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ACER Nitro 5 AN515-52-512J ram ssd upgrade thermal paste

CerulLiberCerulLiber Posts: 6Member New User
dear Acer super-team,
I just bought this awesome laptop.
most important thing-could you help me please with compatible ram upgrade? 

for ssd I  have 970 evo 1tb from Samsung
for thermal paste I`m thinking about Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra https://www.coollaboratory.com/product/coollaboratory-liquid-ultra/ 
or Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut
what u think ?
many thanks !!!


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  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho Posts: 12,121 Trailblazer
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    Hello! Like your notebook, I do not think there is a need to change the processor's thermal paste!
    On ssd, this model accepts ssd nvme gen3x4 or sata 3. On ram, it accepts this type:

    https://www.userbenchmark.com/System/Acer-Nitro-AN515-52/83703
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  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho Posts: 12,121 Trailblazer
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    Another upgrade you can do, would be to replace the hd with a 2.5 "sata 3 ssd!
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  • chromeychromey Posts: 35 Devotee
    edited March 16 Accepted Answer
    dear Acer super-team,
    I just bought this awesome laptop.
    most important thing-could you help me please with compatible ram upgrade? 

    for ssd I  have 970 evo 1tb from Samsung
    for thermal paste I`m thinking about Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra https://www.coollaboratory.com/product/coollaboratory-liquid-ultra/ 
    or Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut
    what u think ?
    many thanks !!!


    I changed my thermalpaste to Noctua NH-T1 on my 515-52 and it brought temps down nicely with including undervolt.
    The laptop was only a couple of months old, but i had to scrape the old paste off since it was so dry.

    But i noticed that there is a manufacturing "flaw" on the heatsink itself, it produces uneven pressure to the cpu die, so 2 cores are running 5-10c hotter than 2 other ones in my case the cores were 2 & 4 (same on all 515-52 models)

    As you can see from the image below, the 2 "arms" on the heatsink below the cpu (right side) are 1.5-2x thinner than the top ones & they feel reeally flimsy.

    I have 0 clue why they arent as thick as top ones, since they dont produce enough pressure = worse temps on 2 cores

    Edit: This issue deserves its own thread  :#

FAQ & Answers

  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho Posts: 12,121ACE Trailblazer
    Accepted Answer
    Hello! Like your notebook, I do not think there is a need to change the processor's thermal paste!
    On ssd, this model accepts ssd nvme gen3x4 or sata 3. On ram, it accepts this type:

    https://www.userbenchmark.com/System/Acer-Nitro-AN515-52/83703
    Oi! Eu não sou sou a cortana! Mas estou aqui para ajudar! Hi! I'm not the cortana! But I'm here to help!
    Se você gostou da minha resposta, marque como solução clicando em promover! If you liked my answer, mark it as a solution by clicking on Promote!
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  • CerulLiberCerulLiber Posts: 6Member New User
    ssd-samsung evo x4
    ram - 32 gb crucial 2666
    thermal paste-why not ? 
    up to -10 degree C
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRe0ZcZLA6w
    many thanks
    CerulLiber
  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho Posts: 12,121ACE Trailblazer
    Your notebook is still too new to change the thermal paste! I would only trade the thermal paste, if it was for another of superior chemical composition and if I used the notebook in high performance programs or games!
    Oi! Eu não sou sou a cortana! Mas estou aqui para ajudar! Hi! I'm not the cortana! But I'm here to help!
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  • CerulLiberCerulLiber Posts: 6Member New User
    ok.
    any other upgrades possible?
    many thanks !!!  :)
  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho Posts: 12,121ACE Trailblazer
    Accepted Answer
    Another upgrade you can do, would be to replace the hd with a 2.5 "sata 3 ssd!
    Oi! Eu não sou sou a cortana! Mas estou aqui para ajudar! Hi! I'm not the cortana! But I'm here to help!
    Se você gostou da minha resposta, marque como solução clicando em promover! If you liked my answer, mark it as a solution by clicking on Promote!
    Aceite somente a resposta que ajudou a solucionar o seu problema! Please accept only the response that helped to solve your problem!
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    ProductKey
    Para usuários da comunidade inglesa, espanhola, francesa e alemã, usarei o google tradutor! :)
    For users of the English, Spanish, French and German community, I will be using google translator! :) 
  • chromeychromey Posts: 35Member Devotee
    edited March 16 Accepted Answer
    dear Acer super-team,
    I just bought this awesome laptop.
    most important thing-could you help me please with compatible ram upgrade? 

    for ssd I  have 970 evo 1tb from Samsung
    for thermal paste I`m thinking about Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra https://www.coollaboratory.com/product/coollaboratory-liquid-ultra/ 
    or Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut
    what u think ?
    many thanks !!!


    I changed my thermalpaste to Noctua NH-T1 on my 515-52 and it brought temps down nicely with including undervolt.
    The laptop was only a couple of months old, but i had to scrape the old paste off since it was so dry.

    But i noticed that there is a manufacturing "flaw" on the heatsink itself, it produces uneven pressure to the cpu die, so 2 cores are running 5-10c hotter than 2 other ones in my case the cores were 2 & 4 (same on all 515-52 models)

    As you can see from the image below, the 2 "arms" on the heatsink below the cpu (right side) are 1.5-2x thinner than the top ones & they feel reeally flimsy.

    I have 0 clue why they arent as thick as top ones, since they dont produce enough pressure = worse temps on 2 cores

    Edit: This issue deserves its own thread  :#

  • CerulLiberCerulLiber Posts: 6Member New User
    time to upgrade heatsink for a new laptop and void warranty
  • CerulLiberCerulLiber Posts: 6Member New User
    in case some other users want to see what they can do with this laptop
    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/15523957
    Gaming 44% Speed boat 
    Desktop 135% UFO
    Workstation 85% Aircraft carrier
    this with 1tb 970 evo samsung & 32gb crucial 2666
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