[UPDATE] Razer Blade 15 ft. Intel 9th Gen processor

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Razer.WolfPack, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. doctorfaust

    doctorfaust New Member

    So how might be the way to install everything correctly?
     
  2. ANADADDY

    ANADADDY New Member

    Same for me. I installed ME update before the BIOS update. Now the BIOS updater stuck at 99%.
    TBH, the ME update was released before BIOS update, there were no instructions on updating BIOS and EC before proceed to ME update at the first place. Sadly, Razer did not organize the process well.
     
  3. doctorfaust

    doctorfaust New Member

    Well...they did not organize anything here...o_O

    I`ll wait untill an answer from Razer appears saying what to do when EC and ME have already been updated.
     
  4. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    They see this and I believe working on it, just hold your horses.
     
  5. doctorfaust

    doctorfaust New Member

    I will....horses....ponys....whatever is necessary :wink_:
     
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  6. The really scary thing about this is that clearly Razer did not properly test (if at all) the1.04 BIOS release. Of all the software they produce, BIOS updates should be the most thoroughly tested. Thank God it did not brick our systems
     
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  7. Quikie

    Quikie New Member

    So I managed to get get the Bios updated, then the EC update. Well seems like the coil whine is louder now. There seems to be none if i limit it to 60fps, but at 100fps its screaming.
     
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  8. spectremarty

    spectremarty New Member

    Firstly a strong disclaimer: If you are not a hardware guru, don't attempt this. Just don't. Wait for Razer.

    Secondly, ensure all antivirus/antimalware software is totally uninstalled before proceeding. It's not worth the risk of it interfering and you toasting your precious laptops.

    I CANNOT STRESS ENOUGH IF YOU ARE UNSURE DO NOT PROCEED.

    Warning out of the way, I stupidly made the mistake of installing the Management Engine firmware, then the EC firmware then the BIOS naturally wouldn't update. Damn. I've been working with BIOS/EFI for a long, long time so I'm very familiar with AMIBIOS which Razer Blade 15 2019 model uses. Easy fix here. The utility Razer bundle isn't able to prod the firmware to update it, but, rather handily they include the tool you need and it works. Yay Razer!

    What to do?

    Ensure you've got a program like 7zip installed. Download the latest bios update applicable for your razer laptop. Right click on it, extract to a folder.

    Open up a cmd window as an administrator. Navigate to that folder.

    run the command afuwinx64.exe Charlotte2_0104.bin /B /P /N /K

    To elaborate what is doing what:

    /B = boot block
    /P = main bios
    /N = NVRAM
    /K = all non-critical blocks

    Let it run and do its thing. It doesn't take long. Review what's occured in the console session and check everything was successful.

    If all looks good, give it a reboot.

    DO NOT FREAK OUT. It will upon the first reboot sit idle/dormant for a little while and that is normal. You have not bricked it. Give it plenty of time and once it returns to life, before it goes to boot the OS, press delete, go into the bios, reset to factory defaults and adjust any settings to how you like. save and quit. I suggest turning on memory XMP as it provides a nice little performance bump.

    Congrats, 1.04 bios is yours.

    If Razer thinks this information is too dangerous for average users - please remove. I will understand. The skilled users will find this super helpful and it'll get them to 1.04 happily.

    Edit: PS. I forgot to say - it silenced the laptop neatly after the 1.04 update. Woot! :)
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2019
  9. JimCasey87

    JimCasey87 New Member

    Anyone upgrade their ram on their Razer 2019 rtx line? What did you get? I bought the ballistic sport lt by micron (crucial) 16gb x 2 2666Mhz but am hearing that they may be underclocked to 2400Mhz due to the default xmp profile of the ram?
     
  10. spectremarty

    spectremarty New Member

    I've used in a few Razer 15 2019 laptops now 'HyperX Impact HX426S15IB2K2/32 32GB (2x16GB) 2666MHz DDR4 SODIMM' with total success. Passes memtest for days under XMP profile at full speed 2666MHz and works totally reliably.

    That said, I've had very mixed results in the past with both compatibilities with existing ram modules and XMP profiles being less than the rated speed when it comes to Crucial memory.

    Ensure in the bios you've got XMP enabled then boot back into windows, hop into windows task manager, go to the performance tab, click on the memory sub-section column and you can see the frequency it's presently operating at in there. Let me know what it shows, I'm curious!
     
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  11. JimCasey87

    JimCasey87 New Member

    I'll update you in a few days. The memory gets here Wednesday. Can't wait to get this beast! Wish it had gsync, a brighter display, and max q? I guess I'll appreciate the better battery life and good cooling. We can't have everything but at $2600+ I feel like we kinda should? I'm coming from an Alienware R4 17" with a gtx 1080, i7 7820hk, 32gb ddr4 2400mhz ram with the 1440p 120hz TN panel which could get up to 400nits. I had to downsize because it's annoying lugging that 10lbs behemoth around plus the 330w power supply. It was a solid laptop though.
     
  12. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Which model do you have, 2070maxq? Alienware and Razer Blade is different category Laptop. It can’t fit full mobile rtx gpu, but Blade always use the best gpu on its class which is the highest gpu tdp, so you can push it more. I think there’s not much options on Bios like on 2018 model, so if you want more like momory OC menu you should probably moding it with your own risk. G sync isn’t there because also for better battery life since it’s portable laptop, but you can use g sync monitor for better experience, and I think I don’t notice stuttering as well on internal display, idk why but the difference isn’t too big between playing on predator 1440p 165Hz. And even it’s only around 300 nit, color accuracy is way batter than TN panel I had difficulty finding external monitor 1440p that match its colors accuracy, only my old lg4K Monitor that can match it. I’m talking about 15 advanced last year model btw.
    Nice update, finally Oled Blade 15:heart_eyes:
     
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  13. Rox598

    Rox598 Keyblade Master VANGUARD

    Wallpaper please!

    Mobile one too pretty please!
     
  14. Gridhunter

    Gridhunter New Member

    Looks pretty convenient if you ask me.
     
  15. ThT86

    ThT86 New Member

    Do we have any insights about the technology that is used in the OLED screen. I've read somewhere that the screen is samsung originating but what I care most is to know how and whether they address issues like "burn in" that OLED screens use to suffer.
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2019
  16. JR0nin

    JR0nin Active Member

    That is one eye-catchy beast :cool_:

    And that specs!!! Bang on!
     
  17. FiszPL

    FiszPL Well-Known Member

    Great specs, but it'll be super pricey in EU (+30% to the overall USD price).
     
  18. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Alien laptop r13 use Oled since 2017 and no users reporting burn in yet from what I saw on their forum in NBR.
    Yeah I paid Apple products in Japan up to 20% cheaper than here as well, poorly EU price and import politics, but at least we have EU law costumers protection and don’t have to thinking hassle about costume fees like on some regions:smile_:
     
  19. Kikkos90

    Kikkos90 New Member

    Is the new wallpaper already available? Looks sick!!!
     
  20. BrianRevy

    BrianRevy Well-Known Member

    An Epic laptop I want :D
     
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