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post #11 of 111
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Over or under applying TIM really isn't new for any manufacturer. Hell, even enthusiast brands such as EVGA and XFX cannot do it properly... How many times do we see folks re-seating overheating cards here!
That can be argued however, whether it's a reference model(Nvidia or AMD applied TIM) or non-reference(AIB applied TIM).
post #12 of 111
They all suck at applying TIM.
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Cool, my school might be giving me one of these next year, if these are the only issues, then I will be more then happy with it
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I recall a photo in on of their guides that clearly instructed to apply 3-4x more TIM than was necessary.
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They all suck at applying TIM.
Agreed. What company doesn't do it wrong?

Wait for the 15" model to go on refurb deals and it should go for $1500. Sweet price. The upgraded video card option is pointless as it still sucks anyways.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 2/27/11 at 2:54am
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When I read the source and looked at its pictures of the globs of TIM, I said to myself...
Holy cow, no wonder that apple laptop costs so much...they spend a lot of money for TIM.
Which I'm sure knowing apple's mindset, they would brag that they used extra thermal paste for the consumer's protection....
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When I read the source and looked at its pictures of the globs of TIM, I said to myself...
Holy cow, no wonder that apple laptop costs so much...they spend a lot of money for TIM.
Which I'm sure knowing apple's mindset, they would brag that they used extra thermal paste for the consumer's protection....
You're just being ridiculous. No one would say such a stupid thing. MBP 15" is $1700. Can you find a similar or cheaper priced laptop with just as many features and is .95" thick? Link then.
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Do the new Macbooks come with IPS displays as standard?
post #19 of 111
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Originally Posted by Marin View Post
They all suck at applying TIM.
This, take apart any laptop, even high end Dell/Acers, and the TIM application will be similar.
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Do the new Macbooks come with IPS displays as standard?
Nope, just LED Backlit.
    
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You're just being ridiculous. No one would say such a stupid thing. MBP 15" is $1700. Can you find a similar or cheaper priced laptop with just as many features and is .95" thick? Link then.
It was a joke ...
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