Sager NP8358F2-S (Clevo PB51DF2) mini review: RTX 2070 super, Intel 8 core....

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  1. Ashlander

    Ashlander Notebook Evangelist

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    The drivers should be on the Sager website. https://www.sagernotebook.com/drivers.php?cat=756

    Skip the Control Center from the driver list and get the modules you actually want from the Microsoft store. I recommend only getting the Fn Key and Keyboard LED. Everything else is redundant with HWinfo and Afterburner.
     
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    Fred_Huang Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thank you!
     
  3. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Always my advice to take an image of the install after you have it all setup as a restore point of sorts.
     
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  4. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    Excellent advice. Macrium Reflect FTW! It has saved my bacon many times. There is no better protection against data loss or undoing damage caused by crappy software or malware, including malicious Windows Update filth.

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    Lets you eliminate any software bugs when testing hardware too.
     
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  6. Fred_Huang

    Fred_Huang Notebook Enthusiast

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    Received mine today. Installed Windows 10 Pro, Norton Security, no undervolting/overclocking. ThermalGrizzly CPU+GPU + thermal pads. Ordered from GenTech

    Ran Fire Strike at Performance Mode + Discrete GPU. Didn't have paid 3D Mark so didn't test anything else.

    I haven't got a chance to run anything else.

    The laptop overall feels solid. Good keyboard.

    The panel is disappointing. I have the Panda LM156LF1F02, which appears to be PWM. Got eye strain after some use. I am not sure if it is able for myself to replace the panel, for now I am using Iris to modify the brightness while setting hardware brightness at 100%.

    Disk is 1T WD SN730. The boot up/wake from sleep is a little slow. I didn't test operation.

    At idle; CPU ~50C.
    At load: average is 70. But there are peaks up to 100C (i think i need to undervolt it)

    EDIT: With undervolting ThrottleStop

    undervolting -80mV for CPU core and cache: average gaming temperate: 60-70C, still peaks 100C.

    undervolting -80mv + disable turbo: average gaming temperature: 60-70C, no peaks

    undervolting -80mv + Turbo Ratio Limit (max 51, I changed Cores to 40,36,36,36...): peak temperature: 88C.



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  7. Meaker@Sager

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    Norton always makes me shiver when I see it :p
     
  8. Fred_Huang

    Fred_Huang Notebook Enthusiast

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    Nay I got close to 100C playing games and games crash on me.

    Games: DOTA 2, Rainbow 6.

    This is without undervolting.
     
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    What games? What sort of crashes?
     
  10. Histeresys

    Histeresys Newbie

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    I am having the same problem. Looking into it a little deeper 1/2 the cores are responsible for the thermal throttling. After waiting 2 months for this computer I am at a loss now what to do next.

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