MiSJAH's guide on how NOT to Liquid Metal repaste!!

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  1. MiSJAH

    MiSJAH Notebook Deity

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    OK, quick back story;

    I have the AORUS X5V6, it's a great machine. I wanted to push it to see how far it would go. So I repasted the CPU and GPU with Coolabatories Liquid Ultra. Got some great results:

    Before:
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    After LM repaste:
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    Good stuff so far, but I wasn't happy with the GPU temps so I thought a little extra CLU on the GPU would be a great idea:

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    May as well chuck some more on the CPU while the X5 is open:

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    So this lovingly spunked CLU all over the inside of my X5 achieved the following:

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    Oooops, right?

    So lappy gets shipped to UK repair centre, wages for a week go with it.

    Moral of the story is be careful with Liquid Metal!

    I know this is common knowledge but better informed, and now with pictures.










    Anyway, Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut ordered, maybe second time lucky :D
     
  2. ryzeki

    ryzeki Moderator Moderator

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    Sorry that this happened man, liquid metal greed got the best out of the aorus.

    While it may be common knowledge to some, the danger is very real so thank you for sharing! I hope this, instead of discouraging repasting with LM, instead encourages to be extra careful :)



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    No worries, it's back now and in dire need of a repaste ;)

    Yeah, that's the thinking behind the thread. :)
     
  4. Vistar Shook

    Vistar Shook Notebook Consultant

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    Did you send it to gigabyte to get it fixed? If so, did they fix under warranty? I would imagine, no, but I wanted to ask anyways.
     
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    No a gigabyte recommended repair centre. Hahaha, I wish.

    However, praise to the UK AORUS team, fantastically helpful.
     
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    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    It's a strange human trait to remain faithful and praise that which has already destroyed you.

    It's difficult to give up the perceived value vs danger trade-off of Liquid Metal, to finally realize the benefits are not worth the danger.

    It's like the gamblers disease, still insisting that given a little more time, and just the right amount of luck, they could have hit it big. If they'd just done something different it could have gone right.

    Quit while you are ahead, warn others of your mishap - but don't turn it into a recommendation to do the same thing as you did - if they only would be "more careful than you".

    It's not fun to watch...probably a lot worse to experience, why recommend others do it?
     
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    bloodhawk Derailer of threads.

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    First mistake - Not covering the surrounding areas with Kaptop/Electrical tape.
     
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    I did with the CPU, the GPU had a cover around it but not tight around it.
     
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    bloodhawk Derailer of threads.

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    Those shrouds are very basic. Its super easy for stuff to get under them. They are mainly to protect the component around the die.
    Need to seal the edges like this -
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    Realised value of maxing 90*C+ prior to cpu repaste with LM, then realised the benefit of maximum cpu temps of 68*C. Also enough room to overclock to 4.5Ghz too.

    I'm in no position to advise anyone on the topic, but hope that sharing my experience may help others.
     
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