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Whats the best way to solve it? Its for my laptop, HP Pavillion. I"m thinking of getting a cooler to put under it but would it help? Or clean the thermal paste and reapply AS5 onto it
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Try the cooler first.

Re-applying the thermal paste on a laptop can be damning if something goes wrong. :swearing:
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Also be really careful about thermal paste. I don't know about the HP, but my Clevo's heatsinks are flat whereas the gpu isn't. So they used shims to level out the card surface to mate to the heatsink. Also, they used thermal tape to adhere the heatsink to the gpu (the bracket isn't high quality and probably just saves it from popping off alltogether if I drop the notebook versus applying equal pressure to maintain a good contact)..

One mod my builder does is to drill a pattern of holes into the notebook baseplate to allow more airflow. I also supplemented my cooling by using thermal epoxy and little copper heatsinks to the stock plate.
    
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