Originally Posted by jmacavali
Still just curious about the price and the work involved as opposed to a new laptop (which is basically what you have).
It was $485 altogether for:
New 500GB 7200 RPM Hard drive
New Intel core 2 duo processor
New Nvidia Geforce 9600m GT w/ 512 MB memory
New WLAN card
New switch cover
New Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste
New 4GB Flash drive
As for the work.. it wasn't difficult at all. I just took apart the laptop, cleaned out the fan with some isopropyl alcohol & cotton swabs, then tinted the heatsink with arctic silver 5, applied the arctic silver 5 to the processor, then just put everything else in while i was putting it all back together. I'm glad it worked.. it is so much faster than my AMD Turion x2.. and it no longer overheats!