Thermal glue question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Vsync, May 28, 2002.

  1. Vsync

    Vsync Guest

    Can the stuff, when put in a wrong way across the CPU
    might lead to over-heating the cpu in any way ?
     
  2. JJB6486

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  3. Vsync

    Vsync Guest

    well, i check that site earlier, thats what made me ask this question.

    back when I put it on the CPU, (some white stuff that came with my fan) [not drugs..], i thought it should cover most of it.. so i used my finger to smudge the stuff onto the cpu.. and i didn't exactly used a thin layer i think.
     
  4. JJB6486

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    Yes, that is wrong. You should only apply the paste to the small square core, and not to the entire heatsink or CPU. I would take the heatsink off, scrape the stuff off the heatsink and CPU, and reapply correctly, Your CPU will stay much cooler

    JJB6486
     
  5. Vsync

    Vsync Guest

    that was what i was thinkin to do

    Should i use only 100% alcohol or 80% is alright too ?
     
  6. Sgt Shultz

    Sgt Shultz Guest

    Have you used thermal GLUE or just paste?
    Unless you are using an Artic Silver thermal paste then covering even the entire die will not hurt it, but will waste a lot of compound. I've tried using the instructions on their site, for both silver and zinc compounds, and my computer did'nt like it, even with lapped waterblocks.

    I use a good smooth, not paper thin, layer of zinc to get my best temps.
     
  7. Vsync

    Vsync Guest

    It was a cheap kinnda thing..
    came in a little paper bag, so i just opened it and
    used the white stuff that was in it