You will need
- A tube of thermal paste, a plastic screwdriver, cloth, screwdriver set.
Go to your nearest computer store and get there new thermal paste. It is better to visit the website of the manufacturer of your computer, what thermal grease is used during Assembly, and to buy the same. Also go to the forum computer users of your brand. There you can find information about what kind of pasta it is best to use. Note that the choice of toothpaste is also an important factor, as it is the link between the microprocessor and the heat sink, that is, the quality of the pasta will depend on the level of cooling your system.
Prepare the surface on which you will carry out the replacement of thermal paste. It is best to lay a soft cloth. The principle of substitution is the same for desktop computer and laptop. Read the manual for your unit. Find all the clips that need to be open to disconnect the radiator and the fan from the microprocessor. First, remove the fan which is usually attached with small screws. After this you need to open all the latches and disconnect the radiator directly. Be extremely careful and try not to damage the plastic clips.
Now rotate and lift the mount microprocessor. Remove the microprocessor. Carefully clean the microprocessor and heatsink of the old paste. Do it best with a paper towel or dry cloth. Carefully remove all traces of old paste.
Now take a plastic screwdriver and apply a new layer of thermal paste. You can also use a special spatula, which usually comes with a tube of toothpaste. Evenly apply a layer of paste on the microprocessor of a thickness not exceeding 0,3 mm. Note. the layer should not be too thick and when you press the paste must not protrude on the edges. Assemble everything in reverse order and test the operation of the system. It is best to install tool, with which you will be able to monitor the temperature of your computer.
Be careful that the old thermal grease was completely removed.