[Thermal Paste] How/what and where to buy?

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  1. Undertaxxx

    Undertaxxx Notebook Consultant

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    Since i live in Belgium, it would be stupid to ship that to here for a cost of 50$... so

    this is what i found from a reseller closer to me:

    http://www.highflow.nl/toebehoren/k...-cooling-diamond-7-carat-koelpasta-1-5g-.html

    Would this do the job? and is the 7 karat alot different then the 24 karat? And lastly is 1.5g enough?

    Thx.
     
  2. sgogeta4

    sgogeta4 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Honestly, the differences btw most known thermal pastes aren't more than a few degrees. In the US, you can get a top brand for $3 on special. As long as you follow the instructions, the electrical conductiveness is a minor issue.
     
  3. Undertaxxx

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    But i've read that innovative cooling (the company) claimed to have made a paste that has 4 times more thermal conductivity then the silver paste. And the price is also the same so..

    I'm not sure what i should order actually, i might just go with the artic silver 5 as its one of the most used/available. Though i'm a complete newb, and i don't want to mess up my cpu/Motherboard of anything goes wrong, and in that case the Diamond seemed a better option cause it's non-conductive.

    Anyway, ill think about it.

    Thx for reply
     
  4. avanish11

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    That would do it. Both the 7 and 24 carat tubes are the same exact thing, just different sizes. 1.5 grams would be enough to replace about 5-6 laptop CPU's thermal pastes.
     
  5. Undertaxxx

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    Okay well now i've found the excellent volt value!

    Max temps of 73-75 °C which i think is amazing! (20°c drop!)

    I'll order the paste tomorrow, i've looked up some techniques on how to apply this 'thermal paste'.

    It seems pretty easy, but i'm not sure if i have a heatsink on-top of my cpu.

    Again: If i post a picture of the inside of my laptop, would you be able to locate the cpu for me? (LoL)

    anyway, its getting late, i'll be on tomorrow.

    Thx alot for the help so far! It's amazing how helpfull this comunity is!
    I'm certainly not regretting that i registred here!

    Grtz~
     
  6. moral hazard

    moral hazard Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    yes your CPU will have a heatsink.
    And yes, if you wan't we can locate the CPU from a picture.

    while you have it open you can also change the thermal paste on the GPU.

    Edit: also clean out the dust from the heatsink, and other areas.
     
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    okay, opening it now, taking picture, posting soon. :)
     
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    [​IMG]

    This is the inside, could anyone locate my cpu?

    thx.
     
  9. moral hazard

    moral hazard Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I think that the cpu is under the gold colord heatpipe, here is a pic of what I think:
    http://s896.photobucket.com/albums/ac167/moral_HaZaRd/thermal/

    the fan would probably have to come out too.

    After you lift off the heatsink, you will probably see a CPU and a GPU next to each other.

    somebody correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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