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Need more Thermal grease on a PIII ??

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Pythro

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#1
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?
 

Taurus

hardware monkey
#2
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.
 
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Pythro

Guest
#4
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.
 

Taurus

hardware monkey
#5
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.
 

Taurus

hardware monkey
#7
rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover... and a paper towel works, but make sure you get off any lint when you're done.
 

Taurus

hardware monkey
#9
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
 
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[CpK]Bastid

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#10
did your heatsink have any kind of TIM on it?
u wouldnt see any thermal grease then ...i think
 

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