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  1. sniffin

    sniffin Notebook Evangelist

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    I have noticed Youtubers will remove the heatsink assembly and re-do the CPU/GPU paste but completely ignore the VRM/memory paste. It seems obvious to me that this is a bad idea. You're disturbing the paste, creating airgaps etc.

    Does yours? As far as I'm aware, only the original VI models came with the adapter. Which is a shame, as Xbox controllers are far more reliable, and have better functionality (wireless firmware update, audio through headphone jack) when using MS' proprietary wireless connection instead of bluetooth.
     
  2. rmillsg703

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    I thought it was daft but didnt know if they had a good reason but will re do for sure then, also noticed there's no more coil whine when loading farcry (use to get slightly then) so can only assume that's overheating and reducing power, causing no coil whine and lower fps!

    No mine didn't, I spent hours trying to get it to work as mine was advertised with it and called them and they sent me a usb one for free, didn't realise wasn't in this model
     
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    Now that I think about I did notice similar behavior before repasting all vrms properly. Before the K5Pro, I tried some thermal pads but could not get the right thickness and the CPU would act up. After repasting everything with K5Pro, it's all good.

    Yes, I did take off that brown tape and I applied a layer of conformal coating and fresh kapton tape.

    I don't see anything xbox related in the device manager. Can you maybe point the thing out in one of my pictures in this thread, if it can be seen?
     
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    On an unrelated note, I do have one slight annoyance with this thing. I would love to have only one, longer, power cord plugged in the laptop. Is there maybe an aftermarket PSU from which one plug would be enough? Or, thinking out of the box, is there a way to maybe DIY connect together the two stock PSUs and have only one cord go to the laptop?
     
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    Right so I repasted the lot yesterday morning as my friend had a new mx-4 spare. Im 100% sure I got absolutely everything, and there is about the right amount of paste.

    When I turned it on I unlimited the CPU speed for testing purposes, farcry 5 and new dawn bith got about 70-80 average I think but did dip down to 55 a couple times (ultra settings), but if you look online they say on ultra it will average 140 ish, but I could not get it to do that without shutting loads of stuff down, and somehow they were only using 2.9gb of vram, I was using 7 and without hd textures I was using 4! Thinking maybe they've updated the game since those benchmarks were done? Unsure

    Other than that game I got fairly good/average results I think, as followed:
    - Shadow tomb raider max settings (ray trace off) 95-105 fps average over 3 benchmarks
    - GTA v max settings 100fps average
    - Battlefield 5 installed settings 140fps, changed to ultra with ray trace off 95ish fps average!

    Has anyone else got these games so that they can test them to see if I'm getting the right sort of results?

    If you look next to the battery on the motherboard, it comes to a small end which says Xbox, but on mine there is no chip solidered on, but was advertised with it! It's only to connect all types of Xbox one controls but for a machine this expensive, surely spending £5 to put that on would have been a good move?

    I know what you mean about the charger, it annoys the hell out of me, it's not that it uses two plugs, it's just that it takes up just as much desk as my laptop, so when I go anywhere I gotta get both of them with it and it's a massive pain! Hoping they do a aftermarket one, but haven't seen one yet :/

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  6. rmillsg703

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    Just to add, I had hw monitor and fps monitor (trial) open the whole time for these, with CPU unlimited it actually ran at 3895mhz (or something similar, never actually seen it past that ever) and the GPU did sometimes hit 2050mhz at least!

    So I'd assume none of these are bottlenecking, as they've both hit 100 percent a few times and were both being used alot!

    During the test with cpu unlimited it hit 83c tops (according to hw monitor), when I limited the CPU again it hit 76c, and I have not undervolted because reading previous stuff it's a real pain! I'm comfortable with those temps
     
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    I'm not too familiar with the 8750H but those clocks seem pretty good. The GPU clocks are definitely good. I wouldn't worry too much about it. I'd definitely recommend undervolting the GPU at least. You can go pretty low with Pascal and Turing without sacrificing clock speed, and you can shave off 40+ watts which helps with noise and temperatures.
     
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    Have you got the i9? That could explain why I can't get the results I see on the videos (farcry) of this laptop model, they have the i9 probably just searched the i7 8750 and rtx 2080 and it's about right now (but before I repasted it again it wasn't so good!)

    Can I undervolt gpu and still turn laptop off? I never done the CPU because you can only use sleep mode and sometimes I won't use the laptop for a couple weeks!

    The fans don't annoy me because it has brilliant speakers, and wear headset sometimes! But the GPU sits around 70c, I have seen it hit 75 since repaste and before repaste saw it hit 84c!
     
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    Yeah you can set Afterburner to automatically load with Windows and apply the undervolt immediately, as well as when resuming from sleep. Your temps are good so it’s not strictly necessary but with a pretty big undervolt my GPU never exceeds 70c, and in some games like Fallout 76 it maxes out at 65c and stays really quiet. I like the reduced fan noise mostly. I haven’t repasted and I don’t plan to.
     
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    I'll take a look at it tomorrow, never undervolted so will need to learn have you also done the CPU or only GPU?
     
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