Originally Posted by Opcode
Any you run it like that?
"Hey Asus, could you sand down my laptop's copper contacts so all of it comes in contact with the CPU and GPU? Or modify the mounting system so the pressure is applied more evenly?"
Asus: "(B-word) please. Oh, and your 12m warranty expired like back in 2010. Lolololol..."
I'm pretty sure if the pressure was more even, the max load temp would be in the high 60 C instead of mid 70 C, and would stay like that for a long time. Not to mention the previous MX-4 paste, and the OEM paste that was replaced by the MX-4, didn't fare so well with the uneven pressure.
They all got pumped out over time, and that resulted in mid 90 C under full load until the thermal paste replacement. Let's see how long IC Diamond last before it fails and causes an ultra high temperature.
Back on topic, AMD was trying to reduce thermal resistance by giving another route for the thermal energy to spread through, which is the GPU or the CPU die (depending on the workload).
There's a reason why OC enthusiasts prefer quality aftermarket paste over OEM ones. Less thermal resistance = lower temperatureEdited by A Bad Day - 6/17/13 at 4:47pm