Discussion in 'Alienware' started by [Nikos], Jan 3, 2014.
Echos my reasoning exactly
If you do it right, and there is a minimum of physical flex that can pop the join between the CPU/heatsink open to the air, many TIM's can last many years.
An Asus M3A78-T hosted AMD 9950 Black 125w with a Noctua NH-U12P in Push-Pull that I put on with AS5 or NT-DH1 in 2007, is still idling at 26c and topping out in the high 30c to low 40c under load at 2.8 ghz.
It's amazing how well things work when you put them together with care the first time
I know I don't ever want to use anything else ever again. Nothing works better for TIM. To be clear, it's not dangerous to use unless the user is a dangerous person. The careless or haphazard type that likes to run with scissors, uses a kitchen knife for a screwdriver, or has a special gift of breaking everything they put their hands on probably shouldn't use it.
I know that the cpu heatsink in my AW17 is in perfect condition. Basically much better for a lasting result. If you have an uneven / warped heasink, the result will last shorter. This is one of the main problems, and many people will fail with CLU because of this.
Thanks for starting the liquid metal craze. It's still going strong.
Only big changes is Grizzly Conductonaut and Coolaboratory Liquid Ultra has changed the composition(more watery). But only choice. Liquid metal in any form, chape or brand is a Hell lot better than conventional thermal paste!!!
People buying new systems with BGA hexacore processors are probably going to need this, so here is a bump to an old but relevant thread.
Yeah, because without Liquid metal, 94/100C will be the new Golden standard for stock clocks. And you don't need to run P95 or Furmark to reach this temp... Just do some extended gaming for example.
"The load temperatures are a certainly on the hot side, however. The GTX 1080 GPU is fine at just 78C but the CPU temperature creeping towards 90C is more of a concern. The 4.28Ghz clock on the CPU doesn’t throttle back though, meaning performance doesn’t drop off. However, we even saw the CPU reach highs of 94C by looping Cinebench or gaming for an extended period."
That horrible green "Pwr" PerfCap always sucks... severely hinders performance with cancer firmware. Imagine what the notebook GPU temps would look like if Pascal GPUs actually worked correctly and did not have their retarded throttling crap. Would be pretty scary. The notebook OEM/ODM would need to try harder at GPU cooling. Based on everything we see with their totally ludicrous CPU temps, it is unlikely they would burn any calories on that.
At least if the Gamingbook's use a unified heatsink design as the Alienwares. The higher GPU temp would influence heavly on the Cpu temp. The higher Gpu temp, the higher CPU temp will reach. Double up. Aka saved by Pascal graphics design
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