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I have the L701x with a 740-QM and 445m, and it's way too hot to game on for me...
post #12 of 47
I am one of dells onsite techs. The thermal past (its more of a wax really) they use isn't very effective. If your interested in applying aftermarket paste lemme know ill get you the quick teardown info.
     
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Thanks for all of the replies guys. I'm thinking of maybe getting the NotePal U3 Notebook Cooler: http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0343315

My only issue is it wouldn't be pushing enough air as to cool my laptop down enough. Would you guys recommend maybe building one with some desktop fans?

Also, can I apply thermal paste on the GPU as well as the CPU or no?
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as long as the air is moving, pretty much anything is fine.

The main point is that cool air is getting to the intake vent.
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post #15 of 47
You can reapply the thermal paste to the CPU and the GPU, doing so will probably void your warranty tho.

That cooling pad would probably work well, but as it has been said, mobile chips can take heat no problem.
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Usually reapplying TIM won't void the warranty - as long as there aren't any stickers you have to break to open it up. And it's not like they'll be able to tell it's new TIM. Just make sure you know how to clean up the old TIM and all that.
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post #17 of 47
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Originally Posted by Darkknight512 View Post
You can reapply the thermal paste to the CPU and the GPU, doing so will probably void your warranty tho.

That cooling pad would probably work well, but as it has been said, mobile chips can take heat no problem.
Technically yes. But dells have no warranty voiding counter measures such as stickers over, screws.. They have no way to tell.

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post #18 of 47
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Alright, well I guess I'll be re-applying thermal paste to my laptop. PappaSmurf if you could get me the teardown instructions to get to my GPU and CPU so that I can re-apply the thermal paste, hopefully that will help temperatures a tiny bit.

What thermal paste would you guys recommend using?
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Alright, well I guess I'll be re-applying thermal paste to my laptop. PappaSmurf if you could get me the teardown instructions to get to my GPU and CPU so that I can re-apply the thermal paste, hopefully that will help temperatures a tiny bit.

What thermal paste would you guys recommend using?
I don't know the brand, but the stuff with micronized diamonds has worked really well for me

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post #20 of 47
IC Diamond 7?

Expensive, but it is the best.

If you want something cheaper, I am partial to Ceramique, It doesn't cool as well as some more expensive stuff, but it has an instant cure time, doesnt conduct electricity, and is pretty cheap.
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