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Does the Asus ROG GL502VS need a laptop cooling pad

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November 27, 2016 8:14:38 PM

I'm thinking about getting the asus laptop with a gtx 1070 but would it run too hot, or should I just get an MSI GT62VR

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November 27, 2016 11:12:22 PM


I would still recommend getting one. Spending on something that cost less than $50 to better safeguard your $1500+ investment is nothing, imo.

These are excerpts from the reviews
Asus ROG GL502VS :
You have to expect up to 47 °C (116.6 °F) at the bottom of the system if you want to play 3D games with the notebook on your lap, which is not very comfortable. The coolest area at the top is the palm rest, which does not surpass 32 °C (89.6 °F) in any situation. We did not have any problems with the surface temperatures in practice.

Our stress test screenshot shows that the processor clock leveled off at 2.8 GHz under sustained load, and there can be slight changes in both directions from time to time. Intel specifies the base clock of the Core i7-6700HQ with 2.6 GHz and a maximum Turbo of 3.1 GHz for 4 cores, so there is no throttling even in this impractical stress test scenario, but the utilization is not perfect, either. A core temperature of 92 °C (197.6 °F) is still within the specification.


The temperature development of the GT62VR reminds us of other high-end notebooks. Up to 44 °C at the top and up to 53 °C at the bottom results in a average spot within the 15-inch competition. MSI could improve the temperature distribution. The palm rest will reach more than 35 °C when you perform demanding 3D applications. Some gaming notebooks only reach 25-30 °C at this spot.

Stress test

The components had more problems with our stress test. After one hour maximum load, the GeForce GTX 1070 leveled off at 84 °C. However, the GPU did throttle (~1240 MHz) in extreme scenarios. Intel's Core i7-6700HQ did not throttle, but got quite a bit hotter at around 90 °C.

December 12, 2016 7:51:52 PM

Hi .. I didn't need a cooling pad but you may need a spare SSD laying around. Mine died one month after owning and dealing with RMA was ridiculous. Sent it in on my own dime.. just to have it sent back to me with the same SSD and the same problems with it. Returning to retailer.

Guess it all depends on what you are running though.. if running high spec games I agree with a 50.00 investment protecting your 1800.00 laptop.
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