Question Acer Nitro 7 CPU Throttling Issue when loading CPU

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Nov 16, 2020
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@xfire16451 - If your computer used to work OK then it is not a defective motherboard. I have never heard that excuse before. The problem is the technician and the thermal paste he used.

It is not unusual for thermal paste to degrade over time, especially in a laptop that constantly runs at high temperatures. Replacing the thermal paste is normal maintenance. Kind of like changing the oil in your car.
Okay man, I'll live up with that hope and get back as soon as a proper re-paste is done.
Thank you very much for the support guys!
 
May 22, 2020
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thermal pads
As long as a thermal pad is not too thick, it should not interfere with the clamping force between the heatsink and the CPU or GPU. Keep an eye on your temperatures after you are done.

Some laptops have problems when using MX-4. The temps are great at first but long term, some laptops need to be re-pasted frequently. If you see temperatures creeping up a month from now, try using a different paste.
 
Nov 16, 2020
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@uWebb429 The temperatures were good for like 1 day and again they've started hitting 80's and 90's, although the CPU doesn't throttle now.
I found out that my CPU Clock throttling occured when GPU temp. hit 85 degree C and above. Now that I've underclocked my GPU, the CPU doesn't throttle as much while still running at high temperature (GPU: 75 to 86, CPU: 88 - 96 when gaming and less than 55 when idle).

So what paste do you suggest for laptops that is really good at reducing heat in long-term?

And about thermal pads, I have several thin thermal pads. I just wanna know if its safe to wipe off those pink paste and apply these thermal pads there...
 
May 22, 2020
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temperatures were good for like 1 day
This is a common complaint with MX-4 when used on a laptop CPU. Try Noctua NT-H2 or do some Google searching about what pastes work best long term in laptops. Most reviews test 20 different pastes for 5 minutes each and then draw a big chart that show them to be all pretty much the same. This is useless information and does not mean anything long term.
 
Nov 16, 2020
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This is a common complaint with MX-4 when used on a laptop CPU. Try Noctua NT-H2 or do some Google searching about what pastes work best long term in laptops. Most reviews test 20 different pastes for 5 minutes each and then draw a big chart that show them to be all pretty much the same. This is useless information and does not mean anything long term.
Ah, alright man. I'll look for some other brand then.. Thanks a ton!
 

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