[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?

  1. Yes.

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  2. No.

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  3. Maybe.

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  1. Falkentyne

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  2. Addicted2GamZz

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    is 83c on the AW 17 R4 stock good temps or is that good?
    Thanks :)
     
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    Hopefully the folks at Dell can fix and take care of whatever the issue is.

    Can they actually fix the motherboard or replace it? I'm not sure which will happen.

    Do you guys think that they will put back the default thermal paste that they use? or I will be able request a specific brand?

    When I first opened it up, the TM looked very similar to the pictures iunlock posted when he started this thread.
     
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  4. Vaeron

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    Dell will most likely replace it. As for the thermal paste, it depends on the technician, but they will probably have the bad ones. Since you’ve tried applying LM before, try applying the regular thermal paste this time. Like I said before, TG Kryonaut should be a good choice.
     
  5. Papusan

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    If you mean pict of the stamps... Dell have changed to unknown thermal paste instead as what I know. They will pick what they have in the tool box, when they put on new paste. And always quality of lowest price. Every penny counts.
     
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    is 83c good temps?
     
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  7. jmmenes

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    Kyronaut over Phobya ?
    1. TG Kyronaut 12.5 W/mK
    2. Phobya NanoGrease Extreme 16 W/mK

    Also since I'm not sure if it was the LM or ESD that fried my motherboard. Wearing plastic gloves like iunlock should prevent ESD ?
     
  8. jmmenes

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    Yes the pic of the stamps. Very similar.
     
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    They shouldn't use stamps anymore for CPU with newer models. Only the gpu from what I know. They changed long time ago. Or did they? @iunlock should have the answer for you.
     
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    I'm no expert, but I'd say that's bad for stock. I only reached those temps after a couple hours of gaming overclocked.
     
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