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For Notebook PC - Thermal compound worth it?

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For a notebook PC, would applying Diamond Thermal Compound be worth the extra 40$ investment? Processor would be a Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM (2.0~2.9GHz, 45W) w/6M L3 Cache - 4 Cores - 8 Threads.

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Not $40 compound, but any of the top ten compounds should be a decent improvement over what the manufacturers put on there.
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Isn't 40 dollars a lot to play for thermal compound? Last time I checked, IC Diamond 7 was like 6 bucks a pop. Are you having a shop apply it for you? If so, I wouldn't bother. Just get some compressed air and blow out the dust inside the vents periodically. It's what I do and my laptop has gone on strong for like 6 years.
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