So a drop can crack the heatsink compound. So yes, this is not a good sign. As there are many youtubes about replacing the heatsink compound I pause here.
I have a laptop and a few days ago, I dropped it from a height of about 2-3 feet. The laptop was on at that time and I opened it up. It was still working and I experienced a blue screen shortly after. It said it was checking for problems and after 5 minutes or so, it was still at 0% so I shut it down by holding the power button. I turned it on and it was slower than normal, but did turn on. There weren't any major defects or anything but it just felt slightly slower. When I played games on it, it quickly heat up and I experienced massive frame drops and lag stutters. I opened it up and nothing seemed to be off from what I saw online. A few problems I noticed or considered to be the problem where either the heat sink (heat pipe) was not connected properly to the processor because the vent under the processor was extremely hot while the part under the fan was cooler than usual. Also, there may be a minor hard drive problem because I do hear some sounds when turning on the computer I didn't hear before. This first problem is more likely.
The laptop is relatively new and there isn't any accumulated dust. There isn't any noticeable damage besides minor scratches.
These are just some things that I noticed of. There may be more or other problems
Here are my laptop specs:
Acer Aspire A515-51-50RR
Intel Core i5-7200U
Intel HD graphics 620 (ik, but usable)
8 GB DDR4 ram
Also, just in case this is anything important, my ram is located near the processor and sometimes, they even feel hotter than the cpu.
Any help and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.