So, long story short, I happened upon a dead Alienware m17x (I'd wager its a R5, its from late 2014) on CL. Guy wanted $250 for it. I met up with him, took a peek and offered $190, he went for it. After some poking around I was pretty certain it was a bad board. Got a new board, installed, laptop works!! Total price with the new board: $300. Specs: 1080p 80GB SSD (I installed a spare 256 I had laying around) i7 4910 16GB RAM GTX 880m Only issue I have so far is, this 880m seems to run a bit...warm. When replacing the motherboard I did repaste/pad the GPU (and CPU of course). During various game testing and some synthetic benchmarks, the card hits, and maintains, 93c. Performance never really drops and clocks remain a constant 995/2500. Should I be worried or is this normal for the GPU? I see varying responses out there in Google-land with some saying its fine, others saying its too toasty, figured I would ask here and get some further opinions on my specific situation.