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  1. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Yeah, I checked the panel against known g-sync ones and it's not supported.
     
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    Hi all,
    My NP8153-S from XoticPC is about 3.5 years old now, and experiencing major crashing issues on startup.

    It is crashing something like half-a-dozen times in a row on every startup from the cold, before finally stabilizing and doing just fine from there on. Manual restarts or quick shutdown/startups are normal. It started something like a year ago with occasionally crashing upon launch of Civ 6 (game I play the most by far) or similar quality games, then has progressively deteriorated to where it is now.

    I've done a fresh Windows install, made sure all the drivers are up to date, ran OCCT, CrystalDisk, GSmartControl, windows repair tool on crash startup screen which doesn't come up with anything, I can't find the smoking gun. (Though GSmartControl does show a few prefailure attributes)

    Any thoughts to the cause? At first I thought it was the graphics card (GF1070), but now I'm suspecting it is the hard drive, or secondary guess maybe the motherboard/BIOS needs flashing. Last week Steam curiously had to do a partial reinstall of Civ6, which really changed my opinion.

    Specs below, thanks!

    Sager NP8153-S (Clevo P650RS)
    500GB Samsung 850 EVO M.2 SSD
    Intel Core i7-6700HQ @ 2.60Ghz
    GTX 1070
    W-10 64bit
    BIOS v. 1.05.03LS2
     
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    The first suspect would be ram, try running a single stick with each stick to see if the problem persists.
     
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    Just tried, and no luck.

    It didn’t seem to restart quite as many times each attempt, but each stick still had multiple.
     
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    Reseat everything you can see easier access to. It could be a solder joint that's only making contact when warm.

    Where is the machine kept?
     
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    OK I’ll take a look tonight.

    In my living room of a prototypical apartment.
     
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    I looked last night finally, and I wasn't able to find anything obvious. I can't say I'm experienced at inspecting solders though, to be honest.
     
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    An update: unfortunately the laptop is now a brick. After putting it back together it would not turn on.

    My friend also took a look and said the power was not getting through the board, wasn't sure if it was the power supply itself or the distribution on the board. Given my previous issues, I would think the latter.

    At this point looking like I'm in the market for a new laptop...
     
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    Sounds like only a professional would have a chance to revive it.
     
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    Yeah. I could try to find someone, but the odds are looking very poor. Suppose I'm also partial to wanting to upgrade too...
     
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