ROG Zephyrus G GA502 - Asus frame drops in games in Laptops and Pre-Built Systems Posted May 9, 2020 My experience with removing the plates: no difference at all (regarding throttling). I'm 100% convinced that the problem with this laptop (at least my unit) is exclusively a BIOS/CPU design issue (not being able to switch back from throttled mode/entering throttling mode when it does not make any sense). Once the laptop is using fans correctly (either through Armory Crate on Windows or Linux kernel 5.6 with asus_wmi driver enabled), there is almost no issues left. The only issue I hit every time is: just after stopping Overwatch (in Linux) I get throttled to 1.4GHz (until reboot). I can be playing for hours and the laptop goes at 3GHz+, no problem, but exit the game and *boom*. If anyone using Linux has suggestions I'm happy to hear.