Fixable issue with P775TM GPU heatsink ?

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  1. Damin

    Damin Notebook Consultant

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    Hello all so from my findings this is what I have found and understand.

    The GPU side heatsink by default SUCKS ( due to utterly sh1t design not working with the fan profile that is default other than turbo mode FN+1)

    Things I have tried

    Liquid metal

    Copper shim

    Paperclip

    Regular mx4 thermal compound

    And last the heatsink from a p775dm3 ✓✓✓✓✓ THAT WORKS PERFECTLY

    but I don't have a spare laying around so has anyone else come up with a fix to this ?

    I'd even go as far as using software with this non unified heatsink to control the fan curve as you can fix this with brute force on the fan curve but I don't want to be constantly pushing FN+1 if I can manually program it to ramp up and down .
     
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    yrekabakery Notebook Virtuoso

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    Remove the stock thermal pads as they too thick and prevent good heatsink contact. Use K5 Pro instead and you won't even need paper clip or shim to get good results with liquid metal.
     
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    Damin Notebook Consultant

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    i have ordered some more of the K5 used it before was fine before but even with out the thermal pads the heat gets up to 90 ..but is that due to the surrounding components heating up and contributing ?
     
  4. Meaker@Sager

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    Running without thermal pads is a bad idea, you can easily kill the VRMs.
     
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    Damin Notebook Consultant

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    Hello EVERYONE just a update on this

    It was that the EC was the original EC that their unit with shipped with possibly back in 2017

    And BIOS is the baked unlocked BIOS that I installed a few days ago..

    Now thermals now are much better.

    I did pile the K5 PRO on but this made no difference in the heat going to 91° ( just happy I know there is great conductivity between the components and the heatsink now )
     

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    Could be a bad heatpipe maybe?
     
  7. Damin

    Damin Notebook Consultant

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    No was definitely the outdated EC because the GPU fan was not ranning up now after hours of gaming the max temps are 87° on automatic fan curve ( the default setting )

    87° sounds high but there is no cooler under the laptop and no signs of thermal throttling

    My opinion is the heatsink is a very poor design if I could say it's under engendered . Never a good thing but still better than things like the Alienware 51 and razer blade type of products
     
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    With tweaking of pads and TIM it should go lower.
     
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    Damin Notebook Consultant

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    This is using liquid metal on both the DIE and copper heatsink along with K5 Pro . The copper shim makes it no better .
     
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    That is pretty high for the model, some undervolting may help as it won't go above 87c normally but the clocks will go down gradually.
     
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