If you own a Razer Blade 14" or any Razer Blade for that matter and experience poor thermals on the CPU, for example, when running anything CPU intensive some cores shoot to 100 deg C instantly while other cores will hover at a reasonable 70 deg C, I've determined the cause. After spending literally hours with Razer Support about this and listening to them INSIST that if I run the latest version of the nVidia drivers and Windows updates it will solve my thermal issues... I gave up. These guys... I mean, no words. I gave up and just opened my system. The CPU is on the upper left. Look at the heatsink! You see how the heatsink for the GPU is flat copper, that's how it's supposed to be, an even thermal block across the PU. However, on the CPU, there's big gaps running along the entire CPU surface between the heat pipes! This means that some CPU cores will have direct contact with the heat pipes and some cores will literally not be touching the heatsink at all. As a bonus to my poor thermal performance, whoever assembled the laptop forgot to take off the protective plastic on one of the thermal pads, thanks guy. "But isn't this normal in all laptops?" You might ask. No! In fact, a quick google search of laptop heat sinks for MSI, Acer, and literally every other laptop you can think of have solid, flat heat spreaders over both processing units. Seriously, google it. Every. Single. One. Other than Razer, that is. Because of this manufacturing oversight, I highly recommend against getting a Razer laptop. I love my laptop in every other way, except for this. And that the first one was DoA. Maybe this will be fixed in future Razer laptops. Maybe you got one where the heat sink aligns perfectly with the cores on the CPU so you don't have this issue. I didn't get one of those. And if you're thinking about buying one, you might not either. If you have a Razer laptop with this issue, and you can test by running Prime95 and seeing if one of the cores immediately jumps to 100 while another core stays around 70, then you can bet your top dollar that this is the cause. ======================== UPDATE: I cleaned up the stock Thermal Paste and replaced it with Liquid Metal (Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut) and WOW, this laptop performs better than ever! Running Prime95, all 4 cores stay at 45 deg C and slowly rise to 70C and then stop. AMAZING compared to before where 2 cores would jump to 100C instantly and 2 would jump to 70C and then rise to 100C. And for gaming, my temps on both GPU and CPU hover around 75C. I could not be happier, it's like having a brand new laptop! It just sucks that you have to void your warranty and take apart the laptop just to get it to perform like it should have from the factory. ======================== UPDATE2: I was wrong. The CPU is actually on the right and the GPU is on the left. So the GPU is the one that does not have a flat connection to the heat pipes. This means my issue with the CPU temps were because of a bad thermal paste application by the system builder and little to no QA after it was built. Manually cleaning and replacing the thermal paste on both the CPU and GPU, as well as removing the plastic left on one of the thermal pads, resolved my thermal issues. The cause of this issue has been confirmed to be related to the system builder and lack of Quality Assurance.