*OFFICIAL* Alienware 17 R4 Owner's Lounge

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  1. nedooo

    nedooo Notebook Consultant

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    @IXVIXXII
    Is it possible that your repasting repading etc...could leave wider gap between heatsink and processors?
     
  2. IXVIXXII

    IXVIXXII Notebook Consultant

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    I honestly don't know but I doubt it. I repasted and repaded several times and each time I did, I have tested pad thickness and contact with low cost elastic material to ensure a good and even pressure on both dies. CPU and GPU temps aren't alarming. I'm concerned about my PCH mainly (as it is responsible for throttling) and my SSDs lifespan.
    Here's a 15mn OCCT burn I just did : 4.0GHz with a -25mV UV

    [​IMG]
     
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    nedooo Notebook Consultant

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    You are right, those temps are great no way CPU and GPU could rise temps of the SSD and PCH.
     
  4. IXVIXXII

    IXVIXXII Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks
    UV works really well. I have to test ingame though : it puts much more stress on the unit than benchmarks.
     
  5. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    What is your ambient temps?
    Your temps looks fine.
     
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    Pete Light Notebook Deity

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    FWIW, from my experience I found the 6820HK to be so much worse for PCH temps than my 7820HK.

    The 6820 used to get into the mid 90s for the PCH (even with iunlocks mod) but it never caused me throttling...

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    IXVIXXII Notebook Consultant

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    Ambient is 23-24°C. Here's another run, 1 hour at 4.0GHz and -25mV :

    [​IMG]

    You're right. With 1.0.8 It usually peaked at 80°C (on demanding games) but with newer BIOS, it goes beyond 90°C (but without throttling). I have the PCH mod too.
    Destiny 2, Diablo III for example put little stress on the machine. But The Division or Ghost Recon WL are much more heavy. I'm DLing the latest Assassin's creed, which as I read, seems to be the same.
     
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    That's not what you already have? I guess the 17r4 and 15r3 boards are fairly interchangeable. A good polish, and some well applied thermal compound should fit the bill.
     
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    He has done some modifications to it which as he says puts it and 198W
     
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