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Taking apart my laptop to clean it....

Anything i should do while its apart to help cool it?
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Taking apart my laptop to clean it....

Anything i should do while its apart to help cool it?
Clean the thermal paste off and replace it, preferably with something such as shin-etsu G751
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Yes yes yes, reapply the horrible 'paste' that the stock manufacture used. will help tremendously
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Remove all the heat sinks, clean the chips thoroughly and re-apply thermal compound.

Carefully blow all the dust out of the heat sinks and aluminum fins.
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Hehe, already doin all that Just glad to know i'm doin it right

(dust/dirt)
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Oh hell, if you want to get 'fancy', get some little heatsinks and thermal epoxy. Glue them to southbridge/northbridge, and 'enhance' the gpu. You can also drill new holes in the base plate around these mods and epoxy a screen to it to help keep the lint out. I did that.

You can also lap the cpu. (it's a high polish perfectly flat surface).
Be real careful if you mess with the gpu cooling... I found they used different thickness thermal tape, so new paste doesn't work. You'll need good copper shims.

If you want to get seriously fancy, pull the cheap manufacturer cooling, take it down to a good machine shop. Get them to measure it up and build you something new using better metals (like copper).

My old notebook builder used to do this stuff before OCZ and his rapid expansion drove him under...
    
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Oh hell, if you want to get 'fancy', get some little heatsinks and thermal epoxy. Glue them to southbridge/northbridge, and 'enhance' the gpu. You can also drill new holes in the base plate around these mods and epoxy a screen to it to help keep the lint out. I did that.

You can also lap the cpu. (it's a high polish perfectly flat surface).
Be real careful if you mess with the gpu cooling... I found they used different thickness thermal tape, so new paste doesn't work. You'll need good copper shims.

If you want to get seriously fancy, pull the cheap manufacturer cooling, take it down to a good machine shop. Get them to measure it up and build you something new using better metals (like copper).

My old notebook builder used to do this stuff before OCZ and his rapid expansion drove him under...
My heat sinks are already made of solid copper, and the whole drilling bit i'm alittle sketchy with >.>;

However i looked up my RAM, and it turns out that i might be able to upgrade it, whitch (aside from undervolting) is about the only other thing i can do to improve my laptop.

That's something that i might need help with.

I'm, running DDR3 PC3-10600s notebook sticks. The cheapest i've found so far is like 50$ for 2 4gb sticks. Do you know any good places i can get 2 4gb sticks cheaper than that?
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