Question What is that on my laptop cpu?

Apr 21, 2020
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Hey guys I recently opened up my laptop due to overheating problems. I googled it and found some answers about the black plastic thing. But on the other one its covering the whole chipset and mine is just sitting there on the right side of the heat spreader?

it‘s a little dirty on the pic but I cleaned that all with 99% alcohol after taking the pic and applied new thermal compound got 20 degrees celsius down issue solved but still curious what that is...


its a i5 4210h I think
 
Apr 21, 2020
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It's just some sort of protective film. I'd expect it is just there to keep heatsink compound off the transistors which are normally exposed. As they slather on gobs of heatsink compound in the factory.
Thanks for the fast reply, yeah I kind of thought so too, another thing why is this cpu shaped so weird? Is that a thing in laptop cpus? Do you know anything about that.... if not all cool
 
Thanks for the fast reply, yeah I kind of thought so too, another thing why is this cpu shaped so weird? Is that a thing in laptop cpus? Do you know anything about that.... if not all cool
It looks perfectly normal. Perhaps you're just thrown off because laptop CPU don't normally use a built in heat spreader and just contact the heat sink directly.
 

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