I used my GL703VM a few months. I change Thermal Paste on CPU & GPU. A few weeks ago i changed also Thermal Pads and use Cooling Pad Coolermaster Notepal U3 Plus. I clean my ROG from dust once a month, but i still get problems with high temps.
When i use my notebook normally (firefox or Excell) i have 43-55°C. When i playing games (Cities: Skylines, House Flipper, GTAV, Euro Truck Simulator 2, FIFA 18) i have temps 88-95°C sometimes up to 100°C in FIFA or ETS2. Also i got low FPS as for this specs. In C:S i got 25-45FPS, in House Flipper its 40-60FPS, GTAV 40, ETS2 its 20-60FPS, FIFA 18 give me only 40FPS. I think it should be above 50FPS up to 120FPS (i got 120HZ screen) with this specification (I7-7700HQ 2,8GHz, 16GB RAM, GTX 1060 6GB).
Can anybody tell me what i have to do with my ROG to get more FPS, put temps down and make it quieter?
I bought my GL702VS 6-7 months ago after trying a few other gaming notebooks that sounded like vacuum cleaners even when surfing (msi, hp ...). All in all my gl702vs is silent when surfing and watching movies but some games really makes the fans going though it does not sound to bad compared to the ones i tried before.
The gl702vs can throttle a lot when it gets hot so i repasted the cpu and gpu and added 11W/mK thermal pads everywhere else. Benchmarks went up quite a lot up to around gtx1080 max-q levels. But some games like old Crysis and Witcher really makes the gl702vs heat up and throttle.
So i did like this:
- games NOT heating the gl702vs to much i run at close to maximum g-sync threshold around 117 fps capped by RTSS (see blurbusters g-sync guides)
- games heating the hell out of the gl702vs i restrict framerates a lot more, Crysis i run at 60 fps max and it works well, other games at other thresholds
No matter what you do thin slimmed gaming laptops will get hot, really hot and throttle but capping the fps with RTSS (rivatuner statistics server) did wonders for me. Crysis was easy to cap since it runs at 60 fps whenever g-sync and v-sync is on (i am not sure g-sync even works without v-sync) and for me 60 fps is ok. Black Mesa and most older games i run at 117 fps .
So those of you having problems with heating and throttling try RTSS and cap the fps for the game until it no longer throttles to bad, 117 fps g-sync is amazing but 60 fps g-sync is not to bad either at least not when compared to only v-sync/adaptive v-sync/fast v-sync or no v-sync and horrible tearing.
I am just gonna share my experience here, hopefully someone will find it useful.
My GL502VMK was good for 1 year, stock temps GPU was 70-80°C and CPU was 78-87°C, while undervolted my CPU was always between 70-82°C with no need to disable Turbo Boost or uv the GPU (which is still at 70-80°C at stock settings, kinda impressing). Anyway, after 1 year my undervolted CPU temp suddenly increased to 75-88°C with general gaming (mostly AA games and indies), while some bigger games (The Witcher 3, KD:Deliverance, XCOM 2, AC Origins) pushed it to 90-98°C, which is way too dangerous. I even reached 100°C on one core but the laptop didn't shutdown... weird. Now I am sending the laptop back to an Amazon Repair Center so they can "fix" it (under warranty). I assume they will clean it and repaste, but I am 99% sure that it won't be enough. Well hopefully I will either get my laptop fixed (for real) or a refund. In the latter case I will just wait for the rtx 2060 mobile or maybe will just get a desktop, these laptop brands all have trash design, overheating problems, terrible displays and are super expensive (also considering you have to work in order to fix the laptop problems).
It's sad 'cause I really enjoyed the GL502VMK design (Titanium Gold), the quality of the G-Sync Screen and the performance, but I was hoping to keep the laptop for at least 6 years and with these temps I am pretty sure the CPU or something else close to it would easily fail... and replacing the mobo costs nearly as the full laptop (no kidding).
Anyway I am done with Asus, no official statement about the overheating problems and no updated drivers. I am sure someone from Asus read this topic and saw all the unsatisfied customers here. Problem is they still didn't fix the overheating, even the new GL503 and GL504 gaming laptops (with the "brand new designed cooling system") are overheating. This shows their engineers really don't know how to make laptops with normal cooling. The only thing I can do now is spread the word and tell people to not buy Asus products, especially laptops.