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About CaffeineMan

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  1. I need more guidance, I have not updated a consumer firmware in over 5 years and I do not want to brick my phone. What is PDA vs CSC? Do I need to stay with T-Mobile firmware? (I hate the annoying boot sound). Could I use a stock unbranded firmware? Is it save to assume TMB must stand for T-Mobile? Will I get updates after I clean install the phone? Do I need to worry about upgrade paths? (for example I need to update to 9.x before I update to the latest 10?) Which version should I pick?
  2. I bought a used Note 9 Model name SM-N960U a little over a year ago. Running Android 9 baseband version N960USQU1CSAA. Security patch level January 1,2019. (Still stuck on this version). When I ask it to update (via the settings) the phone states it is up to date. When I tried Samsung's Smart Switch, it states the software is up to date: SAA(TMB) The phone boots to the annoying T-Mobile but I am running on the Verizon partner Total Wireless. I would prefer to keep running Samsung's firmware because I use Samsung Pay. I have 69 gb of my 128 gb of storage free. (nice) I have not tried anything else. When I search for help people are saying take it to "Best Buy" or "Contact your Carrier" both the options are not available to me.
  3. We ended up upgrading the CPU, Memory, and Mobo. We moved PSU, SSD, HHD to the new machine. The some of the memory went to a different machine.
  4. The problem continued. This is the exact instructions he followed. I reworded your instructions so he could follow, if I made a mistake let me know. Uninstall graphic drivers with DDU (see link) . Powered off, Turn off power to power supply. Remove Card from slot. Pull CMOS battery. Hold power button down with computer unplugged and CMOS removed for 30 seconds. Remove HDD and SSD Power Turn on computer. Turn off after beep beep beep. Install card (switched off power) boot into BIOS F12 or Del or F2 Power off. Hook up SSD. Boot. <<< We had to change the drive in the BIOS back to Raid to get Windows to boot >>> Tested with the same micro lag.
  5. Since I had asked we found Latency mon said it was usbport.sys causing a micro stutter every 4 seconds. The issue survived windows 2004 repair. Installing Win 1909. Be nice, the diagnostic test were run before we found out it was the USBport.sys using Latency Mon. The issue continued when we swapped out the GTX1050 for a HD4850. The issue did not follow the GFX card to my daughter's PC. We removed half the ram. We installed the removed ram in the open slots and removed the other half. (ruling out ram, and bad DIMMS). We removed the HHD. The 3 things we did not rule out was the SSD MoBo and power. We ran out of time. The set up is 9gb 3-1gb and 3-2gb of spare DDR3. i7 920 and a dell 435mt mobo. If I had more time I would have installed Win on a HHD. Today: the issue seems to be resolved better. We were fighting it until he left. When he got home he plugged in his computer made no changes and the micro stutter every 4 second stutter has been reduced to 4 in a 3 minute video. Also Latency Mon has dxgkrnl.sys and storport.sys as the high usage. WT Beep? He will still try your instructions. I will follow up either way.
  6. @lulizarti What beta driver did you use? We are also having micro stuttering exactly at 4 seconds. We tried all the normal things. We reloaded Windows 2004 and the issue persisted. The issue did not follow the video card when it was placed in a different machine, one running an older version of Windows. We wiped the machine and installed 1909 and the issue persisted.