Question Should I change the thermal paste on my Nintendo switch.

kaib

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I just got a used switch im wondering if I should change the thermal paste. And
if I do replace the thermal paste should I change the thermal paste under the metal shield that covers the cpu?
 

Karadjgne

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Yes, you can change it. There's nothing stopping you from jumping off a cliff either if you so chose to do so.
No you shouldn't change it, for the same reason. Changing paste is a maintenance, and generally a last resort if temps are out of normal parameters, it's not a 'cure all' that fixes anything. Decent pastes generally last about 8 years± if unmolested, your Switch isn't close to that age.
 

kaib

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Thanks for input the only reason i would want to change it is cause I just want the console to run as cool as possible. But I don’t know if changing the thermal paste would help with temps.
 

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