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HP4530s - time to change thermal paste

Q: HP4530s - time to change thermal paste

Hello to all, can you please help me decide if it is the time to change thermal paste on my CPU on laptop HP 4530s. I own this laptop for almost 5 years now and lately I noticed significant overheting. Ofcourse the fan is always ON. Attached please have a look at screenshot from Speedfan application. As you can see Core 0 (I guess this is CPU and sometimes reaches over 60 C). Since fan was cleaned not so long time ago, I was thinking to give laptop to some specialist to disassemble it, remove heatsink and change thermal paste. I saw a lot of such videos on you tube. I have win 7 pro installed on this laptop and is mostly used for web surfing, MS office and youtube. What is your opinion? Thank you!

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Is there an instructional video on how to change the thermal paste of the heatsink? I know there's a website showing how to remove the base cover, system board etc, but no videos on how to change the thermal paste. Please advise. Thank you

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Hi, i have many problem with core temp (Core1-4 have about 80-95 C when i tried to play something). So laptop just black screen (doesnt finish work, just black screen with loadly fan). My questions are:What type of thermal paste i should buy? (Parameters)Around processor i saw a black tape. This is thermopad? What Parameters again are the best?It can be problem with fan? If not fan/paste/tape, where i can look for problem? Thx for help, and sorry for my English.

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Hi, im just in the process of building my brothers computer. I bought some artci silver thermal paste and planned on using it, but reading the AMD instructon booklet that came with the AM2 3700+ X2, it says that the heatsink provided already has thermal paste applied to it, and it does. i was wondering if that is enough, and that i should just slap it on the processor with that stuff on, or should i add teh artic silever (do you put it on the processor surface) as well and have them both? I heard that too much is just as bad as too little, so what should i do?
 

A:Applying thermal paste to heatsink 'pre-loaded' with Thermal Paste?

All I've ever run in my computers are AMD chips. The pre applied thermal paste is enough. You don't need to add any more. I overclock my chips and I haven't run into any problems as of yet with overheating.
 

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Hello, I have lenovo y510p GT750SLi , windows 10 i had overheating issues so i changed the laptop thermal paste (using coolermaster gel pro). there are two problems: 1. one of the GT750 is not working, i have the yellow mark and state this error in widnows device manager: Location: PCI Slot 2 (PCI bus 7, device 0, function 0)Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43) 2. sound problem: the sound i don't know is dull and not clear with some cracks sometimes. so any help please thank you

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I'lll start out by saying I'm not generally tech savvy... I have a 4 year old U510 that has served my purposes fine for some time but for the last year has been overheating too easily.   When it does, the fan starts making a lot of noise and I can sometimes get it to stop for a while by blowing some compressed air into the exhaust grill.I had already tried cleaning the fan and grill but with not much effect so I finally looked up tutorials and took the whole thing apart and replaced the Thermal Paste as well as cleaned every surface I could get to.  At first this seemed to be the solution but now after only 3 days it's overheating again though not as badly as it used to.   I can actually get it to run without overheating by setting it on two ice packs but of course that's not a solution... Is there anything else to try?  Settings of some kind? Replacing the fan?   I'm in the market for a new laptop but I'd still like to keep this one as a backup.  Also, I don't use it for anything that seems heavy duty to me.   Firefox with several tabs open at once is about as much a demand as I put on it.    I'm not gaming, photo processing, etc. It's running win 8.1 Thanks!

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Hi all, i'm Giaphar and i'm writing from Italy and I apologize in advance for my english
I have had a look around but couldn't find what i was looking for, probably because of my not deep knowledge about computers, but anyways...

1)___My laptop has been reliable through these almost 6 years so i'm thinking of rewarding it with a little upgrade for the storage and probably something else.
I'm thinking to change the original Hitachi 500GB HDD and go for a 240GB Toshiba A100 or something similar (advice about this would be highly appreciated) according to the availability at the local shop and, at the same time, perform a clean install on the new ssd rather than a cloning, for there are various system issues that, overtime, have come to be, e.g. BT disappeared and encountering troubles at the launch of explorer.exe among others.

_____Preamble: the product key on the sticker for my copy of windows 7 (i've never owned a disc, and the OS was installed already at the time of purchase) is only partly readable.
If I create a recovery disc with "recovery media creator", remove the original HDD (throw it into an enclosure as it is) and replace it with the new SSD, boot and run the recovery disk, will it work?
Is it going to magically create a brand new installation of Windows 7 and all of the utilities and so on that were on the pc when I first switched it on 6 years ago? What about the windows product key? Is it required?

2)___It happens that the temperatures of ... Read more

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I gone to service center to replace thermal paste and thermal strip but after that my laptop still have high temperature (over 70 ° C) on GPU and chipset under no load. What can I do with this?

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Have scouted around in the forums & don't see this topic, so here goes. Would appreciate some guidance on the optimal placement for thermal pads & thermal paste on an AMD FirePro M6100 graphics card in a Precision m6600. I am upgrading the stock FirePro M8900 to the M6100. The cards are similiar, but not identical. I know I need to put thermal paste on the GPU itself, so I've secured some IC Diamond 7 Carat to do just that. However, the VRAM's & other raised surfaces on the card most likely need thermal pads or paste & the vendor just put a big light blue/green thermal pad in w/ the card & doesn't have any guides on where it is to be put, exactly. I have plenty of pad material to use from the M8900 & heatsink currently in the notebook, as well, & have re-purposed many of them, but temp still spikes to 90 degrees & climbing when it's pushed w/ high-end graphics in various applications, so I'm looking to stop that. Greatly appreciate any pointers you can provide. Have contacted AMD re: this & they said I need to ping Dell. Have reached out on several forums as well & still no go. Thanks again!

A:Precision m6600, AMD ATI FirePro M6100 FireGL graphics card installation, thermal pads and thermal paste

Hi there... I know the post is old but would like to share my experience on the topic. I have the M6600 with 2820QM processor and AMD M6100. When adding thermal pads over the GPU there is a potential for the GPU card to bend so I did not risk it - I simply added thermal paste. The GPU sits perfectly flush on the heatsink body, the supporting hardware modules around the card also sits flush on the segments within heatsink body. My unit is happy at 47 celsius when idling, and will not go over 85 celsius when pushed to the limit. I suggest that you keep it simple and and just strip the pads out.

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This is all about the chronic heat problem on HP consumer-grade laptops. I need an opinion on thermal paste vs. thermal pad on a dv5-1002nr, before I start tearing the whole thing down. Prior to that, I had no problems - I was running VM's, multiple browsers with several tabs as well as streaming music/video, with temps ranging from 40-85*C on Power Saving Mode (maxes out to 54-72 when used in conjuntion w/a custom laptop cooler; and set to High Performance Mode). I haven't really opened the unit for cleaning since purchasing it back on 2008, save for a whiff of CO2 spray at them vents for those dust bunnies. But this time, it seems that the average temperature of my unit has risen to a steady 60-82*C, even on PS mode. Having not visually checked the CPU as well as the cooling elements - esp. thermal pad (?), maybe it's time to tear the laptop apart for inspection. My questions:

- Does the AMD core use a thermal pad, or a paste?
- If it uses a thermal pad, can I use thermal paste instead?
- Any (good or bad) consequences in using a paste or pad, for that matter?

*AFAIK thermal pads shrink from heat over time; same thing with thermal pastes that dry over time. All translate to head, as I have seen on desktops. But for laptops.....not seen yet
 

A:Needs opinion on thermal paste vs. thermal pad before I tear my dv5-1002nr!

I think you will see in this forum that BOTH are recommended ......

I prefer paste - but then I only make a couple of machines .....

you may find that the cleanup does the Job without having to remove the heatsink - and its only a couple of years old at most.
 

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Hi.I would like to replace my thermal paste and thermal pads and I need to know what size(thicknes etc.) does exatly Lenovo uses for y50-70 thermal pads so i can buy the right ones.Thanks for reading and I need a 100% sure answer

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First of all hi everyone, great to join such a good forum.

I was looking a bit of advice on what would be the best to use, thermal paste or thermal pads. I'm currently using a thermal pad that was already on my arctic freezer pro and it seems to be doing a good job, sitting around 36c.
Would it be better to use the paste or just use another pad as i have never had to apply the paste before and am a bit dubious about doing it if i don't have to. Also if applying the paste would you say it's better to apply it to the heatsink or to the cpu itself.
Many thanks in advance.
 

A:Thermal Pads v Thermal Paste

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With regards to your question, apply thermal paste to the cpu directly, the paste should come with instructions. The paste i have says that you should rub a small amount of it into the base of the heatsink but do whatever the specific product tells you to do.

If you don't think that you need to replace your paste then don't worry about it, 36C is a pretty good temp.
 

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Is there any real difference between the two? The pads are so much easier, I have trouble getting a unified layer of paste to apply properly. I know the differences in manufactures. The reason I ask is I have an AMD64 3700+ with a Zalman CNPS7000B cooler and my temps are +50 under load. This seems too high for me, especially since I am not even overclocking her yet. Thanks for all your help.
 

A:Thermal pads vs thermal paste

paste is waaay better. Artic silver 5 over a pad will probably drops temps 7 degrees.
 

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Hello i was wanting to get rid of the thermal pad on the heatsink and replace it with thermal paste to see if i can get the temperture down of the processor. I was looking at amd's web site and they say using thermal paste/grease is for testing purposes and thermal pads are for long term use. Goto http://www.amd.com/us-en/assets/content_type/DownloadableAssets/section5-high.wmv and watch the video. Are they right or is this just for companies building pcs. I am now confussed because the heatsink on my server has themal paste.
 

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Which is better?
 

A:Thermal paste vs thermal pad?

paste is better by 1000 milies. paste wins 100 to 0, hands down.
 

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not sure if this is in the right spot or not. i have read a few other posts about this. but my problem seems that even with arctic alumina the temp goes way up to 200 degress only doing one thing. so would paste be better then a pad or still go with paste that just melts away and doesnt do anything.
 

A:Thermal paste vs thermal pad

Sounds like you are just applying it too heavily or not getting the heatsink properly fastened down. There should be a very thin layer over the processor.
 

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What is the best thermal paste out there? Ive used arctic silver 5 but i just saw arctic silver ceramique(sp). Whats good for a Zalman 9500 on a Phenom 9950BE?
 

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Hi Troops,

Finally upgraded my motherboard..

My question is about applying thermal paste to
a Duron 1.3 CPU.

The chip has got a square polished metal portion
smaller, and inside the large chip area. Does that
get covered with a thin layer of thermal paste ?

Or does that small shiny portion get left alone ?

ANCII art 101:

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OK, so I'm not an artist.. The shiny centered square
is my concern. Should it be covered with thermal paste
as well ? I understand a VERY thin layer all around is
what's necessary, correct ?

Thanks,
 

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Hello good people. I have a silly question. Can thermal paste dry in it's package? I mean the package with which it comes.
 

A:Thermal paste dry

Never had any for long enough to say a certain Yes or No but I thin it is unlikely if the top is on securely. If the paste you have is dry it will be useless so you will need to get a freash tube.

Why do you need to know?
 

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After reading some good reports on Shin Etsu thermal paste, I bought some, but am having a lot of problems with getting it to spread properly. It tends to clump together, and when forcing it out, it leaves such a thin covering that the lettering on the CPU is still plainly visible.

I'm about to wipe it off, and return to AS5, but before doing so, I wanted to see if I'm doing something wrong, or if this paste is over rated?

A:Thermal Paste

I think that the tube of paste is either getting old or its not been stored at a proper tempature or even maby a manufacturing defect. After looking online it seems that there is not much difference between as5 and the shin etsu as there are both the best pastes on the market. Hope this helps

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hi everyone . i have a lenovo g50 30. i want to change the thermal paste due to overheating issues, but just to make sure i don't break the laptop, i want to know which parts of the laptop needs thermal past? and how much themal i should use on each part ?

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Just a quick question I am re installing an Athlon cpu, My question is do I put arctic silver only on the cpu or do I put it on the heatsink as well ?

Thanks

 

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Good Day to all.

I just cleaned my heat sink fan and processor and removed the old thermal paste on it. I put it back on the motherboard and use it everything went fine. now, i remember that there was no thermal paste on the processor, do you think it may cause future problems or it will be just fine like it was before?

thank you for your responses.
 

A:Thermal Paste

Take it off and reseat with thermal paste, asap, unless you like the smell of fried silicon.
 

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Hello all, i was wondering if anyone could give me the name for the best thermal paste to put on my nvidia 8800 gtx gpu i took off the cooler today and cleaned it and put titan nano blue thermal grease on it and to be honest it is rubbish 56 idle temp with 100 percent fan control so you see i want to replace it as quick as i can any ideas? also can i put the paste on the memory chips of the 8800 instead of thoose pads? cheers all
 

A:Best thermal paste for g80 gpu :)

ah im going to buy the as5 thermal paste with artic cleaner on monday i will post the difference ty
 

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Hey,

I just bought an Intel Celeron D. It came with those big metal things and a fan. But I'm not sure if there is any thermal paste - There is this grey-ish solid smeared over the bottom of the heatsink thing, is that the thermal paste? I thought it would be a paste, not a solid!

Also, is this particular processor supposed to come with any documentation? In my box I got the Processor chip and the fan+heatsink thing. Something sounds fishy hey.

Any ideas?

-Michael
 

A:Thermal paste

What you`ve got there is a thermal pad. Removing it may void the warranty.

Just insert the cpu into it`s socket on the mobo, and attatch the heatsink and fan.

As to your other question regarding documentation, I`m afraid I don`t really know.

Regards Howard :grinthumb
 

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I have resently applied new thermal paste to my CPU. But it seems I just made it worse. As now it is running at 53-55.5C, instead of the usual 50C it was at Before.
What could I have done wronge?

Thank You.
 

A:Thermal Paste

Chris307 said:



I have resently applied new thermal paste to my CPU. But it seems I just made it worse. As now it is running at 53-55.5C, instead of the usual 50C it was at Before.
What could I have done wronge?

Thank You.Click to expand...

See if the heatsink is correctly seated. And make sure you applied the correct amount of thermal paste. For most, it's an extremely thin cover.
 

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Hey all.. Just asking, for thermal paste (for CPUs), if I separate the CPU from the heat sink, do I have to re-apply the thermal paste? Thanks..
 

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I put a good bit on when I changed to a x2
processor, there was already some on anyway.

I am wondering it i should have cleaned and put a thin film on.

However there is not a lot of difference and remember I am using twice the processing power. so you expect more heat. + it is summer here.

I have noticed sometimes when the fan comes on it is very loud as in very high speed occasionally.
However it does go back off so it shows cooling is working.
So maybe I am worrying too much.

I will have a look at it when I change my memory when the post arrives from ebay.

Anyone know the thermal properties of the compound compared to say steel?
(heat tansfer in watts per second or whatever)
 

A:How much thermal paste?

consult the following for thermal paste application instructions:

http://www.arcticsilver.com/amd_application_method.html
 

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Well I Just Purchased A 3.0 Prescott CPU and well the thing is im kind of new on the thermal paste...

Please someone give me some tips on applying it...do i put the whole tube???

and like please i seriously dont know..thanks guys
Just0
 

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Hi, i received my new CPU with heatsink and fan, however i dont have thermal paste/grease whatever you want to call it. I have bought it online and waiting for it to arrive .. can i use my new CPU without thermal paste until it arrives?

Thanks
 

A:CPU thermal paste?

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Many common household items can be used in an emergency for short periods of time!

http://forums.overclockersclub.com/?showtopic=164465
 

A:Don't have thermal paste? Use this!

I have an old p4 3.06 system I salvaged and it was overheating so I removed old thermal paste but don't have any new stuff around so I will try toothpaste and see if it makes a difference, bear in mind this thing with an 80mm CPU fan and no paste is in BIOS at about 100C so I will try it and report back if I get the chance.
 

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I need to re-apply a fresh new layer of thermal paste between my CPU and heat sink (I'll be cleaning off the old layer with isoproply alcohol). It's been several years before I last did it. How much paste do I need to put on? The CPU is an old Intel P4 3.2 GHz Northwood (old but it still does what I need this particular PC for). Articles I read about applying thermal paste are very vague, they just say not too little (or it won't be enough to do the work) and ot too much (or it'll insulate rather than aid in cooling). Some diagrams on the Net show "this is too much" but there's never a picture showing the right amount. The paste I'm using is Akasa 445, but I don't think the type of paste matters regarding the amount needed. If I was to put a blob of the paste on the CPU before spreading it, how big should this blob be so I know I've put on enough? Some reports say the size of a grain of rice whereas others recommend the size of a pea, which is a big difference.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:How much thermal paste to put on P4 3.2 GHz CPU

I'd go with, "the size of a grain of rice". If applied at the correct thickness, "the size of a pea", would just about cover the entire motherboard! :rolleyes:

All that's necessary is a very thin film. I personally use a brand new single edge razor blade the spread the material. If you're feeling clumsy, paranoid, or are actually clumsy, you can use a credit card also. But, IMO a credit card makes more of a mess, since more of the material is prone to stick to it.
 

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This isn't that important, all it is is that I'm worried.
It was my first time round putting thermal paste onto a cpu, and i sort of used an entire 3.5g syringe of arctic silver 5 underneath a zalman9700.

Yes some did come over the sides, wiped it off, I'm guessing there is a layer inbetween the cpu and the fan now. (maybe even an air bubble)

Temps on a [email protected] 2.8GHZ, fan RPM 1500, 28C per core, 42C on load.
Since arctic silver takes 200 hours to set in, does anyone know what the effects be during that time and after ?

Can anyone estimate how much hotter the temperatures are (compared to if I didn't smother the cpu in paste) ?
And really is there any risks or future problems that could happen ?

Overall nothing seems to be too problematic, but then again, there might be, thats why I'm asking.

A:Used way too much thermal paste

Yeah, that's not too good there.

You only need a very thin layer. As long as it covers, thinner the better.

Anything more will cause unnecessary heat. A whole syringe could cause cpu failure from too much heat, in the future.

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First of all I want to sat hi everyone because im new here

Now here is my problem:

I have been having problems playing wow and upon comments from techspot and official wow tech forums fistly i updated my all drivers and tested my ram sticks by swapping them. Then used memtest and come out %100 no errors..Then upon told that i need to check my temperature and finding it a bit high i opened up my laptop and cleaned both fans and that made my laptop work better than it used to be...

but the problem is that whwn i try to play wow or any other game my pc freeze and i need to push the power button to turn it off. Before doing the fan clean it used to work good at any game like battlefield CS etc except wow... Now it freezes even at a smallest game like crimson land..


1)the thing that makes me worry is that when i removed the sink that hold two fans i was able to see my cpu on which there is a dried paste which i think is the connection between the fans case and the cpu... That paste is dried and broken ...being not much into hardware of computers i need to know is that the cause of my problem or something else...

2) another thing is that when i try to check my bios settings the pc also freezes after 5 seconds...... And im not able to see any switch or battery which may let me to reset it....


3) Another thing is that when i try to format my pc it also freezes and this makes me think that its not a software but a hardware issue

finally my system is:

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A:Cpu thermal Paste??

Whoa!!!!

Your PC is shutting down because it's overheating! If you don't stop you will destroy your CPU (precessor) Thermal compound is NOT reusable. The processor MUST be cleaned and new thermal compound MUST be installed before continuing to attempt using the machine. Visit www.articsilver.com for more information about thermal compounds and cleaners. I repeat, stop using your PC until you replace the thermal compound.

*edit: please quote with parsimony*
 

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Hey guys, so I bough a new CPU and cooler combo that came with a thermal pad on the cooler. I set it up in my new motherboard but unfortunately, the new mobo didn't post anything so I had to RMA it. I then had to put the cpu and cooler back in its box with the thermal paste spread in both the cpu and the cooler. Now my question is, do I need to replace the paste or is the original one still good. Thanks for the help guys.
 

A:Do I need new thermal paste?

As long as it does not dry out and you get to fit the two surfaces back together fairly soon it should be OK. A new tube of Arctic silver won't cost much if it does dry out. Just make sure you clean off all the old paste with rubbing alcohol if it has dried on.
 

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I'm planning on building my new computer soon, and today I was at Best Buy talking to a member of the geek squad about building computers. He said that you should use both a thermal pad and thermal paste(he called it thermal grease. That's the same thing right?). I told him that I've heard that you should only use one. He said no, the more the better. Who's right?

Thanks much
 

A:Both thermal pad and paste?

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is thermal paste suppose to dry up or just be a liquid/solid
 

A:thermal paste

Paste like arctic silver stays tacky after use. A thermal pad does dry out and get hard.

You cannot ever reuse thermal compound. It must be replaced if the hsf is removed.
 

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Hello guys, I am a noob so go easy.
I am making a pc and I bought an AMD A-10 7850. black edition.
It says on the box it contains a thermal paste solution for use in a desktop pc.

The only paste in it seems to be on the heat-sink connected to the fan unit and it seems quite thin.
Should I get extra and put it on the processor too.

Thanks in advance for any responses
 

A:AMD a 10 thermal paste.

no............ just attach the heatsink as it is
 

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i built a computer a while back, that didnt work. i sent the mobo back, they just now sent a new one. but the thing is, i dont have any thermal paste or whatever to put on the cpu to try it. if i dont put that stuff on it, will it mess it up?
 

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I am sure that this has been ask and answered a lot, but here goes...

Is there a significant difference between types of thermal paste, and what is the best?
 

A:Thermal Paste?

There is about a 1-8C differance between thermal pastes. Arctic silver 5 is the best thermal paste and is moderately priced.
 

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I've been wondering about this for a while.

I build PCs a lot, and When I put the heatsink/fan on the of the CPU, on the bottom of the heatsink is usually some kind of a thermal dissipation pad, or sometimes just a large copper base.

Is thermal paste really necessary on top of this? I've never noticed any overheating ever.

The heatsink/fans I use on the AMD XP CPUs are AMD heatsink fans that came in the retail package, or premium fans.

Should thermal paste be put between the cpu and heatsink even if the heatsink has a large copper base? (which should be enough already for heat dissipation)

thanks
 

A:thermal paste for CPU, is it necessary?

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I am going for an overclocking self record to see if I can beet my max speed of 2.5GHz on a 2.2Ghz cpu. I have a high performance zalman cooler but no decent thermal paste. Which ones would you suggest.

Thanking in advanced

Jack-O-Bytes
 

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I am waiting for the arrival of a replacement mobo for my currently fried one.

This will B my first (not my choice) attempt at replacing a mobo.

I do know I will need thermal paste. I C many, many kinds on the net including on ebay. Can anyone pls advise me which I should get?

I just came upon this which looks very worthy but have only had time to do initial perusal:

http://www.thetechzone.com/reviews/roundup/thermal_compound/index.shtml

Thanks much.
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Tryin to read betwene clients; this really is dense with data. I am already getting simple reality: that metal to metal is the ultimate though given air bubble, tiny gaps, we need this stuff.....a minimum. This is exactly like wood joinery wherein the actual glue functions same way, ideally, the wood surface joints shoulld be cut meticulously to begin with.

But given the infinite viscosity of this stuff apparently---I just learned there is a GOOD kinda "TACKY"---it ain't all the Brintey kind- --U could even reuse it over time. Not that anyone sane would.

Learning is infinite and that is wut terrible emergencies R geared to propell us into.

But I am sure that some brands R way better than others.
 

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Hi guy's Is there anything else you can use for paste between the CPU and Fan (fan heatsink)
if you happen to be out of the proper stuff ? salut from down under.
 

A:Alternative thermal paste?

I would not advice trying anything other than thermal paste. If it is not designed to transfer heat it will act as a thermal barrier and prevent transferring heat from CPU to cooler.
 

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Something that should be useful for those new power hungry Intel P4 Prescott cores ...





A materials engineer at the University at Buffalo has invented a new thermal paste that will help solve the problem of overheating in high-performance personal computers and other electronics.

Created by Deborah D.L. Chung, Niagara Mohawk Professor of Materials Research in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the paste, when applied between a heat sink and a heat source, can improve greatly the conduction of heat from the heat source to the heat sink. Heat sinks are used widely in electronics to draw away heat produced by the device and prevent the device from overheating.

"Heat dissipation is the most critical problem in the electronics industry because it limits the performance, speed and further miniaturization of microelectronics," Chung explains.

"The invented material is superior to all other thermal pastes, including those involving exotic materials such as carbon nanotubes and diamond. It even significantly surpasses solder -- the best material currently available -- for improving the thermal contact between two surfaces," she says.

The development of heat sink materials has received much attention for the alleviation of the overheating problem, Chung notes. Development of thermal pastes for improving the thermal contact between the heat source and the heat sink has received relatively little attention, however.

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A:new thermal paste invented

Someone sneak into the lab and get us all some:grinthumb
 

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hey guys, just got my new mobo and cpu, DFI PT880 Mobo and Pentium 4 3.0Ghz CPU "retail". Anways, the fan that comes with the mobo has its own thermal stuff on the bottom...should I put my own on, or just leave the heatsink and fan as is?
 

A:apply my own thermal paste?

Well, the thermal pad at the bottom of the Intel stock HSF does serve to keep temps. within barely reasonable ranges, but for real COOL cooling you should ditch the Intel HSF and consider Arctic Silver and a really high qualtity fan from the likes of ThermalTake and Antec....
 

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