VPC-Z Change Thermal Paste

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  1. Ricefields

    Ricefields Notebook Enthusiast

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    Anyone done this yet? I tried it this weekend and pretty much I got stuck trying to remove detach/remove the fan/headsink mechanism from the mainboard. If anyone have a video guide or some screenshots, that'll be helpful. Thanks.
     
  2. Qwaarjet

    Qwaarjet Notebook Deity

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    you're a brave one! Are your temps bad enough for you to have to attempt this or just doing it for kicks? :D
     
  3. Ricefields

    Ricefields Notebook Enthusiast

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    Just wanted to see if it makes an improvement or not. After playing around a little more... it seems like no thermal paste is even used... Instead a small block of foamy tape is used... quite confuse at the moment at how the cooling mechanism work... I might be wrong.
     
  4. Ricefields

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    Oh i see. the VPC-Z uses Thermal Sheets for cooling. No thermal paste at all.
     
  5. Ricefields

    Ricefields Notebook Enthusiast

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    Figured it out! Changed the CPU and GPU Thermal Paste! CPU idles at 39*C and load never passes 80*C. GPU idle around 43*C and load never passed 82*C.
     
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    tehsupermeowmeow Notebook Consultant

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    Care to share with us some instructions on how to do it? :D
     
  7. Qwaarjet

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    damn you, you created an itch that i must scratch now! what paste did you use? my cpu idles around 50*C
     
  8. jeremyshaw

    jeremyshaw Big time Idiot

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    Heck, you just created an ever bigger itch for my unrelated VPC SC... :eek:

    I have some 45C CPU idle temps in Stamina mode, higher than I'd like to see!
     
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    If anyone technologically savvy would be willing to break open one of the new S series that would be amazing. They are running far too hot to be reasonable. I'm sure a fresh application of thermal paste would drop temps by at least 10 C.
     
  10. Ricefields

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    I'll try and post a guide on how to do it the VPCZ. It's quite easy really.
    1. Take all the screws from the back.
    2. Take out DVD Drive (3 Screws)
    3. Take out sound/usb peripheral (1 Screw)
    4. Take out SSD.
    5. Unscrew the screw that holds the mainboard down, unplug everything you see that would restrict you from taking the mainboard off.
    6. Remove the 2 screws that holds the heatsink to the CPU.
    7. Pull apart the fan from the mainboard.

    This procedure isn't for a person with a faint heart because you're really disassembling everything piece by pience. However, the process is very straightforward and easy (unlike the VGN-Z).
     
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