Need more Thermal grease on a PIII ??

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Pythro, Sep 8, 2002.

  1. Pythro

    Pythro Guest

    I was disecting my computer and I removed the heatsink from the processor and I dont see any thermal compund. When I removed the heatsink I can see a blue square on the processor, I think this is the die and i think this is were i would put the termal grease if i needed any. Am i right and what is a good thermal grease if i need some?
     
  2. Taurus

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    yeah, you're right. p3's have a blue square in the middle which is the die. that is where you'd want to apply a thin layer of thermal grease.

    I and everyone else will tell you Arctic Silver III is the best. you can get it online for like $10 and have enough for years.
     
  3. dabomb

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    yeah you are right, artic silver compound is probably the best heat transering stuff around
     
  4. Pythro

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    Ok thanks alot. So I guess I need to put as much on the die as i can without it oozing off and shorting stuff out.
     
  5. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    it's made to not conduct electricity... but you really don't need that much. like i said, just a thin layer covering the die.

    also, be sure to thoroughly clean both the die and heatsink contact surface. don't get fingerprints on either one as oil insulates.
     
  6. Pythro

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    Ok thanks. What should i use to clean it? A paper towel?
     
  7. Taurus

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    rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover... and a paper towel works, but make sure you get off any lint when you're done.
     
  8. Pythro

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    Thanks alot.
     
  9. Taurus

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    no problem. }:>

    the whole thing probably isn't that important with a p3... but when you have an athlon of any kind, it becomes a religion. }:p
     
  10. [CpK]Bastid

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    did your heatsink have any kind of TIM on it?
    u wouldnt see any thermal grease then ...i think
     
  11. Pythro

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    I didnt see anything on it.