P775TM1 Build Help

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  1. _H_

    _H_ Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello Everyone!

    I've got my first barebones laptop coming in next week. I'm pretty competent with computer building/repair, i'm an E.E. by trade which means absolutely nothing because 90% of my co-workers can't even change out an electrical socket. I'm somewhere between "able to reflow a GPU with an smd station" and "definitely not a smooth-brain" I'm really just looking for some pointers on how to get the most I can out of my laptop. The parts I have currently are: RTX 2070, i9-9900k(which i'm planning on delidding as soon as my LM comes in), and a WD 1tb SN750 NVME. This computer will not be used solely for gaming as I do 3D modeling, Coding, Visual design, as well as a decent amount of 2D CAD. I have several questions listed below, if you're willing to share your knowledge and experiences with me I would be very grateful!

    Questions:

    1) BIOS: I'm assuming a good BIOS is a great start to maximizing what I can do. Can I get a good BIOS flashed through USB or do i need to break out my skypro II again? What is/Who has the best BIOS for customization?

    2) RAM: I've seen some P775TM1's listed with DDR4-3200 and some with a max of DDR4-3000, is this a bios thing?

    3) RAM: Does 3200 make a worthwhile difference over 3000? If so are there any particular options you'd recommend? Vengeance, HyperX, Ripjaws?

    4) WLAN: Whats the word on WiFi 6? Any m.2 form-factor cards that support it and are supported by the laptop?

    5) WLAN: Are the Killer cards that much better than Intel? Explain your answer with a 3 paragraph essay :vbbiggrin:

    6) Thermal: What will keep my temps way down, I have no problem with fan noise. Are there upgraded fans I can get? Do better thermal pads matter on the heatsink? Lets get this thing cool so I can overclock it!!!

    7) POWWA: I'm guessing a 330 watt charger isn't gonna cut it for extreme gameplay. Does the 2-1 660watt(2x330) adapter actually matter? Is the 780watt adapter worth the money?

    8) MISC: What am i missing? Are you sitting there thinking "how could this moron forget about "xxxxx", what a stupidface-dummyhead" I'm willing to learn and welcome all suggestions, Let Me Know!!

    Thank you for reading :vbtongue:

    Edit 1: I've gone with Crucial Ballistix DDR4-3200 CL16 BL2K16G32C16S4B as my ram. Reasoning below :). Also I chose a RTX 2070 as i'm planning on doing a TDP mod to get ~2080 performance.

    Edit 2: I've gone with an Intel AX200 over a killer card, less bloatware same card. Power doesn't seem to be an issue. Things are still in progress for thermals!
     
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  2. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    3200 and 3000 are not that different typically.

    Physical stuff would be first, ensuring perfect contact and adjusting thermal pads to achieve that.
     
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    _H_ Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the advice!

    I'm usually extremely careful with my installations to a fault as I've wasted my fair share of TIM and time just rechecking my work.
     
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    _H_ Notebook Enthusiast

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    Update: I've decided on my RAM. I'm going to go with Crucial Ballistix DDR4-3200 CL16 BL2K16G32C16S4B. The price was right compared to the other DDR4-3000 options and the timings for other 3200 that I saw sucked. I can include a link if anyone is interested
     
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    The model number works, the best source is going to vary by region after all.
     
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    Why you want to put more than 2666 ram???I9 9900k support max 2666,so more than this is waste of money.
     
  7. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Ever heard about Intel XMP? And you know that Clevo LGA laptops support it?
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    Yes i know that,you can put xmp 300000000x,i9 or i7 8700k support ONLY 2666 mhz transfer data between ram, chip and cpu,if you got ram on 3000mhz,the cpu gonne take only 2666.Intel 8 and 9 generation support max 2666,with intel 10 generation is another storry support DDR4-3200, LPDDR4-3733: https://ark.intel.com/content/www/d...1065g7-processor-8m-cache-up-to-3-90-ghz.html
     
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    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    And here I sit with an 5 years old Clevo P870 running 9900K on old Z170 chipset and oc'd ram. Stock ram speed 2133MHz running 2802 or better say ram oc'd +31%.
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    They can clock up to 3200mhz quite easily on the desktop, it's a little trickier on the crowded tracing on the notebook but doable. You get some reasonable performance scaling up to about there from 2666mhz.
     
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