Clevo Overclocker's Lounge

Discussion in 'Sager/Clevo Reviews & Owners' Lounges' started by Spartan, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. Stress Tech

    Stress Tech Notebook Evangelist

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    Buying a BGA laptop is like funding terrorism!

    A good mechanical keyboard, a lipo battery, 3x mDP 1.4 sockets for a triple G-sync Nvidia Surround setup, a Prema BIOS born with every Clevo and a pyrolytic graphite heatsink (or graphene which is even better) and we'll be living it large :).... BIGTIME
     
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  2. Coolane

    Coolane Notebook Consultant

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    Seems like this is a good price for a thunderbolt eGPU box with a GTX 1070. If the 1070 considered worth 449, then the box is only 150:

    eGPU.jpg
     
  3. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    The question is, will the box support a Pascal Titan or 1080 Ti to make it a more attractive geek toy?
     
  4. bloodhawk

    bloodhawk Derailer of threads.

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    They can be used with any GPU, just depends if you are willing to shell out for those cards, for very little gains.
     
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  5. iunlock

    iunlock 9900K @ 5.5GHz

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    Did I hear repaste? :p

    Congrats on the new system...

    Man I'm rooting for the F7, because that is what I have my scope on right now..
     
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  6. bloodhawk

    bloodhawk Derailer of threads.

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    haha yeah, still resintalling windows and such, so gonna be a while before i get a baseline. More than that i need to unlock this BIOS. Lets see if the Flash latest, dump, mod, flash using programmer shindig works.
     
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  7. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    It should work. I know @svl7 unlocked the BIOS on his Alienware 17 (Ranger/Haswell) and flashed with a programmer because of its Secure Flash cancer. I know it's not even similar in design and different BIOS, but I think you can bypass that firmware signing garbage on anything with the programmer (just guessing). You may not be able to do an in-line flash, but I know pulling the chip is easy-peasy for you.
     
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  8. bloodhawk

    bloodhawk Derailer of threads.

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    Ah sweet. Thank you for confirming (kinda :p)
    Ill take it apart tomorrow and lets see how things go. Spoiled to no end with @Prema's work.
     
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  9. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    Wow, this is SO TRUE. Financially sponsoring of the ethical delinquency of OEMs/ODMs selling filth, LOL.

    It's also super funny, and I love the comment for that reason alone.

    Yeah, we are all spoiled to the max by his talent and generosity. Awesome man, and amazing skills.

    The newer Alienware systems are Aptio BIOS, if I am remembering correctly. That being the case, it may be easier to find information on how to expose the hidden menus. I think tools and information on Insyde BIOS might be harder to come by than AMI/Aptio firmware.

    Hopefully, the BIOS chip is out in the open, in an easily accessible spot. That would make things even easier. The M18xR1 and M18xR2 was wide open access under the bottom cover like the 16L13. Not sure where the placed the chip on the machine in question.
     
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  10. iunlock

    iunlock 9900K @ 5.5GHz

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    Are you on discord? Let me know and feel free to give me a call when you open it up.
    I think the signature is encrypted to be able to bypass it to make any mods.
    Sounds great. Let me know if you have any luck.

    ::iunlock::
     
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