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I have an alienware 17r4 with i7 6280hk and GTX 1080. As people here know, the cooling system on this thing isn't exactly the best. It was pretty fine at the start of usage where temperatures on the GPU would mostly hang around 60 degrees, go up to 80 when stressed. The issue started getting worse with time and so I decided to fix the issue by repasting and repading the laptop (btw. dell toothpaste stamp was mind-boggling when i saw it). The pads also exchanged and the paste was reapplied using Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut and Fujipoly 17 W pads. Everything was done according to a detailed guide (iunlock) plus pads were checked for coverage and actually making proper contact with each part of the heating system (one pad that was 1mm was not making contact at all so I used a 1.5 pad).

The biggest problem was always with the cpu and that was fixed, I can easily cruise at higher clock speeds without enormous temperature spikes and throttling every other minute. When I start playing games however, my GPU temperature goes up to 90 degrees! The laptop feels cooler to the touch, I don't get thermal throttling that was the case before after reaching 84 degrees on both cpu and gpu, but the temperature of the gpu is 89-90 degrees constantly! Even when lowering the resolution from 1440p to 1080p and lowering the quality of the graphics the temperature does not drop. Game settings are set to adaptive so it is not the maximum performance issue. The weirdest thing is that the laptop feels smoother and better in games overall, like it has enhanced performance.

Did anyone ever encounter anything like this? What do you recommend me to do? Is 90 degrees celsius safe for a notebook GTX 1080? Thank You for any input

 


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