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CPU Thermal Paste
toughguyjack Jan-18-02 08:01 PM
Newly built PC w/

- 1.4 GHz Athlon
- Thermosonic Thermoengine V60-4210 W/ Delta 38CFM
high output fan.

The heatsink on this fan came with a substance which is supposed to make contact and bond with a spot on the CPU chip. I attached the heatsink to the chip before reading that thermal paste with silver is a better heat conductor.

Before ever booting up the motherboard, I removed the heatsink from the CPU and noticed that a portion of the bonding compound had adhered to the CPU chip.

I applied the thermal paste to the portion of the CPU as directed and reseated the heatsink on top.

Will the mixture of the 2 different heat dissipating media give me a problem with CPU temperature control?


1. RE: CPU Thermal Paste
lbyard Jan-18-02 08:57 PM
In response to message 0
>Will the mixture of the 2 different heat dissipating media give me a problem with CPU temperature control?

I donít know, but one other reader somewhere in this or the performance forum did something similar and it worked OK. I would attempt to clean off everything per http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/cpu/socka/4.html. However, I tend to be a perfectionist and the more you play around with that CPU the more likely you are to go contrary to the old saying, ďDonít fix it if it ainít broke,Ē and break it. Perhaps the more prudent thing to do would be simply monitor the temperature for a while. It may take up to a half an hour before the temperature stabilizes. Name-brand manufacturers of quality heat-sink fans usually know a thing or two about the thermal compound supplied with them. Larry


2. RE: CPU Thermal Paste
toughguyjack Jan-18-02 09:17 PM
In response to message 1
>>Will the mixture of the 2 different heat dissipating media give me a problem with CPU temperature control?
>
>I donít know, but one other
>reader somewhere in this or
>the performance forum did something
>similar and it worked OK.
> I would attempt to
>clean off everything per http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/cpu/socka/4.html.
> However, I tend to
>be a perfectionist and the
>more you play around with
>that CPU the more likely
>you are to go contrary
>to the old saying, ďDonít
>fix it if it ainít
>broke,Ē and break it.
>Perhaps the more prudent thing
>to do would be simply
>monitor the temperature for a
>while. It may take
>up to a half an
>hour before the temperature stabilizes.
> Name-brand manufacturers of quality
>heat-sink fans usually know a
>thing or two about the
>thermal compound supplied with them.
> Larry

GOOD ADVICE!!
Thank you...

TGJ



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