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About D2ultima

  • Title
    Livestreaming Master
  • Birthday 1989-11-06


  • CPU
  • Motherboard
    Clevo P870DM3
  • RAM
    4 x 8GB DDR4 2400MHz 17-17-17-39 (needs fixing)
  • GPU
    GTX 1080N 8GB x2 (SLI)
  • Case
    P870DM3 chassis
  • Storage
    850 Pro 256GB, 850 EVO 500GB M.2, Crucial M4 512GB, Samsung PM961 256GB
  • PSU
    780W Eurocom PSU
  • Display(s)
    AUO B173HAN01.2 17.3" 120Hz laptop display + 1360 x 768 Sharp TV (second screen)
  • Cooling
    P870DM3 un-modified internal cooling
  • Keyboard
    P870DM3 internal keyboard
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Core
  • Sound
    Corsair Vengeance 1500 v2 & Steelseries H-Wireless
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro x64 (garbage)

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Trinidad and Tobago
  • Interests
    Gaming, PCs, laptops, 3D gaming, reading, livestreaming
  • Biography
    Just a guy who loves tech in a country that's technologically stagnant.
  • Occupation
    Currently NEET

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  1. Overclocking Laptop GTX 1050M

    ??? Oh. This was on the front page. I just replied.
  2. Overclocking Laptop GTX 1050M

    You're power limited to all hell, is why. The cards have 35W less than the desktop reference cards while having MORE cores and the same clockspeed ranges. Physics says "hello, here are my laws". Furmark will kill your clock below base by design though. Because it overstresses the VRM/power delivery systems. It's built to fail doing them by default from Nvidia afaik. As for your CPU throttling problem... welcome to laptops, where nobody builds a laptop to handle the parts they shove in then overcharge for. ASUS probably has locked your stuff down heavily. If you're at 1749MHz at 75C, then you're power limited or firmware limited, or maybe the cooling is such shit on the unit that it isn't handling the VRM cooling properly and your core clock is suffering as a result. I couldn't tell you. But what you can do is check MSI Afterburner and use its voltage adjustment abilities, force voltage to something like 0.95v maximum at 1800MHz+ and you might be able to squeeze more power out of it. Here's the big thing. You have no method of increasing TDP allowance, therefore you cannot overdraw your power brick. Overclocking or not doesn't matter. The card WILL NOT pull over the limit set in its vBIOS, so whether you're getting 2000MHz or 1600MHz, if it's under sufficient stress, isn't firmware limited (ASUS does that, thermal throttle at 75c for some of their units, don't put it past them, they're a garbage notebook ODM/OEM, extremely anti-consumer) and isn't thermal throttling, then you're drawing the same amount of power regardless of the speed (it probably changes with game loads etc).
  3. The SLI information guide

    Well thanks. As for a crossfire guide... someone would need to send me a crossfire system. At the moment I'm stuck on a notebook and no AMD cards will slot in because they pretty much stopped making MXM (or any high end parts). I don't mind doing the work, but I refuse to write about this kind of hardware unless I have 1st party access to it. People can tell me all day long they're getting this and that etc, but the minute I ask for proof they have 755000 reasons why going and getting proof is impossible. Then they get pissy if I call them out on it, saying I'm wrong, then when they find out I'm correct they want to drop the subject. So I won't work with others to test (plus I need to be able to see things in front of me on top of this). Not begging or anything, but even if I could afford it right now, there's no point in me buying a full desktop with two AMD cards just to write a guide for it really xD.
  4. If the fans die like that, then probably the motor died rather than anything preventing them from proper operation. Sucks, I suppose. Every laptop has their ups and downs. Just can't justify too many of them due to so many downs and so few ups. To make it clear, almost no laptop clears my spec for being a great product. Whether it's Clevo's shitty BIOS and software to the fact that MSI directly cripples stock performance on single GPU units unless you get a BIOS mod, to anything designed by Gigabyte or Razer or ASUS, to the extremely expensive nature of the mostly-decent units like Aorus line... yeah. I just pick the most palatable poisons for someone's requests. The GOOD side is Clevos have shops that fix the problems on the high end units, or I would tell you flat out there's no high end laptop on the market worth owning.
  5. Clevo P650HS (Microcenter has them for ~$1300, 7700HQ/1070 can use 120Hz panel). Will probably need repasting. Don't buy 7820HK unit, the CPU won't overclock without a Prema mod which isn't available at the moment (and no ETA). MSI GT62VR (all around the web like Amazon/Newegg). May need repaste. Should get Svet BIOS mod, should cost about $5. Either unit will need some tweaking before you get "amazing temps and performance weee" so just be wary, it's not going to power on out the box and sit at 65c gaming at full tilt. Well the MSI might if it has a great paste job
  6. No one's talking about it because it's garbage. Poorly cooled, terribly designed, loud, bulky, awful BIOS missing even selling points like VT support, slow RAM speed, terrible QC, QA, return/repair, etc service on top of all these issues. It's an ASUS, after all. Piss poor weak GPU downclocked to a bloody 980M performance. Why would anybody want this? It's not like it even lets the 8 core flourish. The P775TM1 is probably a significantly better unit; get it from a company that'll delid and set your 8700K to 4.5GHz+ and you pretty much have better performance already. Nope, you cannot. You could only use that 1080 in the unit it was made for. MSI has multiple 1080s that exist only for the units they were created for, and Clevo 1080s are I guess swappable then you'd be hard-pressed to buy one of them without getting one and have the proper heatsink etc to plop in. And the cooling is abhorrent. And LOUD. Only Clevo and MSI use MXM, and only Clevo's cards follow any sort of standard across their MXM-equipped models (and even then, it's only Pascal models that have the standard... no Volta/ampere yet to see if it'd keep it and be upgrade-able). Mobile CPUs can use less voltage and clock lower on average so they use less power, but they are no different from desktop CPUs except for being SIGNIFICANTLY slower, worse-binned, and more power limited. And soldered. And overpriced (6820HK/7820HK are nearly $400, more expensive than a 7700K which not only has its own PCB, but an IHS and solder pre-applied, which isn't free in production). The machines with dual 1080s and whatnot use the mobile CPUs because that's all there is to use... desktop CPUs require a good deal more R&D to adapt the desktop chipset for mobile, and companies generally don't care to spend the money for it. Clevo pretty much does it because sockets are their thing, their stuff is always swappable at the high end, and for business oriented units they've got desktop CPUs and no GPU as well. Because the 21x is an overpriced gimmick with such poor performance that overclocking the laptop gets something like 15% reduced performance than the unit I have in my signature running at stock. While costing basically twice as much. The bulk though could be reduced if people would actually try hard. The covfefe lake clevo LGA 1151 units actually have better cooling by a good margin than the last gens simply by making sure contact is there and separating the heatsinks. The fans could still be improved as could tolerance for contact, and probably shrink size and weight there too once done. Marketing doesn't exist because the companies that have the money/care to do it (like OriginPC) know that the units shouldn't be used maxed out. I've called and spoken to both OriginPC and Falcon Northwest about their clevo rebrands, and I believe the falcon northwest guy recommended I take the 1070 and i5-7600K instead of a 1080 and 7700K so it doesn't sit at 100c all day... also both of them claim that 100c under load is perfectly within acceptable temp ranges. They look at an intel specsheet and tick off whatever is there. The fact that it's overclockable is useless. The fact that it's sold to be something that sustains high performance is null and void to them. If it doesn't thermally shut down, even if it's throttling its little tail off, they're fine with it. The smaller companies like HIDevolution that literally delid and use liquid metal between IHS and die and relid, and sell all their units with their CPUs at 4.7GHz minimum (at no added cost) on all i7 sales, don't have the money (or manpower to handle a great influx of buyers) to advertise like you'd see Dell or HP on TV or on the web. Websites like PCGamer or Laptopmag barely even touch the units or check reviews. No matter WHAT they do, they always end up with a Razer and an ASUS on the top, despite huge known problems with literally every one of their laptops except ASUS' flagship models (there's only one each generation, pretty much). You need to go looking, and ask around. It's like a little hidden community of people who know their units and know what they're talking about. And unfortunately almost every laptop needs work, or is just terrible. Acer's 21x is useless. Lost cause. Even if it cost 1/3 of its price, it'd just upgrade itself to a "terrible buy". In fact... a user took two MSI 1070Ns and shoved them into the 2012 Clevo P370EM laptop with a modded system BIOS and used a hardware programmer to modify the vBIOSes on the GPUs, and has a 120Hz screen in it with an i7-3940XM (yes, IVY BRIDGE). It beats the Acer 21x in benchmarks: http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/clevo-overclockers-lounge.788975/page-1493#post-10658778 And every website is raving about the scores and performance and how it's overclockable! Look at its firestrike score for example, in my post under the one I linked directly to. Now take a look at my system which is stock except for my CPU being at 4.7GHz https://www.3dmark.com/fs/12320006 That's a literal +25% score over the 21x. And I didn't even do anything that could be slightly thought of like overclocking... though the Acer tests were overclocked, and PRAISED FOR BEING OVERCLOCKABLE. Overclock to inferiority. (By the way, no overclock mode sees a pitiful 32-33k GPU score in firestrike on the 21x... a single OC'd 1080Ti can easily ballpark it - https://www.3dmark.com/fs/14181112) That's funny, because if it were, it would have had high speed RAM support and had an 1800X option, as well as tuning support in the BIOS. It doesn't. As I said above, can't even use VT. It would also actually cool well. The RX 580 is under 1100MHz MAX speed, it's 65W limited, it is terribly cooled, 85c+ easy in games, it won't overclock worth a monkey's meowmix at the rate it's currently going, and I've heard people saying things like how the VRMs will fail if the GPU sits at 65W flat for extended periods. I don't know how true that is, though, so take that with a solid grain of salt. The GPU also has minimal vRAM when a good point of the desktop ones is to have more. They misused the available space they had and it shows and they're not fixing it, because they're ASUS who cares, clearly.
  7. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/XZz4XH Man you must be able to get things at half price
  8. I stopped reading after you started defending, because there's no point continuing that conversation. You clearly don't understand hardware or well-performing notebooks at all, or well-built units at all. Especially if your counter-arguement to a "P650HS" being a "better machine" is that it's bigger and heavier... no shit, it's actually COOLED. It also costs much less and doesn't overheat even from the worst of the Clevo rebranders.
  9. Ok, you're a fanboy. I shouldn't have wasted my time. Do enjoy your overpriced stoves
  10. 1080N in the blade Pro is one of the worst performing 1080N cards to date. It frequently ends up similar to 1070 performance ranges in a lot of titles. You can see some pretty bad performance here https://www.anandtech.com/show/10922/the-2016-razer-blade-pro-review/4 and despite the fact that they claim no throttling, we all know that "no throttling" for these kinds of reviews mean "not under base clock", which isn't "no throttle". I mean the dude says a 2.6GHz i7-6700HQ was not a slouch, he clearly doesn't know his CPUs. Further you can see Linus' own review of it, where it has piss-poor performance in some titles, being up to a whole 25% behind other 1080s and 1080Ns: No, they're designed badly, and always have been designed badly. Their models through the years have had poor construction and design and cooling and subsystem cooling, and the soldered RAM and single expansion slot on the 14" and only two M.2 slots on the 17" are pitiful. Especially when you realize that it was only late 2016 or so when we saw above 512GB maximum storage for M.2... you can't tell me you made a gaming unit that had 512GB maximum storage capacity and sold it for $2000 (with 128GB only, and a warranty voider if you change the storage) and call it a gaming unit? There were games in 2015 that were well over 50GB approaching 100GB; like Titanfall 1 with its free DLC (75GB), battlelfield 4 with its DLC (75GB), almost all the Final Fantasy PC games from X onward (60GB+ on average), GTA V (60GB+)... I mean no dude. No. Plus, you're trying to justify a $2000 single expansion slot entry level GPU and entry level gaming CPU, which is what the slow mobile intel chips are these days since desktop chips got much faster and notebook chips REDUCED in speed in response. Same story with the Aero 15 from Gigabyte, it's not worth it. It's overpriced. It will not be "worth it" until the price loses at least 25% of what they're asking and even then I know they're still overcharging. You can get a P650HS from Microcenter (1070N) for like $1300, and it's a far better unit, and most boutique sellers even have them starting at $1500+... that's a good indicator of how much people overcharge and the fact that Microcenter just doesn't actually care to do it. As for the high RMA rate, I'll have to get back to you on the stats page (which is my bad for calling it without able to find the source) but you can in the meantime look at linus' own rates for their blade returns for all the blades they bought at the end of 2016 That's 2 out of 13 units that "need" no RMA, and the ones that don't have RMAs pending also have issues as you can tell. Edit: someone I know who's checked multiple of their units had this to say (I'm blocking their name for certain reasons, but the data is good).
  11. Because Razer cherry picks units, and if people badly review a Razer device they don't get any more units to review. They're literally not allowed to talk shit during the review. The units are designed to overheat, the pascal chips are designed to have an extra-low performance compared to other units of the same kind, and still get extremely hot, the longevity is bad, the units are overpriced as hell, their components like RAM are soldered (and shit)... their support is garbage, their QC is even worse, they have something like an 80% RMA rate. Razer makes the worst laptops bar none. PERIOD. But reviewers will always give them flying colours.
  12. High end Dell Precision M probably. Razer should not even be jokingly considered for professional anything, they're disgustingly bad laptops.
  13. I only see one option, the XPS13. The other is an expensive portable stove that breaks all the time
  14. Cooling

    http://www.hidevolution.com/evoc-clevo-p775tm1-g-custom-built-gaming-laptop.html Will delid and repad for best contact etc. Highly recommend. Prema mod when available.