Originally posted by: Peter Sheldon
Hi, I am about to remove the heat spreader on my presario 701FR Notebook and have been informed that I need to replace the thermal pad, I have read in other forums that the mylar lined ones used by compaq are useless and I am wondering that if this is the case should I use thermal paste instead or buy thermal pads from an electronics outlet as they state that they change when the processor is first used and release a compound that fills the gaps, they are made by AkASA.
The packet says:
• This new heat exchange material called Thermal Interface Material provides a great link between the heat sink and the processor
• When the thermal material heats up to the optimium temperature it will go through a phase change and mould itself perfectly to the heatsink base and the CPU core surface
• 5 pack of replacement thermal pads
• Suitable for all heatsink types
All advice will be greatly appreciated.
I would personally stick with Arctic Silver 5 or Arctic Silver Ceramique...There is a reason that most of us use it...
It works, reliably, every time as long as you follow the instructions...
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