General Laptop Cleaning/Maintenance

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Vaeron, Aug 23, 2013.

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  1. baii

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    With vaccum/blower, just make sure you hold the fan stop.

    Compress air have possible problem with water droplet, and make thing kind of technical ~~.

    Problem with paintbrush is it cant really clean the vent, just the fans.
     
  2. vs3074

    vs3074 Notebook Evangelist

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    With paint brush vents for laptop and heat sink can be cleaned aswell. Just poke the brush in and out few times into the vents and it will remove majority of the dust.
     
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    Aside from cleaning the vents, the heat-sinks and such, re-pasting is the best option to get the GPU's temps down. Checkout this video.
     
  4. dr_gin_rain

    dr_gin_rain Notebook Consultant

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    My Cards used to reach 90 degree while play BF3 (vsync 0ff). Now after done re-pasting, they never go over 72 degree :)
     
  5. [Nikos]

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    Did you repaste the core or also the memorys? Did you change the thermal pads?
    Thank you!
     
  6. dr_gin_rain

    dr_gin_rain Notebook Consultant

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    The core you meant CPU? I did re-paste on both CPU and GPUs. And I did not change thermal pads
     
  7. Vaeron

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    Great suggestions/reminders from everyone. :)
     
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