Hello all. I started this thread a long time ago and it's closed now. I've lived on by replacing the thermal paste every year or so. The PC still runs very hot (90-100ish). My kids use it and it stands everything we throw at it. I've found these two options which I din't know back then: Liquid metal paste IC Graphite Also, the option that was mentioned in the thread about switching from the original i7 720M to an i5 580M is interesting, but I must get it from China. I'll look for a good offer because I wouldn't want to spend a lot and then have the board not recognise it. Is there a thermal paste that remains stable under high heat conditions for longer? What do you think about the cooling options I mentioned earlier (liquid metal, IC Graphite)? Thanks.