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  1. After fixing my laptop, realized the guys who "fixed it" messed up the thermal pads, including tearing, misplacement, dirt & so on. I put them back correctly as best as I could, but was thinking, should I change them? And if so, what is the thickness and is there any preferred brand or model of pads for gaming laptops? Specs : CPU : 7700HQ GPU : GTX 1070 RAM : 16 GB
  2. Thinking about changing my thermal paste, was thinking If I should consider this new pad instead for my laptop? Specs : CPU : 7700HQ GPU : GTX 1070 RAM : 16 GB
  3. Hey Guys, I bought this Acer Predator 15 from NewEgg a few months back and shipped it to my country through a third party. The adapter of the laptop was damaged and stopped working after a lightning strike hit the surrounding area while the laptop was charging (There is no ground connection in this house) . I couldn't find any genuine replacement for the adapter from Acer in my country and had to use & still using an adapter, with similar specs but, that is meant for another laptop. Recently, while doing some heavy, long gaming sessions of Witcher 3 & GTA V, I realized that the charging connection was being disconnected, repeatedly, for a few seconds due to some reason and I, later, found spark/melting marks in the pins of the adapter that connects to the power cables that goes in the power outlet. Could it be due to some overvolting issue or something else? Or should I be worried and change my adapter and buy one similar to the one that came with my laptop. IF so, where can I find the one from the brand "Chicony", as shown in Pic 1 (this one came with my laptop), as the ones I found in Acer Store (as shown in the link) and other Online retailers weren't of this Brand. The Pin type is shown in Pic 2 & 3. The Specs, in case anyone was wondering, are : AC in : 100-240v ~ 3.5A 50-60Hz DC out : 19.5v - 11.8A 230W Link To the one from Acer Store US : https://us-store.acer.com/230w-adapter-with-power-cord?___store=usa_en
  4. Yea, the manufacturer isn't an option in my country, could only find desktop components in their website and only the display connector in a third party website.
  5. Hey guys. So while cleaning today, those paper (thin) ribbon cables connecting the Keyboard & Power Button to the MB, in my laptop broke. First the blue thing on the head that was supposed to help you connect the thing came off, tried to reconnect them but didn't work. Then, as I tried to re-insert the cables without the blue thing, the pins on the heads had bent or were half broken but still worked. As I had to connect and disconnect them a few times to fix some problem with my fan, one connector had half of the pins on its tip fall out and the other had them cut/broken from rest of the cable, just bellow the tip. So my question is, just to be sure, as stated in the topic name, can I change these cables with something with same number of pins? PS. I'm from outside the US, in country with no Amazon, PayPal or shitty, if any, common manufacturer supports.
  6. Hey guys. I had to send my Predator 15 for servicing and they had to open up the thing including the cooler. But that means the thermal paste on both the Cooler and CPU+GPU was exposed for at least 30 mins to a few hrs. My questions to you, 1. Does the thermal paste needed to be reapplied under these situations? 2. Is the electronic display cleaning liquid/spray a valid replacement for isopropyl alcohol or any other thermal paste removing product? NOTE : I live in a country where high end thermal solutions are few and far between including thermal paste. There are only one or two thermal paste products available to the consumers, the quality of which may not be the same (could be lower quality) as the one that came with my Predator 15.
  7. Asus X550LN Cpu : i5 4200u GPU : GT 840m RAM : 8 GB Used for long gaming sessions from 2014, after 30 mins of performance use temp goes to 90° + So my notebook CPU has been throttling for over a couple of years now and thought might undervolt just a little so that the temp might go down and can use it for long sessions of browsing and videos. Used intel XTU to go under -.05 V and was doing fine, but then Stupidly jumped it to -.1 V without thinking, PC rebooted instantly and got stuck doing the windows logo loading, as shown in the photo. Can used the X drive cmd from boot troubleshooting but can't reset windows. And I need the files on the C drives as well. Can I reset the voltage anyway without installing a fresh windows, is it possible at all?
  8. No too many MSI with a 1070 in my budget in US or in my Country though
  9. Asus Link : https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=1TS-001A-004H0 Acer Link : https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834315892&cm_re=Acer_Predator_15_G9-593-_-34-315-892-_-Product Which one to buy?
  10. This old one is either out of stock or unavailable and the new one is over 1700$ which is problematic coz I'll have to spend about 300$ either way for shipping it to my country.
  11. Hey guys, So I need to buy a desktop replacement laptop within a budget, here's the requirement, All around decent enough performance, preferably, focused more on performance Good enough thermal management to not throttle CPU or GPU under long periods of stress as well as quiet but efficient fan performance Doesn't have to be the slimmest nor the most mobile laptop, but DO need it to be reliable and as much future proof as possible within the budget The battery should be decent enough, but I don't need a 150 watt-hr battery if that gets me lower end hardware. The display should be all around good/great, 320+ nit, IPS, preferably anti-glare, 1080p, 60 or 60+ Hz depending on the GPU's performance for long hardcore gaming sessions. CPU i7, GPU preferably 1070 or 1060. I would rather play Witcher 3 on Ultra at smooth 50+ FPS in a decent 60-75hz panel rather than an eight year old FPS on Medium Settings at 120 Hz, that should give you even better idea of what I'm looking for. So can anyone suggest me anything that goes with all these requirements? Thanks for reading through.
  12. I don't move around as much with my current Laptop as I expected and I don't see that changing that much in the near future, but its better if its on the lighter side. By thermal management, I meant incl fan noise and performance as well.
  13. I live in a country with no amazon or similar online retailer support, so in spite of having a budget of 1800$, what I I can buy depends mostly on the local retailers as Local Online retailers who bring stuff from US/UK markets can cost similarly if not more sometimes. Requirements For my Laptop : - A 7700/8700 HK/Q - GTX 1060/1070, thunderbolt support if 1060 - A 1080p IPS 320+ nit 60/60+ Hz display, - Good Thermal management.
  14. So I'm to buy a, as close to a desktop replacement as possible, of a laptop within a budget. And now I'm split between these two ones fro Asus that match my budget. Both have the same price, CPU, & GPU. Here are the links : Asus ROG GL702VM : https://www.startech.com.bd/asus-rog-gl702vm-i7-laptop?sort=p.price&order=DESC&limit=100 Asus Rog Strix GL503VM Hero : https://www.startech.com.bd/asus-rog-strix-gl503vm-i7-gaming-laptop?sort=p.price&order=DESC&limit=100 The differences I see are, -702 is with a 17 inch 75 Hz GSync where 503 is with a 120 Hz NON-GSYNC Display -But 702 has thunderbolt to squeeze more life out of it in the future with an External GPU where 503 doesn't -702 has inefficient thermal issues with it's third fan, but 503 also gets hot reportedly with a 1060 inside, That last one is important as I plan to stress the laptop for extended periods in a country where It can get upto 40 Degrees C in the coming Summer. NB: I live in a country with no amazon or similar online retailer support, so in spite of having a budget of 1800$, what I I can buy depends mostly on the local retailers. Requirements For my Laptop : - A 7700/8700 HK/Q - GTX 1060/1070, thunderbolt support if 1060 - A 1080p IPS 320+ nit 60/60+ Hz display, - Good Thermal management incl Fan noise. Thanks for reading through.