Dell :: Reapplied Thermal Paste - M1530 Hotter Than Ever

Jul 21, 2009

So ive been dabbling with the thermal paste on my m1530 for a few months now but havent really stressed the gpu to know for sure. Today however, while playing l4d, my gpu temp got up to 88 degrees C and my cpu was in the high 70s.

I havent seen these kinds of temps since i got my mobo/heatsink replaced a year ago. I have opened up my laptop and my fan looks a little dusty but i am not sure if that would warrant a 88 degree gpu temp.

I am wondering if this could be because i applied the paste incorrectly? I am quite sure i did it right and i followed the instructions that were posted on here for m1530s exactly.

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Dell :: M1530 Gpu Thermal Paste?

Apr 22, 2009

I just had the motherboard/video card on my m1530 replaced by the dell guy because of the old defective graphics card issue. I watched him do the whole thing, and when he re-attached cooling mechanism to the motherboard, he used new thermal paste for the cpu, but not the video card.

I asked him about this, and he said that the surface of the gpu is different and doesn't need it. I don't really believe this, since it looks just like the desktop gpus that I always use thermal paste on. I'm getting pretty high temps now (65-70C idle).

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Dell :: Changing Thermal Paste - M1530

Apr 22, 2009

Well i finally decided that i should give this a try after seeing my temps creep up by about 1 degreeC per week. I just ordered some Arctic Silver 5. Ive looked at all the thermal paste topics here and still have a few questions. Firstly, what exactly is the thermal pad and do i have to worry about it? I saw that some people had to remove the pad but when i read through tutorial i didnt see anything about taking off or replacing a thermal pad.
Secondly, when applying the thermal paste, do i want to cover the whole "black square" of the cpu/gpu with a thin layer?

And lastly, i heard that this may void your warranty. I was wondering, if i did break my lappy somehow, couldnt i just clean it off so that when the tech guy comes i just claim that i never even opened it up?

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Dell :: Has Anyone Replaced The Thermal Paste / Thermal Pad On A E6400/M2400?

Apr 2, 2009

I have come to grips with the fact that my E6400 (see specs below) has idle temps of around 42 for both CPUs and around 62 for the GPU (while docked).

While these are not dangerous, and while the slow fan speed is very quiet and therefore doesn't bother me, I refuse to accept defeat so easily.

So, I am thinking of replacing the thermal paste and possibly the thermal pad on my E6400. There is at least one person here at the Latitude/Precision sub-forum who did that, with amazing results

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Acer :: 6920g Thermal Pad Or Thermal Paste For The Northbridge

Jul 16, 2009

i have a question for everyone who has removed the heatspreader from an acer 6920g. Did the northbridge made contact with the heatspreader by a thermal pad or by a thermal paste ? mine had something that looked like a thermal pad but when i tried to remove it , it tore into small pieces ( i know a thermal pad is not like that ). i used a thermal paste when i put everything back together. Should i open it up again and use a thermal pad for the northbridge ?. In everst in the sensor menu it shows 42 degrees celsius for the motherboard sensor ( i assume that is the northbridge).

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Dell :: Thermal Paste From

Jul 25, 2009

I bought THIS from dealextreme.
I want to use it when Im gonna be replacing the heatsink

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Dell :: How To Apply Thermal Paste

Apr 5, 2008

Alright, my CPU is idling at 75c and my GPU is at 80c, I've opened up my M170 and It didnt seem dusty at all, so I went out and bought a small tube of AC5 which people say will help.

Now the problem Is I have no idea where to apply it, or how much is needed. I dont really know anything about hardware components, so If anyone has any pics which could show me where and how much to apply that would great.

The M170 is currently in peices at my desk and Im typing this on a MacBook, and I really dont want to spend anymore time on the OSX than I have to.

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Dell :: How To Apply Thermal Paste To Xps 1530

May 20, 2010

I already undervolted my computer which did help, but the fan is so weak now that I feel i need to do everything possible to keep it from overheating. Does anybody have an extensive guide on applying thermal paste?

I really need to do this. I am pretty noob at computer hardware, So i would need a guide that would even tell me how to take apart my entire case/etc... I am sorta running out of options.

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Dell :: Anyone Replace The Thermal Paste On A Vostro 1500?

Mar 10, 2010

My temps are starting to creep up and I suspect the thermal paste is the culprit. I'm looking to replace it. If anyone has done it before. My question is, does the Vostro use a thermal pad or just a heatsink on on top of the CPU?

I checked the service manual and it made no mention of a thermal pad. Just looking to make sure before I tear it down.

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Dell :: Will Changeing Thermal Paste Void Warranty?

Jul 20, 2009

I just got my second 1545 and and it runs a good 10 degrees C' hotter than the first. I saw it hit 70 degree spike with real temp just idling.

Quick edit: just checked the heatsink and the screws weren't tightened down.

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Dell :: Warranty- Changing My Thermal Paste On My CPU And GPU Chipset

Dec 2, 2008

I was thinking of changing my thermal paste on my CPU and GPU chipset, many ppl out there saying this would void the warranty and hell yeah it will, but the question is, will DELL engineer would be able to differentiate between stock silicone paste and new thermal paste (for my case is Coolermaster Nanofusion), anyone ever get busted by modding XPS?

Unless you change the obvious purple/pink thermal pad at the ACPI chipset to copper sheet then it's a totally different story.

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Dell :: SXPS 1340 Thermal Paste Replacement Guide

Aug 26, 2009

Replacing Dell's default thermal paste in the Dell Studio XPS 1340 can lower your cpu, gpu and ambient temperatures by as much as 15C/60F.

When I first received my SXPS 1340 from Dell, my temperatures were:
THRM-57C, CPU-52C, GPU-62C.

For me, these temperatures were O.K., but I knew I could lower them by replacing the thermal paste.

My temperatures after replacing the thermal paste were:
THRM-48C, CPU-34C, GPU-50C. Note that after a month or two of having the MX-2 inside your computer, the cooler it will become as it settles

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Sony :: Changing Thermal Paste On Vaio Z

Jan 25, 2009

Taking apart my Vaio Z was easier that I thought. Changed to Artic Silver 5, temperature came down 2 degrees.

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Apple :: MBP 1Year Redo Thermal Paste

Feb 21, 2009

it's been one year and a 2 months i've had my MBP.

I am thinking about redoing all the thermal paste, once i get my new 320GB hard drive.

Should i do that? Or no?

I would be using artic silver 5

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Dell :: Quiet And Cool. Thermal Paste Replaced! 38@idle 73@load

Mar 25, 2009

I replaced the thermal paste of the CPU and the GPU with "Coollaboratory liquid pro". And I replaced the thermal pad of the northbridge with "Arctic Silver 5" thermal paste.

Here are my sesults (in a 20 degrees Clesius enviroment, T9600, 2,8GHz, stock voltage):
73 dregrees Celsius at 100% load
(instead of 92)
39 dregrees Celsius at 0% load (fan off)
(instead of 45)

According to my research and different experiments this combination is my actual optimum.
The cooler and more silent system supports my usage of voice recognition (using the internal mic).
Of cause later the voltage could be reduced using rmclock.....

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Dell :: Video Guide: Changing Thermal Paste(AS5) On Studio XPS 1645

Feb 23, 2010

Due to popular demand of people requesting a guide on how to change their thermal paste I decided to make a video guide for the community as a way of giving back. Enjoy and sorry if I'm no high quality youtube blogger. This is my first video ever.

Changing Studio XPS 1645 Thermal Paste(AS5) from XmDXtReMeK on Vimeo.

You need isopropyl alcohol(99% or high purity)/arctic clean solution would work too with Q-Tips to clean up the previous compound. So please have that handy guys.

Also watch this video on why I will not spread the compound but put a pea size dab of the compound and let the pressure spread it. You do not want air pockets between your cpu and heatsink, it will cause a lose of the thermal interface and wont work optimal. .....

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Sony :: TZ: Replacing Thermal Paste Identifying Parts

Jan 23, 2010

Does anyone know how to apply thermal paste to the Sony TZ series? I've opened it up and not really sure where the CPU/heatsink is. Looks complicated to further disassemble the thing

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Acer Aspire 5755G :: Changing Thermal Paste In Notebook

Sep 17, 2014

My notebook, Acer 5755G is after warranty and it's overheating. I have to clean a cooling system and change thermal paste. On the Internet I found few guides, but there people are dissembling this notebook almost completely... Do I have to do it or can I just remove a back cover to get access to cooling system?

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HP/Compaq :: HP Envy 15 (V2) Inside Pictures For People Who Want To Reapply Thermal Paste

Apr 25, 2010

I decide to reapply thermal paste and took couple of pictures to show how to do it and what kind of parts you need to remove.

First you need to download service manual and read it. All the instructions are there for how to dissemble the notebook. Following pictures might help you to understand service manual.

Things you need to unplug before remove the top panel

Things you need to unplug/unscrew before remove heatsinks

Here's the CPU picture without heatsink

Cleaned CPU heatsink

GPU picture without heatsink

Cleaned GPU heatsink

I use white cotton cloth and alcohol to clean the CPU/GPU and heatsink(s) and use AS5 as a thermal paste. CPU/GPU temp drop nearly 4C-5C. I need to wait until AS5 settle down.

I'm expecting another 2C drop after that.

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HP/Compaq :: DV2419- Progressively Running Hotter And Hotter

Jan 26, 2009

I have a DV2419, with an AMD Turion 64x2. It had been progressively running hotter and hotter as I owned it. Then recently it would freeze (the screen would flash up a weird pattern) and I would have to restart. I thought it was some virus, so i turned it on and scanned it. I think it got too hot after a few times and now it wont turn on. The lights turn on, but I get no response from the screen or anything else. and the gummy substance between the heat sink and the amd looked kind of melted. Did I destroy it? I probably did but I have no idea how to figure it out.

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Dell :: Studio XPS 16 Thicker, Hotter, And Heavier Than M1530?

Jan 10, 2009

Is it just me, or does it look like the Studio XPS 16 is thicker, heavier, and hotter than M1530?

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Dell :: What Kind Of Thermal Pad Is On The M1530's Northbridge?

Dec 3, 2009

What kind of thermal pad is on the m1530's northbridge?

I found a few, but it is important to note that these pads are very thin, and the one on the m1530is very thick (I think about 2mm)

Here's ebay:

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Dell :: XPS M1530 Thermal Compound Replacement

Mar 18, 2010

I'm planning on changing the thermal compound on my M1530's CPU and GPU as my temps are getting pretty high when playing Medieval 2: Total War. I am getting high 80 degrees on both CPU and GPU.

The thing is I have never changed thermal compund before and I obviously want to get it right!

I have tried to find a tutorial, but I can't. Well I did find this but the link is dead.

I have heard about the 'grain of rice' and 'credit card' methods, but they are a bit vague

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Dell :: M1530 Thermal Grease, Pad? Worth It?

Jan 6, 2009

hey happy new year to y'all heres the thing so since dell replaced my mobo recently i kept getting high temps and they sent new heatsink with thermal pads and that kept my temps down, but as before the problem may come again so i got Arctic silver 5 thermal grease,

im gonna stick now to the dells pads until i notice higher temps, so what do you suggest, switch to Artic silver? i understand thermal grease dries up, what about the thermal pads? they deteriorate? snce when

i got my system i wasnt getting high temps but over two months it started going up and up and without thermal pad or grease gpu will hit 100 c... so what do you suggest in this case

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Dell :: SXPS 16: 500 GB/7.200 Hotter Than 320 GB ?

Jun 29, 2009

I think about ordering a Studio XPS 16 config with 320 gb HDD and 7.200 rpm.

Now I just saw that there is also a 500 GB / 7.200 HDD, for only 30.-Ä more .

Ok, I know that a 7.200 HDD produces more heat than a 5.400, but what about a 7.200 compared to a bigger 7.200?
Do more Gigs also produce more heat?

Since I read much about the heat issues with SXPS16, I try to be on the safe side with as much power as possible

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Dell Inspiron 1545 :: Progressively Get Slower The Hotter It Gets

Dec 13, 2014

This laptop keeps getting slower and slower and I've tried everything and it's not making a difference.  Seems to progressively get slower the hotter it gets.  I have run virus scans (all fine), malware scans (fine), de-fragmented it, cleaned up the disc, I have deleted unused/unwanted programs, I have cleared history options and stopped background programs from running. Nothing is working. I have checked the amount of memory/space and there's still plenty, I have run a temperature scan (Speccy) and that was within normal.  Not only does it slow down where it takes forever to get from one window to the another, it will not open some things at all. 

Like, now I can't use IE - I get an error message.  When I came onto the Dell site, there was an option/link to diagnose your computer and that also gave an error message.  I went to order something only a few weeks ago and that's when IE first gave me a problem - it wouldn't get me to the sign on screen.  I downloaded Firefox and that allowed me to sign on but not check out.  The rep at the company had me download Google Chrome and that finally let me process the order.  I don't know what's going on. 

I thought maybe there was something wrong with the fan, maybe the computer is getting too hot, but from what I've read online the computer will stop working altogether, not just move slower.  I'm at my wits end.  If it's not due to lack of memory space, nor a virus or malware, what the heck is this things problem?  I had also contacted my internet service provider and they had me run a test and the download speed was fine so they said it's my computer. 

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Sony :: Replacing CPU Cooling Paste

Apr 9, 2009

I have just disasembled and cleaned, (to the best of my abilty), my SONY SZ2XP comp using compressed gas. Hopefully,

it will yield some results getting rid of all the dust, although i did feel like i could have done better if i managed to disassemble it further to reach all affected areas.

I'll continue to my question though, I unscrewed the heatsink and noticed that the thermal paste on the cpu looked really misapplied.

It has some big lumps of paste and seems very unevenly applied. I have owned this computer for about 2 years or so, and i have never disassembled it until now

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Acer Aspire 5750 :: Not Booting After Cleaning Fan And Re-paste

Oct 8, 2014

I have cleaned my Aspire 5750 as it had accumulated dust over last 3years, I stripped down, clean the fan, re-pasted the CPU and put everything back carefully, when I switched it on, the fan spins for a while and turns off, battery gets charged( changing from orange to blue) but only black screen.

I have checked the connections, changed CMOS battery, tried pressing Power button without battery and mains for 20 secs.

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Apple :: Macbook - Wont Copy And Drag/paste The Files From The Usb

Jun 4, 2009

I just got my 1st macbook and was trying to burn win 7 iso file in my macbook.

1st problem, it wont let me copy and drag/paste the files from the usb, said that i do not have enough access/permission.....then the copying thingy hangs, will not close until i forcequit the finder. Then all the files in the usb flashdisk disappeared....could not be seen...cant eject it eitherhad to unplug it without ejecting .

I tried burning with my brother's old macbook (tiger) everything was a breeze, no prob except the dvd was not able to be read when i try to boot with bootcamp....

I have tried repairing permission with disk utility but that didnt work either.

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HP Envy 17-j020us OS/Software :: Cannot Cut / Copy And Paste Within File Explorer

Dec 7, 2014

I can cut/copy and paste url's and text from word, etc, but I am unable to cut/copy and paste files within file explorer windows. I have tried running malware bytes and virus programs. HP support has tried remote access to find the problem unsuccessfully. Is there any other option besides doing a factory reset or restore point?

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