[SOLVED] Do I need to replace my Thermal Paste?

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Hello, so let me give you the details.

I have a gaming ASUS TUF laptop(Intel i5-10300H), and bought it about an year ago.

Everything went smooth and well, I have been playing triple A games like Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Biomutant and Death Stranding a lot.

Recently I bought a new SSD (512 GB) in order to have more space.

After a while. I was playing and noticed that my laptop is overheating. I went to see the Degrees on my CPU and it was 99 degrees Celsius. I was quite shocked because it didn't happen to me before.

I cleaned my laptop up because I thought the problem was from the cooling. IT actually helped my a little bit (max temperature went down by almost 10 degrees).

But still, what do I need to do? Do I have to replace the thermal paste? Or unmount the SSD?

Thank you in advance guys!
 
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Eximo

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Laptops tend to run hot. If it is running in the 90s after cleaning, that is probably normal.

You might be able to reduce it a little with a re-paste, but that does mean taking the laptop apart and all the potential dangers that comes with. Cosmetic damage, broken clips, broken cables/pinched wires.

The SSD probably did not significantly increase the temperatures in the system.
 

Eximo

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Laptops tend to run hot. If it is running in the 90s after cleaning, that is probably normal.

You might be able to reduce it a little with a re-paste, but that does mean taking the laptop apart and all the potential dangers that comes with. Cosmetic damage, broken clips, broken cables/pinched wires.

The SSD probably did not significantly increase the temperatures in the system.
 

KananX

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I can't do that anymore because I unmounted the laptop in order to mount the SSD and lost the warranty.
So you seem to be fit with these things. Maybe take it apart and clean it then, I don’t think repasting is necessary but you can check it out or replace with a better TIM, Kryonaut or so.
 

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