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New i7 8550U T580: Cpu always at full clock even when idle

Q: New i7 8550U T580: Cpu always at full clock even when idle

Hello everyone! I'm new to this forum as I just bought a nice T580 with i7 8550U Intel CPU. So far the machine is amazing, it's my first Lenovo (I'm coming from a MS Surface Pro 3) and I'm happy with it, except for one thing: When AC is plugged on, the CPU clock always goes to max speed (3.8-4.0GHz), even if the load is at 0%. That means that the laptot heats more and the fan kicks in very fast if you start to do something, even if it's only web browsing. That's really annoying.Everything goes back to normal if I unplug AC and work on battery. The CPU immediately lowers the clock, as you can see on my screens. Here are all the tricks I already tried: - Changing power modes by clicking on the battery icon on the desktop. This doesn't do anything when AC is plugged. But this works perfectly if I unplug it.- Resetting the BIOS. No changes.- Changing BIOS AC power settings with the same values as for battery power settings. No changes on Windows 10, still at 100% clock speed.- Restoring Windows 10. 2 times. Still no changes. I even used the Lenovo recovery tool to factory reset it. It's not a software problem as this happens already after the very first startup of Windows 10.- Downgrade the BIOS to rev. 1.06. No changes. I'm currently using the latest 1.09. I don't know what to do now. I asked some people on Reddit and they don't seem to have the problem. I run out of ideas. Could you help me? Thank's in advance for all your answers!On batteryAC poweredFlorian

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Hello everyone! I'm new to this forum as I just bought a nice T580 with i7 8550U Intel CPU. So far the machine is amazing, it's my first Lenovo (I'm coming from a MS Surface Pro 3) and I'm happy with it, except for one thing: When AC is plugged on, the CPU clock always goes to max speed (3.8-4.0GHz), even if the load is at 0%. That means that the laptot heats more and the fan kicks in very fast if you start to do something, even if it's only web browsing. That's really annoying.Everything goes back to normal if I unplug AC and work on battery. The CPU immediately lowers the clock, as you can see on my screens. Here are all the tricks I already tried: - Changing power modes by clicking on the battery icon on the desktop. This doesn't do anything when AC is plugged. But this works perfectly if I unplug it.- Resetting the BIOS. No changes.- Changing BIOS AC power settings with the same values as for battery power settings. No changes on Windows 10, still at 100% clock speed.- Restoring Windows 10. 2 times. Still no changes. I even used the Lenovo recovery tool to factory reset it. It's not a software problem as this happens already after the very first startup of Windows 10.- Downgrade the BIOS to rev. 1.06. No changes. I'm currently using the latest 1.09. I don't know what to do now. I asked some people on Reddit and they don't seem to have the problem. I run out of ideas. Could you help me? Thank's in advance for all your answers!Florian... Read more

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We have several T480 and T580 i5 laptops and have had nothing but headaches with these.  They blue screen and randomly shut off for no apparent reason.  While trying to resolve one of these, I came across a forum about the i7 version of these running CPU at full clock, so I started looking into this as a possibility for our issues.  So far, the same holds true for the i5 version.  These computers are supposed to have a max performance of 1.7 and 1.6 GHz with a max turbo performance of 3.4 GHz.  Every computer I have looked at so far has been running at 3.45 GHz.  The only changes we made to the power/cpu settings are OS settings that all computers get, but ONLY the T480's and T580's are in overclocking speeds (barely, but it's still overclocking).  We have had these computers for about 6 months and this is starting to cause hardware failures due to overheating.  Now that we know we have faulty firmware on these computers, we may be able to prevent future hardware failures, but this is something that your team needs to address.  This could actually be seen as scandalous practice since the forum discussing the issue with the i7 versions is about a year old and 4 BIOS versions ago.  Supposedly, this issue was fixed in a BIOS update to version 1.15, but our computers are on 1.18 and 1.19 (which the Lenovo Updater [tvsu.exe] did not find, I had to manually download).  This needs to be fixed because this is causing hardwar... Read more

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Speedstep is enabled in bios. Windows is set to Balanced power profile. As long as my computer is plugged in, the clock speed stays at 3.9-4 Ghz and won't clock down at idle. If I run on battery, it clocks up and down depending on task like it should. Any ideas?

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Hi all

Im having a bit of bother with my GPU (1GB Gigabyte GTX 650 OC Edition), it usually runs at circa 320Mhz ramping up to 540Mhz then 1111Mhz (memory is the same), now it seems 'sometimes' the card will ramp up to full speed (1.11GHz) and will not come back down..?

the only fix is to reboot the PC?

does anyone have any idea what might be the cause?
I do have the MSI overclocking utility installed which I was messing about with months ago (just raising clock & memory speed slightly), but its not running at all as I dont need it, no background services, if I reboot the clock speed will be ramped back down, until it is utilised and it stays up?

I have the latest drivers installed and power settings are on BALANCED and ive checked all the settings within it

here is GPU-Z when system is idle

My full system specs are: Windows 10x64 - Core-i5 3470 - 2x4GB Crucial RAM - Gigabyte H77M-D3H (rev1.0) Mobo - XFX Pro Core 450w PSU - 250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD - 2Tb WD HDD

thanks
 

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Hello my T430 overheats especially when it is on Turbo Boost Clock Speeds and after also I removed the old thermal paste and applied Arctic MX-4 and updated the Bios to latest version.When Windows 7 starts with settings in Bios Mode for AC: Battery OptimizedScheme for AC:Ballancedhttp://i63.tinypic.com/24e45mg.jpgorMode for AC: Maximum PerfomanceScheme for AC:Maximum  Perfomancehttp://i67.tinypic.com/2d9w8ys.jpg Hardware Monitor shows hight temperatures and high Clock Speed stucks at 2900mhz-3300mhz from the beginning even when the cpu is 1-5% of usage.I tried to run OCCT but it s stops as  soon as CPU reaches 88 Celsius.Graphics Card's (NVIDIA nvs5400) temperatures are normal. Managed to reduce a little the temps by disabling Turbo Boost in Ubuntu threw Terminal and using CPU Frequency Scalling indicator but nomally it should work ok without doing this. These temps is when I tried to run Prime95 for some seconds Plus my fan is making this noise but I think if I replace that I will be okFan sound: https://vocaroo.com/i/s0PeBxNWVPUChttps://vocaroo.com/i/s0eID78Ck7EY Is this an issue with the Motherboard? Thanks a lot!!!

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This may seem strange, but this is what i need:
a little application that i can put on any computer that, when i run it, will display a black screen with the current time in red block (digital style) numerals as read from the time set in the computer( windows).
BUT, i only want the current minute portion of the time displayed.
This is for use in an environment where things are time dependent and happens every 30 minutes on the 1/2 hour.

The quality of the graphics should be as high as possible so as to be seen clearly form a distance of 150 feet this will be displayed on anything from a 19 inch monitor up to a 50 inch plasma so should be scalable.

any thoughts on how this can be accomplished?

A:full screen digital clock, MINUTE only

This is as close as I can comeFull screen digital stopwatchhttp://www.xnotestopwatch.com/

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ok, this issue started with my brother and he asked me to look for help so i hope i can find it here.
1st he got a mail from a friend says download this video.flv
so he did and run it ofcourse, and as soon as he did 1st that video.flv refused to be deleted and explorer is using 50% cpu in processes screen and that's while idle, Fans are running full speed all the time and battery doesn't last for 30 mins.
i used unlocker to delete the flv file and i couldn't access the computer via network to scan it using my pc.
so that's everything i know about the case, i hope you can provide me with a solution ASAP..
thanks alot

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I have an Acer Aspire E5-572G, and it's about 4 months old now.

If I let it sit idle and then come back to it after awhile, the mouse is sluggish and the system is slow.
During the first months it did not get slow from sitting idle, but a "low on memory" warning often appearedWhen opening task manager, the performance tab shows that RAM is filled up and there are wierd CPU spikes

I have attached a screenshot of the task manager performance tab. Hope someone can give me some input : )

A:Laptop clogs up when idle, full RAM and wierd CPU spikes

You could possibly have an infected laptop. Follow this guide to make sure the system is clean. READ & RUN ME FIRST Malware Removal Guide (incl. spyware, virus, trojan, hijacker) - MajorGeeks Support Forums

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I've noticed that my computer would be more proned to BSOD-ing when I alt-tab from a full screen game to the desktop. I thought it had something to do with my video card so I've replaced it with a new video card and the problem is still occuring. Also, my computer would BSOD when it's just idling.

I also do recall seeing dxdiag.sys whenever it BSODS sometimes.

Thanks!

A:BSOD when alt-tabbing from full screen to desktop, sometimes when idle

The zip you uploaded does not contain any crash dump.

Follow it: Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD
Go to Option Two, Point 2. Download the .reg file and merge it in registry by double clicking it.

Now wait for another BSOD. When it occurred, search the .dmp files manually in the default path: C:\Windows\Minidump or %SystemRoot%\Minidump. See if the crash dump is recorded or not (hopefully it will be recorded).Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

Dont run any disc cleanup tool before you upload another zip.

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I refer to another similar complain post, I just met a similar problem with lenovo bad screen quality and poor customer service. I bought Thinkpad T580 laptop last year and used in a  normal  environment (always on the desk in my home). One day I found there is a 2x2cm light/white spot on the screen bottom area, which can only be observed when the screen background is in white color. Lenovo told me that it's cased by outside pressure  and they are not covering my screen replacement  under warranty. I own another thinkpad x260 which use in my daily and oversea business travel for over three years and everything is still fine. That's why I purchase T580 for my home use. It is disppointing  that Lenovo can  not  stand behind their product and stand behind their promise to customers (warranty).  Lenovo advertises the Thinkpad T580 as following on their webside: "We test ThinkPads against 12 military-grade requirements and more than 200 quality checks to ensure they run in extreme conditions. From the arctic wilderness to desert dust storms, from zero-gravity to spills and drops, you can trust your T Series device to handle whatever life throws your way." I disgree with their statement and  not going to pay ~$295 parts+ ~30 labour total around 325 to fix my screen. Very disapointed with Lenovo quality and customer service, I won't consider Lenovo again if there is another choice.

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Terribly sorry if this doesn't belong here; but it seemed to fit under 'cooling'.

As title, my Radeon X850XT is idling at a full 10-15C higher than it used to on my old mobo.

I went from the ASUS A8N-SLI Premium to the ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe.

Switched because the former was defective. Nothing else has changed, just the idle temp is quite a bit higher, which has me worried I did something wrong..

edit

forgot to add the actual temps

before
Idle 32-36C

after
Idle 45-50C
 

A:After mobo swap, GPU idle temps a full 10C higher for no apparent reason.

Does the processor heatsink use heat tranfer paste or a pad?
 

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Has anyone successfully undervolted a 920 with an 8550U? I've managed to get it running stable at -110mv without BSOD'ing under super heavy loads. When the computer goes to sleep it kicks a reboot of the machine though. Temperature and power saving are tremendous with a -110mv undervolt, so I'd like to figure out how to keep it. I should add that even a -5mv undervolt forces a reboot upon sleep.

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I would like to know why Lenovo decides to lockdown the power draw of these cpus even if they are on AC power. I recently purchased the Lenovo flex 5 and I love the build quality of the laptop, it is in my opinion the best built 2 in 1 for the price range compared to any other brand. So I got it home and of course starting the typical setup of a new computer. I was doing all the windows 10 updates and noticed that it was taking a lot longer than another laptop with similar specs. So after all that was done and everything was up to date I decided to run a benchmark on the cpu to see exactly how much slower it was running than another laptop with same cpu. And the result? Nearly half more than half the speed of the other laptop. Now the I5 8250u that is in both of these laptops have a base clock of 1.6Ghz and a boost of 3.4Ghz with 4 cores and 8 threads. It is a very capable processor and nothing like it has ever been available in typical small form factor laptop. This was made to be my number 1 condition on a new laptop. It had to have this new processor. I love the idea of having a laptop for portability but have always hated how much slower they have been compared to their desktop counterparts. It was finally all going to change with these new processors. Yet not on this laptop.  I noticed that while running these benchmark comparisons the Lenovo never got above 55C which is very strange as it is a small laptop and the cooling cant be that great. Yet the other... Read more

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I would like to know why Lenovo decides to lockdown the power draw of these cpus even if they are on AC power. I recently purchased the Lenovo flex 5 and I love the build quality of the laptop, it is in my opinion the best built 2 in 1 for the price range compared to any other brand. So I got it home and of course starting the typical setup of a new computer. I was doing all the windows 10 updates and noticed that it was taking a lot longer than another laptop with similar specs. So after all that was done and everything was up to date I decided to run a benchmark on the cpu to see exactly how much slower it was running than another laptop with same cpu. And the result? Nearly half more than half the speed of the other laptop. Now the I5 8250u that is in both of these laptops have a base clock of 1.6Ghz and a boost of 3.4Ghz with 4 cores and 8 threads. It is a very capable processor and nothing like it has ever been available in typical small form factor laptop. This was made to be my number 1 condition on a new laptop. It had to have this new processor. I love the idea of having a laptop for portability but have always hated how much slower they have been compared to their desktop counterparts. It was finally all going to change with these new processors. Yet not on this laptop.  I noticed that while running these benchmark comparisons the Lenovo never got above 55C which is very strange as it is a small laptop and the cooling cant be that great. Yet the other... Read more

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Hello, I am considering to buy a Yoga 920 14" (Glass or regular version). I want a laptop that has no heat (uncomfortably hot when using it on the laps), noisy fan nor thermal throttling issues when doing productivity work, playing youtube 4K videos, perhaps some CAD and Matlab, connecting to a 4K monitor and TB3 dock, etc. In this case, which CPU option do you recommend?

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Hello!
Can I install a dual boot in this laptoop? Originally it comes with Windows 10.
Thanks!
Alex

A:Xps-13 (Core™ i7-8550U - UHD 620) Ubuntu 16 compatible?

I'm not sure about Ubuntu 16 specifically, but Dell sells the XPS 13 with Ubuntu preinstalled from the factory, so it should definitely work and you should be able to find any drivers you need in Ubuntu at support.dell.com.  As for dual booting, that too should be possible, as long as the Ubuntu setup mechanism is smart enough not to break the Windows 10 boot functionality.

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Hi,Just bought the aformentioned laptop, after reading some reviews about different machines with this CPU, i understood that each laptop will give a slightly different performance due to different tuning by the laptop manufacturer, but Iv'e never imagined there can be such a margin. I ran Cinebench R15, and the best I got was 399 at multicore, and 98 with a single core, which looks extremely low to me. The reviews Iv'e read had laptops with the same processor tested getting scores in the range of 530-580 for multi, which is considrably higher than mine - more than that, even laptops with th i5-8250u are getting much better results than mine with a i7-8550u! I'm very disappointed and not sure what to do about it, i'm starting to think that is a defect. At first I thought that's because of thermal limitations of the thin structure of this model, but the lighter and thinner Ideapad 320s, with the i5-8250u, is getting a mariginally better score (multi) of 516 - it doesn't make any sense, and I'm deeply disappointed of the situation. Does anyone have the same experience? 

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As above can anyone advise on the UK release date for this I believe it is 1,349 as per a review on tech advisor? I can see the 1,199 8250u 256gb model for sale but not the 512gb. Thanks for your help Matt

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Userbenchmark results:http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/9361649 Any ideas why the cpu is performing so poorly in relation to its peers?  Any suggestions on how to improve this?  Is userbenchmark accurate?  Does it matter? Thanks 

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Hello! First, my English not very good. So ? am sorryAndI have Lenovo V330-15IKB i7 8550u, 128 GB SSD, AMD Radeon 530 and 8 GB RAM model.  My CD ROM is removable (ultrabay) so ? thinking buy GPU and upgrade my GPU property. ?s supporting AMD Radeon 530 a two GPU? Thank you .

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CPU-Z shows, that allowed multipliers for Intel 8550U processor are 4-40. When setting "Maximum processor state" to 99% under Windows power options, then multiplier is usually 19, which corresponds to 1.8 GHz. When "Maximum processor state" is "100%", then multiplier is usually 40 (maximal value), but in this case fan starts working loudly. Is there a way to change max allowed multiplier to e.g. 30 (out of 40)? Idea is to avoid excessive fan noise. Computer is Lenovo Thinkpad T480 laptop.

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Aside from the well documented fan noise problem I am also having a problem with the battery. If I shut the laptop down and come back to it after 24 hours the battery has drained to 65% from 100%. Is anyone having any the same problem and can anyone help? Thanks Matt

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Yesterday I received my 720s i7-8550u MX150 laptop and on first impressions I am impressed with the laptop (Although I have only used for a couple hours). However the wifi performance of the QCA9377 wifi card is very poor and I would like to swap out for an Intel 8265. I have however read about whitelisting - The fact that Lenovo lock down the bios so the machine only boots with certain hardware installed.  Coming from using Dell laptops this seems madness to me! I can get a 'Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265, 2230, 2x2 AC + BT, Vpro' wifi card from Amazon UK for 17.95 delivered but I wanted to check: 1) That I will be ok to swap the cards over and have the warranty maintained.  I'll keep the old card so I can replace if I need to send back for warranty reasons.2) That if I swap the wifi card over it will work ok with my laptop My part number is 81BD0044UK and I have looked at the manual at https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad720s-14ikb_hmm_201705.pdf which lists the following card in the parts list: Wirelesslan_WIFI, Intel 8265 2x2AC+BT PCIE M.2 WLAN NV, WIFI 2X2 AC+BT4.1 SW10K97453 Can anyone please help confirm that I am ok to swap the card over please? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks Matt

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I am thinking of buying Laptop Lenovo Ideapad 530S-14IKB 14" 2560x1440 i7-8550U,16GB,512GB,MX150 2GB but I can see that the graphic card is not so good. Is it possible to buy an nvidia gtx 1060 and upgrade it? Or a similar graphic card? Thank you very much

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Greetings,

I am trying to compare between two video cards that are very similar, and I'd like some other opinions on which would be the better purchase. The differences are subtle but I am not experienced enough to know how large the effective payout difference will be.

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The first card is here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102834

It is a SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100273L Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card. The Core Clock is at 650 MHz, the Memory Clock is at 1000 MHz. The final price would be $102.

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The second card is here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161296

It is a HIS H485FM1GH Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card. The Core Clock is at 625 MHz, the Memory Clock is at 1986MHz. The final price would be $109.

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My comparison so far is that Card 1 has 25 more MHz Core, but 986 Mhz less Memory Clock.
Warranties are the same.
I cannot truly tell, but it seems like the fan on card 1 is less robust than card 2. Can someone confirm this?
As far as my research has led me, the manufacturers themselves are not very different.
GRAM, SPU's, etc., are all identical between the cards. The main difference is in the two clock speeds.

The most major question is this: will a gain of 25MHz in the core clock be more beneficial to high-end gaming with a loss of 986 MHz in Memory Clock? My gut feeling i... Read more

A:Solved: Quick Video Card Comparison - Core Clock vs Memory Clock

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I'm havving issues with a brand new Precision 3620 workstation.
The processor is an Intel 6700K  4Ghz base clock and 4.2Ghz turbo clock.
1) For any kind single threaded task it always runs at 4Ghz and never at 4.2Ghz.
How can I make it run at turbo speed (bios is set so it should) ?
2) For multithreading tasks using all cores (also using SIMD) the clock drops to 3.6Ghz
Using Intel power gadget I measure 60Watt power consumption and 54 degrees C.
(Test is Prime95 using blend mode test, so not max heat small FFT test)

I find this clock behavior quite unacceptable for a PC sold as workstation.
Using the Intel Extreme Tuning tool I can fix issue 2) by rasing the Processor Core IccMax from 92A to 110A.  This indicates wrong CPU setting in the bios, but these hidden settings are not visible to be changed.
Issue 1) I can not fix.
Is there any way to correct these issues ?

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hello

i have a printer shared on a windows xp professional machine.... when i try to connect to it i get this message : server clock is not synchronized with the primary domain controller clock

i have googled and the results indicated that i should check the clocks to ensure they are all synchronized on all three computers involved: the computer the share is on, the computer attempting to connect to it and the domain controller.

however the problem remains.. can anyone assist?

A:server clock is not synchronized with the primary domain controller clock

Check dates too?

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And old Windows problem has finally reared its ugly head on my system: "clock drift". My Windows clock keeps losing time. About 1 minute by the end of the day.

My CMOS clock is fine and is NOT losing time. I shut my PC off at night, automatically correcting the Windows clock when I restart the next morning. But my scheduled tasks later in the day will start late as the Windows clock slowly loses time.

I've edited the Registry to update "Internet Time" daily instead of weekly, but the time of day that the clock updates fluctuates, sometimes updating in the morning (which is unhelpful.)

"Clock drift" is a problem that has been around since Windows-3.0. As the number of background tasks grows, the software clock has a tendency to lose time.

Since my CMOS clock is just fine and and polling the Internet NTS (Network Time Server) sometimes fails (about 15% of the time), I was wondering if there was a simple way to automatically resync the Windows clock with my CMOS clock?

TIA.

A:Clock Drift driving me nuts. Any way to sync to CMOS clock?

Here's a link to a constantly updated list of NIST servers.

NIST Internet Time Service

If you search for your existing host in Regedit and substitute one from my list for the preset one you should also stumble upon a registry setting to increase the frequency of synchronisation.

It goes without saying you should back up your registry first, as a safety precaution

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Hi have a big problem at the school that i work at:

all of a sudden, the network has fallen over.

what is happening is some of our clients will authenticate on one server, some clients will authenticate on the other server and some wont authenticate at all and produce an error message stating that

"There is a time difference between the client and server and is unable to log you on"

the odd thing is, the servers can not see each other. if we go to my network places on say our admin server, and try to connect to the pupil server it will say

"the servers clock is not syncoronizing with the primary domain controllers clock"

If we try to force a replication on the servers, we get the message

"there is a time difference between the client and server"

i think we have established that is a problem with the time settings on the server but dont know where to start

any ideas!!!

any help to websites or info will be very useful

Your help is appreciated
 

A:Solved: member servers clock not in sync with PDC clock

Have you tried setting the time using, net time /setsntp:yourpdc

in a command prompt and then restarting the Windows Time service?
 

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I was just looking at my metro start menu tiles and noticed that none of them showed the time. Any idea how to get the time to show up? They will probably have a clock tile soon, but this bothers me for now.
 

A:No Clock or Clock tile on Start menu? How can I get one?

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BSOD happens randomly, not all the time.
Dump files attached

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Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
Clean installation to windows 7 from Windows XP professional
Hardware 18 months old
OS installed 2 weeks ago

I am currently facing the lovely BSOD error. The computer was recently upgraded from windows XP to Windows 7 enterprise 64bit , this was a fresh installation from XP. The computer originally came with pre installed with Windows 7 installed but was downgraded to XP to meet company IT requirements. We have now been given the go ahead to trial windows 7. However after installation we are now facing issues of very random BSOD moments. Sometimes while using access or excel. At other times the computer could be totally idle. I would like to mention that our IT team upgraded the RAM in the computer from 4gb to 8gb prior to the Windows 7 installation. I do have a feeling that there is an issue with the memory which is causing this issue. I have attached my BSOD zip pack and would be very appreciative if one of the guru's could assist me on the matter.

Thanks

Wrigh2uk

A:BSOD - Crashes while computer idle/not idle (Unpredictable)

perfmon /report shows that these critical chipset drivers aren't installed:





Quote:
Symptom:[IMG]res://wdc.dll/error.gif[/IMG]
Device drivers are not installed.Cause:A driver has not been installed for this device preventing it from working properly.Details:The device driver for PCI Simple Communications Controller has not been installed. This device will not be available until the correct device driver is installed.Resolution:1. Try installing the drivers using Windows Update.
2. Install the drivers that are on the installation media that came with the device.
3. Check with the manufacturer for an updated driver.Related:Explanation of Error Codes Generated by Device Manager

Symptom:[IMG]res://wdc.dll/error.gif[/IMG]
Device drivers are not installed.Cause:A driver has not been installed for this device preventing it from working properly.Details:The device driver for PCI Serial Port has not been installed. This device will not be available until the correct device driver is installed.Resolution:1. Try installing the drivers using Windows Update.
2. Install the drivers that are on the installation media that came with the device.
3. Check with the manufacturer for an updated driver.Related:Explanation of Error Codes Generated by Device Manager


If needed the PnP ID's for these devices are:
Win32_PnPEntity.DeviceID="PCI\\VEN_8086&DEV_3B64&SUBSYS_304B103C&REV_06\\3&21436425&0&B0"
Win32_PnPEntity.DeviceID="P... Read more

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I just bought my new pc and every time I use it after a small period of time it crashes giving me this blue screen. I tried reinstalling windows but the error still there. What am I supposed to do?

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My display turns off (goes to black screen) after 5 minutes idle, even though I have display set to turn off after 30 minutes idle and the computer to sleep after 1 hour idle (this was done under Power Options in the Control Panel). This just started after the last big Microsoft updates were installed 2-3 weeks ago. I can not seem to change this, no matter what my settings are. Both my husband and I installed all the updates, yet his computer is not doing this; he changed all my settings to match his, but my display still turns off after 5 minutes. What's up with this, and how do I get my display to stay on for more than 5 minutes' idle time?

A:Display goes dark after 5 min idle; set to turn off after 30 min idle

This is not a laptop is it ?

Give us the exact make and model of pc.

Check the monitor itself for any sleep settings.

And you set windows to never let the monitor go off, correct ?

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Anyone know what could cause this? I have two towers I built that I switch back and forth on mainly to keep the antivirus up to date. This particular one when left off for a couple days lost 2 hours on the clock. This is also, the one that when I turned it on a while back it was so screwed up I had to run the win 7 home premium upgrade fresh install on it again. Any ideas would be a big help! Thanks.

A:Clock on pc lost 2 hours on the clock ?

I had the time zone set wrong when I reinstalled the OS.

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i am having problem with pc clock ( idk maybe battery problme ) i dont wanan spend money in it is tehre any programt aht i can install that have clcok in his own

A:is there any program about CLOCK for window 7 (not pc clock )

Windows 7 clock must work properly.
You could add a dozen clocks and it won't solve the problem.

You are referring to the motherboard bios battery. That what allows the bios and Windows 7 to keep time.

The batteries cost less than $4.00.
You will have to reset the time in bios and Windows 7 after changing the battery.

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In the task bar, when I click on the clock, how can I make the clock window that pops show me a digital clock?
Currently, it shows me an image of a legacy round analog clock.

A:How See Digital Clock From Task Bar Clock?

This may be of interest. Also you might ask on AutoHotkey.com if anyone has captured the mouse click on the tray clock to trigger another program (such as a digital clock.)

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I have a HIS ATI Radeon HD 4870x2 Graphics card
I am getting very poor gpu clock and memory speeds on both cores of my graphics card.

Both cores are running at
GPU Clock 507MHz
Memory 500MHz
at both 3D and 2D mode, using GPU-Z 0.3.0.0 and ati 8.12 catalyst control center
I know that in 3D mode it should be at 750MHZ and 900MHz and 2D at 507MHz and 500MHz(2gpu).
I have un-installed and re-installed the 8.12ccc
with no change at all, also using driver cleaner(in safe mode) when un-installing.
I get no arifacts as I use ExpertTool V4.0, enable fan contol for cooling while playing games.
Its just the card will not run at its full potentuall or how it should. Can you please help!!!

A:Issue with gpu clock and memory clock

That is strange..??

what happens when you set it to the default values..?? will the settings stick..??

not sure about ATI but i know the new nvidia cards have a power saving feature which drops the clocks when idle, kind of like Intel SpeedStep..

here's where my card clocks currently sit while its idle..
you can see they are far below stock clocks, maybe ATI have a similar feature in they're newer drivers..... have you checked to see if the clocks jump up when you stress the card.??

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I am a developer who needs to travel a lot. I use a broadwell i7 laptop with 10GB RAM. I generally run JBOSS/Websphere Application Server with MYSQL and R mathematical programming language. All are computationally heavy softwares. I dont do anything else, no gaming, no video rendering.Few hours back I ordered a T480s laptop with i8550u processor being lured by the promise of high productivity in a  lighter weight system. But then I looked into T470p with i7700hq, a cheaper option, and got quite confused. Some of the websites are praising i7 8550u processor, though being underclocked, as equal to i7700hq in computational power. Some are pegging i7700hq as far superior and at cheaper cost too.Definitely lighter is better for my backpack. But I wish I could carry a workstation with me. I guess I can forego the performance enhancement of i7700hq if it less than 10%.  I need an advice. I think I can still cancel the order and buy T470s. 













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A:T480s(i7 8550u processor) and T470p (i7 7700hq) processor

the main difference is the TDP. this affects how much cooling the processor requires, and how much sustained work it can do.Edit: TDP is Thermal Design Power (put simply, how much power it consumes and heat it puts out)The i7-7700HQ (I assume this is what you mean since the 7700k is a socketed desktop part) has a 35 watt TDP, and correspondingly powerful cooling system. It can work at full power for extended periods on time without downlocking.The i7-8550U has only a 15 watt TDP. It also has a cooling system meant to handle just 15 watts. (these cooling systems are also a lot lighter weight and more compact as you've seen). Initially, it probably has about the same processing power as the 7700HQ (both are 14 nm quad cores with hyperthreading, at pretty close frequencies), but the 8550U will quickly downclock once it gets hot.The result is a processor that feels blazing fast for short term tasks, but has a low average power consumption and can be cooled by a small ultrabook's cooling system.For you, it depends on what your workload is. If you're entering some math equation, and then let it solve for a minute, then give it a minute or 2 of rest while you enter the next one in, the 8550U will work perfectly.If it's continuously working on long spreadsheets etc that take 5+ minutes to solve then you're going to want the 7700HQ and its host's better cooling system.

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Hi,

This is my first post here, and my computer appears to be infected.

The Symptoms:
-- The desktop has "disappeared" and is replaced by a blank blue screen. The icons on the desktop are all gone.
-- There is no "bar" at the bottom: no start button, no task bar, no clock, no indications of open programs. i.e., the entire screen is blue.

-- However, the situation is different right after I start-up.
-- At first, I see all my programs. Sometimes I see the task bar and start button, clock, etc., sometimes not.
-- But something is wrong even then. The computer is slow. And I know desktop will not last long. Sometimes if I am quick I can double click on a desktop icon before the desktop disappears.
-- Sometimes there is a "transition" period. For a few seconds I'll see the desktop, then for a few it will go "all blue".
-- When it is "all blue", I can still get into programs. If I open up the task manager, I can click on the "New Task ..." button under the "Applications" tab.
-- I can still work with documents, but thinks are slow.
-- When I start in safe mode, I still have the problem of the missing desktop.

Other Signs:
-- When I can see the clock, it says "VIRUS ALERT!" followed by the time. My google searches inform me that this is a common symptom.

What I have done so far:
-- I've done the Norton "Quick Scan" -- found something the first time, and fixed i... Read more

A:Fake Anti-virus -- No Start Menu/task Bar/clock -- Or Has "virus Alert" At Clock

Welcome to BC no_more_virusIf you're using Windows 2000/XP, please print out and follow the instructions for using SDFix in BC's self-help tutorial "How to use SDFix". This program is for Windows 2000/XP ONLY.-- When using this tool, you must use the Administrator's account or an account with "Administrative rights"-- Disconnect from the Internet and temporarily disable your anti-virus and any anti-malware real time protection before performing a scan.When done, the SDFix report log will open in notepad and automatically be saved in the SDFix folder as Report.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of Report.txt in your next reply. Be sure to renable you anti-virus and and other security programs before connecting to the Internet.To fix the policy restrictions created by this infection, please open the SDFix folder or download XP_CodecRepair.inf and save it to your desktop. for Windows XP ONLY. Right-click on XP_CodecRepair.inf and select Install from the Context menu.Note: To download the .inf file, go to File, choose "Save page as" All Files and save XP_CodecRepair.inf to your desktop.Then log off or reboot to apply the changes.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has f... Read more

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I've been having latency issues lately on P5Q pro turbo while streaming radio, netflix or watching youtube (The typical popping & stuttering I've been reading about). I don't know how long I have had it but I just started noticing a week or 2 ago. Been idle all night while I slept and turn the monitors on first thing today and still getting red spikes.

I have Atheros? L1E Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET 2 on a P5Q pro turbo motherboard and have tried driver versions 1.0.0.15, 1.0.0.16 and 1.0.0.18 versions of the Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI ethernet controller. The driver version on the MB CD is 1.0.0.16.

I have downloaded this package from this site Drivers Informer: Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI-E Ethernet Controller overview Which says Win7 should be 1.0.0.49 but when I installed it, it only installed 1.0.0.18. It gave no option which one to install. I cant seem to install .49 version. Funny thing is version .18 isn't even listed in the above link.

NDIS 6.20 is the worst latency offender. Can I safely put NDIS 6.30 or 6.40 on Windows 7x64?

I have tried disabling LAN, video and sound in the device manager as well as a backup Logitech BT mouse driver.

I have 2 video card slots on my MB each with a card. I swapped the card positions around in case something was conflicting. According to How to Detect an IRQ Conflict | eHow I have no conflicting devices and no yellow exclamations.

Nothing seems to help. The ONLY thing that seems to put a t... Read more

A:DPC Latency when idle - Keyword *IDLE*

First, this really belongs in another forum section. Audio may be affected but its more some system or driver problem.

However, on the sound side, looking at the Device Manager listing, I don't really see a true hardware driver for your PC sound. I see ATI High Definition and NVIDIA High Definition but those are most likely HDMI audio drivers, not PC sound drivers. VIA, according to what I find on the ASUS site is the correct on-board audio.

https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P5...Desk_Download/

Another Item I see is a wireless adapter. Wi-Fi is a know cause of audio dropout. Disable that or even unplug it if you are not using Wi-Fi. If you are using Wi-Fi, stop and use a wired LAN connection.

The so called driver sites do not always have the latest or even correct drivers. Best to use the ones from the motherboard vendor, or in the case of Intel devices direct from Intel.

Finally, download and run the free Resplendence Latency Mon program. It is much more than the limited DPC Latency Checker program.

Resplendence Software - LatencyMon: suitability checker for real-time audio and other tasks

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I've been having latency issues lately on P5Q pro turbo while streaming radio, netflix or watching youtube (The typical popping & stuttering I've been reading about). I don't know how long I have had it but I just started noticing a week or 2 ago. Been idle all night while I slept and turn the monitors on first thing today and still getting red spikes.

I have Atheros? L1E Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET 2 on a P5Q pro turbo motherboard and have tried driver versions 1.0.0.15, 1.0.0.16 and 1.0.0.18 versions of the Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI ethernet controller. The driver version on the MB CD is 1.0.0.16.

I have downloaded this package from this site Drivers Informer: Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI-E Ethernet Controller overview Which says Win7 should be 1.0.0.49 but when I installed it, it only installed 1.0.0.18. It gave no option which one to install. I cant seem to install .49 version. Funny thing is version .18 isn't even listed in the above link.

NDIS 6.20 is the worst latency offender. Can I safely put NDIS 6.30 or 6.40 on Windows 7x64?

I have tried disabling LAN, video and sound in the device manager as well as a backup Logitech BT mouse driver.

I have 2 video card slots on my MB each with a card. I swapped the card positions around in case something was conflicting. According to How to Detect an IRQ Conflict | eHow I have no conflicting devices and no yellow exclamations.

Nothing seems to help. The ONLY thing that seems to put a t... Read more

A:DPC Latency when idle - Keyword *IDLE*

First, this really belongs in another forum section. Audio may be affected but its more some system or driver problem.

However, on the sound side, looking at the Device Manager listing, I don't really see a true hardware driver for your PC sound. I see ATI High Definition and NVIDIA High Definition but those are most likely HDMI audio drivers, not PC sound drivers. VIA, according to what I find on the ASUS site is the correct on-board audio.

https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P5...Desk_Download/

Another Item I see is a wireless adapter. Wi-Fi is a know cause of audio dropout. Disable that or even unplug it if you are not using Wi-Fi. If you are using Wi-Fi, stop and use a wired LAN connection.

The so called driver sites do not always have the latest or even correct drivers. Best to use the ones from the motherboard vendor, or in the case of Intel devices direct from Intel.

Finally, download and run the free Resplendence Latency Mon program. It is much more than the limited DPC Latency Checker program.

Resplendence Software - LatencyMon: suitability checker for real-time audio and other tasks

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Hi, I have a semi-related question: do you have advice for fitting M.2 SATA3 SSD into T580 2.5" bay? How to find the correct cable?
 
Moderator note: off-topic post moved to its own thread.  Subjecte edited to match content.  Was:  Re: Advice ThinkPad P52 upgrade options?

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I can't figure out for the life of me if a t580 allows for FDE and how to make it work.  Forgive me if this has been asked before.  My machine is a 20L9001TUS type with a 1 TB hard drive.

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