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. Striker1234

    Striker1234 Notebook Consultant

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    Measurement...

    For a second revision, I have asked Cicichen to fix the MOSFET and chipset high to avoid using 3mm thermal pads.
     
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    What the thickness of that copper shime you usedon the pch.
     
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    Ya 3MM thermal pads dosent exist you have to use 2 x 1.5mm
     
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    1.0mm
     
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    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Yes!
     
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    Gelid is the best you can get. And even cheaper than the overpriced Fujipoly.
     
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    Arctic, Thermal Grizzly, Alphacool... they all perform relatively equal. There is only a huge gap in price and description. Each manufacturer has the best and highest Wm/k-values, but which of these Wm/k-values has been proven?
    Unfortunately it's not so easy to proof like thermal paste. For me it was a very important question and so i tested different thermal pads in different thickness. That's my result:

    Auswertung ganz.jpg

    Auswertung 1.jpg Auswertung 2.jpg

    One thing for sure, thicker pads are worse in the cooling-performance. No matter which manufacturer or brand.
    All details about the thermal-pad test here: (AW-Community)


    @Striker1234, i like your idea and the work with Cicichen, but i'm not sure if you reach a better cooling-performance with these heatsink. Alone more copper is not the solution. I often tested copper and aluminum heatsinks in different conditions and places and copper was always a bit worse than aluminum.

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    Other users (from the german aw-forum) made the same experience (Link). Copper takes faster and more heat up than aluminum. For the heat-transport is that an advantage, but aluminum is better to dissipate heat as passive heatsink.
     
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    What is importent is the softness. Even the highest rated Wm/k-values doesn't matter it the pads is too stiff (not so compressible).

    https://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/f136/alphacool-eisschich-co-waermeleitpad-test-1093326.html

    Performance with CPU @ 2Ghz, 1V, Prime95 smallFFT
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