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Re-applying thermal paste

Discussion in 'Sager and Clevo' started by kevindd992002, Jun 29, 2009.

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  1. kevindd992002

    kevindd992002 Notebook Virtuoso

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    In re-applying thermal paste to my M860TU CPU and GPU, can I get away by re-using those thermal pads that came with the GPU? Or do I need to replace them?
     
  2. Oiad

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    You'll get told that you should replace them. I should have replaced mine. Didn't of course and reapplicating the paste it runs cooler than ever. :p
     
  3. Static Space

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    So far I've reapplied the paste 3 times (including upgrade to GTX 260M) and I had to reuse those gap thermal pads on the memory chips. Mind you, they don't look like good quality ones.

    Yet I wasn't able to find for sale good 1mm gap pads like Bergquist and such. If someone has an idea, let us know please.
     
  4. kevindd992002

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    Ahh.. So the "recommended" is to replace them?

    This may seem silly, but can you apply thermal paste in the RAM chips? Lol
     
  5. Static Space

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    No, because memory chips do not touch directly the heatsink, there's a small gap between them, hence the gap thermopads. Which I can't find in small quantity anywhere. :mad:
     
  6. kevindd992002

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    Ahh.. So it's safe to re-use them?

    Also, with my M860TU, most people say that the NorthBridge is the culprit for the hot right palmrest for most users.

    I took the liberty to unscrew the northBridge heatsink and saw that it uses thermal pads where in fact you can use thermal paste with it, I think.

    But the problem is that it contains a black film in between the thermal pad and the heat sink itself so I don't know if applying a thermal paste is recommended with that staff.

    Anybody can confirm this?
     
  7. Static Space

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    I also wanted to apply thermo paste to the Bridge but you see that thermo pad, if u remove it and apply thermo paste your heatsink will not have the contact with the bridge.

    Also the heat on the right palm rest is due to wi-fi card, not the northBridge.
     
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    Ohh really? Because there is space right?
     
  9. Static Space

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    Affirmative.
     
  10. kevindd992002

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    Dammit, so where stuck with this?

    Is your right palm rest also hot?
     
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