Acer Predator Helios 500

Discussion in 'Acer' started by Alex771, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. Bitterbuffaloh

    Bitterbuffaloh Notebook Enthusiast

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    The MSI wasn't on my list due to not having G Sync, I have heard nice things about it while researching. That's like priority #1 for me on what I want! Since it's mainly a personal gaming laptop.
     
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    Makes sense. Well thanks for bringing good news on this!

    Might look into second for helios 500 i9 once prices come down. Also waiting for the Ryzen 2 variant!!!!
     
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  3. Bitterbuffaloh

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    Maybe the i9 might have some cooling issues, that's a lot to keep cool! Looking at the laptop cooling: it has a plate on top of the GPU and CPU along with some pretty large (they look way bigger than alienwares) copper fans to dissipate the heat away from the pipes. Seem like that combo, being able to control voltage (voltage was the main problem with the reviews I read), and underclock would be a pretty good combination for temps.
     
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    Bitterbuffaloh Notebook Enthusiast

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    Wow look at the GPU temperature while playing Rise of the Tomb Raider. That's a good 20* cooler than my Asus Zephyrus M in the same area of the game. This gives a pretty big over head for overclocking too. Very nice to see.

    The only thing is my CPU (i7) are very toasty, I never saw 90* on the Zephyrus M. I'm even seeing 100*C here which is RMA terrotory. I'm guessing a re-paste will help as my GPU is performing amazing. Or maybe I was just binned an average CPU. What do you guys think regarding the CPU temp?

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    Have you tried undervolting using Intel XTU or TS?
     
  6. Bitterbuffaloh

    Bitterbuffaloh Notebook Enthusiast

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    I repasted. Figured something was really wrong because core would hit 100* after 5 minutes of gaming. Sure enough really bad thermal paste job.

    Better now:
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    That's more like it! Good stuff!

    Also, It's worrying to see more than normal devices without good thermal paste application :S
     
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