If there’s one thing PC gamers love about notebooks designed for gaming, it’s having a powerful device they can take anywhere. But behind that good performance of your favorite titles, there is no small problem: overheating after long gaming sessions. This is how many users look for solutions to improve the cooling of their gaming notebook, which sometimes are not the best, as happened to a player who ended up destroying his equipment by making a bad decision.
The story was shared by Reddit user V8_fan, who said it happened to a friend, who was looking for a good way to cool his powerful ASUS ROG G512L, a gamer beast for around $1,400, with an Intel CPU Core i7-10750H 2.6 GHz, 16 GB DDR4 3200MHz and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB DDR6 GPU. Team where he wanted to change the thermal paste of his team, but ignored V8_fan’s advice, bought liquid metal and brought it to a supposed professional, to ask him to do the replacement without telling him.
But here everything gets complicated, because as the Reddit post shows: “That idiot didn’t even clean the old paste and emptied a 1 gram tube on top of a small laptop.” A method that has a fatal end for the notebook, because the equipment does not work again.
The user shared some photos of the deceased, detailing to the publication that when he opened the notebook, he found liquid metal everywhere. “Liquid metal is leaking between the resistors under the gray cover,” he said, adding that the second picture is of the keyboard’s backlight port, “which is completely full of liquid metal and I can’t it will be taken.”
In an update to the post, V8_fan thanked you for the responses, commenting that in fact “there is no point in blaming the professional who applied the liquid metal, because he is a friend of my friend’s mother” and that “the legal consequences” they. no longer makes sense, because by publishing the story, “I hope to get some stories from you on how to miraculously revive it by changing one or more ingredients.”
A bad experience that leaves as a lesson that it is always important to ask for good advice when wanting to improve our equipment, especially notebooks that, in some small cases, their hardware is quite compact and dangerous.