So I've got this m15 beauty for about 2 weeks now and since day one overheating was noticeable; like 60° for just surfing the web and 101° for gaming, any game. Should I get and exchange or change the heat sink/repaste? Things that I have done before calling support were:
1- Reinstalling windows
2- Updating BIOS to 1.5.2
3- Disabling turbo boost and undervolting using ThrottleStop
4- Reducing Maximum CPU Power from %100 to %99 in windows power options
5- Changing settings in Command Center
Now, some of these actually reduced the temperature by 25°, but made the system unstable and I experienced lags in games. I actually had lags in games even before doing these. So what do you guys think? Should I change the heat sink on this one or get a whole new exchange? I had M15x before and I was so happy with it and I am so happy with this one as well, but this heat issue is what reduces the life span of my device.
Thanks, but that article is not actually a solution. It is actually an explanation of something that we already know. Probably I would go for an exchange. But my fear is that they send me a unit that was opened to fix the temp or that the new unit will overheat as well.
Thanks, I think I go with an exchange, but I'm afraid they send me a refurbished unit. However, I have one question. If you don't have Command Center, how can you customize light effects on your device?
I am waiting for my exchange to see what happens. I will probably use ThrottleStop or reduce CPU max power. It's better than uninstalling Command Center. The whole beauty of this machine is in its key colors and the alien head.