Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
djdelarosa25

Did I put too little thermal paste, or am I fine?

Recommended Posts

Posted · Original PosterOP

So I finally got to repasting and cleaning my three year-old baseline "gaming" (for its time) laptop, a Dell Inspiron 7447 with an i5-4210H and GTX 850M. I used compressed air to clean out the fan and radiator fins while Arctic MX-4 was the thermal paste that I employed via the dot method. Many of the guides online said to use the size of a pea but I think I used like a half pea since the dies were surprising small (is that normal on laptops?), hence I think I applied too litlle. After doing the deed and running Prime95 small FFTs for one hour, the average CPU package temperature was 72°C while one hour on Furmark was 57°C on the GPU. Are these temps fine?

Link to post
Share on other sites

as long as the center part is covered, i thin its fine since its intel. 


Im with the mentaility of "IF IM NOT SURE IF ITS ENOUGH COOLING, GO OVERKILL"

 

CURRENT PC SPECS    

CPU             Ryzen 5 3600 (Formerly Ryzen 3 1200)

GPU             : ASUS RX 580 Dual OC (Formerly ASUS GTX 1060 but it got corroded for some odd reasons)

GPU COOOER      : ID Cooling Frostflow 120 VGA (Stock cooler overheats even when undervolted :()

MOBO            : MSI B350m Bazooka

MEMORY          Team Group Elite TUF DDR4 3200 Mhz CL 16
STORAGE         : Seagate Baracudda 1TB and Kingston SSD
PSU             : Thermaltake Lite power 550W (Gonna change soon as i dont trust this)
CASE            : Rakk Anyag Frost
CPU COOLER      : ID-Cooling SE 207
CASE FANS       : Mix of ID cooling fans, Corsair fans and Rakk Ounos (planned change to ID Cooling)
DISPLAY         : SpectrePro XTNS24 144hz Curved VA panel
MOUSE           : Logitech G502 Hero
KEYBOARD        : Rakk Lam Ang

HEADSET         : Plantronics RIG 500HD

 

and a whole lot of LED everywhere(behind the monitor, behind the desk, behind the shelf of the PC mount and inside the case)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Those are really good temps, especially for a laptop. Looks like you used just the right amount. 


Always remember the 80/80 rule of project management. That is, the first 80% of the project takes 80% of the time, and the last 20% of the project takes the other 80% of the time.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×