Surface Book Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by DRTigerlilly, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    It's better to think it terms of how (in)accessible even the GPU is... @nnthemperor - I did some looking yesterday and found nothing of any substance on how to fix the extreme overheating.

    I know it defeats the purpose, but I would consider disabling the NVidia 940 and just run on the Intel internal gpu. because this sounds like a fire hazard. Another alternative is to search eBay for a Performance Base - but they run $500-$700 - you may as well replace the Surface Book at that point.
     
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  2. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Why do they glue the freaking thing? It looks like the hardest part in repasting the GPU would be removing the cover.

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    Once inside, it's just a question of getting the motherboard out and flipping it to take off the heat sink. The rest is easy-peasy.

    I like the idea of disabling the DGPU. Can you do that in the bios?
     
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  3. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    nnthemperor Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Thanks a million. It does melt the ice but that's only when playing the game. That's the only graphics intensive program I run. Without the ice it would shut down and refuse to power on for a minute or two, and when it does it does the thermometer warning. I've tried blowing air through the vents to no avail. Can't really splurge on a new SB now.

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