*OFFICIAL* Alienware m15 Owner's Lounge

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  1. etern4l

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    Put the blame where it should be... On the engineers who created the heatsink. Not on the die size. Other ODM/OEMs have put same or equal power limits and can avoid 100C and the dreaded throttling.

    From the chart below you can see there is a major differences between how good the cooling works. Better cooling = More performance. Just ask bro @Mr. Fox who have this Cpu in his thin ELUKTRONICS MECH-15 Jokebook.
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    What does your thermal paste look like after you mount the heatsink? If you're hitting 100C in 2 seconds with a CPU load, you're not making contact. Could be the heatsink, could be your pasting job. Have you looked at the heatsinks to see if they are plane? I had a few XPS 9550's that had pre-bent heatpipes and I had to carefully bend them back (watch those heatpipes, they are soft).
     
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    The heatsink is not great for sure. One of the screws doesnt go all the way in. Yet, even with a non-LM paste and a mandatory in this model undervolt (an unfortunate requirement, particularly painful for non-technical users, I agree), my 8750h m15 scored top 5 in brother @Papusan 's CB 20 ranking of 9750h laptops, with max CPU temp of 95C IIRC. :)
     
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    Obviously the fact that one of the screws doesn't go all the way in means that:
    1. There is an undesirable asymetry in sink pressure
    2. The sink pressure is suboptimal at the particular pressure point

    No wonder many people including myself complain about uneven core temps (only really observable in CB20 though).

    Sure, the laptop will hit 100C fairly quickly on stock settings. Nobody here apart from you cares, because they know how to use Throttlestop. I would assume you do not, in which case I would recommend investing time in learning how to use TS - reasonably straightforward.
     
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