I saw this hole in my heatsink looks like a damage to me but I'm not so sure if it really is a damage. And it also looked like some liquid went out of it but I'm also not quite sure😬
Dell Latitude E6420
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Yeah it has issues with overheating (Shuts down because it was warmer then expected). The Fan and the vent was clean so I examined the heatsink, then I saw that weird hole, so I tested the laptop's CPU then I noticed the heat was not traveling throughout the heatsink, It's really hot in the area where the CPU is located, but the fan is still releasing cold air. Fan is also running faster than usual .
I was thinking that the thermal paste must be reapplied, but I'm in a country where it's difficult to find those. So I want to confirm if it just needs the Paste or I need to change the entire Heatsink. Thank you!!