[Alienware 17R4 / 15R3] - Disassembly + Repaste Guide + Results

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by iunlock, Oct 22, 2016.

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Will you be repasting your 17R4/15R2?

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  2. No.

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  3. Maybe.

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  1. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Dell should be happy the ram manufacturers started with 16GB ram sticks:cool:
     
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    Austyn Newbie

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    For some reason I can't message you, I was wondering if you can do a repasting job for me.
     
  3. quantumshadow

    quantumshadow Notebook Consultant

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    IKR ;)
     
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    Mobius 1 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Click someone's name and you should have the option to do that.
     
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    DeeX Liquid Hz

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    I heard the 4K panel was the same exact panel as the R3. Is that not true?
     
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    geniusfb Notebook Consultant

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    The results are interesting
     
  7. iunlock

    iunlock 7980XE @ 5.4GHz

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    Do you have Discord? Let me know once you've downloaded that.

    You should be able to click on the avatar and / it name and a window will pop up. Then click, "start conversation."

    ::iunlock::
     
  8. trikolpona

    trikolpona Notebook Enthusiast

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    @DeeX So what do you think about the 1440P TN panel? Specially viewing angle compare to 1080p/4k IPS panel. I am really not sure which one i should pick, ether i have to compromise i7 6820hk or 120hz QHD display. and 4k 60Hz is no different from 1080p 60Hz since i have to downscale most of the game to 1080p.
     
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    Djangi Notebook Consultant

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    So, I ordered thermal paste(Kryonaut) and will probably have time to repaste the unit in the following weekend but I must admit that I'm having second thoughts.
    Since the doesn't only overheat while running benchmarks but also while gaming ( Deus Ex, Witcher 3, Doom) It feels like I lost the thermal lottery. I might just return the unit.

    Is there anyone that suffered from comparable results with the A15 6820HK config, that can confirm that the temps have improved drastically? What where you results before and after the repaste?

    I talked to a Dell technician today, they offered to send a service technician that can replace the heatsink en repaste the unit. Since the toothpaste pictures iunlock shared are still burned onto my iris, I shared my doubts and unhappiness concerning the paste. They offered to let the service technician repaste the unit with the paste that I provide. The good news is that this certainly does not void the warranty. My main concern is that the tech dude probably doesn't know anything about pasting and will probably use the whole tube in one go. Does anyone have any thoughts about this? Thanks.
     
  10. iunlock

    iunlock 7980XE @ 5.4GHz

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    Take control. If you're not comfortable doing it yourself and if they are offering a tech to do it while it still being under warranty, do it. :)

    Watch over him and you guide him to make sure everything is on point. Take pictures and also video him applying the paste for proof that the paste used is what he really used etc....in case you need this in the future for whatever reason.

    Once you do a repaste (properly) you'll have a whole new system...
     
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