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    Lightbulb GL504GS SCAR II Maniac liquid metal guide of repasting

    So, it should be done …

    Ladies & gentlemens, here is the vicious repasting report on GL504GS, please welcome!
    What did I take for my journey …

    DISCLAIMER: DO NOT *I REPEAT* DO NOT DO THIS! IT IS NOT AN INSTRUCTIONS! IT IS JUST AN EXPERIENCE - YOU WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY!

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    • Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut Liquid Metal Thermal Interface
    • Thermal Grizzly Thermal Pads (100*100*0.5mm)
    • Toilet paper (in case I **** myself if something ot wrong
    • Isolation tape


    What's under the hood?
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    I will skip disassembly because there is nothing interesting actually


    Step 1
    When I first saw this, I thought: "Man! These assembling line guys really hate their job!" ASUS, why you spend so much money on marketing and R&D, but not putting proper paster in proper way. Dusguisting … the even cut costs on thermal pads. Total mess!
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    Then I took toilet paper, alcohol and started tearing off this gum-like substance away from laptop guts. It took 1.5+ hour. But well, look:
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    Step 1 minus 1
    Oh sh... I forgot to detach batter cord. Please be aware, this little mistake may cost you SCAR II! Detach this cable FIRST! BEFORE DOING Disassembly!
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    Step 2
    After I used toilet paper once again, I took duct tape and started to isolated everything around crystal. Look how it looks like:
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    Step 3
    Then I applied thermal pads on GPU memory:
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    Then I applied thermal pads on CPU power nodes:
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    And then on GPU power nodes:
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    … and then I realized: that 100*100 is way much! Like, I've used 10% of total area of these pads in kit. Nevermind.

    Step 4
    Moment of truth .. the LIQUID METAL!
    After some alcohol cleaning I was ready to drop (the bass?)
    GTX 1070 was first in queue (but not the list), these LITTLE drop of liquid metal IS WAY MUCH FOR BOTH CPU + GPU! YES!
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    Well, after working with tampons it get to surfaces really easily!
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    And heatsink surface was updated with liquid metal too:
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    Then I assembled those part all together, and put my PC on table … there was only one step left:

    Step 4
    Cleaning all these mess made by myself:
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    Most difficult part of all these procedures for me …

    Step 5
    When I was ready to launch I forgot to plug-in battery …

    After I was ready to PUSH THE BUTTON (The power button), the feeling of moment of truth came …

    AND GOSH!! I was never that happy hearing these creepy sound on startup!

    … and I forgot to plug in CPU fan(((

    The result

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    Awesome, somewhat considering this myself

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    Thermal results

    Can you share with us the temperature results from gaming by using LM compared to stock paste? Because I have read that when idle the difference may be bigger than when gaming.

    Thanks

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    Hello, I repasted my*GL504GS*with the i7 8750h/GTX1070 using Noctua NT-H2 and .50mm Arctic Thermal pad. I play GTA5 and previously my average max temps were GPU 85 CPU 95 even up to 99. I repasted and repadded and now my GPU doesnt go above 66 and my CPU stays in the high 70s to low 80s. I feel like my temps were a little higher at first but after only 15/20 min of playing they seemed to drop a little so maybe after a few days the cpu temp will srop more after the paste settles (even though I know it says no cure time for it) but seemed to drop after a little use. Just thought id share my experience of my Scar 2 repaste with the new Noctua NT-H2.

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    I applied liquid metal and thermal pads on mine and the difference is worth the hassle
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    after 5 mins it didn't went over 80 degrees
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    What thickness pads did you use?

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    Ok that's what i used. I saw a video for a similar model though and they used 1mm on the smaller chips in the back. Was wondering if there's a reason unless just different tolerances/ gaps between the heatsink. Thanks for the reply!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ktmrider848 View Post
    Ok that's what i used. I saw a video for a similar model though and they used 1mm on the smaller chips in the back. Was wondering if there's a reason unless just different tolerances/ gaps between the heatsink. Thanks for the reply!
    NP. I have open my laptop to add more memory and i removed the heat sink to check the pads and they had imprints on them. So they are making contacts with the chips and sink.

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    mine is still holding up since then. i am even doing VR games on it

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