My ROG G752VT started to breath noticeably more and more often. This is just surfing the web. Doing so it's CPU reaches about 76 Â°C. Some ROG systems such as the G752 series is known for having a lackluster heat paste application from the factory.
I am playing with the idea of reapplying heat paste and cleaning the fans. While being in there I would swap a RAM stick from the accessible position to the one which is hidden by Asus for the case I would like to update it at a later date.
I write here to hear you opinion. Do you also think that 76 Â°C at idle is a tad much, or am I just sensitive?
With kind regards
Yes, the factory paste must be replaced. If the liquid metal heat conductor does not dare to stand for it, then a premium category heat paste is also good. For me, the factory paste lasted for a week, after which I had to change it.
EDIT: It would also be worth it to blow it out. The "dust release thermal tunnel" incorporated into the heatsink can also become a collector of dust. I noticed this after I blew mine out after my son had it running for about a year.
Thanks, MrRuckus. I de-dusted the fans when the computer originally went hot, but the problems seems to lay deeper.
In the meantime I had several thermal shut downs while playing CS:GO. On the former Asus flagship^^ I do understand planned obsolescence but come on... For many users this paste did not last a single year. I am sure non-gamers aren't as affected, but one could be tricked to think that ROG used to be the gamer product line of Asus.
I will reapply the paste next weekend.
While you are repasting have a good look at how your heat sinks all of them are setting on your CPU and GPU it seems with the G752 line the heat sinks in some cases are not perfectly flat on the CPU and GPU this may be the reason that some of have not issues
Factory applied paste is rubbish. I replaced mine on the first week after purchase, because of constant thermal throttling. Ever after all is good. Use a proper paste with high working temp, not the old generation ones.