04-06-2015 07:36 AM
The removal of the processor and heatsink is regarded as an FRU item. In other words it is considered to be only a factory servicable part which void technically void the warranty. As for the type of paste used, that's a good question which I doubt anyone would have an answer for.
Is there a reason you are considering changing the thermal paste ?
04-06-2015 12:33 PM
Thanks a lot for the answer
I guess I'll have to leave it as is.
My laptop while idle stays at mid 40's (44-46) but as soon as something is open (like browser) it goes up to 54-56 which I don't mind the temperature but since the last bios update (the one that fixed pulsuating fan noise) the fans ramp up and gets a little loud for just bowsing web. I was wondering that a good quality paste might keep temperature low enough to keep the fans ramping up so quickly.
04-06-2015 02:00 PM
04-06-2015 03:04 PM
Another thought would be accumulated dust. If you have never blown out the vents or fan and frequently use the laptop it might be due. The accumulation of dust on the fan blades can increase their noise level. Just use a short bursts of canned compressed air in each of the vents several times. Just avoid long blasts of air as it may damage the fan from over revving.
If you want to give it a thorough cleaning then remove the back cover and use short bursts of air directly in the fan assembly. Page #32 of your model's User Guide explains how to remove the back cover. Here is a link to that manual.....
04-06-2015 06:25 PM