[SATLUG] Laptop Memory

Al Castanoli afcasta at satx.rr.com
Tue Jul 26 12:26:16 CDT 2011

The last time I cleaned the compound off an AMD chip, I used lighter
fluid and it worked great.  Just make sure you clean it all off before
powering up the CPU.

I was having trouble with a 3.2GHz Phenom X4 when running 4 different
xen clients on it at the same time and each running the boinc client for

I ended up putting a massive circular finned heat sink with cool tubes
on it and it's been working great ever since.  The compound I used was
silver 5 by Cooler-Master.


Al Castanoli

On Mon, 2011-07-25 at 11:38 -0500, r3d91ll at grandecom.net wrote:
> 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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> >
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