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How do I replace heat sink with both thermal paste and pads?I am reassembling my powerbook after replacing the display inverter. I want to put the heat sink back on the processor (and o...
Answer to: Thermal Pads vs Arctic SilverErrol, thanks for replying. What kind of thermal pads did you use? I tried to replace them using ones recommended here: How do I replace heat sink with both thermal paste and pads?. But they were too skinny and very difficult to apply. I doubt it will do much good. In doing so, I removed the pads, partially ripping one (and the other has dust on one of the sides). Maybe I could clean the dust off as best as possible and re-stick both on? If anybody knows what kind of pads would offer nice, thick, sticky surfaces and would be easy to apply, please let me know.
Answer to: Thermal Pads vs Arctic SilverI'd also really enjoy hearing the answer to this one. The pads seem about one or two millimeters thick. If I end up just using the pads, would I then have to put thermal paste on the underside of the pad? Are there any issues with small irregularities in the pads' surface smoothness? What if the pads got a little bit of dust on them, probably during dis-assembly of the laptop? Does this present an issue? If so, would it be best to just get replacement pads or use thermal paste? Thank for your answer.