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  • It's a well know fact that manufacturers often use cheap thermal paste on their

  • notebooks and their laptops in the assembly line take for example my MSI AGL

  • 62m you can see in the background on the right of the screen now repaste this

  • one and it lowered the maximum temperatures and amazing 15 degrees

  • Celsius which is huge I did have problems with that laptop it was

  • overheating it was causing thermal throttling was causing stuttering in

  • games and performance problems I thought it was a cooling problem and all it was

  • was just down to cheap crappy paste that MSI used now I have my me notebook Pro

  • here maximum temperatures after doing a stress test on the CPU are 74 degrees

  • Celsius so I'm gonna re paste this one show you how to do it show you how to

  • open it up and we'll check and see if we can lower those maximum temperatures so

  • hopefully the fans will come on a little less and we can push the power limit

  • just a little bit higher - so you will need a Torx screwdriver the t5 bit as

  • the size of it that it uses so we have all these torques screws around the

  • outside you need to remove and there is one hidden under this foot here in the

  • middle so don't forget that one now I'm clipping the base is a little

  • tricky I recommend starting right next to the hinge here in the corner just

  • pull up this area you may need a guitar pick or a plastic pry tool and then just

  • work your way around the sides and clipping it it's quite difficult at

  • first and it feels like even going to break something but don't worry you

  • should hear a click and that means those clips are then being undone so we need

  • to play it safe here unplug the battery it simply just pulls up this clip here

  • then it connects it so it's completely disconnected and just leave it up like

  • that you'll be fine you don't need to remove it completely

  • now with a standard Philips sized one this is the double zero size so very

  • small unscrew all of those screws here that are holding this heatsink on and

  • the copper heat transfer pipe now to get this off you don't have to remove the

  • fans at all you can leave those in we need to pry up from the front here and

  • just pull up on that so it takes a lot effort to get this off because there's

  • actually clipped in the shielding that's on here and then simply pull it up now I

  • can feel that these cooling fins they're either side they they think they're

  • taped in there we go now they actually have come out there is just a little bit

  • of double-sided tape I can see here that has been holding

  • that in place so close up of the RAM here you can see we have two 1 gigabyte

  • chips there for the GPU this right here is the MX 150 then we have our CPU which

  • is the eighth generation i7 8550 u and each of these samsung chips here are two

  • gigabytes of ram that set double data rate for memory now you can see the

  • thermal paste job they have done isn't actually too bad just focus on that then

  • you go overboard especially on the GPU doesn't seem to have a lot there and we

  • have a look at the back of the copper heatsink you can see there that yeah

  • that's a little bit of excess there but overall not too bad so I'm not really

  • too sure if I can improve on this but I'll try anyway and we paste it now

  • clean up the stock thermal paste which by the way looks quite cheap to me

  • because it's already starting to dry out or at least so signs of that you

  • something like Arctic's clean is what I'm going to use here so you want the

  • CPU die to be nice and clean and don't worry too much about what's left over on

  • the sides there just the surface of the die you can see I've cleaned up these

  • two here and I have also cleaned up the GPU there's a little bit of residue left

  • but there are some tiny little resistors there on the GPU that I don't want to

  • risk damaging because they are so small and probably be very easy if you were

  • wiping that with a tip X or a cotton bag or whatever you want to call it you

  • could probably end up damaging them so now all our surface is a nice and shiny

  • and clean we can proceed to put on some new thermal paste I use a high quality

  • one I think on this chipset because what I do on the Apollo Lake so they'll just

  • use anything but what I've got on hand is mx4 I mean this isn't super high

  • quality anything like that you can probably go out there and buy one of

  • those I think it's grizzly has the best thing

  • will compound if you want and put some of that on there now I would not use a

  • metal compound those ones that are middle because that's conductive and if

  • you put it on for example here on the GPU that could probably end up over

  • spoiling and shorting out any of those there and completely frying the GPU so

  • you don't want that now there's no resistors around this so we don't have

  • any risk there of any over spool at least on the CV CPU here but still I

  • wouldn't risk it now you use your own method to apply thermal paste here now

  • I'm gonna do what's called the bag method or the baggie method I just put a

  • little bit on the die and then I'm gonna spread it around with a plastic bag

  • because I found that I've had the best results doing this at least on my MSI's

  • you just put a little bit on there and any excess I will get rid of anyway but

  • not that I'm too worried about that so tiny bit here - don't overdo it and then

  • use a plastic bag to spread this out real thin now some people say that this

  • method is not good but because I got the good results on the MSI I'm gonna go

  • with the same method I use so you spring this out now - a nice thin easy nice

  • same level consistent so now I have a nice even level of thermal paste over

  • the GPU the die yes there's a little bit of overspill yes it's not perfect but

  • hey you do it perfect on your own one and since you have it open now is a good

  • time to add your SSD you want if you want to add an extra one and use up that

  • spare Bay we have then of course you go ahead and put one in set us free or even

  • nvme drives working it so both spec works but it must be 22 by 80 the size

  • of it so before we put the lid on and screw it all back in place remember to

  • clip the battery back in now because it has been unplugged any BIOS settings

  • will be undone there I don't think they're gonna be saved so it might take

  • a little bit longer to power on so it's clipped back in just another tip

  • to that when you put the case back on make sure you start with the front first

  • so you hold that in place there and then push in the sides and you'll find it'll

  • be easier to clip in okay so the five minutes of the intel stress test is just

  • about to finish up now and you can see that maximum temperature is 69 degrees

  • so really it's not worth it is it not four five degrees that's all we're going

  • from we're going from 70 for maximum before stock and now with my mod the

  • reap aced it's only dropped five degrees so really

  • it's not worth that effort there so I do hope to see you back in the channel with

  • perhaps maybe more copper heatsink mods but for these kind of results

  • I'm not do sure I wouldn't make this kind of effort at least not on the core

  • i5s or the icy ones I know on the apolar like the passively cooled ones it makes

  • a huge difference but in this case not enough of a difference really I feel so

  • I hope to see you then bye for now

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    jamesjung posted on 2018/03/02
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