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Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by ssj92, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. etern4l

    etern4l Notebook Virtuoso

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    I used Kryonaut the first time around. It lasted for a few months tops. The reality is that this model has a sink fit issue and needs a thick paste to compensate.
     
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    That's why I tried switching to MX-4. I am looking at a 20C difference between cores so I am wondering if there is a heatsink issue.
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    Well, again, you can try Phobya and repadding, given the reasonable rationale. The pads supplied by Dell are very hard so surely they reduce sink pressure to some degree, but don't expect miracles. Max temp 97C and core temp differenc reduced to 10C. Some people have had great success with LM too, although I'm personally skeptical, given the suspected sink pressure issue.
     
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