[SATLUG] Laptop Memory

Don Davis dondavis at reglue.org
Mon Jul 25 12:04:46 CDT 2011


There are thermal paste removers. alcohol should be fine. Coffee filters are good to scrub with.

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The only cleaner I have ever used is rubbing alcohol.  World great to clean of thermal paste.

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From: "Daniel Villarreal" <youcanlinux at gmail.com>
To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at satlug.org>
Subject: [SATLUG] Laptop Memory
Date: Mon, Jul 25, 2011 10:35 am


Thanks, Don.
After reading that there's fake thermal compound out there, I'm looking to
buy from an authorized seller of Arctic Silver 5. Next time I'm in Buffalo
I'll stop in at RS (and I thought they just sold radio stuff).

I wonder if it matters what I use to clean off the old thermal compound. I
wonder if there's any reason I should consider using the Arctic Silver
specialty cleaner.

The Benchmarkreviews.com article was a good read.

I wonder what CPU fan preparation the old-timers/ hard-core/enterprise users
use when not counting on vendors to put together/repair  systems. Hmm

Thanks,
Dani
http://www.youcanlinux.org/


On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 10:38 AM, Don Wright <satlug at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> As Christopher said, using too much thermal paste can also be a problem,
> as it actually conducts heat less-well than the solid metal heat sink to
> which it is applied. Its purpose is only to bridge the tiny
> irregularities between the "flat" CPU surface and the "flat" heat sink
> surface. Perfectly flat surfaces would need no thermal compound.
>
> Here's a huge comparison of 80 thermal pastes, some theory, and links to
> tests of application methods and CPU coolers.
>
> http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=150&Itemid=62
>
>
> Daniel Villarreal wrote:
> >I had a Buffalo fan on my core2 chip, I ended up cleaning off the thermal
> >paste and putting an OEM Intel fan back on it. Maybe I didn't put enough
> >thermal compound to begin with.
> >
> >
> >Christopher Connell wrote:
> >> It's really easy also remember a little heat sink goes a long way.
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>
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