Is this normal? - Lenovo EXPOSED CPU Heat sink on New laptop BEWARE
Lenovo Ideapad 110 171IKB 80VK -Intel core i5 7200U - HD 620 Graphics [ 2017 ]
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SO i’ve been snooping around in this pair of laptops i received and i noticed something a little strange - well allot strange.
The CPU heat spreader/sink appears to have a cut-out for what i believe is the Intel graphics die / chip. It is not making contact with the heat pipe and as in the picture - it’s completely sectioned out purposely. Ive seen my share of processors and myriad heat spreaders, and i’ve never seen an exposed part like this, further compounded are my concerns because with some digging, i found a Dell machine using the exact same chip, and their cooling solution has a full coverage heat plate! - (also in the image.)
I honestly cant think of a viable reason/excuse for this, all i can imagine is that with some even-slightly-er heavy work load on the chip, it will hit a thermal throttling Brick Wall almost instantly.
Has anyone ever seen this before? Is there a reason for this?
What can i do to cover it properly? Blob of thermal paste?