Predator 17x 1080gtx owners lounge

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  1. Moe Digliani

    Moe Digliani Newbie

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    Just bought the 7700HQ model for $2K at microcenter. Planning to set up a dual boot configuration (Ubuntu 16.04). I'm wondering if instead of dividing the 256gb ssd into 128gb per OS, I'd be better off adding a second 256gb ssd and putting Ubuntu on that one. Although it could turn out to be sufficient, 128gb seems so small. Have any other owners of this laptop set up a dual boot config? If so, any thoughts on whether putting Ubuntu on a separate ssd is worth the cost? Or will the system utilize the 1tb hdd efficiently enough to make 128gb per OS sufficient (i.e., no significant performance lag)? Thanks.
     
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    prosetheus Notebook Consultant

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    Hey.

    I'm also looking at this machine. However, there are mostly reviews of the models with the 1070 online. Considering how much problems people have been having with the 1080 in other laptops, what is the opinion of those with experience with this machine? I am also tempted by the Alienware 17 r4 but the minimum 1080 config is for $2300. It does have the graphics amp port and a 120 HZ gsync display, though I think I will have sold this machine by the time I need that port.
     
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    jrwingate6 Notebook Deity

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    Is everyone on board with the conclusion that once the CPU is re-pasted, there are no thermal issues?

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    Just picked one of these up at microcenter for 2000. Awesome build quality. Temps on the CPU and GPU are also insanely cool. Very happy I went with this over the Alienware 17. Also, 1080P at 75hz with a GTX 1080 should plow through anything for a very long time.
     
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    What max temp are you getting on the CPU/GPU during benchmark testing?


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    Max I've seen in benchmarks for the CPU is around 70C and GPU around 69C. This is gaming benchmarks only, no stress tests. Very impressive.
     
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    Nauzhror Notebook Guru

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    They're refurbished, but Amazon has the 7820HK model for under 2 grand. I've been trying to decide what to buy for a while now, think I'm going to risk the refurbished hardware and go for it. I'll test the temps adequately in the first 3 months while they are still warrantying it, and send it back if it's running unacceptably hot.
     
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    Why does Acer lock these laptop's into RAID 0?

    I heard there is a work around to delete the RAID and reinstall Windows onto a single drive. Is this difficult and does anyone know how to do it?

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    Hi. Got one from MicroCenter few weeks ago and noticed some problems:
    1 - while playing games like whitcher 3 or metro ll laptop is slowly discharging ~15% per hour. it become into charging state after ~20 minutes of playing.

    2 - if lightly shake laptop its making noise like something inside hitting botom near main cooler and subwoofer. so i like to open bottom but scares to lost warranty.

    maybe this problem are connected
    if somebody met this problems?
    i left country so cant bring device back to shop now.
     
  10. nikolai090

    nikolai090 Notebook Evangelist

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    1 - This feature is constant with their gaming products, basically the hardware gets its power from both the plug and the battery so the AC adapter doesn't heat up as much.

    2 - There might indeed be something loose inside. The Predator is relatively easy to open, so there shouldn't be any problem checking.

    I've had the laptop for a year now, and I can say, the dust buildup inside is very small compared to other laptops I've had in the past (ASUS G73JH & ASUS G750JZ). Their dust cleaning really does work to a certain point, and the steel fans on the 2 main components run relatively clean. The CPU and GPU paste suck though. It has been constantly reaching 95degrees celcius on CPU and 90 degrees on GPU after around 8-9 months, this is in an air-conditioned room and not even stress testing, just regular gaming. So after it's 1 year, I decided that its time to clean and repaste the beast. Cleaning was easy, as I said, dust buildup was relatively small. Repasted with Thermal Grizzly Kryounaut and BAM, 30degress celcius down. I ran from 95/90 to 65/60 with max temps of 75/73 on stress.

    TLDR: The predator is easy to clean with small dust buildup due to it's exhaust tech, and a repaste is a must after a few months.
     
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