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I have to reapply thermal paste in a sager laptop!

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2 years ago#1
My temps hit 90 while gaming and so I am going to reapply thermal paste- the laptop is a year old- it's the one in my sig.

Which paste should I buy? Is it hard to do?
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Mythlogic-Pollux 1612, Clevo P150em, i7-3720QM, 2GB GTX 680m, 16g DDR3, 128 MSata drive, 750 7200rpm HDD
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2 years ago#2
The paste you get doesn't really matter. They are all within a few degrees of each other. I would open your computer and clean it though first. My Alienware is more than a year old and my temps are still very low if I keep up my cleaning regime.
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2 years ago#3
Yeah- but 90 degrees after an hour of bioshock or arma 3 worries me- I figured I'd do both
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Mythlogic-Pollux 1612, Clevo P150em, i7-3720QM, 2GB GTX 680m, 16g DDR3, 128 MSata drive, 750 7200rpm HDD
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2 years ago#4
I've never opened it up- I'm nervous
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Mythlogic-Pollux 1612, Clevo P150em, i7-3720QM, 2GB GTX 680m, 16g DDR3, 128 MSata drive, 750 7200rpm HDD
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2 years ago#5
I've done it for a few Dell laptops that had been badly seated. Fairly easy just follow the heat pipe and remember where each screw goes.
Give it a clean with isopropanol Alcohol 99%, re-apply with thermal paste small blob in the centre and spread it evenly with a credit card or something similar.
2 years ago#6
Don't open it if the warranty still is valid
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2 years ago#7
If you're worried about static you can get a box of latex gloves. They output very low ohms so no static electricity charges can pass through the gloves, that or use a wrist band protector.

But I've never had an issues with static.
2 years ago#8
Sagers are extremely easy to open. I'd look at cleaning vents before unmounting you GPU or CPU coolers.

Just my 2 cents
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2 years ago#9
Yeah, I should check about warranty- but I don't think that will be an issue. I bought it from mythlogic
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Mythlogic-Pollux 1612, Clevo P150em, i7-3720QM, 2GB GTX 680m, 16g DDR3, 128 MSata drive, 750 7200rpm HDD
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2 years ago#10
Voelger posted...
Which paste should I buy? Is it hard to do?


Just get any of the big name brands that fit these two requirements:
- Not electrically conductive
- No or very minimal curing time required
Examples:
Noctua NT-H1
Arctic Cooling MX-2
Arctic Cooling MX-4
Shin-Etsu X23-7762
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