Because I was thinking about applying Arctic Silver 5 paste to the cooling to decrease the temps of both CPU and GPU. But it requires opening the case so I don't know wether that will void my warranty or not.
Thanks in advance.
I bought a Dell E6410 from the outlet, and immediately after I received it I upgraded it an i7 720QM. Obviously I re-pasted. It had some other issues and I returned it, but Dell never mentioned the thermal paste.
I'd say if you don't break a seal when you re-paste, it's probably still covered.
To answer the question no, some manufacturers like Dell do not void your warranty if you change the thermal paste. I have changed it and had a dell technician come out to replace the fan and had no problems. If you go to other forums like notebookreview they also say that it is ok to replace. Some people have even broken stuff and it was still replaced by dell but I would be careful as that may not happen. But as long as you look it up and do it correctly there should be no problems.
As for the comment that it makes no difference in a laptop, that is rubbish. I suggest you google the difference thermal past makes any where from 5C to 15C. I have an geforce 260M GTX over clocked from 500/900/1350 to 700/1100/1750 running at full GPU load at 66C. I do have an extra laptop cooler under the laptop. But i can tell you without the fans it is still 10C cooler and this makes your graphics card last longer and the fans are quieter.
Google how to nvflash your nvidia gfx card and google how to take your laptop apart and apply thermal paste. I have done it to all my laptops.
Thanks Nofearangel :)
Wow, that's some massive overclocking you did there! Congratz :) Yeah I googled some thermal pastes and I've found that it can make huge differences to laptops. I've also found that i could overclock my GT420m to exactly as fast as a GT 435m, their are cases reported that went higher!
Have you got any idea on what paste you use often? I was also thinking of upgrading the Intel Pentium P6100 to a i5 580m, have you got any tips for me, since you're obviously good at this :)