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Should I replace thermal paste on my laptop?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by hat, Jan 26, 2010.

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    I'm wondering if I should do a little weekend project and take my laptop apart and re-apply thermal paste on the processor. It runs incredibly hot while running WCG. It's a Celeron m 530—single core, 1.73GHz, 30w processor—and right now, running WCG at 60% cpu usage, it still manages to climb up to like 80*c. I'm wondering if I should do a little project this weekend and replace the thermal paste with some MX-2?
     
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    Why wait til the weekend?:) Its a great idea, although laptop coolers really aren't too impressive.
     
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    if done correctly it will actually help alot :toast: *speaking from first hand experience here:roll:*
     
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    Well, that way I can take the laptop half-apart then do something else for a few hours, then go on like that until it gets done on Sunday :p
     
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    Or, you can take a vacuum cleaner, make it so that it is blowing out air, and blow air through the cooler opening while it is on. I have done this many times while running Core Temp, and it is fun watching the temperature go down, live. Watching the dust shoot out is quite satisfying as well...
     

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