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  • CrAvECrAvE
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    I want to change thermal paste and clean heat sink fins , do i need electrostatic band or sitting on the floor will do the job?

  • flo957flo957
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    Hi CrAvE! I responded to you already in your email about your laptop overheating but I will also put my response here in the forum:

    You can reapply thermal paste and also blow out the fans to ensure that air flow is getting in. You can wear an anti static band if you have one but I usually don’t. I just ground myself before touching the computer components by touching the computer case or something else to discharge any static I may have built up. Here’s a good article about it: https://www.wikihow.com/Ground-Yourself-to-Avoid-Destroying-a-Computer-with-Electrostatic-Discharge

    You can also look at getting a laptop cooling pad which has fans on the bottom to keep it cool: https://www.amazon.com/Havit-HV-F2056-Laptop-Cooler-Cooling/dp/B00NNMB3KS/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1543012367&sr=1-4&keywords=laptop+fan

    I would also check your processes on your computer and see if there’s way too many or anything suspicious. There might be a lot of software or programs running in the background. Get rid of any unwanted programs and check to see what is running and starting up with Windows. Try to minimize how many programs are running all the time. Hopefully your laptop isn’t part of the bot army mining bitcoins!

    You can even try to run a virus scan if you have anti-virus software. In addition to that, I always run Malwarebytes to check for malware on my computer too: https://www.malwarebytes.com/

    Hopefully this helps!

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    Thanks. I have successfully replaced the thermal paste and cleaned fan and heatsink fins. I have a fresh install of windows to avoid any other factors causing heating. Results are impressive with 20-degree Celsius drop in GPU temperatues and now I can play CSGO and DOTA2 on my 6 Years old laptop. Thanks again.

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