Razer Blade Pro 17" (1080 GPU/late 2016) Owner's Lounge

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  1. wickette

    wickette Notebook Deity

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    Had temperature problems (end of 2016 pascal AW15) but no RMA with my AW15 thankfully. AW even if they were more robust than the 2017 razer pro they had pretty serious defects ( bad tripod heatsinks, thermal paste, factory thermal pads too thick...). I undervolted and repasted with LM, and replaced the cpu pads with K5 pro "liquid" thermal pads and now up to -28°C, had to do A LOT of things to fix problems with a 2000E+ laptop that I bought with my student wage. So if AW owners are messing with you razer owners... they're either not really aware of the problems AW have/had and/or their being really dishonest.
     
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  2. rlucho

    rlucho Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi, let's see if someone can help me sort this out (in the correct thread no one is answering so...)...:
    I have a Razer Blade Pro 7820hk, Win 10 Pro (1709), 512gb ssd. I'm triying to activate the gaming mode on Synapse, just to try temps with the fans sets on high, but when i select gaming mode or Balance mode on High, the fans just stay the same... My main question is, should the fans start running inmediatedly on high just by selecting High on synapse? Or will they start only under load?

    NOTE: I have the process RazerPerformance DISABLED (i have CPU undervolted so i dont know if that process will mess with Throttlestop), so i dont know if that process have something to do with it... lights on keyboard and everything else works fine.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  3. darkloki

    darkloki Notebook Deity

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    I noticed yesterday that HIDevolution doesn't even offer this laptop anymore. Me thinks they don't want to support this laptop anymore due to the break amounts, although I could be wrong.
     
  4. Raidriar

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    You are probably correct, I opened my RBP to repaste with liquid metal, which greatly improved temperatures. But the worst part is, I opened the computer to find the PCH completely uncooled. There is no heatsink, no thermal pad, no airflow over the PCH, and that is a BIG problem waiting to happen. Everything runs through the PCH, you cannot have such a critical component uncooled, whether it be passive or active. Solution? I stacked thermal pads until they made contact with the bottom plate, that way it at least has some thermal dissipation.
     
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  5. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Almost all nowadays notebooks come with PCH chips uncoooled. No places to put the needed attachments screws for the heatspreader on Morherboards PCB. Everything is so tiny and flimsy now. Bigger footprint batteries due you can’t use normal size high battery means smaller motherboard pcb. And with even thinner chassis coming the batteries have to increase further in footprint size.
     
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  6. darkloki

    darkloki Notebook Deity

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    I really wanted this laptop to prove me wrong and be alright as I would have gotten one. I hope Razer is able to learn from the mistakes of this ambitious build and improve on them. I do think they have taken some learnings from this system and have applied them to their recent Razer 15, but i hope the next edition Razer Blade Pro hits all the right marks.

    Progress is good though and I do see progress, we are just not quite there yet.
     
  7. paradigm

    paradigm Notebook Deity

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    i think the next RBP is going to look like the current RB 15 with thin bezels, and 2x NVME with ? SD CARD slot coupled with the new i9's intel has launched, as far as GPU go, i think it;ll be a 1080 MaxQ with 4K+/- HD with 144Hz displays
     
  8. vahdyx

    vahdyx Notebook Consultant

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    I'm loving my RBP, the RB15 I had from HIDEvolution with cooling mods was F'd up and I set it back for a refund. What pisses me off is they're gonna charge me 10% restock fee, despite it being their fault.

    I'll likely never buy from them again. Their customer service was polite and cordial, but not good enough to recognize their faults and provide a waiver of the 10%, you know real customer service. What ever, I don't care, just happy that I have the Pro and getting 90% back rather than a hot computer that they won't work with me on.

    That said, the RBP is legit 10 to 15 degrees Celsius cooler than my HIDEvolution RB15 with new paste, and fujipoly thermal pads.
     
  9. vegetaeater

    vegetaeater Notebook Evangelist

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    As in, the new RBP w/ 144hz screen?

    Can you share any specifics? I've literally been trawling the web every day to find a review on it.
    Mostly, how quiet it is while gaming using either balanced or gaming modes.

    Dave2D touched on it, but only briefly.
     
  10. vahdyx

    vahdyx Notebook Consultant

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    Yes the new 2019 RBP with 144Hz screen. I bought the 2060 model, not sure if that will assist you or not but yeah.

    What do you wanna know?

    It's quieter than the Razer Blade 15. I returned the Razer Blade 15 2080 240Hz because of multiple reasons but I do recall the fan noise not being as bad. Take that with a grain of salt though because HIDEvolution added new thermal paste and thermal pads and the temps we're higher than they should have been so who knows.

    But I do think they're quieter.

    As for gaming profiles I don't use Synapse 3 since it causes some of my games to drop frames a lot. Like I'll be playing at 70+ FPS then it'll drop to 0 for a second or two then back up. This is easily repeatable in Dragon Quest XI Echoes of... But other games like Fallout 76 and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, it happens rarely.

    Like if it wasn't for Dragon Quest I probably wouldn't have noticed it it happens so rarely. But Dragon Quest essentially opened my eyes to Synapses flaws.

    So I almost returned the Razer Blade Pro because of it but talked with their support and they said an update should address some of my concerns and if I wanted to I can just uninstall it since it doesn't affect Balanced profile. Balanced profile is essentially Windows managing everything with auto fan enabled. Removing Synapse does that without Synapses overhead.

    Custom profile is the only other profile and setting things to high does give me more performance but still gives me that frame drop. So I said screw it. I'll uninstall it and put it back on later on in life. The lighting it does by default is fine and the fan profiles is good enough and keeps the system cool.

    On that, I never get higher than 80s when gaming it seems. I am undervolted by -125v and can go lower but am happy with it as is.

    Let me know what you wanna know and I'll happily share.

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