To repaste or not?

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I have never repasted a laptop before and wanted to ask the community if a repaste would help my thermals, according to the pictures attached (this is the factory paste job). Repaste or am I fine?



 

easwar2641993

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In that case, you will definitely need a re paste. :lol:

 

easwar2641993

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Since you have already taken apart your heat sink, you will need a repaste.before placing the heat sink. Besides, this is not the right way you could have done to check thermals. You need to stress your CPU+GPU using some benchmark tools and check temperature using software such as HWMonitor.
 

asoroka

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but yes there was way too much thermal paste in the first place.

Make sure that you clean it off properly and only add a drop on each chip.

More is not better
 
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Thanks, I'll definitely keep that in mind going forward. I have done extensive stress testing with an undervolt applied and have been hitting an average temperature when gaming of 85 degrees with frequent spikes to 100, I should have been clearer about that in the OP.
 

easwar2641993

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In that case, you will definitely need a re paste. :lol:

 

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