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So, I got bored during this spring break. I took my laptop apart (somewhat).

Anyway, I thought I'd re-apply some TIM for the CPU, GPU, and NB/SB.

Apparently, the laptop cores are exposed (zomg, didn't know that lol). I don't know how / what to apply on it. Currently, it has some sort of metal sheet (go figure) between the heatsink and the CPU...

So what can I put on it? O.o

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post #2 of 12
If you want to be safe use any non-conductive tim.

Arctic Silver Ceramique is good.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9&Tpk=cremique

to apply it put a small bb size dot in the middle of the core.
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Grr, I don't have any of that lol...only AS5. Gotta get some....

What about the NB, and can I do anything about the GPU? Apparently it needs a pad, which is generally bad for cooling....
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Grr, I don't have any of that lol...only AS5. Gotta get some....

What about the NB, and can I do anything about the GPU? Apparently it needs a pad, which is generally bad for cooling....
you could use AS5 on the cpu, nb, and gpu just be careful not to put too much so it wont touch the pcb on the chip just the core.

For the GPU try AS5 and see if the heatsink will be able to touch the gpu because the pads are denser than tim. if it does make contact then your good to go....

when your done just boot up and check temps they should drop a couple degrees .....
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But isn't the pad there because of space between the core and the HS? Wouldn't putting AS5 make the problem worse?

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But isn't the pad there because of space between the core and the HS? Wouldn't putting AS5 make the problem worse?

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no it depends how thick the pad is try putting as5 and put the hs on it and then take it off if theres as5 on the hs its okay.
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Ok thanks. I'm going to try that tomorrow morning.
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Ok thanks. I'm going to try that tomorrow morning.
ok np
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So, I took a pic of this weird material used for the CPU. Might have something to do with the exposed core, idk.

http://i30.tinypic.com/29oinn8.jpg

Basically there seems to be some kind of metallic foil between some TIM and the HS...can someone tell me what this is? and how to remove it?
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Ok so I went ahead and removed the metal. I hope I didn't do anything wrong
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