Dell technician bad paste job, should I repaste?

Discussion in 'Alienware 14 and M14x' started by doniGforce, Mar 13, 2012.

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  1. doniGforce

    doniGforce Notebook Geek

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    So finally after three months I came in US and fix my laptop (screen was staying off but everything working - changed the screeen too but the motherboard did it). I was furious because the technician didn't have any respect for my laptop. he pulled screws fast, broke some of them and on top of all when he changed my motherboard he just put the old heatsink on top of the processor and gpu without cleaning it. and he just put some cpu paste like a tape or smth and it was not straight. the temperatures seem like 5 degrees higher idle. should i repaste myself or it's ok.
     
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    You shouldnt have let him do like this. The things you say are totally unacceptable. You should definitly clean and repaste if you are confident that you can tear it apart and construct again.

    Why did you let him finish his job like this on the first hand?
     
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    Wou he broke screws? No new paste? How long you have your M14X?
    Ok, no more policing lol
     
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    I would of stopped him and took his badge number down to report.

    I'd be tempted to punch him in the groin also, but I would refrain from doing that.
     
  5. doniGforce

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    I guess I was to polite (stupid) to interfere in his "profession". I'm going to buy a good paste and when I get back to europe I'm going to repaste. I'm not going to game just to be shure. I have my m14x since last june. He just put some paste stickers he had but he put them sideways. And he didn't brake the screws but completely grinded the ( + ) in between and in the end he had some more screws out (apparantly the pc doesn't need them :p ) I'm just glad it's working
     
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    what paste you want to use?
     
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    I want some good one. suggestions would be good. I did a paste job just once myself with a new pc for my friend and used the stock paste that came with a i7 930.
     
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    I read many people recommend PK-1. I used IC7, its harder to apply (very thick), but heating it up in warm water before applying makes it naturally softer. It is safe to apply because it is non conductive. My temps are awesome, CPU Max 83c and GPU 69c. Before (on Dell paste) CPU Max 99c and Gpu 78c.
     
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    Zer0 C00l Notebook Consultant

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    Re pasting even if dell does their best is still a great idea.

    By using Arctic Silver 5 on my cpu and gpu I got the cpu temp down 3-4C and the gpu temp down 4-5C (both of these #'s are under load full stress) vs stock dell paste. May not be a huge difference but I guarantee if you re paste dells stock paste job with arctic silver 5 you will see at the very minimum a 2C decrease I can pretty much guarantee that with confidence(probably even more tho) and every little bit helps. That little extra thermal headroom lets turbo max out that much longer or maybe even indefinitely.
     
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    IC-7 paste is like 8$ amazon so I'm going to get it. before i was afraid to make a repaste job put after it survived today i'm not afraid at all. (put the whole stick in warm water right) +1 rep btw
     
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