In regards to my last post about my system not booting, Lbyard said:
"You had best take care of that CPU first if the Thermaltake 6 did not have phase-change heatsink material on the bottom of the heatsink (the Thermaltake 5ís do; I understand the 7ís donít)."
I wasn't sure if the Volcano 6 did have the material on it so I decided to email Thermaltake.
This is what they had to say:
Thank you for your recent inquiry to Thermaltake.
The Volcano 6Cu+ does come with a pack of Thermal Grease which has the same property as the T.I.M. You'll need to first apply a thin layer of Thermal Grease on the CPU Core (the square in the center of the procesor).
Alright so my questions are:
1) Is the T.I.M. he speaks of the same thing as the phase change material?
2)Despite what they might say, my Volcano 6cu+ didn't come with any thermal grease. So is there a certain kind of grease I should buy or will anything do?
3)Since I did not have any grease applied to my system when I powered up, what are the chances that I permenantly damaged my CPU? The computer was on for no longer than 30 seconds.