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

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  1. Cakefish

    Cakefish ¯\_(?)_/¯

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    Seems I have no other choice, I can't keep him in the dark any longer, I'll arrange the meeting for tomorrow morning. DPD delivered my P35X v3 in the afternoon, so hopefully there'll be no clash on the off chance it is dispatched today (which is looking increasingly unlikely).

    Sent from my Nexus 5
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2014
  2. jdenquin

    jdenquin Notebook Enthusiast

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    My order on PC Specialist made last week has been dispatched this afternoon, I think Scan are overbooked with christmas in 1 week :/
     
  3. Immortaly007

    Immortaly007 Newbie

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    Hello all,

    Last saturday I have received my Clevo P650SG from Dutch resellor BTO (bto.eu). I have choosen for a configuration with an NVidia 980M 4GB, 2x8GB RAM, 3k IPS display, 2x120GB SSD in RAID0 and 1 TB HDD. I run a legal version of 64 bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise (Student Licence).

    My opinion on the notebook: it is a beast. The performance is unbelievable. I haven't run into any games that I could not run in max detail on 1080p, and I've tried AC:Unity, Crysis 3, Middle-Earth: Shadows of Mordor, etc. In my (unprofessional opinion) the screen is gorgeous, and the scaling works reasably well for most apps (except EA Origin, which doesn't scale and is just extremely small...). A lot of apps actually seem to support highDPI stuff, only some use scaling which makes them blurry but it's not a big problem (e.g. Steam, Unity3D Editor).

    But I've run into a problem today while trying to run 3DMark. Whenever I click on the "Run benchmark" button, for either the Firestrike, Sky Diver, Cloud Gate or Icestorm benchmark, the screen turns black (as if it's going to start running the benchmark). But after a second or so I get send back to the desktop and get the following error message:
    A screenshot of the error:
    3DMarkError.jpg

    I've been googling, and people are saying that this happens with overclocking and such, but I'm running on stock frequencies, and even maximum underclocking using MSI Afterburner gives the same result. To me it also seems weird that this happens even when the laptop is just booted (so the GPU is still cold), and always before any rendering occurs. I'm running the latest NVIDIA and Intel graphics drivers, so I don't know what is causing this.
    Also note that all other games, even graphically demanding ones, run fine without crashes or throttling/crazy high temps.

    Have any of you seen something similar? Is my GPU faulty? Or is there something up with my drivers? Please tell me if there's any tests I should run to confirm or debunk problems with the graphics card?
     
  4. Cakefish

    Cakefish ¯\_(?)_/¯

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    Yes, they seem to have undergone a complete meltdown. Too many people making orders.

    My meeting's at 12 tomorrow. Now I need to see whether it's dispatching today or tomorrow.

    Edit: well they've just confirmed by email it'll dispatch either today or tomorrow (which I already knew!). They've set it for pre-12 delivery, as I requested yesterday by email. Now it could clash with my meeting as I need to leave the house by 11 to get there in time. Typical! :p

    Do DPD allow the rearranging of pre-12 deliveries to the afternoon if required?

    Sent from my Nexus 5
     
  5. LoneSyndal

    LoneSyndal Notebook Deity

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    Usually with newer mobile Nvidia cards, they sometimes bug out with official drivers and "remove" themselves from your PC driver list and becomes an unknown device.

    Try using modified drivers from laptopvideo2go and see how that works for you.
     
  6. bigspin

    bigspin My Kind Of Place

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    You can rearrange to afternoon or you can pay £10 and arrange before 10am delivery.
     
  7. Cakefish

    Cakefish ¯\_(?)_/¯

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    Doesn't look like it'll be needed. It didn't enter quality control before the end of the working day so that means it's dispatching tomorrow with delivery Friday. I'm skipping my lecture on Friday, I don't care, the wait for this laptop has been far too long. It's exhausting, playing the waiting game :p

    Two more sleeps... c'mon I can do this!

    Sent from my Nexus 5
     
  8. LoneSyndal

    LoneSyndal Notebook Deity

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    At least you get it before Xmas. I have to wait until Jan. 8-10.
     
  9. Cakefish

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    You're waiting on the P750ZM, right?

    Sent from my Nexus 5
     
  10. LoneSyndal

    LoneSyndal Notebook Deity

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    I'm getting both. My order is in sig.
     
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