4940MX overheating

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by chewbakaats58, Mar 17, 2016.

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  1. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    Oh well... that doesn't hurt anything at all. I know a lot of people get really wigged out about that, but it's essentially irrelevant. All of my CPUs and GPUs have super fine scratches scuff marks from IC Diamond and none of them run hot because of it. From a durability and thermal effectiveness perspective, the fine scuff marks from IC Diamond are a fair trade off IMHO.

    If you are talking about the photo on the right, what you see in the middle is a dob of Liquid Ultra. That would be a really nasty looking crater in the die, but I have been asked about that before.
     
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    Mobius 1 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I didn't though that it could be perceived that way hahaha
     
  3. chewbakaats58

    chewbakaats58 Notebook Evangelist

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    When I did the liquid ultra paste, the step before had me buffer the cpu die..at that point it got scratches all over it. I assumed that was just part of the process. Like Fox said..as long as temps are good, I could care less what the die looks like.
     
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