I've seen quite a lot of posts about the Deputy P10 and its thermal issues... So i took mine apart to have a look! FAIR WARNING: if your not comfortable taking your machine apart, you probably shouldn't. If its under warranty, you probably shouldn't. If like me you had no choice anyway... then feel free to read on: I will include as many images as i can of the process. Lets start with the tools and parts i have used. New Thermal compound, New 32GB ram kit, Thermal material cleaning wipes, small screw driver, small prising tool, anti static wrist strap. First, lets remove the main back panel screws. Once removed, don't attempt to remove the panel straight away. There is a hidden screw in behind the fancy exhaust plastic cover. so we need to get to that first. Gently pry the plastic exhaust away from the body. The exhaust piece should now pull away reasonably easily. in the dead centre there is another screw that is hiding, stopping the back panel from being removed. we can get to that screw now. Now we can gently pry around the rest of the laptop back plate. it still has a small amount of resistance when you lift it off. go slowly and carefully, the plastic clips that are holding it are quite brittle, and some of my own did break on the 3rd or 4th time i opened it. You will now see the complete inside of your machine. Once here it is simple to work out what everything is. So, from here we are interested in the (insufficient) heatpipes, heatsinks and fans that cover the CPU and GPU. The screws to remove are labeled below. Note however that there is a particular order to remove and re-screw the CPU and GPU screws. This is keep the pressure as consistent as possible over the chips. The numbers are difficult to read, as it is black on black, but they are there. When removing i went from 4 to 1 With the fans removed, and the CPU/GPU screws removed, the heatpipes can be lifted out and place upside down. In my opinion the thermal pads on these are very messy, so i cleaned it all up with the thermal wipes, then applied new thermal compound. Now we can reverse what we have done, gently placing the heatsinks/Heatpipes back into the "Exact" position they came from. Then re-screw the CPU/GPU in their numbered orders. Ensure screws are not overtightened, but are all done to the same pressure as best you can. At this point we can throw in our new ram, or M.2 if you want to. Begin reversing all previous steps to put your laptop back together. When i completed the thermal paste i got a moderate temperature drop. But in all truth not enough to permanently solve thermal throttling. I genuinely believe the heatsink is not enough for this machine. (or perhaps my thermal compound application was not as good as id hoped.) Temps before: Temps after: As you can see from the screenshots - there was about 10 degrees difference. Temperatures are high admittedly, but this was done with the fans in "Office" mode and the CPU power managed to 98% (to stop it turboing) I hope that someone finds this guide useful - just remember that the results of doing this are seemingly quite limited. your mileage may vary. Good luck. (if you notice a mistake somewhere in this brief guide, give us a message and ill attempt to correct it) Herumacil.
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