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  1. One more way to decrease CPU overheating without voiding the warranty is if the BIOS allows you to disable Intel CPU Turbo Mode, and also CPU clock and voltage. To enter the BIOS on the Toshiba it should be by pressing F2 on boot.
  2. I think the TB2 enclosure you mention is the more economical short term way. TB2 devices can be used on TB3 but it's not vice versa, unfortunately. Otherwise, if you can afford it, then upgrading your computer would be the best way. ASUS laptops with Thunderbolt 3 and NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050 TI are economical right now, and one with a NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060 under $1000 can usually be found on ebay. The performance increase is really worth it with at minimum five times the frame rate, and if you don't upgrade again for 3 years, then the laptop and the enclosure will be around $30 a month over thirty six months.
  3. No problem. When the CPU temperature was at 105 Celcius, was the CPU load also at 100%? Does the fan get louder then quieter? Is the temperature high outside of games? Either way, maybe there was an inadequate job on the thermal paste of the CPU. Temperature raising really fast could be a sign of bad thermal conductivity, either because of thermal paste, heat sink is seated improperly, etc. and if the fan is still broken, then there will not be enough airflow to cool the heat sink and temperature will also be high. Also, it seems that the CPU is the bottleneck for those games. Red Orchestra 2 may perform better with the hardware physics option which should nominally transfer some load from the CPU to the GPU. DOTA command line settings like "-dx9" or "-nosound". It is too bad the Toshiba service seems difficult. If you are suing them, then the laptop is evidence so you can't really open it to try and fix it, or they will blame you again for their problem. There is really not much to do without voiding the warranty and the lawsuit.
  4. I own 211 games on Steam, but have only played around 20 at most. I am a sucker for deals and bundles, especially during the winter and summer sales.
  5. Hi, your Toshiba Satellite P50-C bought late 2016 should still be under warranty, so if there is damage with the CPU or if it needs to be re-pasted, than it should be fixed under warranty. Are the idle temperatures of the CPU very high? Also, is it just the CPU, or is the GPU and the laptop in general very hot? (In addition, if it is the Toshiba P50-C with the Geforce GTX 930M and i7-5500U, then it is not suitable for the latest games on high settings, and graphics settings might have to be lowered (resolution, frame limiting, no particles, no anti-aliasing etc.) or a heat mitigation solution may be required to prevent the throttling. Especially if it is under warranty, an external laptop cooler blowing into the air intake might help a little.)
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    Best Thermal Paste

    Coolabratory's Liquid Ultra and Thermal Grizzly Conductnaut are conductive liquid metals and are obviously better than pastes. Because the topic is thermal paste, Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut and Gelid GC Extreme are the best thermally conductive thermal paste.. However, Artic MX-2 and Artic MX-4 are less than half the price, which makes them better. MX-4 is less dense than MX-2 and performs better thermally. Artic MX-2 is all around the easiest to apply and is the best standard for an economical and relatively long-lasting thermal paste.
  7. June

    [G73VW] Black screen, Bios damaged

    Hi, did you try a CMOS reset for your G75VW? https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?66837-Hard-CMOS-Reset-Solution-For-dead-G75VW If the problem is a corrupted bios, then the only way to fix it is to use a SPI ROM programmer to flash the bios with a functioning bios. A USB SPI programmer is as cheap as $11.99, and with the proper tools, it would probably take an hour at most to remove the SPI ROM, flash, and reinstall it. If the SPI ROM is bad, then you would need a new chip. An ASUS repair shop could do this fix also for a fee. I would try the CMOS reset first. I've had this type of issue before where a CMOS reset would fix it. This issue has also happened on desktop computers.
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    gtx 780m

    The MSI modified vBIOS for the 780m has not only increased overclocking, but also max voltage increased and slider unlocked, more power, and more voltage, temperature, and power stability. Although it is not necessary for stock use, the modified vBIOS isn't bad to have even if not overclocking.
  9. Hi everyone. I found this site and google looking for mods. As a provident spender, I like to upgrade components when possible, but it has been more difficult with laptop computers than desktop computers. I wouldn't know how to disassemble or mod a laptop without seeing others do it first. So I am thankful for those who have paved the way.
  10. Zaw, for an economical gaming laptop for $1049, there is the MSI GE72VR APACHE PRO-010 17.3'' i7-6700HQ 12GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD, and NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060 6GB VRAM with IPS display. http://www.ebay.com/itm/R-MSI-GE72VR-APACHE-PRO-010-17-3-i7-6700HQ-12GB-1TB-128SSD-GTX-1060-6G-IPS-/352017457834 Even more economical from the huge seller ADORAMA for $859.99 new, is the MSI GP62MVR LEOPARD PRO-248US 15.6" Full HD IPS, i7 6700HQ, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB VRAM http://www.ebay.com/itm/MSI-15-6-Full-HD-IPS-Gaming-Notebook-Computer-Intel-Core-i7-6700HQ-2-6GHz-/371907210881 These are similarly priced to new 1050 TI laptops, however perform much better. For example, Mass Effect Andromeda 1080p Ultra on a GTX 1060 is 54.6 FPS and on a GTX 1050 TI is 27.9 FPS. Battery life can always be extended with performance settings and frame limiting to half the refresh rate.
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