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  1. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    As far as I know, it no longer does. It has been totally redone by EVGA and it's no longer the same program. It used to have a pixel overclocker thing built into it and that was contributing to EDID corruption, especially when used in tandem with Windoze 10. Alienware laptops were getting their screens bricked left and right back in 2015, right as Windoze OS X went RTM. Then Clevo followed. It also seemed to be more common with LVDS laptops than those with eDP. LVDS is no longer common on any laptops that I know of. They are almost all eDP now.
     
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    Well atleast they didn’t just sit on their ass and fixed it. Though the only reason I use theyre software is because I normally buy their GPU’s so I need it to play with the RGB. :confused:
     
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    Indeed, at least with the older versions.

    I did not know this was fixed. Good to know EVGA resolved this issue.
     
  4. Colorme

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    Screen is totally black.
     
  5. Colorme

    Colorme Notebook Guru

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    I’ve done that already. Took out both RAM sticks, turned the computer on. No beeps. Just the usual fans to full speed for a few seconds, then fans turn off. RGB keyboard lights come on, then turn to blue lights like normal. Computer stays on until I hold and press the power button.

    dont know about EVGA. I use the laptop as it came from the Sager reseller.
     
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    Prema Your Freedom, Your Choice

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    @Colorme

    Remove the:

    - AC Adapters
    - System Battery
    - CMOS Battery (open the bottom plate and disconnect the small white connector for at least 30s)

    Now reconnect everything and press the power button once.
    The system will go through additional reset and configuration cycles so just sit back and relax until the welcome screen.

    Also check if removing the SSD does anything. @Mr. Fox and I both had drives die after a recent Windows update.
     
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  7. JKERP

    JKERP Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have a quick question for you guys here.

    Do any of you set PL limits to keep temps under control or just let the cpu thermal throttle.

    PS. Tried undervolting it does nothing for my temps.
     
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    Bought mine from ZTecpc and they delidded the cpu and there were some thermal mods to keep the cpu in check. At stock my 10900k runs in the 70’s during gaming.
     
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    I always max out the power limits so that power limit throttling does not occur. Doing that impairs performance.

    Is the undervolt you are setting lowering the voltage? If so, then you'll need to focus on thermal compound, improving fit of the heat sink, etc. If the voltage is not changing (and your undervolt is not being applied) you need to fix that first.
     
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    If i leave it alone it will pull 170w and go to 99C in games and bounce off that with max fans.

    Voltage changes but temps dont move. If i go too low i just get a BSOD
     
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