Predator helios 300 turbo

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Is the turbo boost safe without a cooling pad, and is it safe wothout one, and should i be worried about frying my cpu.
 

justin.m.beauvais

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Don't worry about frying your CPU. The turbo boost only goes that high if it has the thermals to do it. A cooling pad is usually unnecessary. The Helios 300 has a reasonable cooling system. As long as you aren't trying to run it while it is sitting on a bed or something else that blocks cooling vents you'll be fine. Just keep it on a hard flat surface and you won't have to worry about it overheating.

You can trust that assessment too as I have a Helios 300. As long as you keep it on a hard flat surface and aren't pushing it to its absolute limits with benchmarks or stress testing, you won't be thermal throttling.
 

justin.m.beauvais

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As I edited above, I have one.

It does run warm as it has a conservative fan curve. At full tilt running everything as hard as it can, it can thermal throttle, but I've done that and measured a very small thermal throttle of 3-5%.

Over all it is a good machine. I love mine.
 
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