Got my new 2023 Strix G16 with 13980HX, everything is great, except for thermal throttling of individual cores.
It's always the same cores (0,2,4) regardless of which app I use. The temperature difference compared to other cores is very significant:
This causes premature throttling of CPU, while most threads are bellow 80C.
I assume this is bad liquid metal job ? Any suggestions/ideas ?
Well, I opened it up today and here's the factory LM job:
So I cleaned it up, reapplied LM and it solved the problem, the cores are much closer in temperature now.
In fact, performance is excellent now, 34800 in CB23 with undervolt -180/-125/-125 (Core/Cache/E-Cache)
But, Asus liquid metal factory application is terrible, this needs to be improved. I wasted a lot of time on this, had to buy the LM, voided warranty, so very risky, Asus should not put customers into this situation.
I have had alot of different laptops. Temps had always been like this, difference betten cores etc. No mather what brand.
i have changed paste on maany laptops and got better temps and scores in Cinebench etc.
its just a waste of time. What is the point of getting a little better Cinebench score? Nada. Just use it and game on it..
todays CPUs are Made for running on the limit all the time. They Will boost, get hot, throttle, cool down and do the same again.
Whats the point of staring at the temps all the time instead of just using it as it is. You just voided warranty. It Will still be the same temps when all settle and your repaste Will look the same 🙂
i have wasted so much time staring at temps and fiddling with undervolt. But what works the best in pure performance is just running it like its suppose to run 🙂