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Anyone replaced the thermal paste on their y510p?

2014-02-23, 15:08 PM

Just wondering if anyone has tried this to get the temps down. Was there any bennifit? What thermal paste did you use? How dificult is it to do? I may plan on doing this to mine once the warranty is up. Just wanted to see if anyone has tried it and what the results are. 

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Re: Anyone replaced the thermal paste on their y510p?

2014-02-23, 15:15 PM

How did you arrived at the conclusion that changing the thermal paste will improve the cooling condition of your unit?

 

The normal solution to improving cooling condition of computer is to use more fan to draw or force air from the unit. You only change the paste if your unit is old, cleaning the inside and the fans does not help.

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Re: Anyone replaced the thermal paste on their y510p?

2014-02-23, 15:53 PM
If you have no clue on how difficult it is to apply thermal paste, don't do it, especially in a brand new laptop.
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Re: Anyone replaced the thermal paste on their y510p?

2014-02-23, 19:18 PM

I have replaced thermal paste on most of my components and seen a large drop in tempratures. My last laptop dropped 8C on the CPU when I replaced the thermal paste on it. 

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Re: Anyone replaced the thermal paste on their y510p?

2014-02-23, 19:19 PM

I have taken apart many laptops, and replaced themal paste.  I am just asking specifically how hard this one is to do. Also I stated that I don't plan on doing it unti the warranty is up. 

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Re: Anyone replaced the thermal paste on their y510p?

2014-02-23, 20:42 PM

Refer to the Hardware Maintenance Manual to decide whether it is easy or difficult to do. AFAIK, it should'nt be that difficult to do but I'm not doing it even if it is already out of warrantee. As for your case, since it is your unit, it should be your decision and responsibility for whatever consequences it may result to.

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Re: Anyone replaced the thermal paste on their y510p?

2016-02-09, 17:24 PM
Hi there!
I've done this a couple times, using Arctic's MX4 paste. The main problem is the disassembly itself, the second is the thermal pads. Be sure to have some spares of ~1mm thickness. The cooling efficiency went up a little (longer distances to Tjmax after stress load). Taking the case apart is a real pain in the **, though.
2LenBlazer: just imagine that some people know for sure that the manufacturer's approach to handling selection of components, consumables and procedures can be ... not quite optimal. And some people consider it riskworthy to modify and improve their devices before they wear out due to lack of redundancy.
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Re: Anyone replaced the thermal paste on their y510p?

2016-02-09, 18:16 PM

Last summer when my laptop was getting too hot I decided to cool it down, no matter what. My Ultrabay was 97, main GPU and CPU were around 85 while gaming.

 

1) I bought Cooler master thermal fusion paste - Havent used it till today.

 

2) Cut open the back casing to increase air flow from the Ultrabay.

This mod - https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Y510p-Ultimate-Cooling-Mods-Revealed-Unshroud-your-cooling-fans/m-p/1533688#M78976

 

3) Installed the unlocked BIOS from TechInferno forums to open up the Voltage control for CPU and GPUs.

Modified the clocks and turned the voltage down a tiny bit.

 

Now, my max temps are 75 on all components without loss of performance. I only enable voltage control on certain games, not all that I play.

 

I saw some videos on changing thermal paste and it does not look that difficult (I have performed other maintenance inside my laptops). Just that I was able to fix the problem without having to change the paste.

My laptop is now 2 years old and basically I was having heat issues after 1.5 years.

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Re: Anyone replaced the thermal paste on their y510p?

2017-06-13, 17:43 PM

I just picked up a second hand Y510p with a 4200m processor and gt750m sli. Just like everyone  also I was having a thermal throttling and overheating/crashing issues. I would put my tech level as experienced and I would rate the repaste on a scale of 1 to 10 difficulty as a 7. I used Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut and Fujipoly Extreme pads for both the gpu's and CPU. Had to use the rubber band trick to get some stuck screws out of the ultrabay. No spacer mod just repaste and new pads, I also added a pad when there wasn't one for the gpu ram. Bought a secondhand heat sink for the y510p and upgraded to a 4700mq CPU. Replaced the weak spring screws on the heat sink with some of the strong ones( from the extra heat sink). I will be doing a fanshroud mod as well but hasn't been done yet. During IBT and Heaven benchmark the max I saw was mid 80's on the CPU and gpu's. using a Tree New Bee 4 fan laptop cooler. I'm expecting this to go down a few more degrees after the shroud mod. No crashes on stock clocks and settings. I undervolted gpu0 by -6.3mv and -25mv on gpu1 and run stock clocks. Playing games like GTAV,  Fallout4 and XCOM2 that used to crash when the gpu got into THE HIGH 90's! No longer crash and run stable and cool. Keep in mind I replaced the 4200m with a 4700mq and temps are lower then they were all around when  using the cooler processor. I did a few gaming sessions and not only is the laptop cooler to the touch after about an hour gaming session highest temperature I saw was 76° on the CPU and that was because Ideafan kicks on at 75°.... and both the gpu's had lower then 75° Max temps.  With the fan shroud mod I doubt I would even need to use the laptop cooler even though I still will ???

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