Acer Nitro 5 i5 8300h + GTX 1050 ti AMA

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  1. Raelin

    Raelin Notebook Guru

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    Any advice on sources to learn how to properly repaste the GPU and CPU on this model? I just bought it today.
     
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    I saw your videos. Very informative, thank you. I plan on re-pasting over the weekend. Could you please provide more specifics on the replacement panel you used? I saw how you got the replacement from "Kishka eBay", but could you share pricing and model number? If the price is right I'm interested in following your footsteps and putting the same (or similar type) of panel in.
     
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    I’m not too sure what Kishka eBay means but the seller was a computer store and that name doesn’t ring a bell.

    The panel part number was mentioned in the first 60 seconds of the video if I recall correctly.

    I’m vague here for a reason. There isn’t a place I can recommend to buy displays. You just have to get lucky and find a one off unit sold somewhere. I wish this wasn’t the case but right now there is a panel shortage.
     
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    I have the 7300HQ/1050 ti model, I got it for $600. I've been using it for about a month now and it's been great for the price, the performance per dollar is fantastic. Temps are kind of a big problem with it out of the box though. Without any tweaks or anything, my CPU was in the low-mid 90's and GPU in the mid-high 80s during stress tests. That's pretty insane, granted its also summer so ambient temps aren't good. It's technically usable but I don't consider that to be usable temps, I don't know how that's allowed.

    I repasted with Arctic MX-4 because that's just what I had laying around, undervolted both my CPU and GPU, and have Coolboost on. CPU sitting at a nice low-mid 60s and GPU mid-high 60s during stress tests. I managed to get a -.140V stable undervolt on my CPU and -.120V on my GPU. My GPU actually went further but my FPS started to go down for some reason so -.120V was the max I could go before my FPS started to be affected. I overclocked my GPU and temps still low-mid 70s during stress tests. Pretty insane the difference compared to out the box.

    Honestly Coolboost shouldn't even be an option. It only kicks up under loads and not having it on increases temps significantly. Having it off pretty much means the fan barely does anything under load, its ridiculous. I think Acer just wanted it for the marketing gimmick, "You can control your fan speed!" Coolbost is mandatory unless you want your laptop to light on fire.

    But yeah, I would only suggest this laptop if you're not afraid to open it up and you're willing to do some tweaks. Otherwise its rock solid, its a good laptop.
     
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    @KuroLionheart Do you use MSI Afterburner to undervolt the GPU? I only undervolted CPU in my notebook (not the same as yours but also with 1050Ti) and it seems I'm missing an opportunity here.
     
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    Yup. MSI Afterburner works just fine, just as not as simple as undervolting the CPU.
     
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    Can this use 2666mhz ram?
     
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    Why is your CPU usage so incredibly high in your overwatch gameplay?

    Does the unit come with a single RAM stick or something? 77fps on OW should not be anywhere near 80% CPU utilization for that chip... should be closer to 30%
     
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