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Topic # 112036 23-Nov-2012 22:48 Send private message

My 2.5 year old dell xps 1645 has been overheating for about a year and half when maxing out ie reencoding iphone videos ...

Now it actually BSODed at 108 degrees ...

Time for thermal paste replacement as i want to wait for intel halswell and skip ivy bridge ... Good move?

So is there a difference between all the pricespy products or is one superior or one to avoid?

How many grams do i need?

Thanks




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  Reply # 722143 24-Nov-2012 07:29 Send private message

Any will do, don't need to go for the most expensive one.

And use Geekzone Price instead of PriceSpy ;)







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  Reply # 722164 24-Nov-2012 09:37 Send private message

There are 1.5g and 6.5 g ... Which quantity?




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  Reply # 722219 24-Nov-2012 11:29 Send private message

Is that the CPU temp or something else going critical?

When operating the machine normally is the temperature within the normal range?

It could be a dust problem, it does not take much in a tight enclosure to disrupt airflow.

Even after paste reapplication, if it was overheating that long ago you probably need to invest in a cooling stand to use while encoding.



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  Reply # 722250 24-Nov-2012 12:25 Send private message

I have dismantled the entire thing not a drop of dust left

Leaving it open in dunedin 10 degrees average

Normal temp 54 degrees




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  Reply # 722252 24-Nov-2012 12:25 Send private message

It was overheating long ago because it is a dell and if you google my model yiu will understand why




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  Reply # 722261 24-Nov-2012 12:47 Send private message

Gosh that is really bad. Still have the receipts? Consider getting it done under CGA. I'd courier to Dell's New Zealand office with a letter to that effect. Maybe you have investigated this side of things already.



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  Reply # 722265 24-Nov-2012 12:57 Send private message

Living with it coz someone else paid for it cost me nothing ... Anyways waiting for intel halswell and touch screen ultrabooks




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  Reply # 722266 24-Nov-2012 12:57 Send private message

But i need to do something now coz it wont convert my videos the thermal paste is past its use by




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  Reply # 722283 24-Nov-2012 13:37 Send private message

1.5g is fine. Clean everything, including vents, etc. Might as well get a can of compressed air to force clear everything.




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  Reply # 722889 26-Nov-2012 10:19 Send private message

Send me your address on a PM and I will send you one 10g of those DSE ones - I bought for my HTPC a couple of months ago and have a spare here.




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