Originally Posted by v8s10
The best thing I ever did was to replace the thermal compound UNDER the heatspreaders of the CELL and RSX with MX-4. Done it to 3 of 4 of my CECHA01's. They run quieter than my PC does. Probably because of proper heat transfer the fan doesn't need to run at jet speed to keep it cool.
Artic silver MX-4 ?... good to know this works, there is a gap under the HIS (1 milimeter or so)... this compound consistency is good to fill it ?
In my CECHG the thermal paste OVER the HIS was completly damaged (well my english is not good enought to use technicall words)... the compound was separated the ceramic particles from the water
In few words... it was like powder... with no humidity. The rests of humidity compound was in the border... out of the surface
Is because the thermal paste sony uses is based on ceramic, i dont know in other models