So I am redoing the thermal paste on this Dell Latitude E6400. It has the T9900 core 2 duo which has 6mg of L2 cache. Its a work horse.
I'm sending it to India and I know it will get hot. I bought a decent laptop cooler, but I need to redo the paste.
The CPU obviously gets paste, but should I put paste on the part of the heatsink that goes to the GPU? There is no paste there now, only a squishy pad.
I had another one of these and I did put paste on it, seemed to fix the overheating problem when I used alot of graphics.
Here is a picture.
The gpu "squishy pad is top left. There is a depression on the pad from where it pressed against the gpu these past 6 years.