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Has anyone applied new thermal paste to the CPU on this lappy? If so, were there improvements (how much)? Any thing else people have done requiring not much money, to boost performance or drop temps?
Anyone do any of this? Or got ideas?
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Anyone do any of this? Or got ideas?
Not sure about the cpu but if it's as much as on the GPU then there will be a pretty big decrease in temps
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How did you know how to put that stuff on the GPU? Is there a guide? Because I have never done it before
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How did you know how to put that stuff on the GPU? Is there a guide? Because I have never done it before
You will have to take it apart completely and then apply it. I didn't use a guide, but there probably is one out there
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I've had this lappy for little over a year and it has been rock solid the entire time.
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Is there any news about a newer version of this laptop coming out? I was at best buy and a employee said they had newer models coming out.

I Have been trying to buy a p-7805u from best buy, and just as I was about to buy one from their site they took the shipping option away so you and only do in store pick up. Problem is no stores near me have it. I don't want to buy one from eBay but it looks to be the only option.
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You will have to take it apart completely and then apply it. I didn't use a guide, but there probably is one out there
Where do you apply the paste? What temp changes did you get? I am very much a noob to these things. I will most likely be building my first build tomorrow
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Where do you apply the paste? What temp changes did you get? I am very much a noob to these things. I will most likely be building my first build tomorrow
First build tomorrow? damn... I was 8 and lived in south africa when I built my first rig. But seriously! Taking it apart is pretty easy. Just need to remember where all the screws go.

You will start by taking of the part with all the buttons above they keyboard. You will when remove the whole top where the keyboard is and then you will take the motherboard out. Once the motherboard is out you will see there is a heatsink screwed onto it where the GPU is. Mine was badly blocked by dust but after I cleared it and applied new thermalpaste my temps dropped 20 degrees celcius
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Is there any news about a newer version of this laptop coming out? I was at best buy and a employee said they had newer models coming out.

I Have been trying to buy a p-7805u from best buy, and just as I was about to buy one from their site they took the shipping option away so you and only do in store pick up. Problem is no stores near me have it. I don't want to buy one from eBay but it looks to be the only option.
I purchased my first FX online from bestbuy. You should try it because sometimes they give more discount or a free game. I got COD4 back then
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to replace the cpu, there is a picture guide on the OP. i used it when getting to my cpu to install my t9300.

@redmustang, see if bestbuy has a ship-to-store option. tbh i bought my 6831 used off ebay, got it in perfect condition and it runs great and included all original accessories. so i wouldnt be too scared of purchasing one from there, as long as you examine and get in contact with the seller before buying/bidding.
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