CPU Thermal Paste for Core i7 laptop

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  1. Kiliano Cinelli

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    Hey guys, i just bought a new laptop and id like to repaste my CPU, the oem paste is trash so id like to redo it, my laptop is running a 7700HQ i was wondering if someone could tell me if Arctic MX-2 would make a difference compared oo the oem or if i need something better what do you guys recommend?
     
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    Arctic MX-will likely be better than stock paste. I used Kryonaut on mine and it is great, but some people here are reporting it is drying out needing a repaste after a while, not my experience though. Going on a full year with good temps. Phobya Nanogrease Extreme is being recommended now because of the higher viscosity, ideal for laptops with low pressure and uneven heatsinks, and very good thermal conductivity. I did try it, but Kryonaut worked better for me.
     
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    Ok great thanks man! I’ll see what my MX-2 does I’m just not sure cuz I don’t wanna open my laptop a bunch of times, would you know if repasting voids warranties??
     
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    MX-2 is complete garbage. It will dry out so fast it will be like using toothpaste for TIM. Ceramique2 is better, temps may be higher at first but at least it won't dry out so quickly.
    Kryonaut is only good if heatsink pressure is even and strong. Imbalanced heatsink will make Kryonaut pump out.
    Coolermaster Maker Nano is probably the best for weak heatsinks on laptops now. I recommend that. IC7 diamond is good but it can cause scratches and abrasion when wiping off, and that's not going to be fun if you ever want to switch to high end TIM someday (like liquid metal).
     
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    Ok that’s good to know thanks!! In my case, I’ve got a Nitro 5 I’d just like to have something that can last while giving me better temps.. I’m not to sure how the heat sink sits on it but I haven’t read anything about it sitting crooked.. so just really to bring down my temps and not to dry out, what would be the best option in that? Lol
     
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    check my signature ;)

    best non metal pastes atm are Kryonaut and GC Extreme :)
     
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    Ok awesome thanks so much guys! I’m gonna read the posted link and check out the pricing for the those pastes, I’m going to try to get the best one that is reasonably priced for a small tube lol but the one mentioned above by vasudev that comes with the little kit to properly apply it sounds interesting. And all of these pastes can be used on my gpu as well right?
     
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    Even gelid extreme and kryonaut comes with applicator. You can order a box of alcohol prep pads from Online as well. I use 70% ispropyl alcohol.
    Gelid, Kryonaut, Cooler Master Maker Gel Nano recommends you to apply a small dot and spread it with a thin layer for 100% performance and great reduction in temps.
    This is my horrible repaste results, do read page 5 and 6.
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...ait-until-your-warranty-expires.786912/page-5
    Then I decided to repaste again, this time using very small dot and then applying another dot if necessary.
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    Ok thanks! I’m just worried about what everyone is say with the low pressure from laptop heat sinks and the stuff leaking out... I just want one with good temp reduction that won’t leak all over the place :/
     
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