Clevo P157EM ;)

Discussion in 'Sager/Clevo Reviews & Owners' Lounges' started by bonnie.clyde, Aug 4, 2012.

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  1. bonnie.clyde

    bonnie.clyde Notebook Consultant

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    Hi, I was angry with Clevo that limited the potential of P150, relative to P170. Fortunately, there is a way. :D

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  2. Prema

    Prema Your Freedom, Your Choice

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    AWESOME! :)
    But, didn't Mythlogic do the same thing (P150EM@P170EM) and it burned their motherboard during testing?
     
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    mythlogic Company Representative

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    Hey

    Yea trust us it may boot but its not the same thing. The boards are slightly different and the failures will be for sure bad times. The EC makes certain assumptions about size etc and Yea we smoked a lot of components.

    Trust us it won't be pretty :)
     
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    bonnie.clyde Notebook Consultant

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    I have not heard what Mythologic did. :no:
    And here is a little bonus from me (present SATA Port 0).
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    Prema Your Freedom, Your Choice

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    I think you deserve a big rep from everyone!
    Your are having balls of steel. :)
     
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    mythlogic Company Representative

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    Thats just the BIOS being wrong, its not really SATA Port 0. It just makes assumptions about order.

    And yea, I would really cross flash that back, its really obvious when you smoke the board on the board itself :p Also we cooked the CPU and GPU also when we did it, it was really not good to watch $1300 worth of stuff go poof.
     
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    bonnie.clyde Notebook Consultant

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    I modified the SATA bridge. Both fast (SATA III) ports are available.
     
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    mythlogic Company Representative

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    Ahh OK so you just jumpered the pins to get it to the other port? Also that will still work in the P150 flash. You just won't see it.
     
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    bonnie.clyde Notebook Consultant

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    Thank you PREMA
    Flash itself is easy, it's just a question of determination. ;)

    I understand your fear, but it is not true that there is any differences between the PCB of the P150EM and P170EM motherboard. The only significant difference is the power plug.

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-2920XM Processor,CLEVO P170EM score: P6652 3DMarks
     
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    That's really tricky - well done.

    Though I would follow Mythologic advices as I don't think it's worth the risk especially considering your 2920XM @4.2ghz is just on par with the 3610QM - anything above (3720/3820) would be significantly faster than your CPU unless you overclock it at 4ghz@4 cores.
     
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