M17X R3 6970M Re-Pasting Video Guide

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  1. Joebarchuck

    Joebarchuck Notebook Virtuoso

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    Many people had sent me a PM asking me to make a video for re-pasting the GPU.

    I finally made it. Sorry it took so long:

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    K-nabeesse Notebook Consultant

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    What is your température now and before ?
     
  3. Joebarchuck

    Joebarchuck Notebook Virtuoso

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    I gained about 8 degrees celcius while playing Starcraft II and 6 degrees on a Vantage run.
     
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    Great Video! Very informative.

    I also have a question:

    If you repaste your GPU/CPU and later have to send it in for a GPU problem, won't they [Dell etc..] know you repasted it as the paste might look different? [ie: cleaner job, different color?]

    Thanks
     
  5. Joebarchuck

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    Well it depends what kind of GPU problems you are talking about. If you let your GPU melt because you did not repaste well, I would assume they might look deeper into it but if it is an issue not related to heat, they won't even care.

    To this date, I have never sent back a GPU that has been re-pasted and most people on this forum are in the same case then me if not all.

    The GPU and CPU have so many safeguards these days that it's unlikely a problem is going to happen due to heat.

    To give you an example, I had a fan break on my R1 and the GPU was going into the 105 degrees celcius, I ran it like that for about 2 weeks until the fan was changed and almost 2 years later the GPU is still running smooth at low temps...
     
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    Cloudfire (Really odd person)

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    That is pretty good imo. What brand do Dell use btw?
     
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    what thermal pad did you use in place of the stock stuff?
     
  8. Joebarchuck

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    I used the MX-3 Paste which I always use.
     
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    Didn't see it in the vid Joe, can you add in a reference to the aftermarket thermal pads you used? size is fine. thanks for contributing - nice job.
     
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    I was sure I had done that. I will edit the video over the weekend.
     
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