P670RG display upgrade search

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  1. tomek_prime

    tomek_prime Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi,

    I have had my clevo P670RG (I7-6700hq, 16gb DDR4, GTX980M) for a couple of years now and I have recently started looking at display upgrades for this machine. I am simply looking for something compatible with 30pin eDP that has a better response rate than 25ms at FHD and better colors as this LG LP173WF4-SPD1 that I currently have installed. I am not looking for 1440p (if available, would gladly accept) but FHD upgrades mostly.
    I know the laptop is dated, but it still manages to fulfill my gaming needs and I am not looking at the machine upgrade any time soon.
    I have been looking but cannot find anything that would even list the response rate, only resolutions everywhere and refresh rates.
    If a 30pin eDP displays don't exist for specific model, would it be possible to find a matching 40pin eDP and do a conversion with say, something like this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/1640057689...MIn7Xhz4v85wIViLHtCh2OGgM6EAQYAiABEgJSq_D_BwE
    ?

    I know this probably was answered a bajillion times here, but I cannot find any definitive answers as to whether somebody actually managed to change a display in their P67xRx machine.

    Another question is that the service manual list of parts for the LCD lists upgrade cables to get the displays, but if my machine has 30pin eDP leading to the display, but there are options for a 40pin LVDS would that mean that my motherboard is not compatible with the LVDS standard? If not, would the converter enable me to look for 40pin eDP displays? Would buying a signal converter be reasonable at all to get eDP to LVDS?

    Any upgrade options on this LG LP173WF4-SPD1 would be a very welcome thing to consider.

    Also, this display I have currently installed, the service manual says it has G-Sync, but I don't have any options to turn it on. A guide on how to get it working would be welcome.

    Many thanks for your advice.
     
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  2. Meaker@Sager

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    You can see if they list the response times in the panel spec sheets but even then they are not going to tell you loads.
     
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    Would the options available to me only be the ones listed in the service manual? also, does it matter that the official service manual only lists display for P670SG, not -RG, is this significant at all?
     
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    I noticed that the g-sync option could be off due to an off edid. I'm posting the dumps here. If somebody have an idea how to enable g-sync on this display, please let me know.

    I have been using this software: https://www.entechtaiwan.com/util/moninfo.shtm

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    whole file dump available here:
    http://s000.tinyupload.com/?file_id=94472235292987529581

    @t456 Would you be able to assist me with this? I saw that you were responding with linux flashing tools in the past, but the list of displays says that only the -SPF3 is g-sync, or the -SPD1 but 75Hz version, but I do not know what the indicator of the 75Hz would be as it does not seem to differ in the monitor id
     
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  5. Meaker@Sager

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    Panels can support g-sync but it had to be sold with the right motherboard and bios.
     
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    On some of those models you need to have it in discrete mode for g-sync to be an option. If it's in mshybrid it won't even show up.
     
  7. tomek_prime

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    So if I switch to discrete it doesn't detect the graphics card settings straight away, I have to manually launch nvidia control centre for resolution to kick in as it starts in 800x600. Could this be an indicator that this option is not available on my laptop?
    The option for the g-sync does not appear i nvidia control panel in discrete mode anyway.

    I also updated the bios recently to latest 1.05.18 I think from the official clevo distribution ftp.
     
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    Having to launch NCP every time you boot isn't normal for discrete mode. While it might be correct that G-Sync isn't available on that particular one, the other behavior when it's in discrete mode sounds like there's something else going on.
     
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    I agree, every time I switch to a discrete mode I literally have to go to device manager to get the resolution up to 1600x900 and then launching NCP brings it back to native 1920x1080, which I found very weird. I will try restarting the machine with discrete setting on and see if it is the same after restart.
    I will attempt the CMOS reset tomorrow as well to see if it will potentially cause any improvement.
     
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    They a re-install of the video drivers too.
     
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