CLEVO Drivers Update Utility by OBSIDIAN-PC

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  1. skandal

    skandal Notebook Consultant

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    Maybe I can convince you when the W10 Game mode is released :p

    I recon that W10 takes a bit more time to configure, but I think is better suited than any other previous version.
     
  2. John@OBSIDIAN-PC

    John@OBSIDIAN-PC Company Representative

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    What´s Windows 10 Game mode?

    Finally i managed to get a way for my app to read .dll files version.
    Now chipset will be detected!!!! Finally 100% installed version detected!
    Now making a rule for SBCinema / SBX X-FI -> the N850HK uses SBCinema so i need a new set of rules just for that sucker.
    New update should be available tomorrow!
     
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  3. Spartan

    Spartan Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Initial Windows 10 Game Mode benchmarks disappoint
     
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  4. J.S.

    J.S. Notebook Enthusiast

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    It is safe to use with the Clevo P751ZM?????
     
  5. dm477

    dm477 Notebook Evangelist

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    @J.S. well I remember seeing P751ZM showing up in the drop down list of laptops, so I would say it is pretty safe.

    @Phoenix you said in your op that you and @John@OBSIDIAN-PC are thinking about letting the tool make a usb pen for BIOS update. Out of curiosity, and it might be a bit off a noob question, what exactly would be the advantage of updating the BIOS using a usb stick rather than within windows itself (presuming that anti virus et al are not going to be a problem)? Is motherboard less like to go kaput during BIOS update done through usb route?

    I am sorry it is a bit off topic but it appears I can't message you.
     
  6. Spartan

    Spartan Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I just posted the tool on John's behalf and have nothing to do with its development.

    I'll let him reply.
     
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  7. John@OBSIDIAN-PC

    John@OBSIDIAN-PC Company Representative

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    I am still not sure about how im going to do that. Still need to think it over.

    Im doing my BIOS versions as we speak, our store website does have a fórum and theres a section called BIOS developement. Only N240BU at the moment, but if you look at the package, inside theres a DOS version, a EFI version and a Windows version. These are the 3 ways of flashing a BIOS.
    What i would really like is that my app would automate the thing, to reboot, start EFI mode and flash, but this would mean messing with windows boot manager, sounds too much trouble.

    Doing things in windows is dangerous, antivirus might kill your unit, no matter how many safe steps i add... So im stil thinking about it.
    Also, im sorry to say that 99% of users here should NOT flash the BIOS versions im releasing or you might be in trouble with warranty void.
    For people who are not our clients maybe i can add a "select BIOS file" browser, you chose your vendor BIOS file and the app will do the rest, just an idea.

    Im just doing too many things at the same time... I think Tomorrow i will finish the drivers section and finally will be able to dedicate my time to performance and BIOS tabs :)
    I love the performance tab... I cant wait to dive in!
     
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    I see I see...that makes sense. Thanks for all your work on this. It is a really useful tool. And hopefully your collaboration with TS would work out.
     
  9. skandal

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  10. John@OBSIDIAN-PC

    John@OBSIDIAN-PC Company Representative

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    App updated to 1.02.04

    What´s new:
    Save Window Location and Geometry
    New Models: N240BU, N850HK, N870HK
    FINALLY the app also checks chipset version! So now we have 100% capacity to detect install versions.
    The app now knows that models like the N850/N870 uses SBCinema and not XFI, the app will work according to it ;)
    System notifications new behaviour - if you click them it will focus/maximize the app.
    Minor UI fixes
    Minor text changes
    System Information - This information will be used for future features... no actual function at the moment.

    BIOS Tab - Under development, please ignore it, i am still working on it, and after reading about other vendor concerns, until i think of a better solution this tab will be exclusive for OBSIDIAN-PC laptops, and even for those it does not work at the moment!! Chill and wait :p
    Please, before bashing me because of eventual "obsidian" closed features, keep in mind that a bad bios will brick your unit and you will void your warranty if you flash my bios on other vendors laptop. Please respect this decision as it is a "delicate" matter. I´m all about keeping it open, but we are a community and i do need to address this with great caution. I don´t want anyone to damage the laptop and i do not want any vendor to be concerned with the damage this app could do!

    Future Performance tab will be fully open for everyone from the start.
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2017
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