Alienware 17 R5 (Heatsink)

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by Striker1234, Sep 2, 2019.

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Would you buy it?

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  1. Carillo Gallardo

    Carillo Gallardo Notebook Guru

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    Hi, really? The only difference between the two heatsinks is that hole? Interesting... I think I need to do some searches before, but thanks for the information!

    edit. I looked at some pics and yes, the only difference is the upper hole that is more central in the R4 and a bit on the right on the R5. The problem is that I think that I can't drill a new hole in this heatsink because the hole that I need could not be on the copper plate, but a little more over (higher). I probably need to do some measurements because, maybe, in the R5 the hole is not only more on the right but also in an higher position...

    edit2. Basically I need to know if the new hole (see the attachment) should be in the blue spot (A) position or in the red (B) spot position, because in the second case there's no copper to drill...
     

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  2. Rei Fukai

    Rei Fukai Notebook Deity

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    If i'm not mistaken, there where people that made some kinda adapter for the heatsink so it realligns the CPU arm again to the Middle. It was an adapter for people that wanted to use an R5 heatsink, on an R4 AW.
    Imma try google and see what i can come up with.
     
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  3. Carillo Gallardo

    Carillo Gallardo Notebook Guru

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    Thanks, I will do some searches too!
     
  4. TriBeard

    TriBeard Notebook Consultant

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    So I'm interested, but I'm struggling to see how this will improve things. The heatpipes look to be the same size. Is it just a matter of the larger copper plate providing better contact?
     
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  5. Maxou200

    Maxou200 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I can see they provide new thermal pads... But is there any instruction to know where to place the pads? Also the original heatsink had 3 diffrent thickness pads. I will buy one for sure if we can get a 8% improvement.

    Thanks
     
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  6. TriBeard

    TriBeard Notebook Consultant

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    It also looks like (in the pictures at least) that the surface of the heatsink is super rough still from machining, so if someone gets this, I would be prepared to polish/sand it down a bit to get a better surface before mounting.
     
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  7. Striker1234

    Striker1234 Notebook Consultant

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    How do you polish it or sand it?
    Any tutorial or recomenation including tools and material?
     
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  8. Rei Fukai

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    It's called lapping and is a fairly easy process.
    I always go to @Mr. Fox YouTube channel as he is the most reliable source for anything regarding tuning up a pc. So here's the link: this video will teach you all the good bits for the best results.
     
  9. Carillo Gallardo

    Carillo Gallardo Notebook Guru

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    I did not find any solutions. So I still hope for an r4 version.
     
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  10. hans12321

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    @Striker1234 something new about thermals or general testing of this heatsink? :)

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