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Gigabyte MF g5 problem

In various games I have strange lights (overwatch 2, hsr), valorant turns off, sometimes it doesn't happen, but usually it does. I sent it in under warranty, but they sent it back to me, telling me to install a control center and they didn't do anything. (Second monitor = nothing change)

(Sorry for my English)

Bios newest All drivers newest I5-12500H 16GB ddr4 RTX 4050

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2024/05/20
16:11 UTC

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Mobile workstation (HP vs Lenovo)

Hi, I want to purchase 15/16-inch mobile workstation for heavy Imaging data analysis so excellent screen is a must), lots of Excel and Graphpad files which would be easy to navigate between as well. I don’t care about gaming.

For the sake of argument, let’s say my budget is up to USD $4,000-4,500$.

Of the three major players - I’m interested either in HP or Lenovo, not interested in Dell due to bad experience with their Precision laptop I have purchased 6 yrs ago (it turned out super slow despite 64 GB RAM, the connection to internet was slow as well). Which one is the best and would last long if money is not object ?

My shortlist: HP Zbooks Lenovo Thinkpads (I’m aware there are different generations, is there is much difference between them?)

Open to other non-workstation option if you think they can fit my purpose.

I care about (written according to importance):

  • build quality and longevity

-mobility (not interested in heavy laptops)

  • high sustained performance with minimal throttling
  • reasonable price for 32GB RAM+ and 1TB storage+
  • screen quality and color accuracy

-battery life

  • keyboard quality

I don’t care about:

  • webcam quality
  • audio

Any help is appreciated

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2024/05/20
16:06 UTC

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Installed new DC in port after loose connection; now battery slowly draining

Hey all,

I just had my DC in port replaced on my ASUS proart studiobook because the connection was loose. I thought everything was working fine but I have now noticed the battery decreasing almost like it is unplugged. The laptop acts like it is connected to power and even displays "time until fully charged" which keeps going up.

I checked for a loose connection from the battery to the mother board, and even tried to launch the computer with the cable connected and the battery disconnected form the mother board so see if it was a problem with the power getting to the battery but it wouldn't even display the plugged in light at that point. Plugged the battery back in and it's working fine. Also shut it off completely while plugged in for 10 minutes and turned off to test for a low level of power and the percentage stayed the exact same.

Any ideas where to even start here? Thank you!

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2024/05/20
16:02 UTC

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The sound card on Lenovo ideapad 320-17Ikb stopped working after update. Plz help a non techi old women!

Prefacing that I am a 50y old non tech savy women. So please bear with me when explaining things.

So, my lenovo (purchased 2017) stopped having any sound after update. I tried what the internet told me to do. Which is updating drivers, uninstalling and installing, trouble shooting, this one tells me that there are no audio devices detected but the scan lenovo website did said they are installed and up to date. Is there a way to fix it? Can I just replace it? Is that possible with my limited knowledge or am I better off buying a new laptop? Thanks in advance!

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2024/05/20
15:36 UTC

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best laptop for 1500 usd

I'm a looking a good laptop that can game slightly to go along my pc. Nothing heavier than 4.5 lbs. I was thinking rog g14 it doesnt need to be gaming laptop but want it to have a dedicated graphics.

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2024/05/20
15:16 UTC

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Which laptop I should go for

I need it for basic works and gaming work. I like the design of Mac so thinking of Mac air

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2024/05/20
15:15 UTC

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What is the best gaming laptop for under 1500 usd

I'm in the lookout for a laptop for college and want to game on it as well so some advice is appreciated

0 Comments
2024/05/20
15:09 UTC

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Are ACPI related latency issues common to all laptops?

APCI audio latency issues such as stuttering and crackling seem to be a common problem on laptops, especially for DJ's.

I've tried so many ways to resolve it, but only been able to reduce it somewhat. The usual Google search for answers never lead to resolution.

I'm going to purchase use a NUC type PC for use with my audio software, but I thought I'd ask if there are any laptops out there you could recommend that don't suffer from ACPI issues?

TIA

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2024/05/20
15:04 UTC

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[New Laptop for work]

I want to buy a laptop for myself under ₹50,000, and lightweight, what laptop do you think is the best in this range?

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2024/05/20
14:58 UTC

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Which laptop is better, Ryzen 5 7520U vs i5–1235U for mostly web browsing

Which of the laptops would you recommend for mostly web browsing, watch shows and browser games purpose:

  1. AMD Ryzen 5 7520U, AMD Radeon, 8gb ram
  2. Intel® Core i5–1235U, Iris Xe Graphics, 16gb ram

Ryzen one is cheaper by $100+, which is better and more worth?

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2024/05/20
14:33 UTC

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Which laptop should I get? Budget 1300$ india

Hi guys, I am buying a laptop and can use your suggestions. My budget is 1.3 lac INR ~1300$

My main purpose is coding, learning and development purposes. (I game lite, but that is not important)

Now, I had some shortlists,

Apple macbook air M2/M3 16GB ram 256 SSD (macbook pro M2 unavailable in india) not sure about Macbook pro m3 with 8gb ram and 256 SSD.

Or best In budget below windows laptop with awesome configuration.

https://www.lenovo.com/in/en/p/laptops/ideapad/ideapad-500-series/lenovo-ideapad-pro-5i-gen-9-(14-inch-intel)/83d2001gin

or with similar windows config.

Well, I have never used a mac laptop, but sure like the luxury to use it and take my chances.

Really confused on options or which should I go with.

Will macbook air be able to handle development, laptop buying is so confusing these days and apple being an a** on pricing with upgrades.

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2024/05/20
13:47 UTC

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Can I use my HDMI 2.0 to connect to my laptop with 1.4 port?

I have an Asus Vivobook with 1.4 HMDI port. I’m planning to connect it to my MSI monitor that has 2.0 HMDI port. I bought an HDMI 2.0 in order for me to extend my laptop’s display. Is it possible or will I have any errors?

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2024/05/20
13:36 UTC

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I need to buy a new business laptop today, as my old one died. I have three options, please help me choose.

Below are linked the three laptops that are available at my local best buy that check all the boxes i have. which one would be the best in terms of reliability and build quality. Also I will be connecting it to a Dell UD22 Universal dock, so if you know the laptop will not connect to that please let me know.

Lenovo - Legion Slim 5 16" Gaming Laptop WQXGA - Ryzen 7 7840HS with 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 8GB - 512GB SSD - Storm Grey

Lenovo - Yoga Pro 9i 16" 3.2K Touchscreen Laptop - Intel Core Ultra 9 185H with 32GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 - 1TB SSD - Luna Grey

ASUS - Vivobook Pro 15 OLED Laptop - Intel Evo Edition - NVIDIA RTX3050 6GB with 16GB Memory - 1TB SSD - Earl Gray

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2024/05/20
13:26 UTC

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Problem with laptop

My laptop cannot boot up without external monitor and my gpu (GTX 1050) is making some weird noise something like buzzing. Please help

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2024/05/20
13:24 UTC

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My MSI GV15 Laptop wont go to sleep

I press the sleep button on windows, but my pc stays on. Also, when I click on power settings, settings just closes itself as if I closed the app. Do any of you know what's going on?

Thank you

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2024/05/20
13:18 UTC

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M really concerned about this.. Anyway i can fix this at home? Or how much time till it actually deals dmg to my laptop and its ncessary to get ifxed??

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2024/05/20
13:05 UTC

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Dell Inspiron?

Hi! I'm looking for an adorable new laptop for the first time in ages. I'm not using it for anything crazy, maybe the occasional RuneScape. Other than that, writing, general use, and maybe trying to discover coding for the first time. I've seen affordable inspirons, which is the last one I had, but I've heard that the Dell name is no longer synonymous with quality. I wanted an opinion on that matter because I don't want to buy a piece of junk. If you have any other recommendations instead, I'd love to hear them. It isn't something I highly need, so I'm trying to stay at 450 or under if possible.

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2024/05/20
13:03 UTC

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Boyfriend Spilled Water on Laptop - Need Recommendations for New One

Hello everyone. I used to have a gaming laptop (asus rog strix) from like 2017/2018 that was still running okay. Just last night it met its fate by my boyfriend, unfortunately.

I am looking for recommendations for a new laptop. I don’t need it to run high-end games as I have a PC now, but lower end ones like Minecraft/terraria would be nice.

I would like a bigger screen if possible with decent quality and speakers that don’t break the bank. If anyone could lend me a hand, that would be great!

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2024/05/20
12:33 UTC

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Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14 charging

Recently I purchased the laptop mentioned in the title, it came with a 140W charger that has power supply between type C and the adapter that goes into the wall socket.

My old laptop had a simple 60W brick + Type C to Type C cable.

I realize that with my current specs(Ryzen7 16GB 1TB, RTX4050) it needs more powerful charger, however would it be ok to use something like what my old laptop used(Brick + cable), maybe perhaps closer to 100W of power? Or is that power supply there for a good reason and it's the only way to properly charge my laptop?

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2024/05/20
12:18 UTC

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One of the fans doesn't spin freely and makes a grinding sound

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2024/05/20
11:58 UTC

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Good laptop ?

So I bought this laptop and upon rereading the reviews they all seem fake like a bot made them with names like Susie , John , etc I’m wondering is this a legit on sale nice $400 laptop or is this a markup price Chinese laptop that won’t do the job for me

4 Comments
2024/05/20
11:54 UTC

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I need recommendations for laptops

Ive been in need to buy a laptop for some time now due since I now need to switch houses every week. I’m hoping the people here will have some insight on which laptops to buy that can run simple games and also be used for daily life. I have a budget of about $400-500 and may be able to go higher by a bit if I save up some money. I’ll be using it for not too graphics intensive games like emulators and Minecraft (casual gamer). I really don’t care about the specs, just need something that runs games pretty good and is not too heavy on my bank account.

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2024/05/20
11:39 UTC

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What is your opinion about this laptop, how will it be to buy it?

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2024/05/20
11:38 UTC

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Lenovo Yoga 530-14IKB

Hi, I have had this laptop since 2018. One random day the touch screen stopped working and I am not sure why that is. Has anyone got an idea on why that would happen or who I can ask? Thank!

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2024/05/20
11:37 UTC

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Freezes and broken usb

Hello! Laptop msi gp 66 11ug 3070+11800h. I noticed some very sad oddities. Firstly, the laptop lay in sleep mode for about two weeks (not by my will), when I opened and turned it on after that, it worked very slowly, it hung up very much. I looked in the manager, the processor frequency is 0.18 hz, which is probably why.(it was on battery power). Then for some reason it stopped hanging, the frequency became normal, but suddenly the screen froze and did not react in any way until rebooting from the button (everything while on chargei) after rebooting, it did not repeat until in the event log this is at this moment Log Name: System Source: nvlddmkm Date: 05/08/2024 13:09:27 Event code: 14 Task category:Absent Level: Error Keywords:Classic User: N/A Computer: DESKTOP-TPNUHRU Description: The description for event ID 14 from the nvlddmkm source cannot be found. The component causing this event is not installed on this local computer or is corrupted. Install or restore the component on the local computer.

If the event occurred on another computer, you may need to save the displayed information along with the event.

The following information has been added to the event:

\Device\Video8 0000(0000) 00000000 00000000

The message resource exists, but the message was not found in the message table

Xml events: <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microso…n/2004/08/events/event"> <System> <Provider Name="nvlddmkm" /> <EventID Qualifiers="49322">14</EventID> <Version>0</Version> <Level>2</Level> <Task>0</Task> <Opcode>0</Opcode> <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords> <TimeCreated SystemTime="2024-05-08T10:09:27.2150977Z" /> <EventRecordID>40482</EventRecordID> <Correlation /> <Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="16008" /> <Channel>System</Channel> <Computer>DESKTOP-TPNUHRU</Computer> <Security /> </System> <EventData> <Data>\Device\Video8</Data> <Data>0000(0000) 00000000 00000000</Data> <Binary>0000000002003000000000000E00AAC0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000</Binary> </EventData> </Event>

I read it, people had different things, often because of the drivers (in particular nstoskrnl.exe ). photo dumps in bluegrass and whocrashed.

It also happened that after discharging, I turned it on, plugged in the mouse (wired), the laptop reacted to the clicks of the pcm, but there was no mouse movement, the cursor was in place, the mouse plug also did not adjust. I connected the headphones to the type C, tried to play the sound - it did not play. I connected a USB flash drive, a bunch of events happened error 51, but I saw the flash drive, and everything else worked. It all lasted 5 minutes. I am absolutely lost in riddles, what is it, maybe someone will tell me what to look at. The video tests and the percentage passes.

Here is cloud with dump, when was 14 error https://dropmefiles.com/xQyJy

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2024/05/20
10:52 UTC

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Problem with my laptop. GF65 10SER thin

So my laptop turn off when i play more heavy video game. Battery drops while put in charge very strange,its not overheating at all.Then after its off i am starting the laptop and continue playing for like 20 min more or less and off again.When i play “Valorant” i don’t have that problem. What is your opinion or solution? Please help i want to play so bad Ghost of Tsushima

4 Comments
2024/05/20
10:13 UTC

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