Recently I took my fan and heat sink out. After cleaning them I put them back. I am a novice (obviously) and never heard of heat paste until I was warned that I should have used it. I never saw any traces of any when I dismantled it so that thought never occurred to me.
I do have "CORE TEMP" installed and my laptop is running well well within the cool range. Should I go back in after purchasing some heat paste and apply it?
Did you remove the CPU fan and heatsink or the chassis fan?
CoreTemp is measuring the processor temps so I doubt you pulled that apart. If you notice the laptop getting hotter than normal on your lap then you might take a second look at what you did have apart; it could have had a thermal pad instead of the paste.
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You will need to clean the top of your CPU and heatsink Cooler. Use an Artic Silver type cleaner or high purity isopropyl alcohol (I think drug stores in the US sell it). ~99.5%+ purity. Paper coffee filters are excellent lint free cleaners.
OK I didn't realize it was a laptop so I have not actually performed the exercise of reapplying thermal paste to the laptop just the Acer Aspire desktop. This service manual may assist: tim.id.au/laptops/acer/aspire%205920g.pdf
I think the basic principles apply but a dozen screws seems on the high side. I would have thought the heatsink and fan assembly would come out as one piece.
a dozen included those holding the back cover on LOL there were 3 for the fan and 5 for the "heat sink"...how do I send you a pic? I looked quickly thru the service manual but it doesn't seem to put any emphasis on the fan and heat sink.
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