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Windows 7: Want to change laptop thermal paste

05 Jul 2011   #1
devenprasad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Want to change laptop thermal paste

Hi there,

I was wanting to change my thermal pasteon my laptop that has a i3-350m, i was hoping that i would be able to get advice on removing the old paste and a recomendation on a good paste.

A tech at a local store (NCIX CANADA) recomended i get Artic Cooling MX-2.

Thanks In Advance For Any Help


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05 Jul 2011   #2
Clinkz

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2
 
 

I wont say you can not do it, i have done it once or twice in my life and it has been an interesting experience to say the least. Before looking at replacing the thermal paste, i would have to ask, why you would want to do that in the first place? Are you having heat issues?
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05 Jul 2011   #3
devenprasad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Clinkz,

Well I am going to have the laptop open for a cleaning on the fan and be replaceing the wifi card to a 5ghz compadible one. I dont have any heating issues currently 38 on one core and 42 on the other, so I will probally put what you said into consideration.
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05 Jul 2011   #4
MvdB

Windows 7 64b Ultimate
 
 

I completely agree with Clinkz. Even more when you mention those temps... assuming they are measured when you're not idle That doesn't look like a reason to me...
It IS a very smart move however, to take the opportunity to give your system a good clean. Use a air pressure cannister meant for the job for that...
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05 Jul 2011   #5
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Also look into a good cooling pad with fan or a stand like I've just gone to. Combine this with a great wireless keyboard and mouse and it's the bomb diggity !-hpim1319.jpg


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06 Jul 2011   #6
Clinkz

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2
 
 

Yeah those temps are pretty good, you really shouldn't need to touch the paste at all, its a big hassle to do it anyway. Also, if you were experiencing head issues, my first step would be to get a cooling pad like linnemeyerhere suggested.
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06 Jul 2011   #7
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

If your current WIFI card is 2.4 GHz only, its likely your built in Antennas are single band also. If so they will not work very well, if at all, on the 5 GHz band.
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06 Jul 2011   #8
MvdB

Windows 7 64b Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
If your current WIFI card is 2.4 GHz only, its likely your built in Antennas are single band also. If so they will not work very well, if at all, on the 5 GHz band.

Good point! Maybe he could use a 5Ghz Wifi Expresscard and disable the internal?
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06 Jul 2011   #9
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

USB dongle will work too. My fathers Acer laptop only does G with the built in WIFI. When he's at home where he has an N router he disables the internal and uses an N USB adapter.
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08 Jul 2011   #10
Ivan the SoSo

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

One side note sometimes they don't use thermal paste...they use a thermal adhesive....
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