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Hey everyone, I am receiving my new T9300 CPU tomorrow and I was wondering if I should use AS5 (knowing that it's a little conductive). Simple question but really looking for answers from people who have already done it because shorting out my laptop is what I want to avoid.
    
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What type of laptop do you have?

Some heatsinks have thermal pads instead of paste on them because of the spacing between the sink and the core. I've worked on several Dell and Gateway laptops that have done this.
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It's a Gateway 6860FX laptop, they didn't use thermal pads between the CPU and HSF but some ugly, dirty unevenly spreaded thermal paste that was spread on the previous CPU. However the GPU uses a thermal pad, is it ok if I apply AS5 then put the thermal pad over it or is it going to be completely useless?
    
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post #4 of 11
yeah why not? it's just like any heatsink/fan on a desktop.

in fact, I've seen laptops that are semi built to order and they can apply AS5 for a slight premium over whatever stock TIM they have on hand.
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Allright thanks a lot, I'd just rather be very careful because unlike a desktop where it would kill only the CPU if something went wrong, here it might kill the whole system lol.
    
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post #6 of 11
If you see a pretty significant indentation in the thermal pad i'd put a tiny bit on otherwise putting AS5 over the pad will be counter productive. The CPU i'd say go for it. just keep an even layer on it and try to prevent any air pockets.
post #7 of 11
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I just went ahead and purchased MX-2 Thermal Compound (the whole capacitive story & conduct of elecricity worries me) with Fedex Overnight and rush processing, hopefully it will make it at the same time as the CPU. Don't want to take any risks with the laptop lol.
    
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I just went ahead and purchased MX-2 Thermal Compound (the whole capacitive story & conduct of elecricity worries me) with Fedex Overnight and rush processing, hopefully it will make it at the same time as the CPU. Don't want to take any risks with the laptop lol.
that's a good idea to get something non-conductive. on another note, you really are going all out aren't you (overnight rush shipping )

thanks for the rep.
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post #9 of 11
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Lol np. By the way I decided to cancel the order because I think I can trust myself enough after using AS5 in more than 20 builds, I'll just make sure that no AS5 is squeezed out and drip from the core onto the CPU.
    
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post #10 of 11
lol, ASS in laptop, but yes it should easily be done
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