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NVME Generated Heat

During Fall 2019 I tried many heat-sinks on an EVO plus 970 500GB

the result is that when the m.2 module is used the only really effective cooling method is air flow.


Get Max benefit from NVME m.2 SSD

In Bios: set ‘Max Link Speed” (the speed of PCIe) to Automatic or Gen3; this means PCIe 3.0

Evo 970 NVME (3500 MB/s) on PCIe card works well even when it is in PCIeX4 slot 

(3500 MB/s) is less than the channel throughput 3.94GB/s

PCI Express link performance[35][36]
PCI Express
×1 ×2 ×4 ×8 ×16
1.0 2.5 GT/s 250 MB/s 0.50 GB/s 1.0 GB/s 2.0 GB/s 4.0 GB/s
2.0 5.0 GT/s 500 MB/s 1.0 GB/s 2.0 GB/s 4.0 GB/s 8.0 GB/s
3.0 8.0 GT/s 984.6 MB/s 1.97 GB/s 3.94 GB/s 7.88 GB/s 15.75 GB/s
4.0 16.0 GT/s 1969 MB/s 3.94 GB/s 7.88 GB/s 15.75 GB/s 31.51 GB/s


PCIe 4.0 x4 (7.88 GBPS)=63 gbps  >  PCIe 3.0 x4 (3.94 GBps) =31. 5gbps

PCIe 3.0 X1= 984.6GBPS*8= 7.8 gbps is better than  USB 3.0 5gb/s  

PCIe 3.0 X2 =2GB/s=16gbps       is better than  USB 3.1 =10gb/s

Check the mother board manual for the SATA connectors you can use if you use an M.2 connector.

For example in Giga Byte GA-Z170X if Both m.2 sockets are used only SATA4 and SATA 5 connectors can be used for other SATA harddisks

970 EVO Plus 1TB Sequential read and write performance levels of up to 3,500MB/s and 3,300MB/s

Samsung 980 PRO   read speeds up to 7,000 MB/s with  7000*8=56gbps   <  PCIe 4.0 x4 (7.88 GBPS)=63 gbps   Good



Taking Care of LI-Ion Batteries:

1.  Full charge the battery to 100%.

If the charging stops at any point (not reaching 100%), turn off your laptop, remove and reinsert the battery and it should continue charging.

2. Unplug the power adapter  and the let it run until the computer power down by itself.

3. Your battery will need 3-4 times full charge and discharge cycle to optimize the performance, gauge should be reasonably accurate.

4. Perform a full charge and discharge cycle every 2- 3 month to keep the gauge accurate.

5. If you will not be using the battery for a long time (1 month or above), please charge the battery to 50%  level and remove it from the computer.

6. Keep the battery away from heat. For example: in a car under the sun or above the radiator/furnace.


IP Camera HIKVISION DS-2CD2420F-IW behind router

Router settings to allow 

remote access through IE: http://externalIPofrouter:8080

iVMS4500  :  externalIpof router:8000



Logitech M500 free scroll stopped working before two years.

Vantec USB 3 hub is not reliable I tested that with many computers.

I bought three 32GB kingston flash drives from staples; all three had problems, corrupt files, I will avoid their products.






Best computer on 22 Oct 2015

PC Configurable order:

CyberPower Z170 i7  (NO MONITOR)

Total: $1,061   USD haloween special         *BASE_PRICE: [$769]

  • CAS: Raidmax Trinity Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ USB 3.0, & Side-Panel Window (Black Color)
  • CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
  • COOLANT: Standard Coolant
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-6700K 4.00GHZ 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1151 (Skylake)
  • FAN: Asetek 550LC 120mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler – Extreme Cooling Performance (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
  • HD_M2PCIE: 240GB HyperX Predator PCIe Gen2 x4 (HHHL)SSD – 1400MB/s Read & 600MB/s Write [+286] (Single Drive)
  • HD_M2SATA: None
  • HDD: 120GB Samsung 850 EVO Series SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD – 540MB/s Read & 520MB/s Write [+39] (Single Drive)
  • IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
  • KEYBOARD: AZZA Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard
  • MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR4/2800MHz Dual Channel Memory [+14] (Corsair or Major Brand)
  • MOTHERBOARD: * GIGABYTE GA-Z170X GAMING 3 ATX w/ USB 3.1, 3 PCIe x16, 3 PCIe x1, 3 SATA Express, 6 SATA3, 2 Ultra M.2
  • MOUSE: AZZA Optical 1600dpi Gaming Mouse with Weight Adjustable Cartridge
  • NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
  • OS: Windows 10 Home (64-bit Edition) [+104]
  • OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
  • POWERSUPPLY: 500 Watts – EVGA 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Power Supply
  • RUSH: Standard Process Time: Ship within 10 Business Day
  • VIDEO: Integrated onboard Graphic [-58]
  • _PRICE: (+1154)
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Best Laptop  CAD2452   30Jan2016,331,0%29ec


System and Display EUROCOM Sky X4
Choose your LCD Display 15.6-inch (39.6cm); FHD 1920×1080; IPS; MATTE; 700:1; NTSC 72%; LG LP156WF6-SPB1
G-Sync Technology without NVIDIA G-SYNC™
Display Calibration Optional – choose from the options below:
eXpansion Modules for 2-3 External Displays None – Choose from the options below
GPU / Graphics Technology Single VGA support; up to 100W per card; Modular MXM 3.0b; Upgradeable
VGA / GPU Graphics Options 6GB GDDR5; NVIDIA GTX 970M (N16E-GT); 1280 CUDA; GPU/VRAM Clock 924MHz/2500MHz; Maxwell (28nm); MXM 3.0b; 81W
GPU Heatsink – Thermal Paste IC Diamond 7 Carat Thermal Compound for Maximum Performance
Processor / CPU 4GHz (up to 4.2GHz) Intel Core i7-6700K; 4C/8T; 8MB L3; Skylake-S; 14nm; LGA1151; 91W
CPU Heatsink – Thermal Paste IC Diamond 7 Carat Thermal Compound for Maximum Performance
Memory (RAM) Configuration – Fully Upgradeable 8GB; 1x 8GB; DDR4; PC4-2133; CL15; 260-pin; Micron; 1.2V; 1 SODIMM
Operating System(s) Microsoft Windows 10 Home; 64-bit; OEM; with DVD and USB key
Choose Your Keyboard (Language) Backlit; English; USA/Canada; QWERTY
Office and Business Productivity Software None – Choose from the options below
RAID Options: M.2 PCIe/M.2 SATA/mSATA Storage None – Choose from the options below:
Internal M.2 (2280) SSD Storage; 22mmx80mm 128GB; SAMSUNG SM951; NVMe PCIe x4; SSD; R/W: 2000/650 MB/s
Internal M.2 (2280) SSD Storage; 22mmx80mm Choose your SSD M.2 type 2280 (80x22mm) from the options below:
RAID Options: HDD/SSD Storage None – Choose from the options below
1st Hard Drive. Choose Regular HDD, SSD or Hybrid SHDD: 256GB SSD; MLC; Samsung 850 Pro; SATA3 6Gb/s; Read/Write (MB/s): 550/520; 7mm
2nd Hard Drive Choose your 2nd HDD/SSD/SHHD from the options below:
External Optical Drive None – Choose from the options below
Internal Card Reader 6-in-1 Card Reader; MMC/RSMMC/SD/MiniSD/SDHC/SDXC; UHS-II interface
Biometric Device Built-in Fingerprint Reader
Embedded Security Chip Embedded TPM 2.0 Security Chip for Data Encryption
TV Tuner (Internal and/or External) None – Choose from the options below
Wireless LAN 2-in-1; 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN + Bluetooth 4.1; Killer Wireless-AC 1525; M.2 2230
Built-in Web Camera 2.0 Megapixels; Webcam; Built-in
HDMI Port(s) HDMI 2.0 Output Port
Thunderbolt Port Thunderbolt 3 (via USB 3.1 type C)
Standard Battery (internal) 8-cells Smart Li-lon Battery
Standard AC Adapter 230W; 100V-250V; Auto-Switching (Worldwide); Slimline
Standard Power Cord – included USA / Canada
Carrying Case None – Choose from the options below
Choose Your Warranty Plan 1 Year Return to Factory Depot with 1 Year of Tech Support


1550CAD NCIX   Lenovo Y700 Intel I7-6920HQ 16G 256GB SSD GTX-960M 4G Wls AC 15.6in FHD Win10 Laptop External DVDRW (80NV002AUS) (117137)





1600 CAD sagernotebook NP7255 Notebook  
– 15.6″ Full HD Matte Display (1920 x 1080)
🙁 – Guaranteed no dead or partially-lit pixels for first 30 days of purchasing [+$35.00]
– Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M GPU with 2GB GDDR5 Video Memory / Optimus Technology
  i7-6700HQ Processor ( 6MB Smart Cache, 2.60GHz)
– IC Diamond Thermal Compound – CPU + GPU [+$35.00]
– Windows® 10 Home 64-Bit Edition Preinstalled
– 8GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz – 1 X 8GB
– 128GB Micron M600 M.2 SSD – as an OS Drive (Primary Drive C) [+$100.00]
– 120GB Samsung 850 EVO Series SATA3 Solid State Disk Drive [+$25.00]
– 8X DVD±R/RW/4X +DL Super-Multi Drive & Software
– Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 AC Wireless LAN + Bluetooth Module


ships to 
Canada custom must be paid Very detailed for desktop
Not as top of the line as xoticpc   is not Canada Friendly

Good for desktop, not uptodate laptop

(didn’t have 6820hk when others had) It is Canada Friendly


Best Price performance laptop of these days 6820hk   128 SSD 10Gbps:


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display  15.6" FHD LED AntiGlare Backlight (1920x1080)
Hybrid 1TB 5400 RPM+8GB SSHD
54 Watt Hour Lithium-Ion
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 Printer parts: 
Battery and Adaptor: ============================================ 
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Kingston 16GB USB3.0 DataTraveler 100 G3 USB Flash Drive 
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