Eluktronics N850HK1 Overheating

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  1. ronbo613

    ronbo613 Notebook Enthusiast

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    The CPU heatsink does not look all that well engineered. The metal where the screws attach to hold the heatsink against the processor are weak and bend easily, not much pressure is being applied. There has got to be a better solution. I am going to try and come up with some improvements.

    I don't want to use metal thermal material because this laptop gets moved around quite a bit. I'm afraid it will leak out. The laptop cooler is my best option right now.
     
  2. TBoneSan

    TBoneSan Laptop Fiend

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    Order a copper shim off eBay and use that between the IHS and HeatSink. It sounds like the usual crappy Clevo heatsink not making enough pressure.
     
  3. ronbo613

    ronbo613 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I agree that the heat sink on the CPU does not have enough pressure on the chip. The four metal arms holding it to the motherboard are weak and will fatigue as soon as the screws are tightened. No wonder metal thermal compound leaks out of this setup.
    I have a good deal of experience working with heat sinks on aircraft components, I'm going to try and figure something out. Aside from the crap CPU cooler, this is a nice laptop, but with the temps it's running at, it's not going to last long.
     
  4. Sludgehead88

    Sludgehead88 Newbie

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    Hi, Ronbo613, I also purchased an Eluktronics N850HK1 after reading through many threads and a few half decent reviews online. The reviews didn’t really mention anything much into what to expect on cooling but I went on and took the risk.

    Now I feel we’re on the same boat. Mine hasn’t started acting up yet but I see it going there esp now that’s it’s idling at 70 (two heat pipes) degrees with Adobe Media Encoder. I’m also looking forward to pasting the CPU and GPU too.

    For now, I would suggest you lay off the heavy programs until you find a permanent solution. Sorry if this doesn’t help much…my two cents!
     
  5. Normanonno

    Normanonno Newbie

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    Hi

    Have you found a solution yet on how to increase the pressure?
    I own the same setup with 2 heatpipes on CPU.
     
  6. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    You will expect the metal to bend and apply pressure.
     
  7. ronbo613

    ronbo613 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Repasting the CPU will help reduce overall temps but will not prevent the computer from overheating under maximum load. The only way to do that is to go into the Processor Management settings and dial the CPU down to 98%.

    This is a nice computer. My only real complaint is that you are only getting 98% of what you paid for. Having Eluktronics cancel the warranty because I repasted the CPU and GPU is piss poor customer service. Having them suggest that the overheating problem is caused by me "tinkering" with the computer is another cheap shot and ensures I will never buy anything from them again.
     
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    ronbo613 Notebook Enthusiast

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    The only relatively simple solution I can see is to use a copper shim, but just don't think the cooling system as it is can keep the CPU within reasonable temps. Too bad, this would be a good computer if it performed as advertised.
     
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