I know that I can replace the thermal paste, and the pads. Also I´ve already "undervolted" the notebook. (today -150mA).
I´ve checked the notebook with several games:#
- Metro Exodus, Full-HD (and 1680 Resolution). In both cases the Game freezes after the temperature reaches 90 + degree. Switching the process in background, wait for a temperature drop and switch back works.
- Heavy Rain in "mid" and "low" -Quality with 1680er resolution (non-Full HD). Same effect. The game freezes, but you are not able to switch for and back. You´ll have to kill the process manually.
- Observation (Full-HD) freezes after a while. Switching the process in background, wait for a temperature drop and switch back works.
- Witcher 3 (freezes after 90+)
- Project Cars 2, Mutant Year Zero, Eastshade etc. (all have the same issue)
From my point-of-view it is not acceptable. Heavy Rain was a PS3 title and I would expect that this runs also on a High-End Laptop for more than 5 Minutes. Metro Exodus is an AAA Title, but the problem is not the power of the laptop, more the cumbersome cooling capability disabling the high-end hardware inside. A 1070 GTX Q-Max is totally useless in this case.
It seems that not the GPU causes this thermal problem, but more the I7-Cpu which overheats in full load like hell.
Similar to a super-sports car running only 5 minutes at high power, but later only in 80 HP mode to prevent overheating.
If you are buying such a car would you REALLY mind to adjust the engine by yourself and buying additional spare parts only to avoid this situation?
Also on the backside of the NB there is a warranty seal over one of the screw holes. Should I really break this seal to carry out this necessary improvement?