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Choosing a P52 configuration: is there one with better cooling assy?

2018-11-14, 22:26 PM



I wanted to upgrade my PC last year when I saw that P51/P71 seemed to have a design issue regarding the cooling assy.


Regarding the P52: there are people that try to get a clear answer/confirmation whether the P52 has a reworked cooling mechansim or not. Such an answer doesn't seem yet available, but I didn't see a lot of complaints about temperature issues w/ P52, including from people that did do specific tests (such as this review). Which lets me think that maybe P52 has no more heating issues?


My question: I understand that there are 4 types of cooling assemblies available for the P52. If I'm not mistaking, 2 of them with 2 coolers and another 2 with only one cooler. Does anybody know 1) which assembly corresponds to which config and 2) if a particular assembly performs better?


I'm still hesitating between the i7 and xeon. And if one of them (in conjunction w/ a aparticular graphics card) is better, then I'd go for it.


As for the most powerful graphics card (P3200). I might find it useful (e.g. for TensorFlow / deep learning w/ CUDA), but to be honest, I'd be affraid to let the system run for hours at full performance of the graphics card. And this is because of all what I read about the p51/71 heating issues, that became bigger and bigger with utilisation.


Thanks in advance for your input!



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Re: Choosing a P52 configuration: is there one with better cooling assy?

2019-04-13, 6:15 AM

P52's cooling is insufficient and loud. The bottom part of the computer is always disturbingly hot. This results from a combination of the intel gen 8 chip in it being very hard to cool down and the laptop cooling design not actually being appropriate, imho.

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