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Silver thermal compound

Where do I purchase silver thermal compound?

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  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    Do I just apply it to the CPU or is there somewhere else I need to apply it?


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You can Buy Silver Thermal Paste At any Electronics Store... Radio SHack Sells It If You Have One Close By..

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To simplify what this guy is saying. I recommend getting new thermal compound...

This is one of the most common problems with Toshiba laptops we deal with.
Indications of laptop overheating problem:
  1. The keyboard and the bottom of your laptop are very hot when the laptop is working.
  2. The CPU fans are working all the time at maximum rotation speed and operate much louder than before.
  3. The laptop suddenly shuts down by itself without warning. When it just started, the laptop was shutting down after 1-2 hours and how it shuts down after 5-10 minutes of operation.
  4. The laptop works fine when it runs idle, but shuts down as soon as you start using any memory demanding applications (DVD player, image editing software, video editing software, etc.).

If the CPU heatsink is not clogged with dust and lint completely, you can use canned air and just blow it inside the laptop through the openings on the bottom and on the sides. It’s nice as a precaution measure, but it might not work if your laptop already has a problem and the heatsink is completely clogged.
  1. Open the laptop case, so you can access the CPU fan and the heatsink. In some cases you can access the heatsink through the latch on the bottom of the laptop. Sometimes (for example Toshiba Satellite A135) you have to open the laptop case all the way down.
  2. Carefully disconnect the fan cables on the system board and remove the fan. If the fan makes unusual sound when it spins (grinding sound), I would recommend to replace the fan.
  3. Clean the fan and the heatsink with compressed air.
  4. I would also recommend removing old thermal grease from the CPU and applying new grease for better heat conductivity.

on Oct 17, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S2276 Notebook

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Lapy switch off within 5 minutes again & again.

If your computer is old (or even if it is not), the most likely reason is that your CPU is overheating and your laptop is shutting down to protect itself.

If you can get it logged in try using this program to check your CPU temp

If your computer is indeed overheating, you should:

1) Disassemble your computer and clean your fan with a can of pressured air.
2) Remove the heat sink and reapply the thermal compound (I recommend using the Arctic Silver compound) -- this is potentially dangerous to your computer or make it overheat more so if you are unsure, you should bring it to a computer store.

Guides for these can be found online here and here

Hope this helps


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A85S107 Toshiba Laptop: Laptop will run for approx 6 min and gets hot and shuts off. Cooling fan clear and runs properly. Tried cooling pad to no avail.

If you are sure that it's not the fan in question then you'll need to check the heat sink could be too much or too little thermal compound

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What kind of thermal grease CPU I can use for replace old grease

Depends what you intend to do with your computer, if its lots of gaming, and pushing your pc to its limits, you will need a good quality thermal compound (arctic silver), if its just normal stuff a cheaper heat sink compound will do, i use Servisol, its cheap and works well

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My connection from my battery to computer is failing I've had this problem fixed twice and it keeps happening. Been told nothing is wrong with battery its the connection within the computer what can I do?

Well, if its been fixed twice already and doing it again, I would say its most likely over heating. Try using a Chill pad and on the processor clean off the old thermal compound and apply some Arctic Silver #. You can get the AS#5 at RadioShack for about $12 after tax. If your battery is getting hot enough to soften and break the solder connections i would suggest buying a new battery.

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Unit won't power on.

Having a wide knowledge of Laptops.
i,d suggest, removing the RAM/Memory. And swapping slots ( if 2 sticks are Present ) try starting with 1 stick inserted into either/any slot. This will eliminate ( faulty Slot on Motherboard )
Secondly. remove and re-seat The CPU ( processor Chip ) reseal with Good thermal Compound ( Arctic-Silver Or Similar )
If either of these don,t work the fault lies Within the motherboard.

Mike @ Compurepair.

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Gateway ml3108b laptop wont start up

This is a problem with that particular model of laptop.

It seems that the GPU chip (Graphics) overheats resulting in the solder points not making a good connection to the motherboard.

If your quite hardware savvy, you could strip her right down, take of the cooling unit and clean off all the old thermal compound and dust from the Heatsink, CPU and GPU. Then replace the thermal compound with better stuff (Arctic silver 5). This may solve the problem.

I had to do a bit more than this to get mine up and running though. If you need details just let me know.

Better still is if you know someone who's real good with a heatgun (aka Someone who's done this sorta thing on an XBox360) that can reflow the BGA joints on the chip for you. Sounds dangerous i know but if your lappy aint working theres not much else to lose.

Good luck, maddoc666.

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apply your heatsink paste in your processor

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