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Author Topic: Essential Tweaks and Fixes for GPD WIN  (Read 9413 times)

Mountainmohawk (OP)

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Essential Tweaks and Fixes for GPD WIN
« on: November 12, 2016, 06:37:31 pm »
Hey guys, I thought it would be nice to have one central thread for any tweaks, fixes, or improvements that yuo might have for this device. Post away!

Here are a couple that are are from the Reddit FAQ https://www.reddit.com/r/gpdwin/comments/5c9duk/gpd_win_general_faq/

BIOS Changes for Performance

    Chipset Tab -> North Bridge -> Memory Configuration -> DRAM Speed Grade -> Fast
        This BIOS setting can be missing from the list on the 10/25/2016 BIOS Revision (and perhaps others) if you have hit F3 to reset the BIOS to optimized defaults and have not yet rebooted since doing so. It will re-appear in the settings list after saving settings and rebooting. No cause is known for this behavior and it does not appear to be 100% consistent.

    Chipset Tab -> North Bridge -> Intel IGD Configuration -> GFX Boost -> Enabled (Thanks /u/mefaun!)

BIOS Changes for Troubleshooting/Thermal (If you bugcheck/hard shutdown, try these)

    Advanced Tab -> CPU Configuration -> CPU Thermal Configuration -> DTS -> Enabled

    Chipset Tab -> North Bridge -> Intel IGD Configuration -> IGD Thermal -> Enabled

Removable Windows Components

    Media Features - If you're installing MPC or any alternate Media Player, you can remove this.
    Microsoft Print to PDF - If you're not printing to PDF, you can remove this.
    Print and Document Services - If you're not printing from your GPD WIN, you can remove this.
    Remote Differential Compression API Support - It is highly unlikely you will ever have a need for this, it is only used by a few specific applications. It is generally safe to remove.
    Work Folders Client - If you're not synchronizing folders, you can remove this.
    XPS Services -If you're not opening/using .XPS documents (you probably aren't), you can remove this.
    XPS Viewer - If you're not opening/using .XPS documents (you probably aren't), you can remove this.

Windows Cleanup Commands

    Run Disk Cleanup against your C:\, clicking the button to "Clean Up System Files". This should reclaim ~4GB from a default install, more if you've installed updates or experienced a BSOD.

    Run the following commands to clean your base image, reduce the size of your WinSxS folder, and reclaim other used space:
        dism /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase
        powercfg /h off

    NOTE: The powercfg command listed above disables Hibernation support. If you intend to use Hibernation, you can safely skip that step.

    Using the above, I was able to get the default install (not clean install) down to approximately 16.0GB used, after the W10 Anniversary edition installation.
        You probably should do a clean install if you don't mind the hassle of doing so. You'll save more space, and based on anecdotal evidence you should have fewer issues overall.
« Last Edit: November 12, 2016, 08:27:59 pm by Mountainmohawk »


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Re: Essential Tweaks and Fixes for GPD WIN
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2016, 03:37:37 am »
it doesn't disable hibernation, it disables sleep/standby. Just FYI.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2016, 03:40:25 am by nex86 »


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Re: Essential Tweaks and Fixes for GPD WIN
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2016, 04:25:28 am »
I would disable Windows search and superfetch in services.msc from the run menu.  Disable indexing as well on the C:

Also maybe install a third party anti virus something that will disable the anti malware resource hog of Windows defender.

Because the GPU is tied into the CPU and all its cycles i would try to eliminate anything that will constantly hit the the SSD.

There is plenty you can do to optimize Windows 10 more and shutting things down that will cause the machine to run harder then it needs to.