*** Official Clevo P65xSA/SE/SG / Sager NP8650/51/52 Owner´s Lounge ***

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  1. Cakefish

    Cakefish ¯\_(?)_/¯

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    A lot of us have had very similar issues with random frequent BSODs over on the P35X v3 thread. Sounds like the exact same issue. They've collectively established that it looks like an issue with NVIDIA and Intel Chipset drivers, or something like that. I never got to try the solutions out because I had to return mine due to faulty Intel 7260.

    Speaking of wireless cards - what's the difference between the Killer 1202 and Killer 1525? Other than one supporting N and the newer one AC of course. I've asked Scan to be upgraded to the newer card, as it wasn't an option when I ordered all those millennia ago and it costs the same account of money, so they should be able to swap it into my order without any trouble *crossing my fingers!*

    Sent from my Nexus 5
     
  2. wickette

    wickette Notebook Deity

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    Its a whole new atheros killer card : better signal, more stability, AC-support, etc.




    regarding those BSOD i do not have any of those BSOD on my SG within the few hours of gaming i had on this laptop. We'll see. But if it's a common problem probably a BIOS/EC update could fix this. But maybe you have a faulty 970M
     
  3. edwardamin13

    edwardamin13 Notebook Consultant

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    That's weird, i checked sager website and they offered the same 1080p ips matte screen.
    15.6” FHD 16:9 LED Backlit Wide screen (1920x1080) Super Clear Matte Type Sager IPS Screen(SKU - SSC878)- [ETA: Dec.19]

    So from what I understand, the 1080p screen is already in stock with sager, the notebook will arrive at sager ard 19th, the screen will be installed then ship to customer?

     
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  4. mcswift101

    mcswift101 Notebook Guru

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    My display is definitely randomly changing in brightness/ backlight levels are going up and down, even when I'm not on battery. Does anyone have an idea why the hell this is happening? It's so frustrating.

    Adaptive brightness is off in Windows, and I also turned off the option in the Intel control panel to reduce screen brightness to save power. I also made it so that the brightness is always at 100%. Either the display is on 100%, or it turns itself off if I haven't done anything for 10 minutes.

    I was thinking at first that I might just be imagining it, but I'm not. When I'm looking at a white background, it's really obvious. Or when I start watching a video in fullscreen, the brightness will change after a few seconds. The brightness settings in the hotkeys is always at max (no icon appears onscreen when the brightness seems to change), but something in the display is changing on its own.

    A quick Google search just gives me lots of results of people who need to turn off adaptive brightness in Windows. Not much help... :/

    Anyone? Please? :p
     
  5. jaybee83

    jaybee83 Biotech-Doc

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    check your intel and nvidia drivers for display options pertaining to adaptive brightness, maybe thats where the culprit lies...
     
  6. Cakefish

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    In that case, certainly hoping I can manage to get them to swap in the newer card!

    Sent from my Nexus 5
     
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    wickette Notebook Deity

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    Yes : NVIDIA PRISM
     
  8. mcswift101

    mcswift101 Notebook Guru

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    All I see for that on Google is a bunch of stuff about Tegra chips and the Nvidia shield. Are you sure it applies to mobile GeForce GPUs?

    At this stage I've:
    -Disabled adaptive brightness in Windows, and made sure it's disabled for all power profiles
    -Disabled power reduction for the screen in the Intel control panel
    -Also disabled film mode and contrast improvement in the Intel panel
    -Disabled the SensrSvc service, which changes the brightness of the display based on lighting conditions
    -Opened the control center for the laptop (by holding Fn+Esc) and changed Energy Saving mode to "performance". I have no idea if it affects screen dimming, but it's worth a shot.
    -Looked for any kind of relevant option in the Nvidia control panel. All I see is "power management mode", but it seems that it only affects GPU clocks and performance, not the display brightness. Plus, it's not like my 980M is running most of my programs anyway, on which I'm seeing dimming (Steam, WordPad, Firefox outside of videos, etc.).

    So I'm pretty much stumped at this stage.
     
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  9. HTWingNut

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    I think you need to return or exchange your laptop.

    Looks like you did most everything. Double check out this page though: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/6042-adaptive-brightness-turn-off-windows-8-a.html

    But so far it sounds like you may have a lemon. I would definitely get with your reseller and get it exchanged.
     
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  10. mcswift101

    mcswift101 Notebook Guru

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    Really? Already? I mean, I've certainly got some problems, some minor, and the BSOD being potentially major, but what makes you so sure?
     
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