|I cleaned out the dust off the fan and heatsink of my laptop without knowing what the thermal paste was, I just followed an instruction video and covered the processor with as much of the previous paste.|
It said that the heatsink should be tightly pressed against the processor.
Before I cleaned out my fan and heatsink, the heat was most noticeable on the keyboard directly above the fan when I played games.
After cleaning the dust out, I never feel the same intensity of heat compared to before. And I noticed that the air going out the vent is relatively stronger than before.
But I just want to know if I should still go ahead and replace the thermal paste.
I'm asking because it's such a bother to take out every piece again just to get to the laptop's fan and heatsink.
Thanks for your input.