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

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by Undertaxxx, Jun 27, 2009.

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  1. LoneWolf15

    LoneWolf15 The Chairman

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    Your mate is right. Any pharmacy will carry it. And it is also called isopropyl alcohol. It's one of the best ways to clean old thermal grease off.

    Acetone is the major ingredient in most nail polish removers. While it works very well, it can soften some types of plastic. I'd stick with the rubbing alcohol unless it didn't do the job.
     
  2. Undertaxxx

    Undertaxxx Notebook Consultant

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    Alright, thank you.

    I'll get some today and try to apply the paste, i've got alot of information, thank you guys!

    P.S.: If anyone out there has experience with applying paste to a 5920G, please let me know! I need to be sure it's good for my system and how i can apply it without breaking anything on the inside..

    grtz~
     
  3. Undertaxxx

    Undertaxxx Notebook Consultant

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    I'm also going to order a decent laptop cooler (an expensive one :/)

    A friend of me reccomended the NZXT Cryo LX Notebook Cooler:

    http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/nzxt_cryo_lx/

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    Will this also be an advantage? i mean, will it be worth the price, concidering it will cost me over 80 euros to get one..

    grtz~
     
  4. ronkotus

    ronkotus Notebook Evangelist

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    Check where your laptop's fan intake and other air vents under the laptop are. You should buy a cooler which fans blow air as near as possible towards these vents.

    And about the thermal paste. ICD7 is really good choice. AC MX-2 and Tuniq TX-2 are also good ones and a bit more easier to clean and apply than ICD7.

    When cleaning the old paste, be sure to use lint free cloth (like clean coffee filters or microfiber), so there's no unwanted particles left on core or heatsink. Also, avoid dusty places if possible.

    You can also easily estimate the size of the grain that you would need on the core to fully cover it by putting some cheaper thermal paste or other similar stuff (e.g. tooth paste) on a transparent plastic (e.g. freezer bags), fold it, press as hard as possible against table e,g with a book and compare the spread to the size of the core.

    After you have carefully cleaned the old paste and applied the new with grain of rice, make sure there's no air bubbles left between core by twisting the heatsink back and worth, when pressing it to it's place. Then keep it pressed down and screw it firmly to it's place. This is critical, because air between the core and heatsink is usually the cause when you get worse temps than before the new paste. If this happens just restart the process. Don't rush, take your time.
     
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    Undertaxxx Notebook Consultant

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    thanks i'll keep that in mind :)
     
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