Surface Pro 4 Discussion Thread

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  1. jyan_osu

    jyan_osu Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Nope. I have the i7/8gb/256gb config and it's my main machine to do development. I run Visual Studio, Photoshop, SQL Server, and a few other tools. The only time the fan really comes on is if it's syncing with OneDrive or DropBox or the video I am playing isn't H.264. I have a plugin for Firefox called h264ify to help with that.

    Even if the fan comes on it's pretty quiet.
     
  2. wataru

    wataru Scribbler - Standard Member

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    If you order i7, then no. If you order i5, then probably yes. The fan issue is caused by bad Intel graphics driver for the HD 520 in i5. The i7 graphics has no heating issue on the contrary. My new i7 SP4 has very little fan while my old i5 SP4 had the fan almost constantly on.

    I am also considering exchanging my i7 since the glass on screen has a defect out of the box that I can't remove and it's distracting whenever I see the screen on that spot. I can't even fit a screen protector flat on the screen because of that spot. If I spent 3k on a machine, the glass/screen has to be perfect.
     
  3. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    edaniels Scribbler - Standard Member

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    My i5 model.. ive had the fan come on maybe 2-3 times....its very quiet and hardly noticeable..

    Ive had other issues that were annoying...but not big enough to cause me to return the unit.


    Today i experienced a couple freezes while on EDGE...but again.. its windows.. hahaha


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    "Thermal tuning" aka throttling? Just doesn't look like much to me as to the BIG TWO - video crashes and (dis)connected standby.
     
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    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    Firmware installed successfully....
     
  8. benjammin

    benjammin Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I hope not!
     
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    My i5 unit was rock sold and always fan less in that perimeter 90% of the activities for example browsing with 4-5 internet tabs open, listening music with tunein radio working on office word and downloading or reading PDF it was always totally free of fun, free of heat development (for completely other reason I return it)
    Only playing games or do benchmark test like 3D Mark the fan blown up but even that not particularly annoying and better than my previous i5 SP3.
    Also the heat is much more balance all across the device back and much less felling the temperature than SP3.

    MS did very well job on active cooling system on Pro 4
     
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