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so i seem to have settled in at 1.9GHz. Seems almost bulletproof as far as throttling goes. Dirt3 runs smooth as butter for hours at a time, BC2 ran fine the little bit i was playing it.

Prime95+furmark still causes throttle, but that is kinda expected.

I think im going to hold off on the repaste for a bit since it isn't quite a problem yet.

I'm also thinking of adding a quad, so i might just repaste it then if i decide to go that route.
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So are the temps at stock clocks and at load still bad? Also, does removing the mesh void the warranty?
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So are the temps at stock clocks and at load still bad? Also, does removing the mesh void the warranty?
I've said it many times.

Yes, it probably technically voids the warranty.

Will acer deny your claim? Unlikely, but don't sue me if they do.

Also, you could probably put them back before you send it in, and they would likely never know.

At stock, i would put this in the category of: No Hope. If i replaced the TIM, i could probably run 2.3GHz (stock frq), but turbo just gets too hot.

If i got a nice cooling pad, and replaced tim, i could probably keep turbo on.
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Thanks for the info man, I didn't read anything in your OP about warranty so I wanted to be sure. Sorry if I made you repeat yourself.
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sorry if that came off harsh.....

not really trying to do that
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Looks like taking off the mesh is much easier than repasting. I'll do it when I get a chance.

I had pretty good luck with setting throttlestop to run the cpu at 1.8ghz when the gpu is above 65 and normal turbo otherwise. Max cpu load seems not to cause any throttling even if the temperatures are very high.
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I think we need a club.
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Hmm how is the battery wear on your 3830tg reflex? Mine seems to have gone up rather quickly. I have the Panasonic battery and I'm going to try a full cycle to see if that helps.
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mine has been hovering arround 2%. Acer is pretty lax about replacing the battery, so if you talk to them they might give you a new one.

this is a known problem with the x830 series btw.
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You know, I gotta agree with reflex. I have a laptop with the same CPU that is coming in the mail on Thursday, and the core clocks are higher than that i7. It should game better.

Reflex, does your bios have an option to turn off Enhanced Intel Speed Step Tech? I believe that could be causing your throttling issues.
 
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