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#16
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Sk0rch,

That all depends on how comfortable you are with taking apart your portable.
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Yeah the compressed air in the vents to remove dust didn't do much, the problem remains. I also took a trip to best buy and circuit city. Both stores say they do not put thermal paste onto laptops. So I figured I'll do it myself, best buy was out of thermal paste, circuit city had this little bottle of actec thermal paste for 17$, if I don't find anything better I guess I will get that next weekend.
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tuxmaster do you think it will be that hard? I'm not very comfortable seeing as how I have never opened up a a laptop before and don't know what any of the parts are, but I'm willing to give it a shot.
I'm going to go with this one - 5.99 + 5$ shipping, is this fine? Looks like a great deal to me compared to the 17$ at circuit city, plus the customer reviews massively lean towards the indication that it is a great product. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835100007

Edited by Sk0rch, 22 October 2007 - 08:26 AM.

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Arctic Silver is very good. If you aren't too sure about it, I strongly recommend you head down to a local computer store (not geek squad) and get them to do it for you. I often find the "enthusiastic" workers are there.
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That's the problem, there are no "Fry's" or PCShops near me, I don't know where to go.
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Really? That's interesting... I would have thought that a quick phone-book search would find some stores in your area...
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the thermal paste has arrived, although I haven't inserted it in yet, oddly enough, my laptop has been acting unusually cool for the past few days, hasn't shut off once.
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Well you need to ask yourself, "What's changed?"

The temperature in the rooms around you? Anything else you can think of?
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nothing really, i know its not the temp of the room because its been cool at my apartment and my house, the only thing that has changed is i downloaded this program called speedfan the other day, but i think that just monitors your cpu temperature, not adjust it.
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Speedfan is able to adjust your fans :)
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Oh wow, really? Well, I mean, it doesn't adjust them automatically right? Because all I did was download it, I didn't adjust any temperature.
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Well it sounds obvious that it has changed them for you. The good news is, if you ever do put the Arctic Silver on, it should drop another few degrees :)
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Okay, it's back lol, after 2 weeks of the laptop not shutting off - it did it 2-3 times today... =\ I'll probably get around to applying the thermal paste in a few weeks maybe. According to speed fan the HD0 is 100F. The Temp1 is 200F. Core0 and Core1 are 130F.
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ok after 2 weeks of nonlaptop gayness, the laptop shut off 2-3x today, knew it was too good to be true, hopefully the thermal paste will be a permanent solution.

someone actually linked me to a thread which gives a detailed guide about applying the thermal paste with lots of pictures, and it is about my exact laptop model too, so its really awesome, acer aspire 5672wlmi.

http://forum.noteboo...ead.php?t=77860
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Just out of curiosity, do you use your laptop on your lap or on a desk/table?
James
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