Clevo P370EM Display Upgrade

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  1. Tooterz

    Tooterz Newbie

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    Hey folks, have a Clevo P370EM that I just got working....(after EDID corruption fix, that was fun), and was wondering what all is needed to go to the 120hz display up and going. Currently have the 60Hz one - which I think is the matte LVDS one.

    If the motherboard has the eDP connection point, is it just a cable and 120Hz screen at that point? BIOS modifications from stock necessary? Would I have to solder or get a new mobo if it doesn't have the 30(?) pin eDP connection point?
     
  2. Blacky

    Blacky Notebook Prophet

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    I think the discussions I had here might be helpful: http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/laptop-screen-upgrades.816139/page-46
    If you have the eDP port, then you will need a new eDP cable, the part number is in the manual of your laptop.
    I couldn't find any 30 pin displays with 120Hz. I bought an eDP adapter from 30 pins to 40 pins and I hope to fit in a 2K , 120Hz display.
    However, the 30 pin connection is only 2 lanes DP 1.2, meaning my max is 2K @ 85Hz. We shall see.
     
  3. Tooterz

    Tooterz Newbie

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    Hey Blacky!

    That adds to the slew of threads I've read at this point, haha. I took a gamble on this:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...e-for-clevo-p375sma-eurocom-x7e.797823/page-2
    @t456

    And ordered the parts lp173wf2-tpb1 and 6-43-P37E1-020-J. Next is exploring a 1070 in the machine....I saw BennyG tinkered with 1070s but there doesn't seem to be a whole lot on it even though Eurcom's site mentions 1070s working in the P370EM.
     
  4. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Not enough bandwidth in single channel eDP for 120Hz.
     
  5. Khenglish

    Khenglish Notebook Deity

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    The P370EM3 used a 120 Hz eDP display. You can get that and the funky 30 to 50 pin eDP cable that came with it.

    There is another laptop that came with a 30 to 40 pin eDP cable. This is electrically incompatible with the P370EM, but it can be rewired to be compatible by pulling out and rearranging the contacts in the motherboard connector. This cable lets you use 40 pin 0.5mm eDP screens, which there are a lot of including many 4K screens.

    For both scenarios you should flash over to a P370EM3 bios.
     
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