I can run every game so far at 1280. 720...
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    laptop 180watt psu

    I have a Gigabyte Aorus 15-w9 laptop I just went to 32GB ram. Now the specs. 8750h, 760P INTEL SSD Nvme, 970 1TB Nvme, Micron 2TB ssd, RTX 2060 6GB, and fancy keyboard lights. Came with a Chicony Power Supply rated at 180. Am concerned that 180 watt is pushing it. I hooked up my Kilowatt meter...
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    EPIC game crappy launcher

    Anyone here know how to fix this issue? I installed some new Epic games yesterday, When I logged on today the Epic launcher no longer sees them as installed. I tried the trick of renaming the game folder. Restarting the game download for a few meg pausing it. THen copying the original folder...
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    windows corruption when updating 1903 on every laptop

    four different laptops same issue.Every time I update windows 1903 and run SFC scannow I get corrupted files errors. Then I have to run DISM. Then I have to run SFC a second time only it fixes the new corrupted files okay. This is on an AMD Ryzen mobile X360 R5 2500U w 16gb, a Surface Go w 615...
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    USB c Hub power delivery

    I have a surface go 8GB version.I use a mini 6 port usb C hub with an external 90 watt usb c charger. How come I keep getting this device may need more power message, I also have the MS power adapter for the laptop plugged in too, the mini hub has power delivery labeled on it's aux c input port...
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    Azure AI issues?

    Does anyone else here have a computer with Azure AI installed? I just bought a Gigabyte RTX laptop Aorus w9 and it comes with Azure AI app installed. Gigabyte did not even supply a PDF file with any instructions, Thank goodness for Google.. watched a few promo videos etc. This AI is supposed to...
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    Dolby Atmos sound dropping out on Mobile Ryzen APU

    I've been running and tweaking the machine all week with no crashes games and benchmarks work fine 19.23 best driver in a while. However I have found one glitch when I try to play a Dolby Atmos File the sound will drop out sometimes for few seconds and then return okay the video continues fine...
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    Ryzen laptop corrupt files after 1809 update

    Wow got official driver works great now went to upgrade 5 hours later online update I get scannow says corrupted files can't repair. Dism also fails. Downloaded win 10 on usb tried again same results. Only one option left scratch install want to bet it fails too? WTF is wrong with 1809? MS...
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    amd support for Ryzen mobile apu IS Finally HERE!!!

    Amd just posted the new 1923 drivers and YES the R2500u with Vega 8 is listed. IF you have a laptop with a ryzen mobile apu they are here, downloading as I type. have a good evening.....
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    3gb vram causing issues on gtx 1060

    I have an Asus GL502 ROG laptop with I7 7700, GTX 1060 3gb, 500nvme, 2TB micron ssd, and 24GB ram. Having issues with running games in 1920 by 1080, freezes, games sometimes lockup, doesn't happen if I play in lower res 1366 by 768 is fine. I can play Atmos movies in 1920 w no problems even 2160...
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    disabling device in manager

    I have the Surface go 8GB version w 128 nvme ssd and a sandisk 400 micro sd card. I also have a mini 7 port hub that plugs into the c port. I can read my external 2TB Samsung QVO ssd with no problem but have to plug in an external usb c power adaptor to write without issues. If i disable the...
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    WTF are my power plans after 1809?

    My surface go did the update to 1809 . First of all it downgraded my Intel UD615 drivers to Feb 2018 and I had to manually install Feb 2019 drivers. Now Power save, high performance, and ultimate power plans are gone. I pasted the correct text strings for the missing plans in admin cmd prompt...
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    HP sucks

    Just to let you all know that if you buy an HP machine you can upgrade but only if you buy the components direct from HP and their support walks you through the install. otherwise you void warranty. What a scam puts HP right in the asshat zone..
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    power adaptor for USB c hub?

    using a small Bestbuy 7 port insignia hub, 2 usb 3.0. 2 sd card slots, hdmi and gigabit ethernet port. model is NS-puchub219-c. Now I can use ethernet, 2 sd cards a 360 game dongle and a 1TB samsung or sandisk ssd W trim enabled sata to usb cable. However if I plug in a 2 TB micron 1100 It...
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    wonder if it will support ryzen apu vega 8

    https://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-to-release-its-Adrenalin-driver-updates-for-2019-soon.376571.0.html or will once again snub over us end users......
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    Wow!! New BIOs for HP X360 Ryzen R 5 2500U laptop now 1GB video...

    You know I'm the guy who gripes about AMD and HP support. Well this morning I got this email I noticed a new BIOS available on the driver download page, F.19. It appears to be focused on a security update (which subsequently required me to reset my windows hello pin), but it also appears to...
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    power supply for surface go third party hub

    I have a surface go nice little machine. I just bought a 7 port hub for it. 2 usb ,sd and microsd, Gigabit port. and Hdmi. It also has a usb c power in for full functionality. Will any usb c charger or power supply work ? it states 5-20v 1-4.35 A. I don't want to burn it up or damage the Surface...
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    Non powered hub?

    Just got a Surface go 8GB version with 128 ssd. I put in a 256 pny microsd and everything works fine. I can use a Samsung 860 evo 1 TB ssd with no problem on the usb c port with a start tech uasp cable with trim. Not that this thing is a game killer but it can play some games. However some games...
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    Mp3 file changed to layer 1 won't play anymore?

    Some of my MP3 files both pro and non pro format have mysteriously changed to layer 1 and Winamp 276 yes I know its old but has always worked without any issue and supports the Thompson mp3pro plugin. Now some of my files have changed to layer 1. I did not do anything tried using nero but it...
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