Page 8 of 10 FirstFirst ... 6 7 8 9 10 LastLast
Results 71 to 80 of 93
  1. #71
    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array Adrian1983 PC Specs
    Adrian1983 PC Specs
    MotherboardRog Strix Z690 Gaming A
    ProcessorI9 12900K
    Memory (part number)BL2K16G36C16U4B @3800Mhz x2
    Graphics Card #1Inno3d Ichill X3 RTX 4090
    Sound CardHdmi
    MonitorLG Oled C1 55"
    Storage #1Samsung 980 Pro x2
    Storage #2Samsung 970 Evo Plus x2
    CPU CoolerCorsair H150i Elite Capellix
    CaseLian Li O11 Dynamic XL
    Power SupplySeasonic focus gold 850w
    Keyboard Logitech G915
    Mouse Logitech G703
    Headset Logitech G935
    OS Windows 11 x64

    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Reputation
    63
    Posts
    211

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnAb View Post
    Ok thanks. Just goes to prove what an amazing difference plastic removal and decent pads make. Appreciate your answer, I'm getting much closer to doing the same now
    Yeah easy enough to do on the Strix Gaming A anyway at least, hope yours goes well.

  2. #72
    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array Adrian1983 PC Specs
    Adrian1983 PC Specs
    MotherboardRog Strix Z690 Gaming A
    ProcessorI9 12900K
    Memory (part number)BL2K16G36C16U4B @3800Mhz x2
    Graphics Card #1Inno3d Ichill X3 RTX 4090
    Sound CardHdmi
    MonitorLG Oled C1 55"
    Storage #1Samsung 980 Pro x2
    Storage #2Samsung 970 Evo Plus x2
    CPU CoolerCorsair H150i Elite Capellix
    CaseLian Li O11 Dynamic XL
    Power SupplySeasonic focus gold 850w
    Keyboard Logitech G915
    Mouse Logitech G703
    Headset Logitech G935
    OS Windows 11 x64

    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Reputation
    63
    Posts
    211

    Quote Originally Posted by PauloPanda View Post
    Thanks for the updates. Just a few clarifications:

    1. What is the thickness of the thermal pads that you used? 1.5mm or 2mm? Will 2mm be better due to compression and better contact?
    2. Any wiring or LED in the plastic shroud that we should be aware of?
    3. After removing the shroud, the PCIe quick release button (i.e., to move the latch for quick release of the GPU) still working?


    Thanks.
    No problem your welcome, Well it looks like 2mm to me because I held my Gelid pad next to it before removing it and it did look like 2mm to allow for compression I would probably use that, Not sure if 1.5mm would make much difference but you certainly don't want a non contacting gap in between the pad and the little block on the heatsink as there are little rubber blocks on the underneath of the heatsink for protecting the chipset from crush damage.

    On my Strix Z690 Gaming A there is no RGB there so it was very easy for me, I'm not sure about other boards which have RGB there.

    Yes I reinstalled the plastic above the plastic heatsink shroud, On my board the PCIE release is a different part to the bottom plastic shroud so I just screwed that back and that is still working.

    Hope this helps.

  3. #73
    ROG Member Array PauloPanda PC Specs
    PauloPanda PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS Z690-E Gaming WIFI
    Processori9-12900
    Memory (part number)Corsair CMK32GX5M2B5600C36 x 4 pieces
    Graphics Card #1RTX3070TI
    Sound CardCreative Katana V2
    MonitorSamsung 32" UH850 UHD Monitor (4K)
    Storage #1Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 2TB
    Storage #2Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 2TB
    CPU CoolerASUS ROG RUYJIN 2 240 AIO
    CaseCooler Master Master Box CM694
    Power SupplySeasonic Prime TX-850W
    Keyboard Razer Black Widow Elite
    Mouse Razer Naga Hex V2
    OS Windows 11
    Accessory #1 Stream Deck XL

    Join Date
    Sep 2022
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    20

    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian1983 View Post
    Yes I reinstalled the plastic above the plastic heatsink shroud, On my board the PCIE release is a different part to the bottom plastic shroud so I just screwed that back and that is still working.

    Hope this helps.
    Thanks. The info will be very helpful when it is time to dis-assemble my motherboard.

  4. #74
    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array Adrian1983 PC Specs
    Adrian1983 PC Specs
    MotherboardRog Strix Z690 Gaming A
    ProcessorI9 12900K
    Memory (part number)BL2K16G36C16U4B @3800Mhz x2
    Graphics Card #1Inno3d Ichill X3 RTX 4090
    Sound CardHdmi
    MonitorLG Oled C1 55"
    Storage #1Samsung 980 Pro x2
    Storage #2Samsung 970 Evo Plus x2
    CPU CoolerCorsair H150i Elite Capellix
    CaseLian Li O11 Dynamic XL
    Power SupplySeasonic focus gold 850w
    Keyboard Logitech G915
    Mouse Logitech G703
    Headset Logitech G935
    OS Windows 11 x64

    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Reputation
    63
    Posts
    211

    Quote Originally Posted by PauloPanda View Post
    Thanks. The info will be very helpful when it is time to dis-assemble my motherboard.
    No problem glad to help.

  5. #75
    ROG Enthusiast Array IT Troll PC Specs
    IT Troll PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS ROG Strix Z690-G
    ProcessorIntel Core i7-13700K
    Memory (part number)32GB Kingston FR DDR5 6000
    Graphics Card #1Nvidia RTX 3090 FE
    MonitorLG 32UD99-W 4K HDR
    Storage #1NVMe: Samsung 980 PRO 500GB + 1TB + 2TB
    Storage #2SSD: Samsung 960 EVO 4TB, Crucial MX500 2TB
    CPU CoolerNoctua NH-U12S (dual NF-F12 PWM)
    CaseSilverstone Temjin TJ08B-E
    Power SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2
    Keyboard Razer Hunstman V2 TKL
    Mouse Razer Viper Ultimate
    OS Win 11 Pro x64

    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    64

    Did my Z690-G. This is a mATX board and so has a much smaller heatsink which is half covered by the GPU. I replaced the factory pad with 1.5mm Thermalright Thermal Pad Odyssey and also removed the plastic cover. In this case it is a decorative acrylic panel which has been glued to the heatsink. The heatsink has a hole cut into it through which the RGB can shine to the acrylic panel. So Asus has reduced the thermal mass of the heatsink and clad it in a thermal insulator, for the sake of RGB.

    The longest part of the job was removing the hard glue from the heatsink. I am still using a small silent fan and have small under volt. After 2 hours of use, the PCH is now idling at 62C (a reduction of 13C). The combination of the modifications is a vast improvement from the 100C I was seeing as supplied from factory.

    Factory-fitted Pad
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	HeatsinkFactoryPad.JPG 
Views:	0 
Size:	522.1 KB 
ID:	96558

    Decorative Panel Removed
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	HeatsinkMod.JPG 
Views:	0 
Size:	483.4 KB 
ID:	96559
    Last edited by IT Troll; 11-27-2022 at 10:55 AM.

  6. #76
    ROG Member Array PauloPanda PC Specs
    PauloPanda PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS Z690-E Gaming WIFI
    Processori9-12900
    Memory (part number)Corsair CMK32GX5M2B5600C36 x 4 pieces
    Graphics Card #1RTX3070TI
    Sound CardCreative Katana V2
    MonitorSamsung 32" UH850 UHD Monitor (4K)
    Storage #1Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 2TB
    Storage #2Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 2TB
    CPU CoolerASUS ROG RUYJIN 2 240 AIO
    CaseCooler Master Master Box CM694
    Power SupplySeasonic Prime TX-850W
    Keyboard Razer Black Widow Elite
    Mouse Razer Naga Hex V2
    OS Windows 11
    Accessory #1 Stream Deck XL

    Join Date
    Sep 2022
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    20

    Quote Originally Posted by IT Troll View Post
    After 2 hours of use, the PCH is now idling at 62C (a reduction of 13C). The combination of the modifications is a vast improvement from the 100C I was seeing as supplied from factory.
    That is a HUGE improvement!

  7. #77
    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array Adrian1983 PC Specs
    Adrian1983 PC Specs
    MotherboardRog Strix Z690 Gaming A
    ProcessorI9 12900K
    Memory (part number)BL2K16G36C16U4B @3800Mhz x2
    Graphics Card #1Inno3d Ichill X3 RTX 4090
    Sound CardHdmi
    MonitorLG Oled C1 55"
    Storage #1Samsung 980 Pro x2
    Storage #2Samsung 970 Evo Plus x2
    CPU CoolerCorsair H150i Elite Capellix
    CaseLian Li O11 Dynamic XL
    Power SupplySeasonic focus gold 850w
    Keyboard Logitech G915
    Mouse Logitech G703
    Headset Logitech G935
    OS Windows 11 x64

    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Reputation
    63
    Posts
    211

    Quote Originally Posted by IT Troll View Post
    Did my Z690-G. This is a mATX board and so has a much smaller heatsink which is half covered by the GPU. I replaced the factory pad with 1.5mm Thermalright Thermal Pad Odyssey and also removed the plastic cover. In this case it is a decorative acrylic panel which has been glued to the heatsink. The heatsink has a hole cut into it through which the RGB can shine to the acrylic panel. So Asus has reduced the thermal mass of the heatsink and clad it in a thermal insulator, for the sake of RGB.

    The longest part of the job was removing the hard glue from the heatsink. I am still using a small silent fan and have small under volt. After 2 hours of use, the PCH is now idling at 62C (a reduction of 13C). The combination of the modifications is a vast improvement from the 100C I was seeing as supplied from factory.

    Factory-fitted Pad
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	HeatsinkFactoryPad.JPG 
Views:	0 
Size:	522.1 KB 
ID:	96558

    Decorative Panel Removed
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	HeatsinkMod.JPG 
Views:	0 
Size:	483.4 KB 
ID:	96559

    Massive improvement, That pad looks different to my stock one also, Mines a dark grey with fibres coming out of it at the edges, Explains the temp difference, Either way they are both cheap pads they were using, Excellent result.

  8. #78
    ROG Enthusiast Array IT Troll PC Specs
    IT Troll PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS ROG Strix Z690-G
    ProcessorIntel Core i7-13700K
    Memory (part number)32GB Kingston FR DDR5 6000
    Graphics Card #1Nvidia RTX 3090 FE
    MonitorLG 32UD99-W 4K HDR
    Storage #1NVMe: Samsung 980 PRO 500GB + 1TB + 2TB
    Storage #2SSD: Samsung 960 EVO 4TB, Crucial MX500 2TB
    CPU CoolerNoctua NH-U12S (dual NF-F12 PWM)
    CaseSilverstone Temjin TJ08B-E
    Power SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2
    Keyboard Razer Hunstman V2 TKL
    Mouse Razer Viper Ultimate
    OS Win 11 Pro x64

    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    64

    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian1983 View Post
    That pad looks different to my stock one also, Mines a dark grey with fibres coming out of it at the edges, Explains the temp difference, Either way they are both cheap pads they were using,
    Ah yes, I can see that in your photo. Definitely no fibres like that on my factory pad, it was quite soft and spongy. The Thermalright pad I replaced it with is quite similar, although rated at 12.8 W/mK. I think the glued on acrylic cover was a significant factor with my motherboard.

  9. #79
    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array Adrian1983 PC Specs
    Adrian1983 PC Specs
    MotherboardRog Strix Z690 Gaming A
    ProcessorI9 12900K
    Memory (part number)BL2K16G36C16U4B @3800Mhz x2
    Graphics Card #1Inno3d Ichill X3 RTX 4090
    Sound CardHdmi
    MonitorLG Oled C1 55"
    Storage #1Samsung 980 Pro x2
    Storage #2Samsung 970 Evo Plus x2
    CPU CoolerCorsair H150i Elite Capellix
    CaseLian Li O11 Dynamic XL
    Power SupplySeasonic focus gold 850w
    Keyboard Logitech G915
    Mouse Logitech G703
    Headset Logitech G935
    OS Windows 11 x64

    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Reputation
    63
    Posts
    211

    Quote Originally Posted by IT Troll View Post
    Ah yes, I can see that in your photo. Definitely no fibres like that on my factory pad, it was quite soft and spongy. The Thermalright pad I replaced it with is quite similar, although rated at 12.8 W/mK. I think the glued on acrylic cover was a significant factor with my motherboard.
    Yeah I can imagine that was more tricky to remove if there was glue, Glad it all worked out in the end though, I've knocked off about 20c now since the mod, I could probably do more by using the Gelid Ultimate I have but the pas are stiffer I don't know how they'd react to the chipset and the heatsink but either way I am happy now doesn't go anywhere near the 70's like it did previously.

  10. #80
    ROG Enthusiast Array IT Troll PC Specs
    IT Troll PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS ROG Strix Z690-G
    ProcessorIntel Core i7-13700K
    Memory (part number)32GB Kingston FR DDR5 6000
    Graphics Card #1Nvidia RTX 3090 FE
    MonitorLG 32UD99-W 4K HDR
    Storage #1NVMe: Samsung 980 PRO 500GB + 1TB + 2TB
    Storage #2SSD: Samsung 960 EVO 4TB, Crucial MX500 2TB
    CPU CoolerNoctua NH-U12S (dual NF-F12 PWM)
    CaseSilverstone Temjin TJ08B-E
    Power SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2
    Keyboard Razer Hunstman V2 TKL
    Mouse Razer Viper Ultimate
    OS Win 11 Pro x64

    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    64

    Jeez that forum upgrade took a long time. I wonder if the server chipset overheated during the process...

Page 8 of 10 FirstFirst ... 6 7 8 9 10 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •