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    Thermal pasted...stripped screws on the heatsink, GPU temps higher, CPU temp lower

    So I had everything ready to go today. I followed a YouTube video on the basic thermal paste replacement of an ASUS gaming laptop. What I didn’t like was that after I had everything opened up, I had issues with 2 of 8 screws for the heat sink, specifically over the CPU. *Now they are stripped and no philips head can grab them, I decided to use my leatherman‘s pliers which did work.

    I go it all put back together, ran HWiNFO and found that my core temps and core package temps were lower after playing some Modern Warfare. *Easily 15-20*C lower.

    But... my GPU *temps are now about 6-10 degrees hotter than average...maxing at about 82 degrees*

    *Where can I get more tiny machine/electronics screws?

    How do I assess my thermal paste is working for the GPU? Take it apart and see how it spreed, then adjust from there?*
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    Lastly, how do I know if the thermal pads are the proper thickness? I imagine they’d have marks on them from the tightening of the heat sink

    Stripped screws



    Factory paste / pads



    cleaned vram, GPU, CPU, etc. *



    Underside of heat sink before cleaning (mirrored for proper thermal pad application)



    Applied 0.5 mm arctic thermal pads...I felt like a surgeon after this.*

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    Last edited by Kalmah; 04-13-2020 at 10:47 PM.

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    Hi,
    Usually any hardware store can match items or order.
    Might also try watch or lock repair shops they deal with lots of small screws...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
    Hi,
    Usually any hardware store can match items or order.
    Might also try watch or lock repair shops they deal with lots of small screws...
    DRI

    I was able to salvage some through an old laptop, fit perfectly, better quality too.

    I'm still having issues with the repasting, I don't think my heat sink makes full contact with the die of either CPU or GPU...

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