*** Official Clevo X170SM-G/Sager NP9670M Owner's Lounge ***

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  1. runix18

    runix18 Notebook Geek

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    march / april - whatever....one month is a small price to pay for perfection.;)
     
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    BrightSmith Notebook Evangelist

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    On a different note, will you be offering the AMD tongfang models as well as the comet lake models that are available now?
     
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    Entropytwo Notebook Consultant

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    X170 smg was also quite alot delayed. Seems like a common clevo thing
     
  4. Terreos

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    Ditto. Depending how it stacks up to a desktop 2080ti I’d replace mine entirely with this machine. But being able to get our hands on one will likely be a fun adventure.
     
  5. S.K

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    Ever since I increased my RAM voltage up from 1.2 to 1.35 volts, not only have I been able to increase my memory clocks but also the overall motherboard thermals have ever so slightly improved. This is largely due to the fact that higher voltage means less overall current draw (4 modules running at 3200 MHz draw a significant amount of current) which lead to overall improved load line stability and the more stable that is, the lower the peak to peak ripple voltage is across the entire power grid. Lower ripple voltage means less heat, less coil whine and improved longevity overall. I have noticed this in several other motherboards that I own and in some cases, the improvement was so significant that it even helped with the load line calibration for the CPU itself and a slightly better sustained OC. I don't have a circuit diagram for this model (yet) but this is something that I have seen in other motherboards (for which I had the circuit diagrams handy) and is most likely the case in this scenario as well.
     
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    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Sager will be keeping things stock.
     
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    M17XR42012 Notebook Consultant

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    And you cannot increase the voltage from 1.2 to 1.35 with the stock bios can you? will it work with an un-locked bios?
     
  8. Entropytwo

    Entropytwo Notebook Consultant

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    Stock bios is as locked as can be. Unlocked probably has it but also other doors that can kill your laptop. Premas bios modification went through trial and error for customers to not brick their own machines.
     
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    You could try using XTU to modify it. That value should get applied to the BIOS if its configurable.

    Also with the stock bios you should be able to dump it then use UEFITool and Universal IFR Extractor to get the setup menu offsets, then calculate the raw value for 1.35v and apply it using a usb thumb drive loaded with RU.EFI. Changing things this way always has a chance to leave the system in a non-bootable state if a mistake is made, so be sure to review the EC / BIOS recovery reset process before hand.
     
  10. Meaker@Sager

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    4 ddr4 sodimms are not actually THAT power hungry in the grand scheme of things. Not compared to things like the CPU and GPU.
     
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