I'm back! Acer Predator Helios 300, and already modding it

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  1. mulzoffh

    mulzoffh Notebook Guru

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    So! It has been forever since I've been on here. I had the world record for the gt 540m overclock on my 3830tg, and since I sold that I haven't been on here. Just got my Predator, and already time to show you guys some mods

    Cooling is already pretty decent on this laptop, but since I take everything to the next level, went with changing the thermal paste, and stripping the whole cooling system of it's black paint. More mods will be to come.


    Biggest thing! I'm sure everyone since the 600 series knows of the tdp power throttling, especially on Pascal. If you look on Google, there is a thing called the shunt mod. As far as I know, no one has attempted it on a laptop, until now. I figured out where the resistors were on this laptop, and gave it a go!


    Boom! Zero clock throttling. Haven't gone crazy into overclocking yet but you can clearly see my gpu chilling at 1.05v and 1890ish mhz. Doesn't move, I will upload the gpu z picture later, phone is being dumb.

    If you decide to do this mod, follow at your own risk. I can't help you if your soldering iron slips and melts the board.
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2017
  2. kdskamal

    kdskamal Notebook Guru

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    Excellent. You have not mentioned the specs of your laptop. The Helios 300 comes in 2-3 configurations.
     
  3. mulzoffh

    mulzoffh Notebook Guru

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    Sorry about that, I will have it in my signature soon enough. I7-7700HQ, GTX 1060, 16GB, 256GB SSD.
     
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    ThatOldGuy Notebook Deity

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    You should link your mod in your signature:)

    Also, edit first post with follow at own risk disclaimer
     
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  5. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    What is a shunt mod , and what steps are taken?
     
  6. mulzoffh

    mulzoffh Notebook Guru

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    I am not sure if quoting outside links are okay here, but if you do a simple nvidia shunt mod on google, you'll see the thread as the first link.
     
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    downloads Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    It's OK to post outside links. Feel free to do it when needed.
     
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    mulzoffh Notebook Guru

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    Eh, using liquid metal yes. Personally, I do not like that method as it can drip onto the board and cause major mayhem. I personally took a 18ga wire, pulled a few copper strands out of it, twisted them together nice and short and soldered them to both sides of the resistor. Easy to take off if I absolutely needed to as well, plus more permanent and not having to worry about the thermal paste moving around.
     
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