more snappiness for your VivoTab TF810C -tutorial

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  1. mrnielsen

    mrnielsen Pen Pal - Newbie

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    hi folks,
    i recently got my vivo tab and except the usual things (flickering display, stylus bump at the edges etc.) i love it. and for even more love you can adjust 2 bios settings.

    BE WARNED
    this settings will "burn" a lot of power (and therefore reduces runtime on battery) but on the other hand it will give u a much more responsive user experience.

    1. boot into bios:
    when the device is off press power + volume down simultaneously and select "enter setup" (volume up and down and the windows-key for enter)

    2. press volume up when u are in the bios until you get to "advanced"

    3. go for "eist" and disable it (windows-key + up & down)

    4. go for "cpu c state report" and disable it (you know the drill)

    5. go to "save & exit" (volume up) and "save changes and reset"

    6. profit

    in my oppinion the windows 8 desktop ist now much more responsive. opening the taskmanager will 1. be faster and 2. will reveal that cpu stills clocks down but only to around 1.29 ghz.

    so pretty much everything becomes more snappy because the base speed of your atom-soc will be kept high which will of course cost you a bit of your battery life :D how much of a bit stands out to be tested :D.

    i hadn't the time to fiddle around with the c-states. maybe it's enough to deactivate "cpu deep c4" and "cpu hard c4e"? if someone is on to some experimenting i would love to hear about the results.

    regards
    mrnielsen
     
  2. Breed

    Breed Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Good find! It's good to know EIST can be turned off if needed! It can usually be done via Windows Power settings but the option appears to be missing on the VivoTab.

    I always turn EIST off on devices connected to a power source but leave it on for battery powered stuff. It's annoying it's missing from Windows Power settings as this is the sort of thing you can configure.
     
  3. mrnielsen

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    UPDATE: it seems, that the extra battery drain isn't that high. at 12:30 it was at 100% and now 17:47 i am at 44% with some surfing, installing, wamp runs in the background, some illustrator testing. display was mostly active. i don't think that i'll revert to EIST back on.
     
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    What was your brightness set to? I have to say I've never really felt the desktop performance was slow, only opening my vhd file on my storage card takes any time and that seems to be because the built in antivirus is scanning the files when first accessed.
     
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    mrnielsen Pen Pal - Newbie

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    brightness was pretty low around 15%. my main computer is a graphics workstation with 16 gigs of ram, quad-core cpu and a nice and decent solid state disk :D so i am a bit spoiled in terms of "snappieness" and trust me – if u try my settings you won't go back to normal :D
     
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    Is that with the dock on or without the dock? If that is the number with the dock it does look a lot shorter.
     
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    I'd guess without the dock since the tutorial is for those without a keyboard.
     
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    numbers are without dock (cause i have none :D) the battery-life isn't much shorter. i can recommend the procedure to you all.
     
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    Thanks a bunch for this! Much snappier indeed, and no drawbacks yet (fingers crossed).
     
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