Repasting with CooLaboratory Liquid Ultra, any tips before I start?

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  1. t456

    t456 1977-09-05, 12:56:00 UTC Moderator

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    Ordered one. Just used the last ICD and only half a tube left of CLU. Kinda like the idea; cheap enough to use for scores of Satellites and Pavilions :vbbiggrin: .
     
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    Pasted my GPUs and CPU with CLU finally. Temps don't go above 70 on either of them under load :)
     
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    Why is it I never get these good temps on GPU. Am I doing something fundamentally wrong when applying? I get a nice silvery coat with no gaps on the die or heatsink contact area, but temps still are high on 780M
     
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    I stand corrected - 72-75 max under load and +124MHz OC on my 980Ms. My 780Ms used to even go up to 95 at some point with the old paste.
    780Ms are hot cards, maybe that's why. Or maybe I pasted mine differently. I applied a thin even layer of CLU on each heatsink and each dye.
     
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    Oh ok, that makes me feel better now. I have used Liquid MetalPad on my 780Ms and they top out around 72-73C

    Meanwhile, my 980Ms in my Alienware 18 on stock paste hit a blistering 92 degC, so I think they need a repaste for sure.
     
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    Yeah, that 92 sounds bad :D
    Probably causes throttling too?
     
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    I don't know, I immediately shut off the computer when I saw that temperature. I didn't let it stay long enough at that temperature, it would cook the cards.
     
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    Rimas Notebook Geek

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    Nah, laptop parts can run at these temps. It's the desktop parts you should worry about when you see them at 90+ degrees. I was playing GTA4 for hours and hours at 90+ tempos on both GPUs making jokes of cooking eggs on my laptop. That was a year ago, maybe more :)
     
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    Are you benching with the fans forced full blast? If not, you should do that. If they are still high with maxed out fans, then something isn't quite right if the AW18 is hitting 92°C on GPU.
     
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    No..because the Alienware 18 fan tables are (still) retarded and I haven't bothered with HWinfo.They probably need a repaste anyway, the job on the 4940MX was horrendous.
     
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