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Thermal paste substitute?
orinjuse 
14/6/06 10:14:40 PM
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I just got a new motherboard, and I took the stock heatsink and CPU out of the old one. The problem is that I forgot to buy any thermal paste, and I really need to use that computer tonight. The interesting thing is the bottom of the stock heatsink:

http://members.iinet.net.au/~bicknell/Assets/heatsink1.JPG
http://members.iinet.net.au/~bicknell/Assets/heatsink2.JPG

That's what it looked like when I pulled it off. The fan was always running hard, and I guess this is why. The question for the moment is can I stick this thing back on as is and use my baby, or will it fry the CPU? I'm going to get some thermal paste, but obviously all the shops are shut atm.

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80proof 
14/6/06 10:30:36 PM
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http://www.dansdata.com/goop.htm

Toothpaste apparently O_o

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1shot1kill 
14/6/06 10:33:24 PM
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http://www.dansdata.com/goop.htm

Do yourself a favour, go buy some decent stuff first thing in the morning. And then , go to dickies and buy some of theirs for about $3.50, just to keep in the desk drawer.

You shouldn't stick it back on as is, but I (please note that I'm not recommending that you do this) quite often go without thermal paste when testing gear for short periods of time.

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orinjuse 
14/6/06 10:56:15 PM
Titan

Alright, I'm thinking I might risk it with a drop of oil to help reconstitute whatever paste is on there, and get some proper thermal paste tomorrow.

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CokeMan 
15/6/06 8:59:00 AM
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Quote by 1shot1kill
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You shouldn't stick it back on as is, but I (please note that I'm not recommending that you do this) quite often go without thermal paste when testing gear for short periods of time.


I've gone so far as to just hold the HSF in place while I see if it'll boot and shutdown.

If those remains are from a hard thermal pad, I'd clean it off first.

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brains 
15/6/06 2:27:58 PM
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Thermal paste is highly overrated.

Unless the bottom of your heatsink looks like a crazy series of high and low areas.

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orinjuse 
15/6/06 3:03:53 PM
Titan

The oil idea didn't work. It hit 85C and shut itself down. I just stuck on a Zalman HSF and it's working sugary now. This is after I replaced the motherboard and put some more RAM in, that is.

My baby is working again : D. Never again will I say that I could work fine with a sub Ghz machine. I mean, I never say that anyway, but I really won't now.

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osama_bin_athlon 
15/6/06 5:24:04 PM
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oil?
you'd be better off havin' a wank and......
mebbe waiting 'till the next morning

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Wallacey 
15/6/06 5:54:11 PM
Guru

Oil? I tried high temperateure bearing grease on a P1 once, it worked for a while (about 2 weeks) then became increasingly unstable and flaky. (so I traded it in)

My theory is that the grease gradually permeated into the cpu, thus causing the problems.

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Katatonic 
15/6/06 10:41:37 PM
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You could always attach the fan and underclock that way it runs far cooler, enough time for you to get more goop.

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tantryl 
15/6/06 10:45:24 PM
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Toothpaste.

Seriously.

It takes a day or two to dry out, so it's hardly a long term solution, but clean the HSF and CPU well then use toothpaste till you can get some regular goop.

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CokeMan 
16/6/06 2:20:01 PM
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Quote by tantryl
Toothpaste.

Seriously.

It takes a day or two to dry out, so it's hardly a long term solution, but clean the HSF and CPU well then use toothpaste till you can get some regular goop.


And it'll leave your CPU minty fresh!

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chrisbrownie 
16/6/06 9:54:15 PM
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Quote by CokeMan
Quote by tantryl
Toothpaste.

Seriously.

It takes a day or two to dry out, so it's hardly a long term solution, but clean the HSF and CPU well then use toothpaste till you can get some regular goop.


And it'll leave your CPU minty fresh!



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Kung Fu Hung-Su 
16/6/06 10:12:26 PM
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Quote by CokeMan
Quote by tantryl
Toothpaste.

Seriously.

It takes a day or two to dry out, so it's hardly a long term solution, but clean the HSF and CPU well then use toothpaste till you can get some regular goop.


And it'll leave your CPU minty fresh!


Bahahahaha top stuff! =D

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smadge1 
19/6/06 7:48:24 AM
Guru

Does this mean that Thermal Paste makes a great substitute for toothpaste, I have half-dozen (50ml) tubes lying around, but no toothpaste...

EDIT: I complained to an Acer service guy that I had trouble finding thermal paste over the Christmas break, so he pulled out 6 tubes from the bottom of his work case and said "FREEBIE". these aren't the dinky little tubes you buy from the computer shop, these are large tubes (think syringe) with a little rubber cap on the end.

I don't ever plan to use this much, but they make nice birthday/christmas presents for friends...


Edited by smadge1: 19/6/2006 7:51:31 AM

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osama_bin_athlon 
19/6/06 10:08:05 AM
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Quote by smadge1
Does this mean that Thermal Paste makes a great substitute for toothpaste, I have half-dozen (50ml) tubes lying around, but no toothpaste...



yeh, ceramique is the best, it's non-conductive, avoid the thermal epoxy tho...
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