Well, my luck wasn't that great.

I was fortunate enough to win a 2022 A15 6800H with a 140w RTX3070. Solid machine or so I thought.

It was a bit of good luck, but was RMA'd on 2 occasions. First for excessive bleed on the panel and it was being pinched. Second because when it came back from the terrible service center (letmerepair) it suffered a permanent battery drain. When I gotnit back the second time the OS was corrupted and had to sort itself out after an immediate BSOD.

A few days ago I had noticed temps creeping on the CPU. HWinfo had been displaying lower turbo frequency (used to be all cores could hit 4.7ghz now only a couple could get close) and the voltages had gone from 1.4v maybe 1.430v all the way to 1.485v. That doesn't sound like much but in CPU speak it is.

Long story short, I checked up on TIMs, reapplied very carefully. Rebuilt it and it was dead. Like absolutely nothing not even an attempted start, no lights no charge. 

Assumed maybe something clipped the power rail. I am excessively paranoid about what touches what, battery is the first thing removed blah blah. Contacted a laptop board specialist, he did all sorts of tests observed all kinds of strange behaviours none of which made sense but it seems the CPU suicided.

So ya. Absolute terrible timing but my only machine has just died and there's a very slim chance of a replacement motherboard. I am seriously contemplating trying to wrangle a deal on a Legion pro 7 tbh. That or a Strix G16. Will see what I can do later on and what deals can be found as it has hit at a crappy time of year for Birthdays and Christmas.

Just after I defended the TUF line up... mine blows up. The irony ehh?

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  • Unfortunate, hopefully you get a more solid laptop in the coming months but yes it's an expensive time to go hunting for one. The PC I just won has an ASUS ROG board in so I'm a bit wary about that especially as hwinfo has already flagged it as having a proprietary sensor known to cause crashes or BSODs with certain monitoring programs

  • Seriously tempted for the LP7, sweet CPU and GPU combo, vapour chamber and LM from factory. Means I dont have to take any risks.

    Is it an AMD or Intel board? I've not checked on their EXPO voltages since Gamers Nexus roasted them and Jay terminated the sponsorship.

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  • Seriously tempted for the LP7, sweet CPU and GPU combo, vapour chamber and LM from factory. Means I dont have to take any risks.

    Is it an AMD or Intel board? I've not checked on their EXPO voltages since Gamers Nexus roasted them and Jay terminated the sponsorship.

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  • It's an an all AMD system (Ryzen 9 7950X3D and Radeon RX 7900 XTX Starfield Edition) so they used an ROG STRIX X670E-A GAMING WIFI running the latest BIOS and seems okay for now, there was an issue with a Realtek HD Codec causing power state management BSODs that I tracked down and sorted by installing the right driver version from ASUS website