From time to time, I noted that my ROG G752VT heated horribly in this point (above the right-bottom angle):
After some investigations and tests, it seems something related to the quick charge capability of the nearest USB ports.
I had switched it off, by removing the USB Charger Plus program, but after some weeks of calm, the problem pops up again.
I did some more investigations and I found that incredibly it might be something about the audio device.
A bad news since it doesn’t have any heatsink, and if it will degenerate, it can damage the device and maybe the mainboard itself.
The first idea was to remove Sonic Studio and to install the latest Realtek High Definition Audio Codecs drivers (actually R2.82).
With them, the problem seems to occurs even more frequently.
I was able to trigger the problem using Firefox to view any streamed videos (YouTube, Amazon Prime Video…) for some minutes.
The weird thing is that it never pops up while the PC is working hard (running games, …).
The immediate mitigation
I found out that unplugging the power supplier always quits the problem.
Naturally this doesn’t prevent the problem to be triggered again.
You will need some minutes to keep the situation to the normality.
The actual solution
My actual solution was to uninstall the Realtek drivers, and using the Windows 10 included ones.
Even with Sonic Studio installed, I am not able to trigger the problem anymore.
Up to now the problem is occurred a couple of time in 3 months (end of January 2018).
The experimental solution
I am trying to install the lastest Realtek audio drivers with the latest Asus Sonic Suite available (v2.4.13).
I disabled both Sonic Studio and Perfect Voice but the switch in the lower right configuration window corner.
Up to now, it’s quite promising…