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joaojr15
06-09-2015, 07:48 AM
Hi,

Im interested in buy a Asus GL551JW, but i read some review, that say they overheat.
Can you tell me about the temps play a game for a while?? and surfing the internet, the temps are high??

Thanks and sorry for my bad english,

MafJose
06-09-2015, 11:37 AM
I had G551JM for 2 weeks. Running GTA 5, temperatures got high quickly, CPU reached 95-97 celsius and started to thermal throttle which reduced the framerates quite a bit. On regular web surfing it was fine, it just cant cope with the temperatures in high demanding games, it only has one fan. I returned mine and I would suggest to get the G751 model with alot better cooling and performance, worth those extra bucks.

AWk
06-09-2015, 05:13 PM
I had G551JM for 2 weeks. Running GTA 5, temperatures got high quickly, CPU reached 95-97 celsius and started to thermal throttle which reduced the framerates quite a bit. On regular web surfing it was fine, it just cant cope with the temperatures in high demanding games, it only has one fan. I returned mine and I would suggest to get the G751 model with alot better cooling and performance, worth those extra bucks.

I wish I read this comment last week before I got this. I'm regretting this purchase more everyday -.-

joaojr15
06-09-2015, 05:54 PM
I had G551JM for 2 weeks. Running GTA 5, temperatures got high quickly, CPU reached 95-97 celsius and started to thermal throttle which reduced the framerates quite a bit. On regular web surfing it was fine, it just cant cope with the temperatures in high demanding games, it only has one fan. I returned mine and I would suggest to get the G751 model with alot better cooling and performance, worth those extra bucks.


I wish I read this comment last week before I got this. I'm regretting this purchase more everyday -.-

Thx for the answer MafJose.

AWk yours overheat too??

OCFreak
06-09-2015, 07:01 PM
I've had my 551JM for two months now, during gaming it never overheats enough to throttle. The most demainding games gets it to hit low 90s, but in most games the CPU is around 85C. GPU is usually around 75C which is quite okay.

MAny other similar specced 15" laptops gets hotter or throttle more, for example MSI GS60 or Lenovo Y50.
I'm very happy with mine.

MafJose
06-09-2015, 07:44 PM
Although one trick is to change the "maximum processor state" to 99% which disables the CPU Turbo (max clock 2,5ghz instead of 3,5) and reduces temperatures, for me it dropped nearly 10 degrees overall.

joaojr15
06-10-2015, 09:35 AM
I've had my 551JM for two months now, during gaming it never overheats enough to throttle. The most demainding games gets it to hit low 90s, but in most games the CPU is around 85C. GPU is usually around 75C which is quite okay.

MAny other similar specced 15" laptops gets hotter or throttle more, for example MSI GS60 or Lenovo Y50.
I'm very happy with mine.

OCFreak, you use any kind of base cooling?? In my country Portugal we have 40C temperature ambient, and the laptops overheat alot, what is the average temperature of your country, during the summer?? Thanks a lot, for the explanition, but my old laptop overheats a lot and its very uncomfortable, so i dont want to fall in the same mistake.

OCFreak
06-10-2015, 11:06 AM
No additional cooling, but room temp is 20-25C, which is quite normal for our cool climate here in Norway.

MafJose
06-10-2015, 01:11 PM
I tried with cooling pad, didnt do anything, waste of money in my opinion.

OCFreak
06-10-2015, 07:22 PM
49737

Stresstest temps, gaming temps are lower of course. CPU reduced speed to 3.1GHz (down from 3.3GHz max with 4 cores in use), GPU is rock solid @ 1097MHz.

I can't really complain, this is quite good for an 15" which is about average sized.

AWk
06-11-2015, 04:24 AM
Thx for the answer MafJose.

AWk yours overheat too??
I've been busy. So far I've used the laptop only for surfing and editing word documents. I don't really need the laptop for gaming, I have a desktop for that. I'll benchmark it in the weekend and let you know since my room's ambient temp is closer to yours.

AsSaSsInJ0HN
06-11-2015, 05:20 AM
i have 0 Problems with my GL551JW ........ it hits 80 degrees on gaming thats all......
i love this laptop its a beast !!
And runs everything at high settings with constant 60 FPS ! @ 1080p

joaojr15
06-11-2015, 03:10 PM
49737

Stresstest temps, gaming temps are lower of course. CPU reduced speed to 3.1GHz (down from 3.3GHz max with 4 cores in use), GPU is rock solid @ 1097MHz.

I can't really complain, this is quite good for an 15" which is about average sized.

Thank you very much for the test!!! :D

joaojr15
06-11-2015, 03:12 PM
I've been busy. So far I've used the laptop only for surfing and editing word documents. I don't really need the laptop for gaming, I have a desktop for that. I'll benchmark it in the weekend and let you know since my room's ambient temp is closer to yours.

Thanks AWk, i will be waiting :D

AWk
06-13-2015, 10:00 AM
Thanks AWk, i will be waiting :D
Well my ambient tem is only 25 and I'm running on battery. All power saving features are off. Ran Aida64 and Cinebench(got a dysmal score for some reaosn) and my CPU temps never got past 69c.

Now I'm confused. Is it my ambient temp or is my chip underperforming? The average score is around 600 but I only got 300. WTF?

OCFreak
06-13-2015, 01:14 PM
Well my ambient tem is only 25 and I'm running on battery. All power saving features are off. Ran Aida64 and Cinebench(got a dysmal score for some reaosn) and my CPU temps never got past 69c.

Now I'm confused. Is it my ambient temp or is my chip underperforming? The average score is around 600 but I only got 300. WTF?

You get reduced performance on battery - like with any modern laptop you need the power cord connected to get full performance. The battery is not capable of delivering enough power to give full performance in an laptop with quadcore CPU + dedicated GPU.

AWk
06-13-2015, 02:43 PM
You get reduced performance on battery - like with any modern laptop you need the power cord connected to get full performance. The battery is not capable of delivering enough power to give full performance in an laptop with quadcore CPU + dedicated GPU.
Ahh that makes sense. Haven't had a "modern" laptop in years. I guess I'll rerun the benchmarks with it plugged in later.