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The HiBook News Today’s Edition – Minor Issues With Boosting The Ram Speed to 1600Mhz

Today’s subject is primarily concerning the HiBook. A few days back I boosted the RAM speed up to what it should be, which is 1600 MHz. The factory defaults are set at 1066 MHz and I am always willing to get a tiny bit more performance.

In the process of boosting the RAM speed I also went ahead and flashed the bios to the latest version which was supposed to help with some WiFi issues. The only issues I have had are with my LogiTech mouse which although I believed I had figured out, I guess I hadn’t. Occasionally it won’t recognize the mouse until I go into Device Manager and unplug and re-insert the wireless dongle.  I have another wireless mouse that works just fine. It happens to be one of those ultra cheap $1.50 deals you can find on Amazon.

So that eliminates the micro-USB port and the OTG cable. That leaves me with the thought that the Logitech could simply be going bad or that the increased memory speed is somehow messing with the device manager in Windows 10.  I shall continue to try different things, but  in the meantime I have ordered a less crappy cheap mouse from Amazon, the very best that $3.79 can buy!

As for my return process with the Chuwi Hi12, that seems to be going well. They have shipped the replacement Tablet and according to the email it should arrive in less than 2 weeks. They also reimbursed me for 50% of the return shipping cost and that was okay by me. So once again, we play the waiting game for the new tablet PC but I believe that this time I will get a good one.

That is all for now,

Tim

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Tweaking the BIOS on The HiBook Was a Great Idea. However It Caused an Issue That Was Easily Fixed.

Back in February I wrote about tweaking the BIOS on the Hibook and later about running some Geekbench tests on it. I have also mentioned in followup posts about having issues with my LogiTech wireless mouse.

After doing some research and finally abandoning the LogiTech mouse in favor of an old crap wireless mouse I realized that the mouse issues occurred after the tablet refused to boot one day at work and I reset it to factory defaults.

As I wrote about I also had updated the HiBook BIOS just after doing the upgrade and when I reset to defaults, I unknowingly dropped the memory speed back to 1066 MHz.  I discovered this tonight when I ran CPU-Z to check things and saw the memory speed had dropped back down.

Booting back into the BIOS this evening allowed me to once again change that back to 1600Mhz on the memory speed and guess what? Yes kiddies, all is well once again. I have done 3 restarts and each time the LogiTech is recognized and there is once again a bit of extra performance from the web server here!

My conclusion is the latest BIOS absolutely needs to run at the full 1600 MHz ram speed for all to work correctly. Read that link at the top of this article for the how-to’s on that.

That is all for tonight!

Tim

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It Is Time Once Again For The HiBook News! Today: Finally Shipped the Hi12 Back!

Today I finally shipped the Hi12 back to BangGood at the address they finally provided.  So that makes it an even month since I first ordered it. They asked me to provide the lowest cost shipping possible and in rural Kentucky that pretty much meant using the US Postal service which still cost a bundle to send it with a tracking number. $60 to be exact!

I have no clue if they are going to cover my return shipping or not and at this point I was just glad to send the tablet back from whence it came. So now we wait, probably another 30 days before I even get my hands on a working Hi12.

So while ordering a tablet from a Chinese retailer is inexpensive to start with, be prepared for a long return process if the item is defective.  I would have hoped they had a US warehouse to ship it back to, but I don’t think that Banggood has a warehouse here, Gearbest however does, but they didn’t put the Hi12 on sale until this week.

The HiBook of course is still working perfectly, although today I am having mouse issues because I am using a crap $1.50 mouse I bought for the Dragon Touch X10 back in 2015 and the cursor just sort of drifts around with no control. But that is okay, because this is a touch screen after all and I have resorted to using my finger as a pointer.

That is pretty much all I have for today, except I did order another super cheap wireless mouse for this tablet from Amazon!

Tim

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Once Again Windows Amazes Me With Horrible Math Skills! That And An Advisory To Make Sure You Use Disk Cleanup

Wow! Once Again I am going to gain 4 TB!

So today both of my current machines received the latest Windows 10 update. Obviously on the Zotac disk space is a non issue considering the 240 gb SSD. However, this is always a dicey issue concerning the HiBook.

So as usual I ran disk cleanup immediately after the update and and now back to roughly 10.3 gb free space, which is about normal. The point here is that if you have one of these tablets with only a 64 gb eMMC as the primary drive, run the disk cleanup on a regular basis!

Sure I have about 27 gb free on my microSD card, but that ain’t the boot drive kiddies! Do it often and be patient, because it takes just short of forever to complete. The humor here is Windows 10 crap math, because disk cleanup told me I was once again going to free up almost 4 TB….that would be cool, but obviously Microsoft programmers have failed basic math….

That is all,

Tim

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I Did Not Realize I Had Been Away From The Android Side of My HiBook For So Long. Yipes!

Tonight I decided to move the server for this site onto the Android side of the HiBook Tablet. That side had a last post date of September 18th! Yeah, it has been a long while. So I needed to wipe the database and re-install WordPress then run the last backup.

So far so good! Obviously we still have the same downside to running on Android 5.1 and that is the WiFi goes to sleep unless you keep the display active. That folks, is why I normally run in Windows 10 with a Linux VM that doesn’t sleep at all, regardless of whether the display has gone bye-bye or not.

All that being said, it actually does work quite well and I am happy to be back in Android for the evening. Obviously it won’t stay around too long…but enjoy it for now.

That is all,

Tim

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