WOW! Love the detailed info
i have done a clean-up on it (the fan was disgusting) and, because it was never repasted, I have in mind buying some IC diamond. haven't thought in thermal pads.
considering what I've read here, either i7-4710MQ or i7-4810MQ will be on my radar but where do you guys find those for <100$? i only see them for >120$.
I have considered a new laptop, but I would prefer to build a new machine by spending about 200€ per month in parts so I'll be a slow build. So I plan on upgrading this laptop with 400 to 500€ (I'm in switzerland btw)