Since I Tweaked the Memory Speeds Last Night on The HiBook, I thought I Should Run a GeekBench Test

Last evening I posted up about tweaking the BIOS on the HiBook. All went well and no animals, or tablets were injured or destroyed. However this morning I was wondering if this would have any affect on the Geekbench scores I had recorded back in August when I got the tablet.

The answer is, a completely inconclusive, “hell, I dunno!”. Why you may ask? Well, first off the Geekbench results from August were on the 32 bit testing program and these are on the 64 bit version. While the single scores are consistently higher, it really doesn’t tell me a damned thing about overall performance.

What I will say is that it seems to be quicker and somewhat more stable in Windows 10. I don’t do gaming, so I can’t give you an answer there.

Below you will find the first result from back in August of 2016 followed by a few varying results from today. (Geekbench is nothing if not inconsistent).

And today’s results….

Test 2
Test 1
Test 3

So if we can trust this, single core scores are higher, but quad-core scores are not.  Sure, I should change the memory speed back to default, but the answer to that is, aw hell no, until the Hi12 arrives!

These of course are simply CPU benchmarks and strictly done for curiosity, and yes there are other tests that can be run.

Tim

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This Evening I Tweaked The Memory Speed On The HiBook And Didn’t Blow It Up! (yet)

Less than 20 minutes ago, I decided to tweak the RAM speed on the HiBook to 1600 MHz, which is what it should be running at. All seems to have gone well since the tablet still boots up and all systems seem to be a-okay.

I did this after poking around YouTube and finding a video on how to do this on the Chuwi Hi12, which of course I shall have soon. While I absolutely do not recommend trying these little tweaks, increasing the memory speed can get you a bit of performance.

The procedure is fairly easy, but you will need a USB keyboard to get the deed done. I used the keyboard that I normally run from the Dell PC through a USB to USB-C adapter and it worked fine.

The steps are as follows:

  • Plugin your USB keyboard (Bluetooth ain’t going to hack it).
  • Start up the tablet and then when Windows is starting, hold down the “delete” key.
  • Once into the BIOS, find the chipset settings and then select Northbridge.
  • You will then see the memory speed settings. Change the setting to 1600.
  • Save settings and pray to god your tablet restarts and works.

Do NOT blame me if your tablet turns into a brick, especially if you watch the video below, which will also offer similar warnings. Below is an image showing the task manager performance readings in Win 10.

Ram, now running at 1600 MHz!

Do I know if this has increased performance?  Not just yet, but it certainly can’t hurt! Will it decrease battery performance? Perhaps a little, but this tablet does very well on battery, so if I lose 30 minutes, but get a performance increase I won’t complain. So without further introduction, here is the video…

That is all for tonight, except for a short note…you can still get a HiBook Pro for a mere $184 for the next few days,

Tim

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It is Time Once Again For the HiBook News, Today’s Edition: Waiting on The Hi12

Today’s report will be fairly short. The HiBook is now officially my only truly mobile PC after selling my laptop. Of course that will change when my new Hi12 arrives. I expect it to arrive sometime this week as it is being shipped from China and it has been 7 days and counting since I ordered it.

The HiBook will primarily be shifted to full time server duty once the Hi12 is received, but today we are serving the web site from my old Dell PC which is also for sale. Hopefully the Hi12 will arrive before someone realizes what a good deal a Dell PC, with 8 gb ram and a 1 TB drive is.

Today I am actually using the HiBook as a notebook along with the Logitech K480 keyboard, which I will also use with my Hi12. So one keyboard and the ability to use it with my Mini-PC and my HiBook and Hi12 with a simple flip of the switch certainly makes more sense than buying the add-on keyboards which actually cost more than the Logitech.

Incidentally you can still find one of these HiBooks, the Pro model, at a very reasonable $184 at this link.

I am trying to remain calm, but I am really expecting a great experience from the Hi12 and can’t wait to report on it. Of course Chuwi has already released a 13.5 inch Hi13 with some great specs which I wrote about in my previous article here. But I am holding off on that one until I see a few 3rd party, unbiased reviews.

That is all for today,

Tim

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The New Chuwi Hi13 Has Caught my Eye! Very Good Specs and a Decent Price Tag

It looks great but haven’t seen on in person yet.

Chuwi has announced their new Hi13 tablet and the specs are reasonably great. The display of course is the big selling point with a 3000 x 2000 pixel, 3:2 ratio, display and a promised 480 nits of brightness.

The device is currently on pre-sale at Gearbest.com for $350. Not a bad price considering the specifications I am listing below. Obviously I am going to reserve judgement until someone reviews the device.

The specs on this device are as follows:

  • Intel, Quad Core Apollo Lake Celeron CPU @1.1 gHz
  • Windows 10 OS
  • 64 gb on-board storage
  • 4gb ram
  • WiFi a/b/g/n/ac (yep it has 5 gHz)
  • microSD (TF) card support for 128 gb
  • microUSB port
  • 1 USB 2.0  full size port and 1 USB-C 3.0 port
  • micro HDMI port
  • stylus support
  • 4 speakers

I have gleaned the specs from both Gearbest and Chuwi and at times they differ, so if I were you, I myself would wait until we have a review available from an outside source. Then again, I myself want this damned thing! Obviously I will not waste money on the keyboard since I have my Logitech K480.

Tim

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I Sold My Asus X553SA Laptop Today. I Shall Miss It, Until The Chuwi Hi12 Arrives!

I shall miss it, but only till the Hi12 arrives!

I had not actually planned on the Asus laptop (X553SA) selling as quickly as it did, but I was happy to part with it. It is always nice to sell a product that one knows will offer great service to the buyer and has pretty much no flaws.

Sure it was not the latest tech and it certainly wasn’t the fastest PC on earth, but it did well as a productivity machine and very well as a web server.

The battery was still good after a year of use and I was regularly getting 4.5 hrs out of it with moderately heavy use. Someone got themselves a pretty good deal for only $200 for a 15.6 inch laptop!

Of course this means that I will probably be using the old Dell Optiplex 745 as my alternate server for a few days as we wait for the Chuwi Hi12 to arrive!

Stay tuned for a plethora of posts concerning the Hi12 and it’s performance. It will probably incur the same crazy, offbeat tests that the HiBook has received. It will also become the replacement for my laptop/notebook.

That is all for today, except…the server this is being written on is available for a mere $105 right now!

Tim

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