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Hmm? Thermal paste? Don't know what that is really...

I did sorta open the case (had a ****eload of difficulty due to one screw that was jammed in really tight and would not come out).
I wiped down what I could and used some compressed air from afar to blow away some remains.

Furthermore, I propped the comp up using some old dvd boxes and Im getting a core temp now of 40/41 Celsius.

Any thoughts? I have no clue what all this mean!
    
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Not saying skyrim is demanding but I don't think you'll see smooth gameplay with those specs. Take the heat sink off and clean off old thermal paste, and put some mx2 thermal paste. Also blow the dust out of the vents as well. Might want to blow the dust out of the vents first before taking it apart.
    
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post #13 of 26
thermal paste is a medium used to transfer heat from the Integrated Heat Spreader of the CPU itself, to the Heatsink, after. long time it can dry out.. It's a cheap solution to fix, it costs £3.00-£10 for some reasonable quality paste
  • unplug the power / remove the battery and hold the power button for a few seconds
  • open up the laptop
  • locate and remove the CPU heatsink
  • use iso-propyl alcohol on a cotton-wad to clean off the old paste
  • reapply the new paste you bought
  • screw it all back together
  • turn it on!
post #14 of 26
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Hmm. Again, not very good with opening up and fixing, so I think Im going to shy away from the thermal paste method in the mean time.

Any other suggestions to lower my core heat and up my processor capability?
    
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Well, just checking back in again.

Nothing new it seems, but I did figure out that on my comp, there is a built in overclocking function available.

Would anyone care to explain what this overclocking is?
    
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a newb question ? do you have to take your laptop to some special place and pay for them to repaste it or you can do it easly at home ?
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Nonono I know what overclocking is, but the Direct Console on my ASUS offers some form of overclocking, but it seems ineffective...

I could, in theory replace the thermal paste myself.

Or

I could just buy a new processor entirely.
Ive looked at the Intel i5, but Im confused about the dual core/quad core thing.

If I have a dual core, can I even upgrade to a quad core?

In any case, what will be my best buy, and how will I know if it is compatible with my current laptop?

I will most likely be buying from Best Buy, considering that they are near by, and the Geek Squad can install it for me, because, as I've said, I'm not great with the hands-on.
    
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I'm fairly sure that laptops have mobile-versions of processors, that you probably wont be able to buy from Best Buy.. Sorry bro
but yes, theoretically, a desktop 1156 board can hold an i3 Dual core or an i5 Quad core.
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Yeah, apparently, the motherboard is socket P. Which gives me very few options. And I really cant buy a new laptop for another year, minimum..

Ive considered just building a new desktop, ground up. But, it wont really be transportable (will it?), which kinda defeats the purpose.
It would be about 500 for a new comp, so that is actually relatively affordable considering.

Any suggestions on the matter?
    
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This sounds like a memory issue to me, like either Skyrim has a memory leak or maybe another process is using more system ram then it should. I really don't have any specific advice other than monitor memory usage at various times and see if anything look suspicious. This slowdown doesnt happen during other games, right?
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