It's a common procedure in the shop. But let's get this article up so you don't get lost over what paste to use.
And how to apply. (Applies to laptops too.)
So there it is. A common issue as laptops age. I hope you were keeping up with your monthly 1st of the canned air to the vent routine but as you replace the compound, you can do a deep clean. There are plenty of youtubes on this work but I want to repeat the following. DO NOT spin the fans with the canned air to high RPMs.
So ive had my hp pavilion dv6 for abouy 6 ish years now and the thing gets crazy hot. I did some reasearch on thermal paste and i suspect that the throttling and (almost the entire computer) getting super hot is because the thermal paste has worn down so the heat from the cpu is spreading throughout the entire computer. Anyone else have this problem?