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Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by SMOKE_SKULL, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. SMOKE_SKULL

    SMOKE_SKULL Notebook Deity

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    Fill out the form so we know what you want to do with it, etc...

    Anyway, you can put a GTX 1060 or maybe even a 1070 in your AW 18
    @woodzstack may be able to help with that

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/m18x-r2-works-perfectly-with-gtx-1060.804052/
     
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    The Predator runs the CPU quite hot so I'd skip that one.
     
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    The Predator only runs hot due to Acer's thermal paste application.

    After a repaste, this is the kind of Temps you can expect.



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    I believe Acer don't allow users to repaste under warranty, though. Not to mention that most people aren't really savvy enough to do it themselves.
     
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    As far as I know, there is no void warranty sticker on the Predator. At least in the US there isn't. Also, in the US, you cannot void your warranty due to a repaste as long as you don't break anything.

    But yea, if you don't feel comfortable repasting then don't do it. If you do, there is a video on YouTube that nicely walks you through the Predator repaste.

    In my opinion, the Predator 17 with the 1070 is a great buy. It has a very good build quality and a nice display that easily overclocks to 100hz. I almost bought one but it's a tad to large for taking it back and forth to work.

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  7. don_svetlio

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    Just keep in mind - the keys on the Predators wear out very quickly. A friend of mine has the 970M model and his WASD are basically gone. Other keys are also being wiped off slowly. I personally don't care about it but some folk do.

    As for the sticker, I believe it's located on one of the heatsink assembly screws. (At least on the last gen that is)
     
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    That's a shame because from what I felt on the current models, it's a great feeling keyboard.

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    It feels nice, yes but the writing on the keys is not really that durable.
     
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