Hello fellas.I need some help finding a thermal paste that kept my Dell Latitude e6420 i7 Quad Core temps in check. The situation happened after I had to replace my LCD cable so I had to basically take the whole thing apart. Once I put it all together and replaced the cable I noticed that the temps all of a sudden started going up crazy.
Just going on Chrome makes my fan go crazy and my temps where going to an average of like 83C. This surprised me considering I put some Arctic Silver 5 which worked great for my Dell D830 but for my quad i7 e6420 it was trash. I then tried some Arctic Cooling MX4 and still the temps were too high but this time it was around an average of 77C which was still too hot. Then I tried Arctic Silver 5 with some copper shims and managed to get it down to an average of 75C.
When I took it apart I noticed the thermal paste previously applied was kinda thick and gummy while being extremely cold. It was grey in color and whatever it was kept my temps in at like 48C. My e6420 barely went crazy with its fan and slightly went up when I was watching youtube but nothing crazy. I'm guessing the reason it was gummy like is because it cured eventually but alot of these new thermal pastes never cure I think it must be so old school thermal paste or something.
Any ideas what brand of thermal paste this was?
Help will be much appreciated, thank you =]
Edited by adonismartinez, 17 December 2016 - 07:45 PM.