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    Default [M17x R3] [GPU] Best Thermal Compound & Pads

    I'm looking to lower the temperatures of my GPU in this notebook. (580M)

    What thermal compounds and pads have you guys been using to keep the heat down? It'd be great if you're able to include some temps!



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    Default Re: [M17x R3] [GPU] Best Thermal Compound & Pads

    Most would make the following recommendations:

    Thermal compound:
    Prolimatech PK-1
    Arctic Cooling MX-4

    Thermal pads:
    FujiPoly Premium System Builder Thermal Pad
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    Default Re: [M17x R3] [GPU] Best Thermal Compound & Pads

    I'll look into those three products.


    Thank you!
    Apple: Macbook Pro with Retina Display (late 2013) | i7 4960HQ | 16GB RAM | NVidia 750M | 1TB Flash Storage
    Real Computer: Alienware M17x r4 | i7 3740QM | 120hz 3D Display | WiHD card with no antennae (Really Dell?) | NVidia 680M | 32GB RAM | mSATA 64GB (boot) | Samsung 180GB SSD | 1.5TB HDD | BD-ROM Optical Drive

 

 

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