[SATLUG] Laptop Memory

Lance Schneider schneider.lh at gmail.com
Sun Jul 24 08:25:59 CDT 2011


The isopropyl alcohol should dissolve/soften the paste sufficiently to allow
the fan and processor to be *slid* apart. I had one tear the ceramic off the
chip trying to pull it straight off!


On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 6:40 AM, Daniel Villarreal <youcanlinux at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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