Alienware 17 R3 Throttling


New Member
Feb 5, 2017
My computer is about 10 months old now but from the moment I bought it - I have been plagued with an annoying throttling problem. As a result I can't fully enjoy the only game I have on this PC - Overwatch.

If I turn of frame rate limit and play overwatch at 1080p it throttles after about 5-10 minutes every time - guaranteed. All the way Down to 800Mhz.

Does anyone here play overwatch with this PC? I am considering liquid metal thermal paste as I have seen good reviews about it. I am afraid to pull it apart tho and Alienware made it extremely difficult to do something as simple as a repaste.

Would really love to hear how this machine performs on Overwatch from someone.