Who knows their stuff with heatsinks and laptops?

At the moment im replacing a stiffening cage in an old laptop which requires me to remove the old thermal pads and replace with new ones.

I am not paying £40 for the stock pads from the manufacturer and what i would like to know is can i simply buy a copper shim or two and spread on some MX-2 and screw it back into place?

I have provided pics of the chips the heatsink covers along with the heatsink itself. Im only wanting to replace the pads that are blue, not the grey one in the middle which cools the Agere chip.



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ebay is your friend on this one

all under a fiver


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yes you can use copper shims and mx2

it will be the size and thickness you will have to get right which shouldn't be too much of a problem

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