NP9672M-G0 (X170KM-G): Specific Laptop Questions?

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  1. NRUserII

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    I recently purchased the Sager NP9672M-G0 (X170KM-G) directly from Sager with the below specifications.

    Sager NP9672M-G0 (X170KM-G) Specifications:
    - 10th Generation Intel Core i9-10850K Processor (10 Cores, 20MB Smart Cache, 3.60GHz Base / 5.20GHz Max)
    - 17.3" Full HD 300Hz, Wide View Angle 72% NTSC Matte Display with G-SYNC Technology (1920 x 1080)
    - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU with 16GB GDDR6 Video Memory
    - Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Thermal Compound - CPU + GPU
    - Windows® 10 Pro 64-Bit Edition Preinstalled
    - 32GB Dual Channel DDR4 SDRAM at 3200MHz - 2 X 16GB
    - 500GB WD Blue SN550 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
    - Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 M.2 AX Wireless LAN + Bluetooth Module

    I noticed after searching this forum's threads for the laptop model name ("X170KM-G") and reading some of the threads that came up in the results as well as reading the first couple of pages/the last twenty to thirty pages of the "Official Clevo X170KM-G/Sager NP9672M Owner's Lounge" thread; that I came across some issues that I can't seem to tell if they are present on the Sager version (NP9672M-G0) of this Clevo (X170KM-G) lapop OR if they are present on the other reseller manufacturer variations of this Clevo (X170KM-G) laptop.
    For reference, the reseller manufacturer variations I've come across (including Clevo's) are: Clevo (X170KM-G), Sager (NP9672M-G0/1), XoticPC (G170KM-G), EVOC (X1702*), XMG (XMG Ultra 17 (*)), Origin (EON 17-X), and Eluktronics (THICC-17). (There are likely more that I probably missed.)

    Specifically, I would like to ask the following specific questions about the Sager NP9672M-G0 (X170KM-G) laptop version:

    1) I read that some reseller manufacturer variations of the X170KM-G laptop have the following issue(s) that either: A) all the RAM slots cannot be used simultaneously on this laptop, and/or B) that even if all the RAM slots can be used, on the slots installed with 3200 MHz RAM, the actual 3200 MHz speed cannot be used by this laptop.
    1A) So, my question is, from factory stock on the Sager version NP9672M-G0 (X170KM-G), can all the RAM slots be used simultaneously?
    1B) As a follow up to 1A), from factory stock on the Sager version NP9672M-G0 (X170KM-G), can the actual 3200 MHz RAM speed actually be used by this laptop?
    1C) As a follow up to 1B), if all four RAM slots are installed with 3200 MHz RAM (assuming all are the same size), then will the actual 3200 MHz RAM speed of all four RAM sticks be used by this laptop simultaneously?

    2) I have read that some reseller manufacturer variations of the X170KM-G laptop have issues with BSOD (blue screen of death) crashes with this laptop, does this issue occur on the Sager version NP9672M-G0 (X170KM-G) of this laptop?

    3) What is the manufacturer recommended way of overclocking the CPU of this laptop; since this laptop ships with a "K" processor; specifically an Intel Core i9-10850K which allows for overclocking?
    3A) As a follow up, is there a guide from the manufacturer (either: Sager/Clevo/Intel) on overclocking the CPU of this laptop?

    4) What is the recommended way of overclocking the GPU of this laptop?

    5) Is there a way (either by Windows 10 setting/BIOS setting/software utility/etc...) to control/set the speeds of the fans on this laptop?
     
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    Looks like a pretty new model as there's limited downloads which you will want to bookmark for the future.
    https://repo.palkeo.com/clevo-mirror/X170KM-G/ UN/PW - repo

    Having a Clevo/Sager is a different beast from other MFG's in that it's kind of self support compared to the automated bloatware you see with others.

    https://www.clevo.com.tw/en/e-services/download/ftpOut.asp?Lmodel=X170KM-G&ltype=9&submit=+GO+ - this is where you'll find the CCC which controls the fans / lighting

    As to the other info.... RAM typically isn't an issue / I would suggest buying some on Amazon and testing it and if you run into issues it's an easy $0 return

    I've noticed a variety of issues when it comes to drivers mostly from Intel or through windows update applying older driver versions than current OEM releases. Some of them produce really odd symptoms like spontaneous reboots that appear to be power related but are really the drivers causing the issue. If you see anything funky that's unexplainable this is my first suggestion to look at to resolve them. I fought with this for a coupe of months and more than 1 power brick before pinning it down. Not specifically your model but, something to keep in the back of your mind.

    OC'ing is a kind of generic but if you follow some of the guides for other models you should be able to figure it out and apply them accordingly.


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    I would go ahead and spend the $25 on an Intel AX210 WIFI/BT card as the 201 is a bit buggy IMO from testing and the 210 produces less issues.
     
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    Ok, so it seems this utility controls the fans and lighting, so that answers question 5). Thanks.
    But it IS a specific issue on the X170KM-G laptop as it wasn't just one or two posts about these RAM issues, but a number of posts; I believe even one of the reseller representatives on here posted that these issues were so prevalent that they refused to sell their reseller manufacturer variation of this X170KM-G laptop until these RAM issues were resolved. Hence, this IS why I am asking if Sager's reseller manufacturer variation has these RAM issues in question 1)?

    As a follow up, when you say power brick, do you mean your: battery was bricked, or power cable was bricked, or motherboard was bricked?

    By "generic", with respect to overclocking this CPU, do you mean that overclocking this CPU, Intel Core i9-10900K, would take the same approach regardless of: which pc/laptop manufacturer, which BIOS, which cooling system, which cooling performance, which thermal temperatures, and which power supply setup exists in the pc/laptop?
    It is my experience this is not the case; hence why I asked this question in 3).

    As a follow up, by "generic" with respect to overclocking this GPU, do you mean that overclocking this GPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU (16GB GDDR6), would take the same approach regardless of: which pc/laptop manufacturer, which BIOS, which cooling system, which cooling performance, which thermal temperatures, and which power supply setup exists in the pc/laptop?
    It is my experience this is not the case as well; hence why I asked this question as 4).
     
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    I mean trying a 150W power supply over the OE 120W one.

    OC'ing seems to be a process in which you tinker with the voltage to get better results. Both CPU/GPU have the option to tweak things to your advantage but, these all come with risks. I've got an unlocked PC CPU but, it's more trouble than it's worth IMO to potentially fry things with these changes. I did apply some options to a pair of GPU while testing some mining configurations and did see some benefits from the changes with higher hash rates. However with changes there's stability issues that creep into the mix as you make changes.

    I'll leave the other specifics for this model to other people though but, in general if you match up the engineering specs for components involved in say RAM configurations you should be able to get them to work w/o issue. I did this approach on upgrading to an unsupported 4K panel on my machine and it's been working flawlessly.
     
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