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HP Omen 15, dc-0020nr
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I would like to upgrade my laptop and replace the thermal paste and thermal pads. So, I have two questions and Thanks a lot in advance! 

First question: what is the thermal pad thickness should I used? There are 0,5mm, 1mm and 1,5mm on the market. 

Second question: what is the best value and quality thermal paste(non electric conductive) for HP Omen 15. I saw a lot like noctua, Arctic mx.. And I know that is mostly marketing results!

 

Thanks a lot 

Jay

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Thank your response! I am sorry for belated respond... Official HP manuals say that you should replace the thermal paste and thermal pads every time you lift the heatsink. I 8 month ago I already replaced the thermal paste to noctua, but still temperatures were high while using some 3D softwares (Marvelous Designer, Keyshot). So this time I have to replace the thermal pad too for sure! Otherwise it will bring pretty bad results, as you can't use thermal pads over and over again. Especially with such high end machine as mine! No other way is accepted. As I could not find any satisiying responsd to my question, I opened my laptop myself. And measured all the thermal pads thivknesses myself with the ruler. And as a result, I ADVICE IT TO EVERYONE, TURNS OUT YOU NEED DIFFERENT KINDS OF THICKNESS OF THERMAL PADS IN ONE LAPTOP. As a result I need 100x100x1 mm thickness, because most thermal pads was with 1mm thickness (75%), 50x50x1,5 mm and just one 3x3x2mm thickness pad is required. One more important point, 1mm pads were with lower thermal conductivity I decided it because they were from the company EC360. Their green thermal pads are 3W/mk. And 50x50x1,5 that I need were blue(purple), so it means they were with more thermal conductivity and they were for the modules around the cpu. The 2mm one was also green. I found that proper thermal paste for such high end laptop would be something like gelid gc extreme or IC Diamond. So, I bought IC diamond 7 as it seems that it will be even more effective eventually and it is reliable over years. I bought blue ec360 thermal pads(5w/mk) to replace green 1mm thickness pads, and it was 100x100 as most pads were with 1mm. Second thermal pads with 1,5 mm thickness were from Arctic company, with 6w/mk, with 50x50. There is photo of inside of the laptop with thermal pads. Where the number that I wrote means the thuckness of the thermal pad. So, result, buy all kinds of thickness thermal pads to replace laptop thermal pads. But, consider that some thermal pads are little thinner than they are adviced in the label, 1mm thermal pad in reality might be 0.8 mm and so on, so buy little thicker but not much thick. Thanks to Huffer anyways! Appreciate it much!

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The pads can be reused as you do not put paste on them. You can really use any thermal paste. I prefer something with a high metal content like Arctic Silver, but ceramic-based paste works well too. Its mostly about how you apply it. 

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Thank your response! I am sorry for belated respond... Official HP manuals say that you should replace the thermal paste and thermal pads every time you lift the heatsink. I 8 month ago I already replaced the thermal paste to noctua, but still temperatures were high while using some 3D softwares (Marvelous Designer, Keyshot). So this time I have to replace the thermal pad too for sure! Otherwise it will bring pretty bad results, as you can't use thermal pads over and over again. Especially with such high end machine as mine! No other way is accepted. As I could not find any satisiying responsd to my question, I opened my laptop myself. And measured all the thermal pads thivknesses myself with the ruler. And as a result, I ADVICE IT TO EVERYONE, TURNS OUT YOU NEED DIFFERENT KINDS OF THICKNESS OF THERMAL PADS IN ONE LAPTOP. As a result I need 100x100x1 mm thickness, because most thermal pads was with 1mm thickness (75%), 50x50x1,5 mm and just one 3x3x2mm thickness pad is required. One more important point, 1mm pads were with lower thermal conductivity I decided it because they were from the company EC360. Their green thermal pads are 3W/mk. And 50x50x1,5 that I need were blue(purple), so it means they were with more thermal conductivity and they were for the modules around the cpu. The 2mm one was also green. I found that proper thermal paste for such high end laptop would be something like gelid gc extreme or IC Diamond. So, I bought IC diamond 7 as it seems that it will be even more effective eventually and it is reliable over years. I bought blue ec360 thermal pads(5w/mk) to replace green 1mm thickness pads, and it was 100x100 as most pads were with 1mm. Second thermal pads with 1,5 mm thickness were from Arctic company, with 6w/mk, with 50x50. There is photo of inside of the laptop with thermal pads. Where the number that I wrote means the thuckness of the thermal pad. So, result, buy all kinds of thickness thermal pads to replace laptop thermal pads. But, consider that some thermal pads are little thinner than they are adviced in the label, 1mm thermal pad in reality might be 0.8 mm and so on, so buy little thicker but not much thick. Thanks to Huffer anyways! Appreciate it much!

Screenshot_20200403-155751.png

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