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Rebuilding Insipiron 640M

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Krazy Owl, Apr 9, 2013.

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    I got a Dell Inspiron 640M for free. I needed to get an inverter that received already and a backlight for screen that I just ordered.

    Originnaly it had thermal tape. I ordered replacement of 0.5mm thickness. Is it sufficient for the cpu and video card?

    it has 1.66 gig 667fsb dualcore with 2 gigs ddr2-667 memory. I will open my external hdd to get the hdd and dump it inside so ill be done with laptop.

    Anything you could add or suggest me ?
     
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    I do believe those like most Dells, the thermal tape is a lime green and kinda spongey. As long as what you ordered is thick enough or will compress down to the proper thickness you should be okay. I would still use paste on the CPU, the paste seems to work better than the tape. For the VRM and other power stuff around the CPU, the tape is fine.
     
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    What is the life expectency of a laptop if i changed the paste on cpu and i blowed the dust out and put a new hdd if i use it as full time laptop pluged on wall outlet always? The screen broke but up to now its working somewhat good on an outside screen so i was thinking about keeping it as main computer.

    Thx
     
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    A bunch of years. Unless something brake.
     
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    Ok so I guess i can use this little dual core as movies watching, facebook, email and ms office. I will just find a way to stick it in the back of my screen and i get an all-in-one
     

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