The Internet Service Provider I use is CIK Telcom. It is a virtual ISP. The connection is cable, actually from Shaw cable facility.
I did the speed test a long time ago, in 2008.
# Up to 5 Mbps download speed
# Up to 512 Kbps upload speed
Now, my connection plan is 25Mbps download and 2.5Mbps upload.
Let me use the Shaw Speedtest tool to check the speed now.
It is 23.3Mbps download and 1.7Mbps upload. Quite normal, because it is through Modem, router, Wifi. At the same time, there are about more than 5 devices still online now.
So the speed is acceptable.
I almost forget the link of the Shaw cable speed test url.
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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My Kindle Paperwhite 7th Generation
was upgraded to 184.108.40.206 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.
Continue reading “Upgrade my Kindle Paperwhite 7th Gen. to v5.12.2”
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.
Continue reading “USB Front Panel for PC”
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
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
Continue reading “XiaoMi MiBox 3 Enhanced”
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.
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
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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.
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.
Continue reading “AS SSD Benchmark Test on Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 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
Continue reading “Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 V-NAND SSD”
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 220.127.116.11. 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 18.104.22.168.
Let’s have a look at the What’s New.
Version 22.214.171.124 – 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 v126.96.36.199, if you don’t get the OTA update.
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
CMOS: 14nm FinFET
PCIe: PCIe 3.0×8
Thermal Solution: Wraith Stealth
Max Temps: 95°C
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
Gigabyte B450M DS3H
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2X8GB
Configuration: Dual/Quad Channel
Series: VENGEANCE LPX
Size: 16GB Kit (2 x 8GB)
Rating: PC4-19200 (24MHz)
Heat Spreader: Anodized Aluminum
Profile: XMP 2.0
DDR4 16GB Dual channel, Corsair Vengeance LPX
SPD information of Corsair Vengeance LPX 2400
Look at the pictures.
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