PCH heatsink mod alienware 15

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by judal57, Aug 2, 2016.

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  1. ashknani

    ashknani Notebook Consultant

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    I dont have a thermal pad , would a thermal paste be ok I have Grizzly kryonaut and Gelid Extreme which one would be better ?
     
  2. judal57

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    the vrams are not the deffective thing, they include thermal pads for vram too, but i am not talking about vram, i am talking about capacitors
     
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    no, if you are going to apply thermal paste, you need a copper shim
     
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    Yeah vrm > voltage regulator module. they should touch after using the thermal pads. at least they do in my case.
     
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    The AW15R2 and AW17R3 have no PCH temperature issues whatsoever. NO need to do this mod. And in my case it was counter productive. The temps became higher because the heatsink started to work as a heat shield since it could notmove the heat away fast enough and was retaining it.
     
  7. Joseph Christian Ruiz

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    oh shiz ok so.. should I just stick to the drivers then? I did all kinds of undervolting to even repasting my unit but to no avail as thermal throttling is still happening during my 3-4 hour gaming sessions even though both gpu and cpu temps are under 75c degrees :/
     
  8. Vasudev

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    Try doing a repaste by calling Dell or another technician if you're under warranty.
    EDIT: Are you sure any unnecessary apps running in background?
     
  9. Joseph Christian Ruiz

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    Define unnecessary? Because I might have removed most of it about a month ago but it's hard to tell as to which one would take up most of the cpu power.
     
  10. rinneh

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    Somethings seems off then. Are you sure its thermal throttling?
     
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