I was reading:http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Intel-Haswell-Processors.93189.0.html
and of note, at the start of the review section it states:
"Before we come to the results, we have to mention a limitation of our test system. The Clevo P150SM and other Haswell barebones from the Taiwanese manufacturer still had problems allowing the maximum Turbo frequency to be reached during multi-threaded operations at the time of testing. In our case, the Core i7-4800MQ, the 4900MQ, and the 4930MX were limited to a maximum of 3.4 GHz. As a result the performance is 3 to 9 percent lower and we hope that this problem will be solved in the final devices. We have still mentioned the results even with this problem. At least, they allow for a rough classification of the Haswell CPUs. We had no issues with the single-threaded tests with maximum Turbo frequencies possible with the device."
I'm assuming the issues that are mentioned are thermal? are people with Clevos like mine really reporting temps in the 70s?
I'm not wanting to come across blinkered, but i'm not sure it's something absolutely wrong with the chip?
check out this guys review of a slightly smaller Clevo:http://forum.notebookreview.com/sager-clevo-reviews-owners-lounges/725922-htwingnuts-sager-np7330-clevo-w230st-review.html
If you go to the game reviews, you can see that at high combined GPU/CPU stress the CPU temps are in the 90's, with BF3 measured at 96
I've already pestered at tech support with PC specialist regarding getting hold of the thermal log for when my machine spent it's 24 hours in the hot box test room, yet it's all gone quiet
i wonder whether i should just repaste at least< try that first