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Laptop thermal paste change

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So I will be changing my laptops thermal paste, and I would just like to know how much paste I should put on it. Also when I take off the heatsink and some of the paste has gone over, can I clean it with 99% alcohol, or any other cleaning product and it will be fine?

 

 

How much should I put on it?

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Grain of rice sized


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So I will be changing my laptops thermal paste, and I would just like to know how much paste I should put on it. Also when I take off the heatsink and some of the paste has gone over, can I clean it with 99% alcohol, or any other cleaning product and it will be fine?

 

 

How much should I put on it?

Intel_CPU_RH80536_750_LAPTOP_CPU.jpg

imagine a very anemic grain of rice. I personally spread a thin layer on laptop CPUs because of the low mounting pressure. it doesn't take much at all on a laptop CPU because it is a bare die

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Yeah you can clean it with 99% alcohol just fine (let it evapore before putting thermal paste on). And I usually use a little bit less then grain of rice since it is smaller than desktop CPU lid.


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