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DaiBenduMonk
08-30-2018, 09:35 AM
Just got this laptop after watching many reviews trying to pick the best cooled slim laptop in the market, that could possibly run games pretty well too. After having a Sony Viao that was overheating for years, didn't want to have the same kind of experience. Getting a gaming laptop I expected to be able to play games on it on a whim. But my early experience thus far has been everything but that. I guess I could, but for no more than a couple of minutes at a time.

When I'm idle or browse the internet, or writing this post, it's usually pretty quiet and cool as you can see here.

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But as soon as I try booting it up a game, Battlefront II specifically, something just goes wrong, or is this normal, I have no clue? The fans seem to go into over drive, everything just heats up in seconds. By the time the main menu opens up I can be running 80 degrees Celcius, and it doesn't go away. I'm not even in a match, I can just be sitting in the menu, and it's still getting so hot.

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And this is all while putting all the in-game visual parameters on lowest settings as well.

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Why is this happening?

In game, it doesn't get any better even with these lowest settings.

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Then If I choose to believe GeForce optimization, and just go for it, click the "PLAY" button....

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Ultra will heat up the laptop, like a hot plate.

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This laptop is powerful, I love the detail it manages to achieve, but I never expected it to over heat instantly. If I run even for a minute that game, I feel like the heat will damage the hardware.

So I don't know, is this a normal performance for this laptop, was I expecting too much? I wonder if any of you guys have been experiencing this with your own Zephyrus, or maybe you have seen similar things happen on similar laptops, I would love to hear from you and the guys at ASUS if you have any suggestions that could possibly fix this? I'm still very new to this laptop, it's been just a couple of days.

Thank you for reading this, will be waiting eagerly for your replies.

VntValenzuela
09-01-2018, 01:11 PM
I got the same laptop with 32gb of Ram, and same thing is happening to me, i don't know if its normal

twopoint71
09-04-2018, 04:56 AM
Almost every GM 501 I know of does not suffer from this issue, so I would guess your GM501 is an unlucky draw with a factory issue concerning the paste on the CPU / GPU. I would advise a professional re-paste job, or possibly a factory warranty claim for this issue. Could also be bad heat pipes.

VntValenzuela
09-05-2018, 12:26 AM
I have that issued but only when it's plugged in, is this normal?

DarkScent
11-02-2018, 07:10 AM
I have the same problem I want to know if its normal, also when im browsing my temps are cpu 80c sometimes 60c AND MY GPU STAYS IN 62C?

Shvachki
11-02-2018, 11:01 AM
i am also in the same boat my cpu temp (http://www.cputemper.com/how-to-monitor-cpu-temperature/) is going to 99 degress while playing game like battlefeild 1.
It's not even 3 mounth old and the battery only get charge to 30676 mWh at full charge.
i am trying to sell this laptop at a big loss and it wont even sell.

DarkScent
11-03-2018, 02:41 AM
i am also in the same boat my cpu temp is going to 99 degress while playing game like battlefeild 1.
It's not even 3 mounth old and the battery only get charge to 30676 mWh at full charge.
i am trying to sell this laptop at a big loss and it wont even sell.


my laptop 2 months old fvck asus, no reply in any question that I ask to them. I thought this laptop was the best slim gaming laptop because
its asus. i never buy asus again fcvk the after sales.

ryanhaver
11-15-2018, 07:57 PM
Your temps are great compared to mine, although I have the GX501GI. I am hitting 97-99C on CPU and 87-89C on the GPU within minutes of any significant system load, this while in ambient temps of 22-24C.

From the reading I have been doing most people should expect to have temps at or slightly below the values you are seeing. Some get slightly below where you are at after applying new thermal compound (even liquid metal compound).

My temps are so high that the laptop isn't usable for much other than Facebook, Email and Netflix.

Pheebau
11-18-2018, 05:58 PM
https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?101151-GX501-cpu-overheat-issue/page3#post745163

83c for the CPU and 85c for the GPU isn't bad TBH. I have the GX501GI model which is different.

To the original author, your temps are not bad. You can follow the link above if you want to try undervolting your CPU and get lower temps which I did but I have a different laptop model so you might want to do some searching around Undervolting for your laptop.

KRollMaastaa
11-22-2018, 11:05 AM
About my GX501VS - fighting with ASUS to get my cash back - avoid all Zephyruses. After one year they repleaced my vents and cooling system, but it still doesnt help. During Stress Test in Intel Xtreme Ultility + Launched PUBG on Ultra in window - look at temps. Even INTEL says that its bad. My friend got ACED Predator Triton and its way better if we are talking about performance and noise.

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Matapombos
02-19-2019, 11:41 PM
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I've undervolted the laptop and still achieve really high values this laptop has only 1month and 1 week.
I have no idea what to do whit it anymore

Hisma
02-20-2019, 03:25 PM
crack open the chassis and re-paste. There's videos on yt that walk you through the entire process. It's not bad at all. Though at one point it does require you lifting up a warranty sticker. I repasted mine with some kryonaut anyway and the results were quite dramatic.

Arock!
03-06-2019, 11:17 PM
I was struggling with heats before I made these adjustments without repasting.

Update Bios to lates version.
Undervolt it with Throttlestop

Try to find your sweetspot. These are settings which I found from some forum. Work for me.
Link to the forum: http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/new-asus-zephyrus-m-gm501-how-to-undervolt-it.825473/

Speed Shift - EPP 128
CPU core volt -125
CPU cache -50,8

REMEMBER USE TURBO RATIO LIMIT. Without it you will get some pikes.
I use 32 for all cores.

And of course use always fan overboost when playing. ;)

Hisma
03-10-2019, 04:43 PM
I was struggling with heats before I made these adjustments without repasting.

Update Bios to lates version.
Undervolt it with Throttlestop

Try to find your sweetspot. These are settings which I found from some forum. Work for me.
Link to the forum: http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/new-asus-zephyrus-m-gm501-how-to-undervolt-it.825473/

Speed Shift - EPP 128
CPU core volt -125
CPU cache -50,8

REMEMBER USE TURBO RATIO LIMIT. Without it you will get some pikes.
I use 32 for all cores.

And of course use always fan overboost when playing. ;)

Thank you for this. This is crazy, but even after a re-paste with kryonaut on the CPU, I was still getting temps up to 97 degrees while gaming. After making this change, I recently maxxed out at 72 degrees, a 25 degree drop! That's such a dramatic difference that it almost seems as though applying these core changes fixes some sort of bug. I didn't even need to run the fans on overboost, just kept it on balanced.

Now my system feels usable!!