So I saw on another forum that the GL702VM recently got a bios update that helped reduce temps. From the reading I have done on other forums, the update actually did help quite a bit. Some users reporting CPU temps of up to 10c cooler thanks to the new bios.
I know this is a user forum, but surely some of the Asus guys pop in here from time to time.
Any chance the 502VMK 502VM and 702VMK will get a similar Bios update?
That version is targeted specifically for that model. Since you're asking about this then I assume you're experiencing similar issues with your notebook? Can you share which notebook model you have and what problems you're experiencing and what games or apps you're running when the notebook is overheating/throttling?
you can still test it by flashing back the old bios and comparing results.
you say you get better temps; do you notice your fan spinning louder when the cpu is fully loaded?
cuz that's the only way temps can go down