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So, I found this video a little bit ago about a guy cleaning out his laptop and replacing TIM and doing vent mods. BUT, he put copper sheets between his GPU and Chipset! Is this bad? To me it sounds like he is slowly killing his laptop. He never gave temps before and after either.

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I like the extra holes!
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You can use foil if you have no thermal paste on your cpu too. Its not an idea way to do it but in a laptop were it doesnt get cleaned out for years or the thermal paste replaced every few months i can see copper foil having some benefits. It doesnt degrade over time like thermal paste do
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post #4 of 49
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Originally Posted by Kal777;15563919 
You can use foil if you have no thermal paste on your cpu too. Its not an idea way to do it but in a laptop were it doesnt get cleaned out for years or the thermal paste replaced every few months i can see copper foil having some benefits. It doesnt degrade over time like thermal paste do

Yea but he had fairly think copper slaps. They had gashes in them also eek.gif Well maybe he did have better temps later though. Idk
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I don't think he knows what he is doing... i like how he is pressing down on his board RIGHT on the chip with his finger, then he just puts the tim over it and a huge peice of copper. Lol then someones phone rings. "Dont answer it, this is more importiant"

Edit: oh wow he uses a soldering iron to drill holes. total miss use of tools. He has no idea what he is doing... (and that plastic must smell so bad)
Edited by iCrap - 11/3/11 at 7:52pm
    
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In HP DV2000, DV6000 and DV9000 this prevent the GPU/Chipset from moving so the motherboard dosent die, or at least in 99% of the case prevent the problem to happens.

Basicly before HP use only a big thick thermal pad wich didnt put any pressure on the chipset and move slowly from its oroginal place, a bit like the RROD on the Xbox 360

So the piece of copper is use as a Heatsink extension and normaly if the job is well done u win about 10-15 on the chipset on this particular model
post #7 of 49
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Originally Posted by iCrap;15563970 
I don't think he knows what he is doing... i like how he is pressing down on his board RIGHT on the chip with his finger, then he just puts the tim over it and a huge peice of copper. Lol then someones phone rings. "Dont answer it, this is more importiant"

Things he shouldn't do:

Touch GPU and Chipset right before TIM application:sniper:
PUSHES down on GPU pretty darn hard:gunner2:
Used scratched up pieces of copper to make harder contact with GPU and Chipset:gunner:

I like the fact of the vent holes though.
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post #8 of 49
I cringed when he started pushing down on the chipset... I repair laptop logic boards every day, he has NO clue on what he's doing.
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post #9 of 49
The copper shims (that’s what they are called) are a much better conductive material then the extra thick amount of TIM being used on many laptop chipsets and GPUs. I started seeing shims being used on NVIDIA integrated chipsets and NVIDIA GPUs because it was drastically reducing temps. The extra thick TIM acts as an insulator and allows the chipset and GPU to heat up more than they should. By putting a small amount of TIM on either side of the shim, and putting the copper shim between the heatsink and the chipset and/or GPU, the temps drop around 20°C. I haven’t watched the video yet (will do now), but I know why shims are being used.
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Originally Posted by pelplouffe;15564001 
In HP DV2000, DV6000 and DV9000 this prevent the GPU/Chipset from moving so the motherboard dosent die, or at least in 99% of the case prevent the problem to happens.

Basicly before HP use only a big thick thermal pad wich didnt put any pressure on the chipset and move slowly from its oroginal place, a bit like the RROD on the Xbox 360

So the piece of copper is use as a Heatsink extension and normaly if the job is well done u win about 10-15 on the chipset on this particular model
I used to own a DV2125nr... and pulled the motherboard to have the chipset resoldered only to have the board go out 3 months later. I found out after the fact HP extended the warranty, but they never contacted me to let me know. So for me it was too late. Then I missed the class action lawsuit that resulted in owners getting replacement laptops from HP. I still have that laptop in pieces... in a box in my garage.
Edited by ericeod - 11/3/11 at 7:57pm
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post #10 of 49
i have to say the way is doing it is not right but the basic idea (more ventilation cooper piece on the video card) its about right,
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