Cheap thermal paste acceptable on Dual Core laptop?

Hello, I have a Thinkpad T61 laptop with, I think, a dual core T7200 CPU, and I have a can of really cheap thermal paste with the specs Thermal conductivity: >1.22w/m.k, thermal resistance: <0.201C-in2/w . Can I use this thermal paste on this laptop or not. It's not really a high-end system so maybe it would be ok. Grateful for any info I can get.
3 answers Last reply
More about cheap thermal paste acceptable dual core laptop
  1. Should be ok, aslong as its not a thin paste, but I always use a good quality for a laptop due to the restricted cooling they already have.
  2. I rather use a known brand name.

    You can check to see if your local Radio Shack has Arctic Silver Ceramique...

    Side Note: I don't know how they stay in business. I rarely go to a Radio Shack store and when I do, I only see maybe 3 other people at most.
  3. Uhm, You should get some MX-4 Or Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Paste. I Believe they are the best 2, But people say Arctic Silver is the best, But its conductive so dont get it on any of your parts.
Ask a new question

Read More

CPUs Laptops Thermal Compound Dual Core