17 - R4 - 6820HK - 1070 - anything to look out for?

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  1. allienhead191

    allienhead191 Newbie

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    Hey guys I might be getting a used 17 - R4 coming to me soon

    I just wondered what the main concerns of this laptop was? I plan on changing the thermal paste / pads if the temps are bad stock wise.

    things I like about this laptop, well I don't know for certain but from reviews I've seen.

    • sturdy
    • reliable?
    • great cooling when it works

    what I like about this particular laptop is the 6820HK is the last certified windows 7 chip, I dislike win10
    also the little bit extra cache from the 6700hq

    I plan on hopefully using this laptop to replace my desktop? how many people use the laptop as desktop replace? has anyone got one hooked up to a 3440 x 1440 100hz g sync monitor acer X34A?

    other little things I like is the gtx 1070 laptop edition has more cores than the desktop counterpart also it can be clocked just as high from what ive seen

    even though I use Liquid metal in my desktop I would not use it in the Laptop imo it isn't a ''fit & forget'' application so I would go for the next best which from my experience is coolermaster mastergel nano

    also the thermal pads maybe some 10-17W/mK depending on price

    ultimate goal would be to repaste / pad then have a cooling stand for the laptop to provide even better thermals.

    I have a lot of experience with desktops but I hear people on this forums say when repasting laptops need more paste? is that true would love to get some feedback.

    also new to this forums so HI everyone!

    :)
     
  2. nedooo

    nedooo Notebook Guru

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    As far as I could saw they overheat,
    still they are sturdy, one more thing is that lcd backlight bleeding I saw posted on this forum are disgusting...
     
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