Where are Clevo service manuals hosted these days?

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  1. Stooj

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    Big thanks for the PB5 Service Manuals.

    Of particular interest is the display output setup in the PB5 with Thunderbolt 3 present.

    There's seemingly 5 outputs from the NV GPU to various ports (HDMI2.0, mini-DP1.4, Thunderbolt3, USB Type-C+DP and EDP->MUX). Granted, most Nvidia GPUs are software limited to 4 display outputs, it appears that if you run it in Optimus mode (so the Intel iGPU runs the internal panel), you could then drive a total of 5 displays from this rig.
     
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    I've not looked over them but often one of those DP signals is shared with say the TB3 or USB port.
     
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    Typically this is the case. They are labelled separately in the Block Diagram at the very least (IFPA, IFPC, IFPD, IFPE and IFPF).

    The DP signal to TB3 uses a DP repeater (link), presumably to keep the signal noise-free when transporting across the motherboard. Interestingly, it's only DP1.2.

    I'm in the process now on waiting for a PB50RF-G so I'll know soon enough ;)

    Also of note, the MUX chip is listed as a ParadeTech PS8331 (haven't seen it listed in previous systems).
     
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    As a note for the models with the 4k OLED it's optimus mode only due to the Nvidia chip not having the right brightness control interface.
     
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