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G75VW Thermal Issues Repair

Level 7
Hello everyone,

Over the past couple of weeks, my 2012 G75VW has been overheating. Shocker right!
I would regularly see idle temperatures of 80°C and load temperatures of 100°C, causing system shutdown.
A basic virus scan would be intensive enough to cause the system to overheat.

I completed the repair with a screwdriver, thermal paste, compressed air, and at one point a drill...
The screws holding the screen were stripped, so I drilled them out.
I honestly didn't find this repair difficult, daunting yes, but difficult no.

I also ended up drilling some holes in the bottom cover, just above the fans.
This reduced the temperature by a further 5°C


  • Before: 80-100°C
  • After: 47-78°C

This repair put some new life into the old girl and I would recommend any G75 owners still around to do the same.

The video I followed:

Level 9
Dear terumorgan,

Thanks for your sharing about bringing new life to the laptop 🙂