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How do I use thermal compound?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by stormie2000, Mar 29, 2008.

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  1. stormie2000

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100009


    like this for example
    Arctic Silver Ceramique Thermal Compound

    Is this the same a paste? I hear its more better then the stock paste included in cpus. I just remove paste and add to heatsink to cpu only?. Its removeable by rubbing alcohol?.

    Can I add this as well to other things, like another heatsink above another? My other mobo has a small heatsink, wonder if i can put another on it with fan to keep it cool.
     
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    Thankyou but can I use this on other parts like the chipsets, where they have a little heatsink on them.

    Wanted to make my own heatsink for harddrive as well. Keep it even cooler.
     
  4. Gulo Luseus

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    Yes, you can use thermal paste on ANY heatsink- in fact you should, to give decent conductivity :)
     
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    Ah- just saw the HD bit- theres not really an area on the hd that will benefit from a cooler of this type, I believe. Better air flow is usually the best answer :)
     
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    thankyou very much. Yea I have plenty, just certain things get hot ~_~.
     
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