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

  1. Sawtoothwav

    Sawtoothwav Notebook Enthusiast

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    Does the GPU have a heatsink? Should I use a thermal pad or just paste if not?
     
  2. Spartan

    Spartan Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    It's a unified heatsink for both the CPU and Heatsink.

    I applied Thermal Grizzly Concutonaut on my CPU and Phobya Nanogrease on my GPU. The best thermal pastes out there.
     
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  3. Sawtoothwav

    Sawtoothwav Notebook Enthusiast

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    I’m just learning of Phobya, just looking into it was it hegrease you used?
     
  4. Spartan

    Spartan Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    This is what I used, the best of the best when it comes to non-metal thermal paste:

    2 of Phobya NanoGrease Extreme, 3.5g
     
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    JAGGERBREAD Notebook Consultant

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    Then somebody needs to get this thing escalated. Maybe causing fire, injuries or death related to this machine.
     
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  6. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    They already try preventing possible fire, injuries and or death with those forced firmware updates:) Better safe than sorry.
     
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  7. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    Nope. AW needs to unlock the legacy ROM option for us in a future BIOS update. Maybe try tweeting at Frank/Umar.
     
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    DeeX Liquid Hz

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    I'll hit him up this week.
     
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    cootje1976 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Just picked mine up from DB Schenker, will use it stock for now, will just be adding the 2 TB SSD later today... Some folks have too much work to do, like ME! Wish I was home tho, but I have the coming Friday off at least, so no more coding for that day, just gaming...
     

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  10. Muyfa666

    Muyfa666 Notebook Evangelist

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    I read many posts yesterday where it was suggested the both the latest VBIOS and BIOS won't make a big performance difference either way. I also read the BIOS v1.3.2 should be the best for performance.

    What's the real consensus of this? Install whichever version I want?
     
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