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Just wanted to share my experience of cleaning this Asus A55A notebook of mine. Hope it helps a lot of folks out there. I advice to clean out your laptop once it is past one year of ownership as most of them have only 1-year warranty.



As you can see the fins are already covered with dust and hair. NASTY.






TIM used is MX-4. I'm hesitant to use Coollaboratory Pro (liquid metal) for this job
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Before temps:
CPUID HWMonitor Report

Binaries

HWMonitor version 1.2.5.0

Monitoring

Mainboard Model K55A (0x000000F6 - 0x000028A8)

LPCIO

Hardware Monitors

Hardware monitor ACPI
Temperature 0 61°C (141°F) [0xD0E] (THRM)
Temperature 1 n.a. (CPU)
Fan 1 2700 RPM [0xA8C] (CPU)

Hardware monitor Battery
Voltage 0 12.22 Volts [0x2FC0] (Current Voltage)
Capacity 0 51700 mWh [0xC9F4] (Designed Capacity)
Capacity 1 47421 mWh [0xB93D] (Full Charge Capacity)
Capacity 2 47080 mWh [0xB7E8] (Current Capacity)
Level 0 9 pc [0x5B] (Wear Level)
Level 1 99 pc [0x63] (Charge Level)

Processors

Number of processors 1
Number of threads 8

After temps:
CPUID HWMonitor Report

Binaries

HWMonitor version 1.2.5.0

Monitoring

Mainboard Model K55A (0x000000F6 - 0x000028A8)

LPCIO

Hardware Monitors

Hardware monitor ACPI
Temperature 0 40°C (104°F) [0xC3C] (THRM)
Temperature 1 n.a. (CPU)
Fan 1 2000 RPM [0x7D0] (CPU)

Hardware monitor Battery
Voltage 0 11.91 Volts [0x2E8A] (Current Voltage)
Capacity 0 51700 mWh [0xC9F4] (Designed Capacity)
Capacity 1 47476 mWh [0xB974] (Full Charge Capacity)
Capacity 2 45221 mWh [0xB0A5] (Current Capacity)
Level 0 9 pc [0x5B] (Wear Level)
Level 1 95 pc [0x5F] (Charge Level)

Processors

Number of processors 1
Number of threads 8

A total of 21°C in temp drops. The vent is blowing cold air and fan is slowed down to 2000 RPM
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Just take your time in opening your laptop. Take pictures before unscrewing part by part. It will reward you with very good results
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Did this to my HP G62 and it made such a difference.

IIRC I went from just over 70 degrees to around 40.

Used MX4 like you as well
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Only problem I've had since is that the fan has started to whine but I've got a replacement one on the way.
 

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Adding my Acer 4820TG.














Before temps:
CPUID HWMonitor Report

Binaries

HWMonitor version 1.2.5.0

Monitoring

Mainboard Model JM41_CP (0x000001EE - 0x005C56B0)

LPCIO

Hardware Monitors

Hardware monitor ACPI
Temperature 0 50°C (113°F) [0xC6E] (THRM) (CPU)

Hardware monitor AMD ADL
Voltage 0 0.90 Volts [0x384] (VIN0)
Temperature 0 48°C (116°F) [0x2F] (TMPIN0) (VGA)

After temps:
CPUID HWMonitor Report

Binaries

HWMonitor version 1.2.5.0

Monitoring

Mainboard Model JM41_CP (0x000001EE - 0x005C56B0)

LPCIO

Hardware Monitors

Hardware monitor ACPI
Temperature 0 40°C (113°F) [0xC6E] (THRM) (CPU)

Hardware monitor AMD ADL
Voltage 0 0.90 Volts [0x384] (VIN0)
Temperature 0 47°C (116°F) [0x2F] (TMPIN0) (VGA)
 

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Thanks for sharing! Ill probably do my own comparison as well when I modify my own machine

I have been told that roughing up the heatpipe a little bit with a wirebrush can also bring out a little more efficiency
 

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Whats the problem with using liquid metal on aluminum? I hear its supposed to be more efficient but is bad for aluminum?
 

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Don't use liquid metal on aluminium guys, it will form a bond and act like welding.

Taken from: http://www.coollaboratory.com/pdf/manual_liquid_pro_englisch.pdf
To ensure optimum results applying our product, please note the following:
1.) "Coollaboratory Liquid Pro" was designed for use with high quality coolers made of copper or silver.
Aluminum coolers are unsuitable (of course this applies only to the cooler's contact surface onto which
"Coollaboratory Liquid Pro". is spread).
Note: Do not use cheap aluminum coolers. Their quality is not very high, and aluminum is not resistant
against our Liquid Metal. Aluminum could form an alloy with "Coollaboratory Liquid Pro" which would react
with the surrounding air's humidity. A black stain forms after a while, showing insulating qualities. '
Therefore: No contact of "Coollaboratory Liquid Pro" with aluminum. NO ALUMINUM COOLERS!
Use coolers made of copper or silver. Copper coolers are available at Ebay's for about 4 €.
2.) Like all metals, our Liquid Metal may act as an electric conductor. This forms no problem if applied
according to our instructions, as your cooler is made of conducting metal as well. Make sure
"Coollaboratory Liquid Pro" does not touch any electric components. This could lead to shortcuts when
turning the computer's power on. If you spill some of the Liquid Metal, wipe it away thoroughly before
turning your PC on. Larger quantities can be sucked away with a syringe, or use a paper towel for smaller
amounts. For final cleaning some scrubbing detergent might be helpful.
Note: Even non-electricity conducting heat conducting pastes may acquire electric conductibility after some
time. The reason is the possible contamination with dust and metal particles by the cooling fan.
 

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what about other materials? Ill probably just use the shin-etsu I have, it would be wasteful otherwise but still interested in liquid metal lol
 
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