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High CPU usage on Dell Inspiron 5570

It is in November 2019. There is a laptop, Dell Inspiron 5570. It is my mother in law’s laptop. Recently she found it is so slow and ask my help.

I connected this laptop through Teamviewer. I checked the CPU usage and found it is so high and the temperature is also high.

It is above 90 degrees.  The CPU usage is 100%. The top two are Intel PROSet/Wireless Event log service and Intel PROSet/Wireless Zero Configure Service.

 

 

 

The Windows 10 was upgraded to the latest one. build 1909.

I have to check the problem on Google and Dell community.

Actually I found the answer.

Excessive power and CPU usage for Intel(R) Proset/Wireless Services on Inspiron 5570 after Win10 update KB4511552

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Upgrade my Kindle Paperwhite 7th Gen. to v5.12.2

My Kindle Paperwhite 7th Generation was upgraded to 5.11.1.1 early this year. Late, I upgrade the firmware to 5.11.2. Now it is another upgrade available online.

Check the version before upgrading.

 

Firmware 5.11.2 What’s new

 

I touched the settings and settings again, to check the upgrade availability.

Upgrade notice

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USB Front Panel for PC

My PC case has a front panel. Including two USB 2.0 ports, one MIC port, and one earphone port. It is not enough. It is not fast enough.
The motherboard Gigabyte B450M DS3H has F_USB30 and F_USB1 and F_USB2.

I can get a USB front panel and connect it to the motherboard. Then I can use the USB 3.0 and 2.0 together front the front easily.
Let’s have a look at some pictures.

B450M DS3H top view

 

Hard to find the ports. Look at the manual below.

Motherboard USB

 

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XiaoMi MiBox 3 Enhanced

I bought this set-top-box three years ago. It is Mi Box 3, enhanced edition.

It cost me RMB399. Free shipping to my Chinese address.

White color looks nice. Moden design. Not black anymore.

Here is the specification.

  • Rom: 8GB eMMC 5.0
  • Ram: 2GB LPDDR3
  • CPU: MT8693
  • Output resolution: 4K(3840×2160)
  • GPU: Power VR GX6250
  • OS: Android 5.1
  • Video format support: FLV, MOV, AVI, MKV, TS, M2TS, MP4, 3GP, MPEG, OGM
  • Audio format support: MP3, APE, FLAC, AAC, OGG
  • Photo format support: BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
  • Decoder format: HD MPEG1/2/4, H.264, H.265, Xvid/Divx4/5/6
  • Wifi: 2.4GHz/5GHz, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Blue-tooth: Bluetoothn 4.1+EDR(enhanced data rate)
  • Interface: HDMI 2.0, USB 2.0

 

 

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UGreen Bluetooth adapter 4.0

It is a new Bluetooth adapter which supports Bluetooth v4.0.

Let’s have a look at the package first. Oh, no. I still want to see the difference between Bluetooth 4.0 and its previous generation, such as v3.0, etc.

Bluetooth Specs

The specification of the adapter I got as below:

  • Chip model: CSR8510
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0
  • Data transfer frequency: 2.4GHz
  • Data transfer rate: up to 3Mbps
  • Operation range: up to 20 meters
  • Support USB 2.0 A male port
  • Support protocol: HFP1.5, HSP1.2, AVRCP1.4, A2DP1.2, FTP1.1
  • Compliant with Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10

The Package Content:

  • USB Bluetooth Adapter
  • Driver CD
  • Manual
  • Warranty Card

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AS SSD Benchmark Test on Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD

I did a little bit test on my new Samsung  970 EVO Plus  NVMe 250GB SSD.

After I installed the new Samsung SSD and migrate the system disk to it. The default NVMe driver is Windows 10 builtin driver.

Microsoft Standard NVM Express Controller

Driver version: 10.0.18362.1

Driver date: 6/21/2006

Standard NVM Express Controller

 

It can be confirmed on the Samsung Magician software. Under NVMe Driver, it shows Microsoft.

Samsung Magician

 

The test result based on AS SSD Benchmark 1.8.5636.37293.

Stornvme driver Score on AS SSD Benchmark 1.8

The score is 3178.

Later I found AS SSD Benchmark has a new version. V2.0.6812.41776.

Then I run the test on the new AS SSD Benchmark software.

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Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 V-NAND SSD

I bought an SSD from Taobao months ago. It was on sale at that time. I thought it is a good deal. I paid RMB399. Convert it to CAD $75. Compared the price on Amazon.ca, $102.94. I did get a great deal.

I installed it on my desktop yesterday.

Look at what I got.

Samsung 970 EVO Plus Box Front

 

Samsung 970 EVO Plus Box Back

 

Samsung 970 EVO Plus inside the box

Quite easy. there is the place on the motherboard.

Installation of Samsung 970 EVO Plus

 

 

Then download the programs from Samsung official site.

  • Data Migration Tool
  • Magician Software

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Firmware update of my Kindle Paperwhite 7th gen

Yesterday night, when I open the cover of my Kindle paperwhite, it displayed the updating screen.

So it is automatically update. We call it OTA update, or over-the-air update.

 

Now it is version 5.11.1.1. I remembered I did a manual update last Augest. After that update, it was 5.9.7.

On my Kindle, the What’s New page shown two release version, 5.10.3 and 5.11.1.1.

Let’s have a look at the What’s New.

Version 5.11.1.1 – April 2019

New translation language: Tanslation support added for Afrikaans, Catalan, Icelandic, Swedish and Welsh.

New keyboard languages: Keyboard support added for Afrikaans, Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish.

Performance improvements, bug fixes, and other general enhancements.

Version 5.10.3 – February 2019

Performance improvements and other general enhancements.

Here is the link to download the firmware for v5.11.1.1, if you don’t get the OTA update.

Upgrade of my Desktop PC

It is time to upgrade my desktop. The six years old computer.

CPU:  AMD Ryzen 5 2400G

  • CPU has 4 Cores, 8 Threads.
  • GPU has 11 Cores
  • Base clock: 3.6Ghz, Max Boost Clock: 3.9GHz
  • Cache: L1 384KB, L2 2MB, L3 4MB
  • Unlocked: Yes
  • CMOS: 14nm FinFET
  • Package: AM4
  • PCIe: PCIe 3.0×8
  • Thermal Solution: Wraith Stealth
  • TDP: 65W
  • Max Temps: 95°C

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CPU-Z: AMD Ryzen 5 2400G

 

Ryzen 5 2400G Caches information

 

AMD Radeon RX Vega 11 Graphics

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H

  • Chipset: AMD B450
  • Memory: 4 x DDR4 DIMM  sockets supporting up to 64 GB, Dual channel, Support for DDR4 3200(O.C.)/2933/2667/2400/2133 MHz, Support ECC/Non-ECC, XMP.
  • Onboard Graphics: 1 x DVI-D port, 1X HDMI port.
  • Expansion Slots: 1 x PCI express x 16 slot, running at x16; 1 x PCI express x 16 slot, running at x4; 1 x PCI express x 1 slot.
  • Storage Interface: 1 x M.2 connector(Socket 3, M key); 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors; Support for RAID 0, 1, 10.
  • USB: Chipset supports 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports through internal USB header; 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports(4ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)
    CPU supports 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports on the back panel

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Gigabyte B450M DS3H

 

RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2X8GB

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  • Configuration: Dual/Quad Channel
  • Series: VENGEANCE LPX
  • Size: 16GB Kit (2 x 8GB)
  • Latency: 16-16-16-39
  • Voltage: 1.2V
  • Speed: 2400MHz
  • Color: Black
  • Rating: PC4-19200 (24MHz)
  • Heat Spreader: Anodized Aluminum
  • Format:L DIMM
  • Profile: XMP 2.0
  • Pin: 288
DDR4 16GB Dual channel, Corsair Vengeance LPX

 

SPD information of Corsair Vengeance LPX 2400

 

Look at the pictures.

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AMD B450 Motherboard

My computer I am using now has A55M-P33 motherboard. It uses AMD A55 chipset. I have ordered a new motherboard for my next PC upgrade.

recommended motherboard under 100

Gigabyte B450M DS3H

GIGABYTE B450M DS3H (AMD Ryzen AM4/M.2/HMDI/DVI/USB 3.1/DDR4/Micro ATX/Motherboard)

Some pictures of it.

Front View
Main View
Back Panel

When I upgrade my desktop with this new motherboard, there are some upgrade for whole system.

Let me list these news below:

  • DDR3 to DDR4
  • SATA II to SATA III
  • USB 2.0 to USB 3.1
  • PCIE Gen.2 to PCIE 3.0

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