The Mighty Clevo P870DM-G "Phoenix" Gets an 8700K and GTX 1080 Upgrade

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by Mr. Fox, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Robbo99999

    Robbo99999 Notebook Prophet

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    Wow, these are some crazy mods, I can see many a sleepless night dedicated to this task! + rep to you and all your contributors you mentioned in this post, it's great to see such an ambitious project come together through people working together. It's sad that we have to go to these extremes to get upgrades to work in laptops - manufacturers have gone out of their way to make non-proprietry versions of MXM cards that are not compatible to the normal standards, perhaps in an effort to prevent people upgrading their systems. The last truly upgradeable notebook was the might Alienware M15x if I remember rightly - that ancient thing just kept accepting GPU upgrades all the way up to 980M, and this was a laptop from about 2009!
     
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    bloodhawk Derailer of threads.

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    I have done it on the Clevo MXm 1080's. And it should not even be tried unless the system is going to be on top of an AC.

    This is where they go on the MXM GPU's -
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    DO NOT TRY UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING. And have adequate cooling.
     
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    Bloody hell, that's pretty cool to be able to get the core up to 2200Mhz! Are you using the full 1.2V? How much performance increase are you seeing, temperatures ok, no dips below 2200Mhz?
     
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    Scerate Notebook Evangelist

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    om freaking g, 1200W i i... i'm missing words right now, i somehow want to see the efficiency curve (not that it matters in that case :p), well done @Mr. Fox and @bloodhawk
     
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    bloodhawk Derailer of threads.

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    Actually, all cards other than the Kingpin have a power limit. Just that the ones that are claimed to be power unlocked, have maybe an additional 10-20% extra available over the normal 110-120%.
     
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    Rage Set A Fusioner of Technologies

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    Interesting....
     
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    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    It is not 100% stable above 2100 because the vBIOS is not for this GPU and I probably need to do other mods along with this. I posted a nice Fire Strike score in the desktop thread with the core overclocked more than 2100. Also finally broke 11K on Time Spy.

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...ers-welcome-too.810490/page-205#post-10708240

    Using higher voltage actually tends to lower the score because of the retarded NVIDIA Flacon filth. My next and future cards will likely be only Kingpin GPUs. I am kind of getting sick and tired of everything needing to be modded to not be a wimpy piece of trash.
     
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    Right, I understand, experimentation & work in progress!
     
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    jaybee83 Biotech-Doc

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    youre right, the amp extreme can go up to 320-330W so at least its got around +30% power target over other cards at 250W...

    Sent from my Xiaomi Mi Max 2 (Oxygen) using Tapatalk
     
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    Yes, a learning in process. Here is what I am discovering...
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