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post #11 of 16
Yeah go for the stock paste job with the i7. The added heatsinks are a waste of cash. They literally add little $5 ram heatsinks onto the copper heatpipes but they don't do anything to aid in cooling the machine. At least, not in any significant manner...
     
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I'd go for the i7 with the IC Diamond paste personally. That paste is absolutely 100% worth getting for sure. Even with haswell being much cooler running, it is a laptop, and it will get hot. They apply the paste to your gpu as well not just the cpu, which will help even more. If you don't know about IC Diamond it's easily one of the best thermal pastes on the market. Well worth it.
post #13 of 16
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The W230ST only makes sense with an i7 + GTX 765M (over the Yoga 2 Pro at least...). I think I'm going to get the stock build (+i7-4700MQ instead of i5-4200M), along with some good thermal paste. Then upon receiving the laptop I'm going to:

> Apply the thermal paste
> Flash newest stock mod, or prema's mod (which one is better?)
> Install windows
> Install all drivers and necessary stuff
> Undervolt and underclock the CPU (agressively if the fan/heat irritates me tongue.gif )

& Enjoy smile.gif.

Thanks guys for the help. I want to hear from someone who has this laptop... does the above alleviate the fan issue (to some degree at least?)

EDIT: By fan issue I mean the random intermittent bursts of fan activity every few minutes
Edited by Ahmedbasil1 - 11/14/13 at 5:10am
post #14 of 16
You might want to search this thread for aggressive fan profile issues:
http://forum.notebookreview.com/sager-clevo-reviews-owners-lounges/715556-official-clevo-w230st-sager-np7330-owners-lounge-291.html

Usually the only way to permanently fix laptop fan profile issues (off the top of my head) is to flash the BIOS. I'm not sure if a program like Speedfan will even help here.
    
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I've read at least 60~70 pages of that thread. AFAIK I can put the laptop in silent mode at will, which is good. I was wondering though... isn't there any way I could make my own 'fan curve'? Without modding my own bios of course. I much prefer noise to heat though, and I haven't yet found any laptop with similar specs that does not have noise and heat issues. The y510p for example is apparently terrible..
post #16 of 16
I don't think laptop manufacturers trust users enough to allow for user-defined fan profiles.
There really is no other alternative to fixing fan profile issues (that I currently know of) short of flashing the BIOS.
    
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