I don't believe 92-93C under load is normal with liquid metal, you can find many examples of people having lower temps after applying liquid metal and not only on this model. Personally I would send it back no matter what the reseller says, but it is up to you. Before you send it back, can you run AIDA64 stress test while monitoring CPU temps with hwinfo? I am curious to see how hot CPU gets, especially each core. It may be "common" due to very bad thermal paste application or defective heatsink but it does not mean a person should tolerate it ;-) Here are the temperatures from my old MSI laptop. It is not the same model but it does have 8750h CPU, so same amount of cores. When it arrived, there was huge core temp variation and just hot temperatures in general due to very bad stock paste job. After I personally applied better thermal paste (IC Diamond - it does leave scratches but I did not have better thermal paste at that time, only stuff like MX-4 which is NOT acceptable for laptops because it is NOT THICK ENOUGH) here are the temps when running "Auto" fans and without undervolt, running AIDA64 CPU stress test. Note the temp difference between cores.