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  1. Oh nice! I'll give this BIOS a whirl and see how it does.
  2. Closing thread since I can no longer adequately provide good support. Things have changed in the 2 yrs since I put this up. This is mostly old information now, useful for those still running Windows 7. iGPU + dGPU + eGPU isn't worth it in most cases, so just stick to iGPU + eGPU which you can find other threads about. Good luck with eGPU goodness!
  3. This I'm not sure. Make sure you have Java installed? IIRC the editor runs on Java. Apart from that no idea. Not so much, a bit with PhysX things if your dGPU is pretty decent. But it is better to just have iGPU + eGPU.
  4. Yeah, I'm thinking the same thing after doing some more digging. So yeah, probably not a BIOS issue after all. I tried ThrottleStop to no avail. No settings there do anything. I tried XTU as well. I do see something interesting with hwinfo though: Now getting OC'ing working would be interesting.
  5. Nice, glad it's a PCIe based M.2 slot. Yes the aftermarket options for it are limited, but at least you can get the Samsung SM951 on Amazon (at least in the US). Did you check with the CAD applications you use to see if they prefer AMD or Nvidia? I would go with the best GPU you can reasonably afford. Then get the drives + RAM separately (unless HP is giving a reasonable price on RAM).
  6. Yeah, I just leave HT and enjoy the threads. Yes the 4810MQ is unlocked. Since you are doing CAD work, check with programs you use to make sure they work with your card correctly. Some things work better with AMD and others work better with Nvidia. You should pick one that suits your programs best. Guessing Zdrive is the HP name for the M.2 SSD? Personally I always get the cheapest drives possible from the manufacturer (since I always clean install any new computer anyways). I find it a lot cheaper to buy and install the better drives myself. I take what they supply the computer with, format it, and make it a secondary drive (or external). Do you have any programs that use a lot of disk IO? If you don't then you don't really need the M.2, although since you would have two slots, it is nice for fast storage. Also double check to make sure if the M.2 slots are SATA based or PCIe based (same with the SSD). For PCIe M.2 drives, the Samsung SM951 is super nice. There are two versions, the ACHI and the NVMe. The NVMe version is newer and can be tricky to get a hold of, but motherboard support can be iffy for NVMe. I'm not sure for SATA based M.2, I never cared to look since my M.2 slots are SATA based.
  7. Wow that ninja posts while typing my replies. ---- Not all xxxxQM CPUs are locked. Some of the nicer models are unlocked. Maybe?? However, disabling HT will not help you get higher performance. Plus, you remove half your usable threads, so that hurts you way more than any minute gain you might ever achieve with disabling HT. --- So how is HT hurting you here? If it's using one thread, it's using one thread. The fact you have other threads doesn't divide the performance. Let's say you have a 3.0GHz HT-capable dual core since I'm lazy and don't want to type too much. You have this with HT off 3.0 GHz thread 3.0 GHz thread You run your CAD application: 3.0 GHz thread (CAD) 3.0 GHz thread (for all the other random background tasks) Now lets enable HT: 3.0 GHz thread (CAD) 3.0 GHz thread (other background things) 3.0 GHz thread (music?) 3.0 GHz thread (web browser?) You can spread it around, your clock speed doesn't divide with more threads (kinda). There is a max core ratio multiplier with a certain number of ACTIVE cores. So like: HT-off: 3.0 GHz thread (active) (inactive thread) HT-on: 3.0 GHz thread (active) (inactive) (inactive) (inactive) Now with more active threads HT-off: 2.9 GHz (active) 2.9 GHz (active) HT-on: 2.7 GHz (active) 2.7 GHz (active) 2.7 GHz (active) 2.7 GHz (active) While they are slower, you are getting a whole lot more done overall.
  8. I haven't used a Zbook at all but I'll answer what I can. 1. Laptops have switchable graphics so the videocard turns on and off as needed. For example Nvidia Optimus. 2. I actually enjoy chiclet style keyboards on laptops. I guess you get used to them. 3. Why would you disable hyperthreading? I cannot see how having less threads will make your performance go up. It's the same CPU, you aren't doing a comparison of a non-HT but super fast quad core vs a HT-capable but slightly slower CPU. It's the same chip, just keep HT on, it doesn't save you anything to turn it off. 4. Overall the whole system is well cooled: HP ZBook 17 G2 J8Z55ET Workstation Review - NotebookCheck.net Reviews Those are pretty impressive temperatures. I know M.2 SSDs can run pretty warm with low airflow. But I don't think you should worry about it. Plus, that bottom cover is full vented over the M.2 slots. 5. See #4, cooling is quite good. That's a pretty beefy fan in there. And, most laptops only have one fan. 6. How brutal are you ripping your battery in and out??? And why would you take it in and out so often you are so concerned? I used to work in a computer repair shop for a couple years, I've never had this problem come up. With all the laptops HP has made, I'm sure they have figured out how to keep a battery locked in.
  9. Interesting thing I just noticed. CPU-Z and hwinfo are reporting the QDF of QEYJ. A ES2 version of the 2690 V3 should be QGNY. Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 - CM8064401439416 / BX80644E52690V3 Notice how the M1 stepped CPU is a QGNY for the ES version? Although the reported stepping is L0. I wonder if this a really toned down version before M0 (QFRX) Since it would be in order: L0: QEYJ M0: QFRX M1: QGNY Release version (M1 stepped as well): SR1XN From the anandtech link, we at least know the M0 stepped QFRX would be clocked correctly. If this really is a QEYJ then I guess it would be possible for it to be a toned down 2690 V3 with lower clocks. But it's hard to find any info about an Intel QEYJ through normal channels.
  10. I am still seeing revision 14 in the modded BIOS. I tried it anyways and still no dice.
  11. Interesting problem I'm having. I have a Asus Z10PE-D8 with BIOS Version 1001 which you can dl from here: Server & Workstations | Z10PE-D8 WS | ASUS USA I currently have a single (for now - despite my signature lol), Xeon E5-2690v3 ES (stepping M1) CPU in there. However this is where I start having issues. The CPU isn't really recognized correctly. The BIOS and Windows (10 Pro) see it as a "Genuine Intel® CPU @ 2.40GHz" and the model as a E5-2400 (which isn't even a real model number on the Intel ARK!). Here are some screenies from (wide screenshot warning): hwinfo and CPU-Z Intel XTU My CPU runs at 2.4 GHz with a turbo to 2.7GHz, way slower than what it should! Originally I thought it might just be the ES version causing this, however! If I look here I see a stepping M0 CPU (mine is M1) and it shows up fine with the correct speeds! Intel Haswell-EP Xeon 12 Core Review: E5-2650L V3 and E5-2690 V3 I'd guess they are using the Asus X99 Deluxe motherboard for that review, the others appear to be for the E5-2650L-v3. So now, I'm thinking oh, it's just a motherboard thing not seeing it correctly. And with a lot of digging around, it might be the microcode? So I was looking around here and tried UBU: [Tool Guide+News] "UEFI BIOS Updater" (UBU) So after fiddling around with MMTool v5 and UBU I tried pulling the microcodes from the Asus X99 Deluxe and inserting them into the BIOS of the Z10PE-D8. anddddd. No dice! It refuses to save and sooooo. Leads to this! RE: AMI Aptio UEFI MMTool v5 available - 4 So now I'm pretty much stuck. What else could I try to get my CPU recognized correctly. At least physically it looks like the normal 2690v3!
  12. Ordered up the DK2, waiting for it to arrive. I look forward to fiddling around with it!
  13. Very nice eGPU setup and implementation! Thanks for sharing. I have the Golden version of the same card, looks like you are getting about the same clocks too! I get around 1550 with the stock limits of the voltage slider. It feels like it could keep going though. They are nice cards. GPUs aren't that fragile. I have an MSi GTX 970 as well and it has a pretty solid build. Just don't smash up the fan and your will probably be fine. Since it's open air, the dust kind of falls off of it. Of course it still gets dusty, but it's not too bad. I ran my first eGPU open air for months without issue. --- Note to @LukeHero, be careful with splitting PCIe power with that wiring, you get close to the limit of the wires, I've seen them fail before like that. Especially overclocking. At least with the 970 you are software-capped to a fairly low voltage (NEED MORE VOLTS). Just something to think about.
  14. This game is wonderful. I really enjoyed it except for the room with all the floating boxes. Didn't know you had to drain that crystal lol... I still preferred Mirror's Edge since it was a bit more fluid. A Story About My Uncle is well executed, some parts can be tedious and others are way ahead of the skill curve in the game. But it's worth pushing through those, it is a very enjoyable game. I even replayed it with a controller, it plays surprisingly well with one too.
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