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  1. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Try re-installing the clevo software. You could try adjusting the bezel if you have plastic tools to take it off.
     
  2. Prostar Computer

    Prostar Computer Company Representative

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    @LastSicarius Some backlight bleeding is unavoidable, unfortunately, even with the frame removed. Reinstalling the Control Center app might fix the lighting issue. Nice temps, BTW!
     
  3. Daniel Matias Rubinstein

    Daniel Matias Rubinstein Newbie

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    Yes, I think that's it. I'm going to change it for another one, maybe a WD Blue m2 2280, that's compatible? (the other system ssd is a wd black nvme, is not there a problem that one is nvme and the other 2280 working at the same time?)
     
  4. ManlyMcbeardface

    ManlyMcbeardface Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yeah I’m regretting my decision getting the Helios 300 instead of the 1520. I’m having issues with thermals. If I’m going to have to keep tinkering with XTU, I feel like I might as well return it and get the 1520.

    Is the chassis hard to get into to add a 2.5 ssd and an extra stick of ram? I’m really considering exchanging tonight after work.
     
  5. Ashlander

    Ashlander Notebook Consultant

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    It's tricky at first if you don't know what do, but after you figure it out the bottom comes off pretty easy. Also depends on whether it comes with the top keyboard screws in place or in separate plastic bag. I covered this some pages ago, basically just unscrew everything from the bottom, stick a toothpick in through the bottom grill to pop the keyboard, remove the the 2 screws there (if in place). Then the front of the cover comes up pretty easy, and the back 45 degree slants by the exhaust are good prying locations with a guitar pick or something. I can have the bottom off pretty quick now.
     
  6. ManlyMcbeardface

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    Is it honestly worth the trouble right away or are performance gains from dual channel minimal. I can always use a T5 ssd for game storage. It just sounds like a big job to expand.
     
  7. Ashlander

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    The gains from dual channel are pretty big from what I hear, but I'm more than happy with just the single channel performance for now. I'll upgrade eventually, but not in any hurry. The SSD will generally only help with load times when gaming. It's really not that much work to get into the laptop, to do either of these.

    Literally the first thing I did after I got mine was open it up so I could put my SSD in.
     
  8. ManlyMcbeardface

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    Yeah if I opened it up to install my ssd, I would install the ram too. Micro Center has a 16gb stick of crucial 2666 ram for 100 bucks. I’ll probably get that. From what I read, it seems like the keyboard is not fastened on the 1520. Now I just have to reset the Helios and bring it back ughhh.
     
  9. Ashlander

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    The keyboard is only fastened by 2 screws on the bottom of the laptop with the other screws. The screws underneath the laptop are for the bottom cover, and must be taken out (if they're in) to remove the bottom. If they are not in place you'll get them in a bag labeled "top screws" so you'll know if you need to bother with removing the keyboard right away.

    You can probably get away with leaving them out, but I'm OCD and always put them back in.
     
  10. AlexusR

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    I've received my PB51 today. The metal plate under keyboard was not fastened to lower cover so I did not have to remove any screws underneath the keyboard. I did check for that, removing keyboard is very easy - you remove all screws from bottom cover then you can use your nails to remove keyboard starting from the top area ;-) No need to stick anything through bottom holes.

    Anyway, adding RAM and all SSD drives was extremely easy once the bottom cover is removed. The build quality is pretty good, much better than plastic junk from MSI (I had owned MSI laptop, never again). The CPU does need repasting (stock thermal paste will make it go above 90C in all games) but this is not hard to do. GPU runs cool even with stock thermal paste.
    Only drawback I noticed with my system is a backlight bleed on lower edge, but this is only visible in dark room on black background and I am not sure if it's worth sending it in for repair.
     
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