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The thermal paste?

Hey, I was wondering if i should use the ArctiClean THERMAL GREASE REMOVER & PURIFIER along with the Arctic Silver 5 Premium Silver Polysynthetic Thermal Compound 3.5 Gram Tube

or if you know of a cheaper place to get it let me know please

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  • leeroi89 Feb 24, 2008

    okay thanks Mike.



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hey buddy you can do, but the grease removers an un-necessary item. this stuff will wipe off with a soft cloth.
or at worst, a very blunt plastic scraper.
you only need the tinyist amount of thermal paste.
I,d Suggest ( E-Bay )

Posted on Feb 24, 2008

  • Mike Waldron Feb 25, 2008

    Hi leeroi,

    i,m off here soon buddy.

    this rating system sucks.

    the more you try to help people, the more you get pesecuted, if they decide to not rank your advice too highly.

    My ratings getting lower and lower every day.

    i,ll only be on here from now on to help buddies out by request.

    Mike @ Compurepair.



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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.

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