[CPU + GPU Temperatures + Benchmarks] - XPS 15 [9560] Kaby Lake

Discussion in 'Dell XPS and Studio XPS' started by iunlock, Mar 10, 2017.

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Which configuration do you have? (Select 3x)

  1. i7-7700HQ

    89.8%
  2. i5-7300HQ

    9.3%
  3. i3-7100H

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. 4K UHD

    52.5%
  5. 1080p FHD

    32.2%
  6. 56WHr

    11.9%
  7. 97WHr

    71.2%
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  1. Cacho

    Cacho Newbie

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    @Philaphlous I was just looking at your flickr album (thanks for documenting all that) and was curious what your final configuration you settled on for all the thermal padding. Do you still have thermal pads on top of the head sink pipes above the CPU and GPU as seen in this photo?: https://www.flickr.com/photos/30149337@N04/32283599404/in/album-72157680615207736/

    Also, I noticed you taped some of the air gaps over the fans, did you just use electrical tape for that or is there a special brand/material that should be used?

    I just repasted my 9560 with Grizzly Kyronaut and did the same configuration as you have above the heat sink of small cutout 3x stacked pads over the the mosfets, but just those 4 areas padded, nothing else. It's been a huge improvement for me so far, also using ThrottleStop with -120mV undervolt on CPU, CPU Cache, IntelGPU. I'm not reaching the benchmarks that many others have posted, I get 2787 in Heaven for example, you had over 3000, so I'm looking at copying the extra pads you added as well as that tape.
     
  2. Jff007

    Jff007 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I do the tape too. Use something thermally rated above 100C just to be safe. Regular electrical tape would be around 60 C if I'm remembering correctly.

    Also, make sure to do in a way so no exposed sticky side exists where the gaps are

    EDIT so I don't double post.

    @iunlock and @custom90gt and anyone else who's attempted iunlock's mod:

    How well does it hold up overtime with lots of traveling? I commute a lot, sometimes by train, sometimes by plane. Because of how much my XPS is in motion and packed into/out of bags, I'm wondering how secure the aluminum heatsinks are when used with the adhesive they come with or with thermal tape.
     
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