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1. yes technically your warranty is gone, but similar to graphics cards, they are unlikely to deny your claim just because you changed the paste

2. It is a compound of a few problems.
a. Acer bios sucks at knowing when to stop turbo boost, so it will turbo until it hits like 105c then start throttling. Throttlestop fixes this by disabling turbo. Acer is also said to be working on a bios that fixes the problem. I expect this to be true
b.the mesh over the vents blocks a TON of airflow, removing mesh fixes this
c. Acer, similar to apple, cannot for the life of them install thermal paste properly. Disassembling and redoing TIM will fix this.

Heatless over on NBR was able to get temps to stay under 75, he has so much faith in his solution that he is trying to work a quad into it.
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It's here biggrin.gif

so pretty
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we demand pictures tongue.gif

inside and out
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Quote:
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we demand pictures tongue.gif

inside and out

haha indeed tongue.gif. It is nice smile.gif
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I have to go run in like 15 min, so i'll be doing pictures later.

Idk if ima repaste it just yet, it seem that temps are ok under prime sofar, but we'll see what happens in games or someting.
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Well I ordered one too. I couldn't resist the overall package even if it does require some work to get it to run optimally.
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well, i got it to throttle, furmark+prime=1.19ghz wheee.gif

still faster than m11x
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Quote:
Originally Posted by reflex99;14527907 
well, i got it to throttle, furmark+prime=1.19ghz wheee.gif

still faster than m11x

Nice buy smile.gif
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transfering 200GB of games over USB3, still takes like an hour.

I'll post some benchies in a sec.

Now where to find fraps ninja.gif
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Nice, if I didn't have the new MacBook Pro I'd probably would of got one of the Acer TimelineX. You should put an SSD in it then it'll really be fast.
    
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