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Gaming laptop users. Do you see significant improvements after repasting?

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User Info: Terrorknight3

Terrorknight3
3 weeks ago#1
LIke when you first get a new laptop and then immediately repaste the heatsinks.

User Info: JKatarn

JKatarn
3 weeks ago#2
Why would you open a laptop and possibly void your warranty by removing and re-pasting the heatsinks if it wasn't necessary? If your'e seeing high temps right off the bat, I personally would send the machine back if it's under warranty. You might get slightly better temps, but the thing is, with most laptops, your temps are going to be dictated by the relatively cramped laptop form factor. You can of course use things like cooling pads to improve temperatures.
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User Info: Cards_and_Hats

Cards_and_Hats
3 weeks ago#3
This sounds like an awful idea and laptops are gonna be a barbecue no matter what you do with it

Just buy some laptop cooling pads for like $20 dude

User Info: SinisterSlay

SinisterSlay
3 weeks ago#4
Most laptops use heat pipes. Those are inherently less efficient. So naturally your going to have higher temperatures. That combined with poor air flow and fan profiles designed for noise and not cooling.
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User Info: Ryzeki

Ryzeki
3 weeks ago#5
Sometimes yes. My last two machined had excellent temps from the get go. But my 3rd one from 2013 did benefit from a repaste.

It will depend on brand and model. But I think you will gain much better resultd from undervolting/underclocking.
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User Info: FantasticGabe

FantasticGabe
3 weeks ago#6
I've never needed to repaste, they have always run fine.
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User Info: jhood

jhood
3 weeks ago#7
instead of repasting just undervolt.this will drop your temps drastically.
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