|Hot huh, seems to agree with the new cnet review of the m9700. So do you think you'll get a cooler for it?|
|I'm kind of bummed to hear it runs hot, part of the reason I went with the m9700 over the 7700 was concerns about heat and longevity.
Can you tell where the heat is coming from, the CPU or GPUs? The CPU is in the upper left corner (looking at keyboard as if using), the GPUs vent just to the right of the middle of the back of the unit.
First thing I'm going to do is take the heatsinks off and see if they use thermal pads like they have in the past. If they do I'll be applying AS5 to hopefully limit the heat.
HH, you are not going to be happy, it actually feels (to the human touch) hotter then the m7700... Like i said before, the m7700 is loaded with system fans, this system just has the basic notebook fans.
the front part, from the keyboard to the end, remains relativity cool, but under the keyboard to the back of the system gets hot, hotter then the m7700.
I purchased the targus cool pad today, the one with 2 fans and 4 port USB hub. They claim this is for laptops up to 17”, but it is rather small. I placed it where the most heat is generated, but my CPU stem is still over 65C under max load (a bit high eh?), idle temps drop to low 50’s. before the pad, the idle temps were in the mid to upper 50's. I like just got this cooler pad, and im watching it now, my CPU temp just dropped to 48, lowest iv seen it.
I am working some other issues now, thing I going to press forward with reloading the OS.
Gaming has been great though!