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Repasting & new HSF for X220 -- should I get an X230 HSF?

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:33 pm
by apojoga
My X220 is now idling in the low 60C range, so I think it's long due for an overhaul.

I intend to repaste of course, but while I'm at it I'm thinking of replacing the HSF as well.

As the title says, should I get an X230 HSF assembly, or would an X220 HSF be fine?

Any general tips on repasting and the whole process, e.g. what paste to use, would also be welcome.

Thanks in advance!

Re: Repasting & new HSF for X220 -- should I get an X230 HSF?

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:21 am
by RealBlackStuff
IMHO the X230 fan 04W6923 (made by AVC) is the best and most quiet one.
Howto paste: http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appmeth ... d_v1.1.pdf
Best paste: Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut.

Re: Repasting & new HSF for X220 -- should I get an X230 HSF?

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:08 am
by apojoga
RealBlackStuff wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:21 am
IMHO the X230 fan 04W6923 (made by AVC) is the best and most quiet one.
Howto paste: http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appmeth ... d_v1.1.pdf
Best paste: Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut.
That is very helpful, much appreciated! :D

Re: Repasting & new HSF for X220 -- should I get an X230 HSF?

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:56 pm
by Eugor
I am curious how this goes for you. It is on my list of items to do on my rig. Please share your experience.
Thanks

Re: Repasting & new HSF for X220 -- should I get an X230 HSF?

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:57 pm
by apojoga
Eugor wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:56 pm
I am curious how this goes for you. It is on my list of items to do on my rig. Please share your experience.
Thanks
Will do!

Re: Repasting & new HSF for X220 -- should I get an X230 HSF?

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:08 am
by 31336
For the record, there is a very useful photo comparison of all the fan options at https://thiccpad.blogspot.com/2018/01/x ... urces.html (direct link to image).

Re: Repasting & new HSF for X220 -- should I get an X230 HSF?

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:06 pm
by Eugor
31336 wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:08 am
For the record, there is a very useful photo comparison of all the fan options at https://thiccpad.blogspot.com/2018/01/x ... urces.html (direct link to image).
Lots of great additional information as well. Thank You !