**Official Clevo P870DM/Sager NP9870-G Owner's Lounge - Phoenix has arisen!**

Discussion in 'Sager/Clevo Reviews & Owners' Lounges' started by NordicRaven, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    Hopefully so. Clevo has been pretty good about that. It took a couple of years before parts started drying up for the P570WM. Had they not made so many subtle changes under the hood so that parts may not fit from one year to the next, they would be available for even longer, and upgrades would be much simpler than they are now with those subtle changes.
     
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  2. Prema

    Prema Your Freedom, Your Choice

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    Apart for the original P870DM upgrades are a lot simpler. That part list is neither complete nor accurate at all for DM3/KM1 and even missing some essential parts. If you are willing to do very minor adjustments to the housing yourself you get away with a lot less than quoted there...
     
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  3. tranquil911

    tranquil911 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Recently replaced pads on a GTX 980 due to ****ty HS <-> die contact. Posting this as it may be usefull to others in the future. I used squishy artic cooling pads as they are easy to work with and good value for money.

    If you have a flat heat sink
    black = 1.5mm
    Red = 1.0mm
    Blue 3.0mm

    Where as my warped one required 3.5mm on the right rear row of mosfets and .5mm + paste for the right hand side mosfets (purple dots).

    Easiest way to confirm pad size is to take the card out of the unit, attach the heatsink and test fit the pads by sliding them in and out to check for fit with the plastic protector still on the pads - thanks to @bloodhawk for guidance on that one!

    gtx980dt_pads.jpg
     
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  4. Netherscourge

    Netherscourge Notebook Consultant

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    :O

    Whoa. Cool!

    Couple questions:

    1. Will our current CPU/GPU run on that setup? 6700K and GTX 980 8GB (MXM version)?
    2. How much is that kit?
    3. Will this work with any reseller branded Clevo P870DM/G?
    4. Is the unlocked BIOS a Prema BIOS? Or a stock unlocked BIOS?
     
  5. bennyg

    bennyg Notebook Deity

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    1. No and no (raising the issue of what actually ISN'T required for a P870DM->TM upgrade)
    3. Yes
    4. Not Prema
     
  6. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    An X thermal paste pattern does well on a square die by the way :)
     
  7. lsflp

    lsflp Notebook Guru

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    For an upgrade from the DM model the cost is $1699.00
     
  8. Johnksss

    Johnksss Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Doing that upgrade might present gpu problems if you try to keep your original gpus..... Speculations of course....
     
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  9. bennyg

    bennyg Notebook Deity

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    That, plus new CPU, plus new GPU(s)... May as well sell the DM on the second hand market and buy a complete new unit (already assembled, and with warranty)
     
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  10. Meaker@Sager

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    I would make the same assessment to be fair.
     
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