I’ve got a hp omen 15 with rtx 2060. Anyone noticed a transparent plastic on the die ? It is actually around the die. Wondering if I should remove it before replacing the termal paste.
Wow! Even if this is something I never came across and thus might not know about, I’d “risk” removing it. this simply can’t be right and make good contact…
More around the die, i would probably clean it if it isn’t glued down.
If you’re using a non conductive thermal paste you can take it off but you’ll make a bit of a mess because the paste will be squeezed out the sides of the cooler and get stuck between the SMDs. So I won’t take it off just to keep the device clean.
Went the safe route and left it. Read that it might be that the heatsink may touch the area around the die.
Keep it on, its very common on laptops. @MetalizeYourBrain is correct, its there to protect the other components on the CPU from any thermal paste run off.
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