*** Official Clevo P65xHS(-G), P65xHPx(-G) / Sager NP8155, NP8156, NP8157 Owner's Lounge ***

Discussion in 'Sager/Clevo Reviews & Owners' Lounges' started by k0nane, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. Harid

    Harid Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello!

    I will be getting my first sager with a 120Hz G-SYNC panel this thursday. I heard TN panels generally have bad viewing angles and color accuracy. I don't mind the viewing angles much but decent color accuracy is something I would want. So I would like to hear from someone using the 120Hz panel on the sager NP8156 about the color accuracy compared to the 60Hz IPS. Is it decent or less than average?

    Thanks in advance,
    Harid.
     
  2. Sptz

    Sptz Notebook Consultant

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    Are you guys using DPI scaling on this? I have a P650HP6 (15.6inch) and at 100% it's waaaaaaaay too small, but at what Windows 10 recommends, which is 125% I feel its a bit too big. Going to custom and putting something like 110% or 115"% messes up with some icons in the tray etc... erff so annoying..

    Also, is it possible to flash the newer BIOS version from obsidian tools if I don't have an obsidian branded p650? Mine's from pcspecialist.co.uk
     
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  3. HyunJ

    HyunJ Notebook Enthusiast

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    This is really helpful and thanks for your feedback on this.
    When you recommend the intel GPU being undervolted and benchmarked separately, do you mean that I need to adjust the values to lower than that of what is set for Core and Cache in TS? Or do you mean that I should undervolt it without Core and Cache being touched first? I'm in total agreement with you, I'm only looking to do some gaming at those temps as well.

    I had no idea about the distinction if you hadn't mentioned it to me so this heads up is greatly appreciated!
    I'll take your advice and try to reinstall Clevo Control Center without XTU to see if this helps with the regular crashing.

    Thanks again!
     
  4. Adobo9

    Adobo9 Notebook Consultant

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    Damn, can I ask if you have played Overwatch before?

    I'm playing OW and seem to get pretty high temps, but seems on par for the gtx 1070 for that game.

    On medium I can go to about 75, if I go ultra or high, I can expect mid 80's, not sure if that's standard or not!
     
  5. bruno.uy

    bruno.uy Notebook Enthusiast

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    I run Windows at 100% DPI and then zoom the browser if needed.
     
  6. Lynx2017

    Lynx2017 Notebook Evangelist

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    I would not risk flashing your BIOS. You could brick your entire system and lose all that money.
     
  7. topenzz

    topenzz Notebook Geek

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    I think it doesn't matter but I did it after the Core and Cache undervolt (as most guides suggest). I have my system stable with Core and Cache at -100mV while the intel GPU at -80mV. It is lower in absolute values in my case. It could be different for you.

    That might be the reason why your system is crashing. In discrete intel GPU is disabled while in hybrid intel GPU is enabled.

    Yeah I played OW before. I currently don't. So I don't remember a lot. I kinda installed half my gaming library in the first month to test the notebook out. I remember I used to lower graphic settings to get 180 fps and I think it was one of the lesser demanding games. So the temp should have been sub 70C.

    Make sure to hit fn+1 for max fan speed before playing. It might sound the same as automatic when under heavy load but you get 5-8C lower temp on max. Also another thing is that I always play with a fan under my notebook and open space on the side and back.

    One last thing is that I have a TS profile with underclocked 3 and 4 cores in CPU (-2). It doesn't affect performance on most games as they don't fully utilize more than 1 core. This also lowers temp. I am planning to overclock 1 core on my 7820hk once Prema Bios comes out.

    Viewing angle is actually great on this TN panel. You can see everything at 178 degrees. The bad viewing angle was for old TN panels. Technology improved. As for color accuracy, you will notice immediately that it is a downgrade from an IPS panel. You will get used to it though.
     
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  8. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Yes the good panels are pretty good horizontally, the vertical is always not great but that's generally less important.
     
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  9. Lynx2017

    Lynx2017 Notebook Evangelist

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    I personally love my panel. IPS LG 75hz, overclocked to 100hz, with these settings in Nvidia control panel (also I OC"d the refresh rate through NV control panel).

    Technically lagom monitor calibration doesn't like this overall, but I don't care, I like it a little saturated, much like audio, visuals are subjective.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. helifreak

    helifreak Newbie

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    Got a P650HP coming hopefully by the end of the week and intend to (at least initially) run Manjaro on it. Anybody else had experiences running Linux on these laptops or does everyone just do Windows?

    Will most likely install 10 Pro on it a bit later, just wasn't prepared to spend $240 on getting 10 preinstalled when I can get a key for $45.
     
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