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R61i (8932) just got a T8100

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R61i (8932) just got a T8100

#1 Post by onespeedbiker » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:37 pm

I been thinking about this for a while. My R61i (8932) came with T5250 CPU. I have already upgraded to Windows 7, with an ssd and the Middeton Bios, so I figured a CPU upgrade was next. I found a T8100 on eBay and it arrived today and went in with no problem. There is always that tragic/magic moment when you don't know if your computer will boot when you replace a major component; well it booted with no problem and is indeed peppier than before. What I am amazed by is how much thermo grease is used on these computers; there is often more grease surrounding the surfaces than on them.

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Re: R61i (8932) just got a T8100

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:24 am

Ignorant people just slap on any squirt of paste and take the rest for granted.
Those in the know use no more paste than a dollop the size of 1-2 rice corns max. and spread it nicely and evenly with e.g. a credit card.
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Re: R61i (8932) just got a T8100

#3 Post by dr_st » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:44 am

I never bother spreading it nicely and evenly. And not every paste is easily spreadable. I just let the heatsink squash it.
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Re: R61i (8932) just got a T8100

#4 Post by onespeedbiker » Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:39 am

I use method #2, but either would certainly work.

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Re: R61i (8932) just got a T8100

#5 Post by TPFanatic » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:56 pm

I spread it to remove as much excess as possible. Less paste is more efficient heat transfer. I want the minimum paste necessary just to connect the two surfaces.
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