*** Official Sager NP8170/Clevo P170HM Owners Lounge ***

Discussion in 'Sager/Clevo Reviews & Owners' Lounges' started by Riddhy916, Jan 8, 2011.

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  1. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    MXM-B standard but only specific cards will work.
     
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    Meaker, thanks for that info! Which specific cards will work? Do I have to stick with AMD? Do I have to update any firmware?
     
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    Update: After reading up on the internet for a while, I ended up going with an nVidia card instead of another AMD.

    I bought a good working pull from a Clevo/Sager which was sold as a part for P150HM or P170HM.

    The card was plug and play (except thermal compound of course). I was able to install drivers straight from nVidia without modifying INF files or anything! Yay!

    BUT, I've noticed the edges of everything on my screen are a bit jagged looking, including fonts, borders around these forum posts, mouse cursor, etc.

    Do I need an updated firmware for my motherboard or something?

    Here's what I have right now:

    MB Series: P170HMx
    BIOS Revision: 1.01.10LS1
    KBC/EC firmware Revision: 1.00.09SA2

    VGA Card: nVIDIA GTX 485M
    VBIOS Revision: 70.04.26.00.01
    VBIOS Build Date; 09/20/10

    Thanks!
     
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    Also, what kind of slot is that TV Tuner Card slot which sits empty on mine? Can I use it for anything besides the TV tuner that was meant for it?
     
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    It's mini PCI-E physical slot wired for USB if I remember correctly.

    Check your internal panel settings in the control panel for the display weirdness.
     
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    xanagu Notebook Enthusiast

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    Someone else has the problem of not being able to control screen brightness in windows 10 ??

    It's driving nuts I cant find any solution, only increase the reds so my eyes don't explode.
     
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    The brightness control was always a bit finiky on the system.
     
  9. schnoergsdalumaner

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    hello
    i recently upgrade my (old) XMG Schenker Clevo p170em with a 980m what i ordered from woodzstack on ebay.
    with woodzstacks help (he is a guru btw) i can now use the GPU a little bit, but with a lot of issues...
    i replaced the old 680m with the new 980m then flashing EC and BIOS to the latest version.
    nvidia driver is a modified 378.49. by woodzstack.
    now i can play watchdogs2 but rise of the tomb raider only accept the integrated GPU HD4000 :/
    what can i do?
    pls help
    thanks :)
     
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    The HM wont have such an issue since it does not use the IGP.
     
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