I had recently opened up my Dell XPS 15 L502X to replace the thermal paste on my CPU and Nvidia GPU.
I noticed that the Intel graphics Chip also had a thermal pad on it. To the best of my knowledge it does the same thing as thermal paste and I replaced it with Artic Silver 5. However when I was re-installing the heatsink it felt as if the heatsink is not touching the graphics chip.
However it has been almost a month since I did this, and so far no hang ups.
I am still a little worried. Should I have replaced the thermal pad with AS 5 or not ? or should I buy a new thermal pad and put it back on top of the intel graphics chip ?