[SATLUG] Laptop Memory

Daniel Villarreal youcanlinux at gmail.com
Sun Jul 24 06:40:55 CDT 2011


Lance,
Thanks for the advice. I didn't know there were different kinds of thermal
paste.

If the fan is fused to the processor, should I just trash it ? I'll do some
internet research on this.
Thanks,
Daniel
http://www.youcanlinux.org/

On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 5:53 AM, Lance Schneider <schneider.lh at gmail.com>wrote:

> An additional note on the thermal paste - use the silver variety, at least
> Formula 5. There is also Formula 7 (which I believe uses diamond dust as a
> transfer media). Do not gamble on the alternative pastes that are half the
> price. They are intended for other purposes, not as a cpu interface with
> the
> cooling fan.
>
> Also, be careful if you find you need to "pry" the fan from the chip
> housing. As the thermal paste dries it also cooks and may fuse like epoxy.
>
> On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 1:53 AM, Christopher Connell <
> connell.christopher at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > It's really easy also remember a little heat sink goes a long way.
> >
> > --- On Sat, 7/23/11, Daniel Villarreal <youcanlinux at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > From: Daniel Villarreal <youcanlinux at gmail.com>
> > Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Laptop Memory
> > To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at satlug.org
> >
> > Date: Saturday, July 23, 2011, 9:58 PM
> >
> > Thanks, Christopher,
> > I've not ever applied fresh heat sink compound to this AMD 1 GHz
> > processor...
> > I'll be sure to use compressed air on the processor fan, also.
> >
> > Thanks again,
> > Daniel
> > http://www.youcanlinux.org/
> >
> > On Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 5:50 PM, Christopher Connell <
> > connell.christopher at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Daniel,
> > > Blow out the fans machine and apply heat sink to the processor.
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Daniel Villarreal <youcanlinux at gmail.com>
> > > Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2011 9:08 AM
> > > To: The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List <satlug at satlug.org
> >
> > > Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Laptop Memory
> > >
> > > Hi Art,
> > > We both have an interest in community education.
> > >
> > > I was just trying to upgrade the hard drive on my old Sony Vaio and now
> > it
> > > heats up and shuts down. It's got a couple of 256 MB PC-100, Sync, CL2
> > > chips.
> > >
> > > Granted, the weather is very hot, getting up to 99 degrees F the other
> > day,
> > > but the last time this laptop heated up like this, the fan had burned
> out
> > > and I replaced it myself.
> > > This laptop has lasted way longer than I ever imagined it would.  I
> might
> > > just put the old 60 GB hard drive in and run OpenBSD on that, after
> > taking
> > > snapshots of the hard drive. Partitioning with OpenBSD to co-exist with
> > > another operating system is a challenge and I've been making notes and
> > > taking pictures, etc.
> > >
> > > I also replaced a ~ $10 fan on an APC UPS, saving me a lot of money on
> a
> > > potential replacement.
> > >
> > > I'm currently experimenting with different backup methods, from G4L in
> > > Clonezilla to partimage in PartedMagic, locally and remotely, hoping to
> > > post
> > > notes soon.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Daniel
> > > http://www.youcanlinux.org/
> > >
> > > P.S. Let me know if you need any help with your Spanish-speaking
> families
> > > that you assist.
> > >
> > > On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 2:13 PM, Arthur Hall <art.hall at sbcglobal.net>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Does anyone have some spare memory for an IBM ThinkPad, type 2682?
>  All
> > > of
> > > > my laptop RAM has gone into refugee machines, so I thought I'd seek
> > some
> > > > help again from the LUGgers.
> > > > I would like to max out the RAM in my ancient laptop for little or no
> > > > investment if I can.  It takes DDR PC2700 Non-ECC DDR 333 200-pin
> > > SODIMMs--
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