DIY: EGPU GTX 970 with DELL 702X 3D edition easy plug and play

Discussion in 'e-GPU (External Graphics) Discussion' started by master33, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. jasperstaal86

    jasperstaal86 Notebook Enthusiast

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    @CaerCadarn what do you mean with don't forget about thermal pads?

    I'm working on my laptop as we speak. Got the purple cooler master ready.
     
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    Ai, I don't have those, so atm I will have to go with my old pads :


    EDIT: So, my repaste results

    GPU went down from 81 max to 66 max

    CPU went down from 93 max to 89 max. Still a tad high :/ could it have something to do with the thermal pads? I even drilled holes above the heatsinks :/

    EDIT TWO: Yikes. CPu cores at 94 sometimes.ehhhhh :/

    Edit 3: @CaerCadarn do you know what height thermal pads I need? I see some differences.

    I'm kinda bummed out about my cpu reaching 94 celcius. I kan get a very good deal on a 2960xm but I don't feel like putting it in my laptop with these temps
     
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    For the CPU 1mm should be sufficient. For the GPU I dunno as it is a desktop card. I am not familiar with these ones.
     
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    Im talking about the thermal pads , the foam like pads that are on the xps 17 heatsink :) they cover the ram pads and more!

    im thinking of replacing those!
     
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    Greetings jasperstaal86-

    TDP is NOT POWER CONSUMPTION.

    "The thermal design power (TDP), sometimes called thermal design point, is the maximum amount of heat generated by a computer chip or component (often the CPU or GPU) that the cooling system in a computer is designed to dissipate in typical operation. Rather than specifying CPU's real power dissipation, TDP serves as the nominal value for designing CPU cooling systems." See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_design_power.

    The 2960XM's TDP is 55w. The 2720QM's TDP is 45w. The 2960XM is runs a little bit warmer.

    The 2960XM works perfectly in our DELL XPS 702 after you modifiy the chassis to dissipate heat more efficiently.

    All the best.

    -M
     
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