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Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by ssj92, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Ale380

    Ale380 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Guys if i repaste do i automatically void my warranty..?
     
  2. SacraficeMyGoat

    SacraficeMyGoat Notebook Evangelist

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    No. Not unless you damage something in the process. Otherwise 99% of us here would have voided our warranties.
     
  3. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    lol 1.5GB? I'll see what it is. TS still the best thus far.
     
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    _deadbydawn_ Notebook Evangelist

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    i have to try those pads, thanks for the source :-D did you find some 1.5mm of those panasonic ones? i can only find 0.5, 1, 2 amd 3 mm

    cheers


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  5. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I haven't tried the new Intel Performance Maximizer, but I assume it's like other similar tools, it iterates to find optimal values - of the ones it tunes - and you can use those values as a starting point for picking initial XTU or TS or BIOS settings.

    I don't think IPM replaces XTU or TS... please let us know how it works for you. :)
     
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  6. SacraficeMyGoat

    SacraficeMyGoat Notebook Evangelist

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    Did ya give it a shot yet? Was going to try it out as well, but don't want to it break my other OCing apps.

    Edit: Apparently the program takes a couple of hours to complete, so not sure it's really worth it lol.
     
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    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Yup, the first Asus auto-tuning software was the same, slow steady iterations without any kind of intelligence to skip the obviously poor settings takes a long time.

    It helps to have at least one other computer around to use while waiting for such long tests to complete. :)
     
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    SacraficeMyGoat Notebook Evangelist

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    Is anyone able to get their voltage on the CPU to stick?

    Currently using XTU and my 9700K is at 5GHz and I have voltage set to 1.280, but it's still spiking into 1.4V territory, and averaging 1.3V..

    Any way to make it stay at the voltage I set?
     
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  9. S.K

    S.K Batch 80286

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    Congrats on the purchase! That position is not ideal imho because it is restricting the air flow into the fan intake vents to some extent. I'd suggest to either put it on a desk or buy a cooler like Thermaltake Massive 20 or some similar sized one that can actually handle this machine.

    This is not an ideal thermal pad job. You have to cover the mosfets on the underside of DGFF with thermal pads which you haven't even done. I'd suggest that you take it apart again and fix those rear thermal pads. ONLY the mosfets need to be covered on the rear side, at least on my 2080.

    https://www.digikey.com/products/en?keywords=EYGT7070A15A
     
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  10. ssj92

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    Yeah kinda decided not to due to that. Maybe when I have the whole day to let my laptop idle and tune itself.

    Doubt it'll get me anything better than my settings.
     
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