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    Default Applying MX2 on M11x: what is this thing on my chips?

    After disassembling my laptop, I found plastic covers on my chips. Can I remove them? Also, what is that copper colored thing on my Nvidia chip?



    Did anyone else use MX2? How much did you guys apply?

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    Default Re: Applying MX2 on M11x: what is this thing on my chips?

    The plastic covers that only expose the cores are pretty normal on laptops chips.

    With all thermal compound less is more.
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    Default Re: Applying MX2 on M11x: what is this thing on my chips?

    can I remove the plastic covers to clean the thermal paste? If so, can it be put back on? First time seeing those covers lol

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    Default Re: Applying MX2 on M11x: what is this thing on my chips?

    You've never applied thermal paste before and you choose a laptop to be your first victim? Interesting. Chips those size should only need a small line(about the size of a grain of rice) diagonal, or horizontal, it's up to you and the pressure points of the hold downs.

    I would assume those plastic covers are there to prevent accidental contact with something, or to help discourage the over use of thermal paste and having it seep onto the rest of the chip.

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    Default Re: Applying MX2 on M11x: what is this thing on my chips?

    It's the first time I have ever seen those plastic covers, not the first time applying thermal paste. It is, however, my first time using MX2. Since a lot of people have disagreements on whether or not to spread MX2, I just wanted to know what other people did on their M11x for the maximum benefit possible. MX2 seems to be more solid than other tube thermal compounds.

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    Default Re: Applying MX2 on M11x: what is this thing on my chips?

    The plastic covers should be sticky on the other side, so you can remove them and reapply them.

    The correct way to put thermal paste on an exposed core is to thinly spread an even lay over the core with a flat edge (razor blade, credit card). Again, less is more.
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    Default Re: Applying MX2 on M11x: what is this thing on my chips?

    got it done. Took forever looking for a lost screw lol I hate how you have to disassemble the entire laptop just to apply thermal. So inconvenient.

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    Default Re: Applying MX2 on M11x: what is this thing on my chips?

    Yeah, but thats impressive that you got it done. I think this is the case for most laptops especially small ones. They have to design it to be compact before making it easy to service. Considering the chips can't be replaced, you have to remove the MB anyway if there is a problem.
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    Default Re: Applying MX2 on M11x: what is this thing on my chips?

    I want to do this to mine as well but its scary lol. Its been good with a few gadgets but never a laptop.
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    Default Re: Applying MX2 on M11x: what is this thing on my chips?

    Please let me know if you notice any drop in temperatures.
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