K5-PRO (the stuff they use instead of the pads) is a lot better than thermal pads.
K5 pro conductivity is 5.3 while arctic 1mm thermal pad is 6 and when replacing the paste the pads are much easier to replace than that jelly paste. At least this is my opinion. While gaming my laptop cpu now is between 77 and 83 and gpu about 75 compared with 90 on cpu and 80+ on gpu. When stressing with AIDA64 i suspect that i get thermal throttling because i am stressing the chips around the cpu and gpu that with thermal pads now they put a lot of heat on the heatsink as well. What led me to believe this is that the gpu temp goes around 80c when doing system stability test with AIDA64 compared to gaming where it settels under 75