Hello everyone, new here and thought I ask a question.
I just applied a new thermal paste or my laptop processor/ gpu/ cpu. Arctic Silver 5 + ArcticClean, a 2 Process cleaning solution that came with it.
After I cleaned, and applied new thermal my GPU temp went down from 55C or 45-49C during peak usage. However, my CPU is still overheating, sometimes I am just sitting here and it gets so hot it turns off.
I live in a extremely hot area, but I have a cooling pad under the laptop that I bought for 50bucks, it does wonders. & Also have a fan blowing air into the air vent where it sucks in air. This doesn't seem to help that much since it still overheats.
Anything I can do to cool down the CPU?
I've checked out all power options and they seem to adjust only the GPU temp.
I would also check your heatsink to see if there's any dust build up... I remember taking apart a friends laptop earlier this year and my goodness....HOLY MOTHER OF DUST BUNNIES is all I can say to describe
Temps went down by around 10-15C afterwards on her i3