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Thermal Pads Not Properly Installed?

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Hey guy I recently bought a Lenovo Y510P and I am NOW quite aware of its issues but a cool machine non the less. As I was taking it apart to replace the thermal compound I was also replacing the thermal pads with thicker ones (all that I had) now my temps haven't changed not sure maybe its due to the thinker pads but as I was removing the old ones. I saw that 2 or 3 still had the sticker on the side facing the heat sink. Normally I remove both adhesive sides of the thermal pads where as these still had one side with the plastic on it. What do you guy make if this? Thanks. 

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The thermal pads I have two sides of plastic, so all you need to do is remove it. It's just there to help keep it clean and fresh for application.

 

As for temps they probably will only change 1-2c but that depends on how cheap and dried out the OEM's were.

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