I own a Dell XPS 15, and there appears to be some thermal issues with the CPU — all the cores run hot and seem to get automatically throttled to c. 20% of capacity. This is a known issue, and there doesn't seem to be an obvious software workaround. One potential fix is to apply some thermal paste to the CPU to reduce the temps and eliminate throttling. I bought the paste, but soon realised one of the T5 screws to open up the laptop has been stripped (the laptop was purchased second-hand). The rubber-band methods (etc.) didn't work, so I bought a screw extractor set. This comes with attachments which seem to be the right size, but I'm having absolutely no luck getting the screw to budge. I was wondering if anybody has experience with screw extractor sets — is there a possibility I could be using it wrong? Are T5 screws just soo small for this method? And does anybody know of an alternative method? I'll really entertain any idea under $50ish. Infuriating that one tiny stripped screw lies in the way of such a potentially simple fix! If I can't find a solution this I'll likely have to buy an entirely new computer. Thanks very much in advance for your help.