Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Where do I apply thermal compound on ACER 3050

Do I just need to apply on the CPU and heatsink or is thee somewhere else I need to apply?

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 397 Answers

Just apply to the CPU, in a single blob, do not do stripes, swirls etc, this will only create air bubbles. Line up your heatsink and gently press it onto the CPU and secure. Make sure your CPU and heatsink are clean before applying fresh paste to the CPU.

Posted on Mar 26, 2014


6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

james klgr
  • 362 Answers

SOURCE: Gateway 450SX4 Notebook Overheating Problem

the best thing for you to do is purchase a cooling base its a platform with fans in it to blow air through the laptop all the time. these are greast for the newer faster machines they tend to run hot. you will also love the difference it makes in performance

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: drivers for acer aspire 3050

There you go... hope it can help you.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

  • 65 Answers

SOURCE: drivers for acer aspire 3050

link is to the acer downloads section for your laptop model

hope this helps!

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

  • 748 Answers

SOURCE: Toshiba Tecra M3 Laptop keeps freezing and

What made you suspect the compund? You're probably right though. The fan has died or is too slow. The CPU and the video chip are what the fan is protecting. It might require a new CPU chip and fan. If it's the video chip, then a new mother board is in your future.

Good Luck

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

  • 51 Answers

SOURCE: need an acer aspire 3050 service manual





Posted on Aug 26, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Black material on back of N5040 CPU heatsink?

hi, these are thermal plastic sticker to make the thermal paste in tack and in place. as long as you know how to apply the thermal compound in the right way there's no need to replace it.

Mar 25, 2014 | Dell Computers & Internet

1 Answer

How to replace a intel processor in a acer emachine e525

If you don't have computer experience then I seriously recommend you take it to a professional shop to have the work carried out.

If you DO have experience with computer hardware then I'd look for a disassembly manual for another laptop and work from there. All laptops are basically the same inside. The fun/tricky part is getting "inside" them.
If you intend to replace the CPU then prepare yourself with new thermal compound, also get yourself high quality compound like Artic silver. You also need the cleaning fluids to properly prepare the processor and heatsink combo. You can't just use what is already there as it will not do an efficient job
There is really good tutorials on the web for applying the thermal compound.
It's also really easy to identify the CPU once you have access to the inside of your laptop. It's the thing that is attached to the heatsink.

Aug 19, 2012 | Acer Genuine Emachines E525 E625 E725...

1 Answer

Cpu overheat

If the cpu is overheating the cooling fan may need to be changed, chances are the laptop will need to be taken apart and cleaned. A can of compressed air is ideal for blowing the dirt out of the heatsink and fan, also! removing the old thermal paste from the processor and heatsink and applying fresh compound will make all the difference.

Jul 02, 2012 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My pc mobo is intel 915gav. processor is P4 pinless running with 1 gb 400 bus ram..after a new installation of win xp i worked hours continously..but in in next morning when i turn on pc after running

There will be a thermally conductive paste [Heat sink compount], a white tooth paste like substance, must be applied between the heatsink and the CPU. It is a must. If you have replaced, or unlocked the heat sink metal, and haven't applied this thermally conductive paste, proper heat transfer from CPU and the metal heatsink will take place, and the CPU will overheat, and finally go out.
Music videos are large files, which apply a great load to CPU, as processing video is a great task for CPU. Temperature must be below 40 degree centegreade, at any instant.
Just unlock the heatsink lock, take out the CPU heat sink out, and apply some heatsink compound [silicon grease] and retry. If you hear a beep sound after 3 seconds or so, after swithch ON the system, you have won. OK.

Feb 22, 2012 | Intel D915GAV Motherboard

1 Answer

My dell dimension 3100 blinks amber. The Number 3 also blinks on the front. I've read that could mean a processor failure, whatever that means. But I opened the computer and there is an amber light...

I think your Thermal Paste on the CPU HeatSink might be dry. When this happens it like metal touching metal and the computer shorts out so it can't boot. You need to open the case and you will see 4 screws that hold the cpu heatsink on top of the processor chip. There are lots of videos on Youtube that show you how to replace the thermal paste (sometimes called thermal compound). I'm going to post a link here to one. I normally apply a thin coat of the paste all over the cpu and also on the heatsink. Then I put a coat of the paste in the middle of the cpu just like the video shows. This insures that I have coating all over the cpu and the cpu/heatsink. Don't worry as the video says about letting it dry. Put it on and turn your computer back on and start using it.
How to Replace Thermal Compound

Mar 05, 2018 | Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop

1 Answer

To replace fan on heatsink price please

Although you didn't provide your CPU type, it seems your motherboard has a 462 (A) CPU socket. is notorious for its sales in computer parts, so I would recommend purchasing from them as they are a reliable company. The link I provided below is a product that should meet your needs, and it's pretty cheap for only $9.99, plus $2.99 shipping. Please remember to also use thermal compound in between your CPU and heatsink as well. If you are unfamiliar with what thermal compound does, it helps transfer the heat from the CPU to the heatsink, and is a MUST HAVE. If you were to not have thermal compound your computer could have overheating issues. As a recommendation for thermal compound Arctic Wolf is well rated, and one of the best. Thermal compound will also run you about $9.99. Link is provided below.

Hope this helps.

-Marcus Turtle

(Heatsink and fan)
(Thermal compound)

Mar 07, 2011 | Asrock K7S41 Motherboard

1 Answer

The system is problem every two month ago plz solve this problem proccesor termel trip and man i c very hot

hi gul,since the CPU is being reused, you must clean all of the thermal compound off the CPU and reapply a new thermal interface compound. Apply a thermal grease or a thermal pad to the interface between the CPU and the heatsink you used. If possible ADD one cooler so that your heat will be reduce.


Jan 01, 2011 | Intel DG31PR Motherboard

2 Answers

When I boot the machine it gives me a thermal overheat event msg and shuts down, I believe the thermal contact between the fan and processor has broken, I do not know how to remove the cpu fan and re apply...

Theres many types of sockets for motherboards. If PC clone, search for the book manual for pinpoint wath socket it it or it is a IBM or DELL or HP, the same except the latter is little more tricky when detaching the heatsink. Once figured out, disconect the power, touch the fuselage of the PC to discharge from ESD. Of course, buy a heatsink compound and you can clean the cpu and bottonm of the heatsink with paper towel and Isopropyl Alcohol and apply new compound. Not too much, the nessesary only. I'd like to apply in a whirpool like on the CPU. And the heatcopound color grey is the best.

Aug 21, 2009 | Intel D845GLLY Motherboard

1 Answer

Can't boot up my acer 290 notebook as the screen is

Hi,try making sure your heatsink is properly seated on your cpu chip with some cpu compound between them......I had a laptop that did the same & when i checked the cpu heatsink & fan i noticed the screws holding down the heatsink onto the chipset had come away so i applied some compound to the centre of yhe chip reseated the heatsink with longer screws & i also gave the heatsink & fan a good clean,put it all back together & it worked fine...goodluck

Jun 06, 2009 | Acer TravelMate 290 Notebook

1 Answer

L100 heat problem

We purchased 10 of these for our dealers since most of them have space constrains. I found that I had to reapply the thermal compound on just about all of them, since they all had a problem of spinning up the fan and then shutting down.

What you do is get some MX-2 Thermal Compound
--> Open the case with the one screw on the back
--> Once open, undo the 4 screws that hold down the heatsink - the copper looking thing - the fans stay in the case. The screws will NOT COME OUT. Just leave them attached to the heatsink.
--> Take some cleaning alcohol and put some on some cloth. Then use the cloth to wipe the old thermal compound (grey goop) off the CPU and the Heatsink.
--> Apply a couple "drops" of the MX-2 on the CPU and use a credit card to spread is it over the CPU. NOT TOO THICK. In fact, I found a complete coverage, while trying to get it as thin as possible seems to get the best cooling effect.
--> Re-apply the heatsink by screwing in the screws one by one, switching to the next screw which is diagonal to the previous one. This way even pressure is applied to the headsink.
--> Close the case and refit the case screw.

All of our computers have worked great after that fix. Hope it works for you.

Nov 06, 2008 | Acer Aspire L100 PC Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?

Open Questions:

0 Answers

Losing data is a disaster. Never let that happen Use Cloud Backup'Call +1888784-9316 Cloud storage services are great for sharing files with friends and families, keeping documents in sync between all your devices, and so much more. Free cloud storage is even better! Several backup services offer free online backup plans. DataAlign is known for having the finest free cloud data backup software in the world! Not just being simple and automatic it can be customized to a large extent and not to forget the scheduling capabilities that allows it to run at any time of the day. With several years of experience in its kitty, DataAlign is the trusted innovators in free online backup solution. DataAlign is proud to be known as a market leader in providing Server Cloud Backup Solution based storage and individuals is our primary motto. Our innovative platform has been designed while keeping you in mind. To provide Cloud Backup For Small Business optimal user experience we focus on simplicity and this in turn ensures that you will be able to backup and access large data quickly and smoothly. Unlike other companies, there are no catch with DataAlign free cloud backup solution. With the kind of experience, you get with DataAlign, we strongly believe that you will eventually upgrade your account to a bigger one. And that makes us give awa Online Backup Pricing accounts as a free version with no strings attached. So drop your worries and and setup your free cloud data backup account with DataAlign. Just to clarify we will not ask for your credit card details upfront when you sign up for a free account. Keep using your free account as long as you need it. DataAlign has been designed with you in mind. You wouldn't require any technical skiil or IT degree to use it. Simply, upload your data and the technology will do the rest, enabling you to focus on what really matters; your business. Our dedicated support is readily available to answer any questions that you may have.

May 28, 2018 | The Computers & Internet

Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

36 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18424 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14162 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides