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I installed a cooler from a PC and attached a fan that is powered by a power supply and put the whole thing on a cooling stand. As a result, the processor temperature in idle 32-35, the load does not exceed 77 degrees, decreased by an average of 12 degrees, the temperature of the video card also dropped by 5-7 degrees. It turned out to be a collective farm, of course, but stable. 👀

 

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Alienware 17 : Intel Core i7 4900QM @ 3.8Ghz   | nVidia GeForce GTX 980M 8GB (OC)   | 32gb DDR3 1600MHZ | x2 Samsung 860 Evo 500GB (Raid).

Alienware M17x R2 : Intel Core i7 940XM @ 3.50Ghz   | nVidia QUADRO M4000M 4GB (OC)   | 16gb DDR3 1333MHZ | SSD 250GB + HDD 1000GB.

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The fan blades on the photo are wrong, in fact they are the opposite. The processor frequency is 4.2Mhz, Throttling is minimal in load.

Alienware 17 : Intel Core i7 4900QM @ 3.8Ghz   | nVidia GeForce GTX 980M 8GB (OC)   | 32gb DDR3 1600MHZ | x2 Samsung 860 Evo 500GB (Raid).

Alienware M17x R2 : Intel Core i7 940XM @ 3.50Ghz   | nVidia QUADRO M4000M 4GB (OC)   | 16gb DDR3 1333MHZ | SSD 250GB + HDD 1000GB.

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@Komputers-Best

Hi, Just wondering.

I have some of those small copper "shims" (I got from somewhere) same as in your pictures all over the heatsink.

In your experience did they help with cooling at all? I just assume greater thermal mass in the heatsink?

 

I'm about to lap my cicichen 4pipe heatsink because I have been using liquid metal for a long time and its all dried out unevenly.

My normal temps are 45C (with undervolt) but lately I have been hitting 95C on some cores.

Thunderchild // Lenovo Legion Y740 17" i7-9750H rtx2080maxQ win10 

Rainbird // Alienware 17 (Ranger) i7-4910mq gtx980m win10

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It helps only in combination with additional blowing on the radiator and it needs to be installed on the crystal, that is, first a good thermal paste, then a copper plate, then thermal paste again on the plate and you apply the radiator evenly from above, everything needs to be done carefully, and thermal pads need a little more layer so that the plate does not come off the crystal and presses well. The result: the idle temperature is from 29 degrees, the load is 77.

Alienware 17 : Intel Core i7 4900QM @ 3.8Ghz   | nVidia GeForce GTX 980M 8GB (OC)   | 32gb DDR3 1600MHZ | x2 Samsung 860 Evo 500GB (Raid).

Alienware M17x R2 : Intel Core i7 940XM @ 3.50Ghz   | nVidia QUADRO M4000M 4GB (OC)   | 16gb DDR3 1333MHZ | SSD 250GB + HDD 1000GB.

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1 hour ago, Komputers-Best said:

It helps only in combination with additional blowing on the radiator and it needs to be installed on the crystal, that is, first a good thermal paste, then a copper plate, then thermal paste again on the plate and you apply the radiator evenly from above, everything needs to be done carefully, and thermal pads need a little more layer so that the plate does not come off the crystal and presses well. The result: the idle temperature is from 29 degrees, the load is 77.

 

Those are nice temps for a Hotwell cpu!

Yes I thought you might need another fan in conjunction with the copper shims to make a difference. Ok, now I know. Thank you. :classic_biggrin: 

Thunderchild // Lenovo Legion Y740 17" i7-9750H rtx2080maxQ win10 

Rainbird // Alienware 17 (Ranger) i7-4910mq gtx980m win10

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I actually talked about the 980M video card.

Alienware 17 : Intel Core i7 4900QM @ 3.8Ghz   | nVidia GeForce GTX 980M 8GB (OC)   | 32gb DDR3 1600MHZ | x2 Samsung 860 Evo 500GB (Raid).

Alienware M17x R2 : Intel Core i7 940XM @ 3.50Ghz   | nVidia QUADRO M4000M 4GB (OC)   | 16gb DDR3 1333MHZ | SSD 250GB + HDD 1000GB.

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This procedure does not give anything to the 4900QM processor..

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Alienware 17 : Intel Core i7 4900QM @ 3.8Ghz   | nVidia GeForce GTX 980M 8GB (OC)   | 32gb DDR3 1600MHZ | x2 Samsung 860 Evo 500GB (Raid).

Alienware M17x R2 : Intel Core i7 940XM @ 3.50Ghz   | nVidia QUADRO M4000M 4GB (OC)   | 16gb DDR3 1333MHZ | SSD 250GB + HDD 1000GB.

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