Surface Book Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by DRTigerlilly, Oct 6, 2015.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

    Messages:
    12,363
    Likes Received:
    11,831
    Trophy Points:
    331
    It's better to think it terms of how (in)accessible even the GPU is... @nnthemperor - I did some looking yesterday and found nothing of any substance on how to fix the extreme overheating.

    I know it defeats the purpose, but I would consider disabling the NVidia 940 and just run on the Intel internal gpu. because this sounds like a fire hazard. Another alternative is to search eBay for a Performance Base - but they run $500-$700 - you may as well replace the Surface Book at that point.
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2020
    nnthemperor likes this.
  2. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

    Messages:
    8,593
    Likes Received:
    5,898
    Trophy Points:
    331
    Why do they glue the freaking thing? It looks like the hardest part in repasting the GPU would be removing the cover.

    [​IMG]

    Once inside, it's just a question of getting the motherboard out and flipping it to take off the heat sink. The rest is easy-peasy.

    I like the idea of disabling the DGPU. Can you do that in the bios?
     
    nnthemperor likes this.
  3. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

    Messages:
    12,363
    Likes Received:
    11,831
    Trophy Points:
    331
  4. nnthemperor

    nnthemperor Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,304
    Likes Received:
    1,232
    Trophy Points:
    181
    Thanks a million. It does melt the ice but that's only when playing the game. That's the only graphics intensive program I run. Without the ice it would shut down and refuse to power on for a minute or two, and when it does it does the thermometer warning. I've tried blowing air through the vents to no avail. Can't really splurge on a new SB now.

    Sent from my SM-P205 using Tapatalk
     
  5. nnthemperor

    nnthemperor Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,304
    Likes Received:
    1,232
    Trophy Points:
    181
    Update on my SB saga. Now each time I launch a program that uses the dgpu ( my PES 2020 soccer game) the KB dock goes haywire, detaching and reattaching by itself and eventually the system BSODs. $670 for a replacement unit is the only service option MS is offering since the device's out of warranty. Doesn't make sense dropping that much on an SB1. Wonder how much a mint/very good-condition SB2 with dgpu goes for now.
    Or maybe I should just give up my beloved soccer game (only play just 20mins a week, afterall).

    Duo / SB2 / Neo? Decisions! Decisions!

    PS. Weird! Why would the word suggestion feature in Google KB bring up "sex" when I type "decisions"? (and to the grammarians here, should the question mark be before that close quote sign or after it?)

    Sent from my SM-P205 using Tapatalk
     
    JoeS likes this.
  6. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

    Messages:
    8,593
    Likes Received:
    5,898
    Trophy Points:
    331
    I don't really remember the rule but I know if it was a period or comma it would be on the inside of the last quote but I think the question mark is different and you have it right.

    At least that's what I think sister mary viligant taught me so many years ago.
     
    nnthemperor likes this.
  7. nnthemperor

    nnthemperor Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,304
    Likes Received:
    1,232
    Trophy Points:
    181
    Thanks a lot. Thought as much. See, we're not all about tech; grammar advice and other life hacks are among our other specialties too. TPCR forums is a onestop shopping site.

    Sent from my SM-P205 using Tapatalk
     
  8. daddyfish

    daddyfish Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

    Messages:
    718
    Likes Received:
    515
    Trophy Points:
    106
    , on good wifi or hotspot you could stream it from a better pc (or Xcloud or Shadow cloud pc) to your Surface Book.
    A 13/14 inch x360 degrees laptop might also be light enough to use in tablet in short bursts while could still ship with mx350 or decent ryzen igpu (maybe even Surface Pro or Book in the future ).
     
    nnthemperor likes this.
  9. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

    Messages:
    12,363
    Likes Received:
    11,831
    Trophy Points:
    331
    My honors English teacher in high school said trust in Strunk & White (actual title is Elements of Style) and never leave home without it. @Bronsky is right - commas and periods ALWAYS inside; semi-colon, colon, and dash ALWAYS outside, and question mark/exclamation point inside IF it pertains to the subject of the quote - outside if it pertains to the whole sentence.
     
    Eltos, Kumabjorn, Bronsky and 3 others like this.
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page