Short and straightforward question: How is Lenovo's thermal paste application usually on modern Thinkpads; is there a significant temperature difference ( >5C )between Lenovo's paste and standard non-conductive enthusiast paste or not really?
I'm thinking about re-pasting a T480 that's in the mail. But I don't want to risk cracking the CPU for no good reason, i.e. only if the Lenovo paste is usually somewhat badly applied.
I did try to search for previous answers, but didn't quite find one that applies. This thread for example is about the T430, so that's some years back.
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The efficiency of two screens equally sized with equal numbers if pixels are equal. The time spent by a 4:3 user complaining about 16:9 is proportional to the inefficiency working with a 16:9 display, therefore the amount of useful work extracted is equal.
Running Burn In Test, with 100% load on CPU, RAM, 2D & 3D graphics, with TLP in AC mode (so everything is running at full speed), for 15 mins - my X230 (i5-3320) just manages to hit 80 degrees (with vents blocked - stoopid yes, I know, but was testing ThinkFan 'disengaged' mode )
T430 with i7-3740 (quad) @2.7Ghz hits about 80 degrees under same load with Kryonaut (Standard heatsink/fan combo, ie NOT the 430 Discrete Graphics heatsink with the extra heat pipe), from memory...?
Don't think i have ever seen any of my TPs hit 90 while using it...???
Highly recommended, IF you are going to re-apply...?
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