**Official Clevo W230SS/Sager NP7338 Owner's Lounge**

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  1. Thousandmagister

    Thousandmagister Notebook Consultant

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    I'm still using W230SS as daily driver , overclocked (3.4GHz all cores) and undervolted (-85mv) with Intel XTU , 80~85C when gaming , fan speed at 70% probably . I could reduce temp even further by changing fan speed to max (Clevo Control Center) but I can't stand the noice
    My room has AC though
    I'm not going to upgrade any time soon , still waiting for DDR5
     
  2. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Bit of a wait for that but if you are still going strong then fair enough ;)
     
  3. EvanMedi

    EvanMedi Notebook Enthusiast

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    i managed to fix the ratteling noise temporarly by disessembling the fan, now it works like a charm that will buy me some time untill my order ships.
    i undervolted the cpu and downclock it to x29 and disabled turbo boost, but the GPU still thermal Throttle at 92C
    i really need to find a solution for the high temps,
     
  4. Thousandmagister

    Thousandmagister Notebook Consultant

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    Weird , my GPU rarely hit 70C . CPU usually run hotter than GPU
    Make sure your heatsink is properly seated
     
  5. Meaker@Sager

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    If could be a bad heatsink.
     
  6. Harris_M

    Harris_M Notebook Guru

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    Hello all,

    I have a W230SS that potentially has a failed EC (unable to change keyboard backlight, battery cannot be detected, Fn + 1 for setting fan to maximum does not work). I tried flashing an older BIOS version but now it fails to boot. Is there a way to recover from this situation?
     
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    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    No, your BIOS is corrupt, you need to flash the chip manually most likely. Why not update the ECU rather than flashing the BIOS?
     
  8. Harris_M

    Harris_M Notebook Guru

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    Hi Meaker, thanks for your reply. I did try to re-flash the EC but there was no improvement. Can I use a USB external flasher tool, like the CH341A programmer, to flash the BIOS directly?
     
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    That's going to be your best option.
     
  10. Harris_M

    Harris_M Notebook Guru

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    Thanks Meaker. I have tried the Fn+B trick but it doesn't seem to work. I was wondering, if all three LEDs are blinking without any sounds, does this mean the BIOS is corrupted or the EC as well?
     
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