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  1. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Have you re-installed xtu or tried one version back?
     
  2. Sivert Olsen

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    Brand new owner of a PA71ES-G and having some issues.

    Windows won't show 144hz as an option at all. With HybridMS mode, it shows 60hz. With 1070 as the main GPU it shows 75hz. Nothing else. Can't get it to run 144hz. Is there something wrong with my screen/laptop? Has anyone else run into this problem?

    And with the laptop sitting on a desk, not angled up from it I guess its fair that the CPU throttles due to heat?
    If the 144hz thingie is a defect in the laptop I'm prolly just gonna return it and buy something else.
     
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    Sivert Olsen Newbie

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    Update: Talked with a brother of a friend who has the same laptop. He's got 144hz running without issues. Windows set 144hz as standard refreshrate after he installed windows and the drivers. So taking a big educated guess that my screen is not working, or is the wrong SKU.
    Already emailed the company asking for support/advice. Prolly just end up returning it if they can't do anything about it.
     
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    Check a program like hwinfo to get the panel model.
     
  5. Sivert Olsen

    Sivert Olsen Newbie

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    The sticker underneath says PA71ES-G. But HWInfo and other hardware readers says its a PA70ES.
    Which is really really odd. The thermals are also really getting to me. Always runs super hot 90+ C on the CPU. Playing F76 with CPU @ 25% utilization, and GPU @ 50-60% utilization.
    GPU starts around 60c and creeps up and over 70, which is okay. But I really dont like the heat on the CPU. Even though its a 8750H.
     
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    The 1 or 0 is a cosmetic choice on the case while the motherboard etc is identical so logically they report the same.
     
  7. Boseph McGee

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    The 8750H is a monster that needs to be tamed. It cannot just be run straight out of the box, it needs to be tuned. Watch this clip about how to use ThrottleStop to do just that.

    Edit: I guess this isn't a YouTube-friendly forum, so just search for the channel 'bobofalltrades' the video title is: 'Address that HOT i7 8750h!'

    Then go and purchase a Clevo Fan Control software that Obsidian-PC has in active development. It's worth every penny.

    https://code.obsidian-pc.com/clevo-software/fan-control/

    These two software packages are must-haves if you own a PA71ES-G. Otherwise, you have a hot mess on your hands.
     
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    Any TDP limited chip is going to enjoy tweaking.
     
  9. John@OBSIDIAN-PC

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    Thanks for the support, by the end of this month (when we finish setting up the website with the new models and when we finish our new website portal/landing page) we will continue the development of the apps. We have a lot which we are adding, specially on Fan Control and specially for systems with shared coolers.
     
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    Mashreef Ahmed Notebook Enthusiast

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    Would like to know the thermal result of i7 8750h after undervolting
    anyone out there?
     
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