Recommended HIDevolution upgrades/warranties/add-ons/etc?

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  1. sherwin619

    sherwin619 Newbie

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    Not sure if this is an appropriate section to post this thread but I am looking to purchase a brand new laptop for the first time in over 9 years and it'll most likely be from HIDevolution.

    To anybody with experience purchasing from them before, what upgrades/warranties/etc would you guys say is worth the extra money?
     
  2. clevo-extreme

    clevo-extreme Company Representative

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    the question is from where are you from ? if from USA or Europe?
     
  3. sherwin619

    sherwin619 Newbie

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    USA, Guam to be exact due to work, but still technically the US.
     
  4. Spartan

    Spartan Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Minimal backlight bleeding is a MUST to ensure you get the best panel with the least backlight bleeding as that is something you cannot fix or change later.

    I would also get the 30 day dead pixel warranty

    Finally, the best thing about buying from HIDevolution is their thermal mods so ensure you select "Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut + Fujipoly Extreme Thermal pads" That alone reduces temps by up to 15C
     
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  5. Ashen-Shugar

    Ashen-Shugar Notebook Evangelist

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    If you plan to get an NVMe drive, get a heat sink for it. If you get a higher density than 512M (1-2TB) you'll need it as they run insanely hot.

    I suggest this one:
    https://www.amazon.com/EKWB-EK-M-2-NVMe-Heatsink-Black/dp/B073RHHYCM

    For my 2TB drive it's trimmed ~10-15c off my temperature drive and ~20-30c off the NVMe controller chip.

    Might consider the warranty as well as it's a pricy little nugget.
     
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  6. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    A heatsink really depends on what you intend to do with the SSD, if you are just a regular user then there is no point. Your transfer will be done before you go to thermal throttle.
     
  7. Ashen-Shugar

    Ashen-Shugar Notebook Evangelist

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    Sadly, I didn't find this to be the case.

    I don't do too much video processing or anything that would demand a large pound on the SSD, simple downloads, uploads, and day to day business.

    However, the 2TB drive (Samsung Evo Plus), I was getting ridiculous thermals on until I popped a heatsink on it.

    Before, I was peaking my thermals to around 79c on the drive, and 97c+ on the NVMe controller.

    After the heatsink I've not broke (despite similar loads) of 64c on the drive, and 65c on the NVMe controller.

    It also tends to sit 45c on drive, and 42c on the controller as average temperatures now.

    Huge huge difference.

    I think the issue is the fact that there's not enough air flow in the M2 slots to keep up with the thermals otherwise, and it becomes apparent when you have high density SSD storage.

    I don't believe the thermals would have been nearly as bad with 128GB-512GB drives. But with 1TB or 2TB NVMe's, I don't see how you can get around it.

    Maybe the 17" Clevos get more air and are not as big a deal, but for the 15" it was a requirement.
     
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  8. mnd99

    mnd99 Notebook Consultant

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    That sounds positively terrible! Really good information. Thank you. Do you think 256 or 512M suffer from the same issue?
     
  9. Ashen-Shugar

    Ashen-Shugar Notebook Evangelist

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    I would think the lower density NVMes likely would not churn up heat quite as fast nor as much however I don't have real hand information to prove either way other than what other people have found with regards to the lower density.

    Mine were the 2TB Samsung Evo Plus 2TB NVMes.

    Before the heatsink:
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    And after the heatsink:
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    If you do run into heat issues on them, it's very simple to add after-market heatsinks.

    Run HWinfo and keep an eye on the max's for the SSD's and if they spike too high, you'll know you need the heatsink.

    Drive Temperature is the actual NVMe drive temp.
    Drive Temperature2 is the controller chip on the NVMe.
     
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