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i'd probably just play it safe with IC7 or MX-X
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Indigo Xtreme?

Would that work with mobile chips though? Are they the same size as their desktop counterparts?
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I'm not sure how it works either. I just know enough about it to be terrified of it's reflow process, otherwise I'd pick it up. Lol.

Letting the CPU get to abnormal temps to flow the TIM isn't something I'd like to do. But I bet it works.

Also I doubt this will work for mobile since I don't think you can cut it. IDK.
Nah, Indigo only works on specific desktop sockets.. that's why they have different SKUs for 1366, 1156, AM3, etc. I tried it on my sig rig, and it very nearly leaked out of the packaging onto my board during reflow. It may be great stuff for some people, but I'll just stick with conventional paste

MX-2 would be my pick for a laptop application, since it spreads easily and cures quickly. Ceramique would also be great, albeit a little less effective. I can't speak for IC Diamond or MX-4, but I'm sure they'd be fine.
    
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post #33 of 47
If it's anything to go by, my DELL XPS M1730 with Dual 8800 in SLI ran at around 60 degrees. Never exceeded 70.
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Sounds like normal temps to me. I've got a M15X and the GPU is constantly 85C+ when gaming. Not a lot you can really do about it.
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For laptop fan coolers, I own several of them because i got them for free and my favorite one would be the COOLER MASTER Notebook Cooling Model NotePal U2 --> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-730-_-Product

However, if you budget is tight, then a basic cheapo laptop cooler is good too.
That's the cooler I use on my XPS17 quad, works good but the fans are on the loud side. They're easily modded though.
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My Dell XPS lappy burned out the CPU and GPU 4X even with the chill pad under it.
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My Dell XPS lappy burned out the CPU and GPU 4X even with the chill pad under it.
Wow really? Did you notice any degrading performance before they finally burned out? And what sorry of temperatures were you reaching with it?

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I suffer the same problems... I've got a Studio XPS 1340, and on "Performance" setting it runs about 88-92 C*. Damn thing'll get so hot it just kills itself and shuts off (guess it's a failsafe to keep the laptop from damaging itself.)
    
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I suffer the same problems... I've got a Studio XPS 1340, and on "Performance" setting it runs about 88-92 C*. Damn thing'll get so hot it just kills itself and shuts off (guess it's a failsafe to keep the laptop from damaging itself.)
reapply the paste, clean out the fan and fins

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post #40 of 47
thats a bit hot my l702x with 2630qm and 555m don't break 80C unless the ambient is high.
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