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Overheating after applying liquid thermal

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My Acer Predator Helios 300 G3-571 had been getting high temps, around the upper 80's and sometimes 90's. I know this is a tolerable temp for the CPU and GPU, and regular temps for this laptop, but my fingers usually get uncomfortably hot after about 30 mins of gaming. I noticed that some people on YouTube applied liquid thermal with this laptop had much lower temps then stock. I decided to try this out. After applying applying new thermal pads, acrylic coating, electrical tape, and liquid thermal on my CPU and GPU, my laptop successfully booted up (so no circuits were shorted). However, my fans started going to max and temps were 87-95 just being on idle, and would stay up there. I even booted in the BIOS and fans blasting out. I've tried to reapply liquid thermal 3 times and had same results. I don't think my thermal pads are too thick since tutorials shown to use 1.5mm pads, just as I did, and even squeezed them. I'm pretty sure it's because heatsink isn't having contact with the CPU and GPU, but I've pushed down on the heatsink while screwing it back in to close the gap, but still getting same temps. Anything I'm doing wrong? Thanks in advance.

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1. how thick are the stock pads?

 

2. did you cover the base plate of the heatsink with liquid metal as well?

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: HP EX920 1TB PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + Crucial MX500 1TB 2.5" SATA SSD, 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally, 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172) left outside Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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1.  1.5mm

2. Yes, I did, I should've said that before.

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Actually, it seems to be 1mm. But this is sort of out on the side and not near the chips. Nonetheless, I bought 1mm pads which will arrive tomorrow and I'll see if that makes a diffrence.

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Before I replace the pads, does the liquid metal need to be cleaned and reapplied, or can the same liquid be used?

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