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Eluktronics N850HK1 Overheating

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  1. ronbo613

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    I have a new Eluktronics N850HK1 laptop. Unfortunately it is overheating, mainly the CPU. The CPU runs around 60°C at idle and over 90°C when working. I suspect the thermal paste job. Eluktronics has told me to return the computer, but circumstances make that difficult for me to do so I need to take care of this on my own.
    I plan to take it apart and redo the thermal paste on the CPU and may has well do the GPU while I'm in there. I know there's a long thread here on thermal paste, but I am open to suggestions. Any advice or insights into this problem would also be appreciated.
     
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    After using TG Conductonaut, I lowered the temperature in my N870HK1 by 5-7 degrees with heavy loads. There are a lot of instructions on how to do it right. But in any case, cooling system certainly works at the limit of its capabilities. Using XTU or TS for CPU undervolting.
     
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    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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    how many heat pipes?
     
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    I don't know. I haven't taken it apart yet.
     
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    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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    there are many versions of that model
    first version n850hk1
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    second version of n850hk1
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    third version of n850hk1
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    However many pipes it has, the CPU is running way too hot. Due to what I've read about Clevo computers, repasting the CPU seems like a common solution to overheating. Most Clevo resellers offer a better repasting job as an option at additional cost, that should have been a warning about quality control.
    I have to do something to get these temps in acceptable range as soon as I can.
     
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    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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    you should make some test before repasting

    aida64 extreme stability test for 30 minutes and firestrike 3dmark, unigine superposition/heaven
     
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    The CPU temps are over 90C running Adobe Media Encoder making 1080p YouTube videos. Those benchmarking programs might set it on fire.
     
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    The stock thermal paste job on the CPU was not very good, all the paste was squeezed off to one side. I cleaned everything and repasted the GPU and the CPU with Arctic MX-4. The CPU temperature at idle dropped from 60°C to 50°C, but the temperature at full load was still 95-98°C. The CPU cooler has two heat pipes, but it seems pretty apparent that the cooling to run the CPU under load is not nearly adequate to handle CPU heavy tasks like rendering video.

    I have a laptop cooler that I hope will knock the temps down a few degrees but is there anything else I can do to try and keep the CPU at a reasonable temperature? Save for the inadequate CPU cooling, this is a nice computer.
     
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    ronbo613, Use liquid metal. This will help to win a few more degrees. Check if the heatsink is well pressed to processor chip. I think that in our situation only two options will help - replacement of radiators with copper ones, or addition of additional ones. I'm working on the second option)
     
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