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Easy laptop question ( Thermal paste )

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by IrelandYaaaa, Sep 22, 2004.

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  1. IrelandYaaaa

    IrelandYaaaa Thread Starter

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    How r ya?

    I am fixing a faulty laptop ( well trying to ), I have noticed that there is no thermal paste or pad on the cpu die, should there be? The only thing i can see is a dried in black whatever!! Now I know there always should be some sorta thermal paste or pad on a desktop pc so is the laptop any different?

    The computer runs ok but it is very slow and the hdd light constantly flashes, would an overheating cpu cause that?
    I was just gonna stick some thermal paste on but i thought it was maybe better checking with someone that knows first before i cause damage.

    Cheers
     
  2. DaveBurnett

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    What make and Model?
     
  3. IrelandYaaaa

    IrelandYaaaa Thread Starter

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    Its a Packard bell

    Celeron 1.5ghz
    256mb
    20gb hdd

    I am not to sure of the model, its possibly an igo, that is the only badge i can see.


    BTW thanks for the reply
     
  4. DaveBurnett

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    Yeah that should have a thermal pad on it. Laptops tend to use a non sticky pad rather than paste.
     
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