Clevo P870DM-G power issue update

Discussion in 'Sager and Clevo' started by rockman1216, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. electrosoft

    electrosoft Tick Tock Clarice....

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    Who else’s hand would it be? :p

    CMOS just retains your hardware settings. But a 870DM will work fine without it, but if you lose complete power (wall, battery) you will have to redo your settings. You will get a warning about cmos settings being reset.

    As to whether the battery is the culprit, only insofar as it is allowing your system to retain a faulty setting but a reset would have cleared that.

    Did you try the replacement card(s)? If so, what happened?
     
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    rockman1216 Notebook Guru

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    Haven't tried a replacement card yet but I got @woodzstack 's opinion and he said the card looked fine. So maybe it's the motherboard. Though I did hear that some mobos won't post without CMOS.

    I'm thinking it could either be RAM, CMOS, CPU, or Motherboard.

    Though I ask if it's true that a CMOS battery wouldn't do much then I wonder why the laptop would instantly turn on, then shut off when a cmos battery isn't present in trying a regular boot.
    But a FN+D boot it boots but black screen.
     
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  3. electrosoft

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    I’m pretty sure I’ve booted mine with the battery unplugged. I can’t see the cmos battery being the problem.

    The odds of both memory modules failing at the same time are pretty low.

    You really need to try another GPU to rule out your card or try your card in another laptop, but it does look clean. Where are you located?
     
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    Live in Calgary my man.
     
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    It looks like you have paste of the memory on the card. Did you have pads touching the vrms?
     
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    Yeah I believe I have the thermal pads touching the VRMs of the GPU.
     
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    Were they making good contact?
     
  8. electrosoft

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    Bummer, there's always a chance somebody is within a 100-200 mile radius for a meet up so we could try some cards and take a look.
     
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    I talked to Danishblunt he said the internals of the GPU are ****ed.
    Pretty much the CPU fan would spin but the GPU fans wouldn't.

    So I'm just like **** it I'm either selling the Clevo P870DM-G and going full mini ITX
    or If possible PCIE 3.0 to MXM I have a desktop GPU but I need a way of connecting it to the laptop.
     
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    If the card isn’t detected properly in bios, dsanke sometimes requires manual fan controls for GPU. My old 980 required manual fan controls with dsanke. I just used obsidian fan controls to fire up both fans. Were you running it all this time with the fan(s) not spinning up properly when under load?

    You could always drop a cheap 970m in there and go external GPU too. I used to run a 980 but it was major overkill for my needs. A 970m gets it done on the road for me.
     
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