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Warning: Some i7-6820HKs and i7-6700HQ have Uneven Core Temps due to Uneven Heatsink

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by iunlock, Oct 25, 2016.

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Does your 6820HK have cores that are 5c or higher than the others?

  1. Yes, I have a 6820HK that has 1 or more cores with a high temperature differential, greater than 5c.

    14 vote(s)
    9.0%
  2. Yes, I have a 6820HK that has 1 or more cores with a high temperature differential, greater than 10c

    21 vote(s)
    13.5%
  3. Yes, I have a 6820HK that has 1 or more cores with a high temperature differential, greater than 15c

    9 vote(s)
    5.8%
  4. Yes, I have a 6820HK that has 1 or more cores with a high temperature differential, greater than 20c

    23 vote(s)
    14.8%
  5. My 6820HK core temperatures are all tracking the same, with less than 5c difference.

    20 vote(s)
    12.9%
  6. Yes, I have a 6820HK where Core #3 (4th Core) is 10C cooler than the rest.

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  7. Yes, I have a 6700HQ that has 1 or more cores with a high temp differential, greater than 5c.

    14 vote(s)
    9.0%
  8. Yes, I have a 6700HQ that has 1 or more cores with a high temp differential, greater than 10c.

    16 vote(s)
    10.3%
  9. Yes, I have a 6700HQ that has 1 or more cores with a high temp differential, greater than 15c.

    10 vote(s)
    6.5%
  10. Yes, I have a 6700HQ that has 1 or more cores with a high temp differential, greater than 20c.

    10 vote(s)
    6.5%
  11. My 6700HQ core temperatures are all tracking the same, with less than 5c difference.

    15 vote(s)
    9.7%
  12. Yes, I have a 6700HQ where Core #3 (4th Core) is 10C cooler than the rest.

    3 vote(s)
    1.9%
  1. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Arctic Silver 5 and other thermal pastes are not food, please don't eat them. :)
     
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    openglcg Notebook Consultant

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    Yeah the post i was replying to said they tried a repaste with as5 thats why i brought it up.
     
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  3. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    It's not that AS5 is a really horrible product, it's just that there are so many far better alternatives. For someone that just uses their computer and has a cooling system that works well and they don't do much overclocking, etc. it is certainly better than some of the lame alternatives floating around out there, and better than the waxy pad crap used by most notebook OEMs from the factory.
     
  4. J888www

    J888www Notebook Enthusiast

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    I too fell for the Kryonaut hype, repasted all 5 laptops and 3 desktop only to find some laptops (more frequent usage) were throttling (maybe just my imagination) so I changed them all again after three Months with Noctua NT-H1 (no curing time) and it's holding up so far.
     
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  5. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Noctua NT-H1 is still running on computers first built in 2007/8, with great temps :)

    Kryonaut works, but like all pastes it is application dependent. AS5 and NT-H1 also perform well if applied well.

    Glad to hear you settled on a non-conductive paste that works for you :)
     
  6. Papusan

    Papusan BGABOOKS = That sucks!! STAHP! Dont buy FILTH...

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    From what I have seen. Most thermal paste should manage heat from 40-45W Cpu Package Power or a Mobile Core i7 running 3.0GHz.
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    BeastsForever.TheDragon Notebook Evangelist

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    Dell, really? I still dont why would they do thet tri-why? Heatsink design. Already the temps are burning AF, and now this!!! If they dont fix this is r5 revision, idk anyone will even buy a AW!
     
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    Mobius 1 M$ BotNet 10

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    For idiots by idiots.
     
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    BeastsForever.TheDragon Notebook Evangelist

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    No shock why @Papusan hates these bga craps!
     
  10. rinneh

    rinneh Notebook Virtuoso

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    @Papusan recommended me Phobya NanoGrease Extreme a few weeks ago. Tested it out and it definitely helps if the heatsink is slightly uneven. The paste is very thick so I am not worried about pumpout. Saw quite a decline with Kryonaut unfortunately even though it performs well in the beginning. I think this paste should only be used when the heatsink is perfect but you dont want to risk it with liquid metal paste.
     
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