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

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  1. senso

    senso Notebook Deity

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    Can someone provide some high res photos of that AW mobo?

    At least bypassing the current measurement/direct wiring the MXM sockets would help a lot, on the other side, can the cooling system of the AW handle two 1070 pumping 150Watts plus some 80-100W from the CPU?
     
  2. DaMafiaGamer

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    I can provide some images of the mb and I think the power supply will just about have enough leverage to run everything at stock. Ofc when I do the mod I will undervolt the gpus to overclock the cpu. This will just about give enough leverage taking a total of 350w
     
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    Progress...... for 4k edp on alienware 18 (LAST POST I PROMISE!!!)
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    Those are display port lines that can be intercepted, soldering to those pins and connecting to an lcd will result in a display, HOPEFULLY. Ofc I know I have to add backlight control and such from lvds connector.
     
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    Good luck, just make a thread in the AW section and you can upload your progress as you go.
     
  5. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    Not the greatest 8700K sample. But, not the worst. I'm getting bored with the DM-G now, LOL.

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  6. triturbo

    triturbo Long live 16:10 and MXM-B

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    Great score! I hope that I'll come close to it with my 920XM :p

    Ask @Khenglish about the bypass wire he did on his MXM slot (in order to pull more power). I think that this is the way to fool the OCP (OverCurrent Protection). I think it only measures what passes through it (the main power regulator) and not to each individual component. So two wires that go from the power connector to each MXM slot might do the trick.
     
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    Surely there must be a voltage difference between the mxm and power connector, that seems a bit too easy.
     
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    triturbo Long live 16:10 and MXM-B

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    No voltage difference. The main MXM power supply is whatever your laptop is fed (19V, 19.5V, 20V). There are auxiliary power inputs however (3.3V, 5V) and they drive other stuff, but again the one you need is the one you have readily available. Whether or not it is safe to do that, again ask @Khenglish. What I know for sure is that I'm planing to do just that, since my laptop has an OCP as well.
     
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    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    You should delid your cpu it might make temps a bit better, maybe don't use a razor though, I delidded my 6700k with a razor scratched the pcb and you could see the copper underneath on one section. Miraculously it survived and worked fine as well as the temps being MUCH LOWER!
     
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