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chisholm
05-06-2002, 11:44 AM
just a warning! if u use arctic silver on your video card...e'g if u replace your gpu cooler....make sure not to get any on th pcb! i did it waith my old geforce 3 ti 500 and it would'nt boot becasue it was shorting out....luckily apart from having a panic attck, no long term damage was done to my card...but be careful! my frend acidentally got some on his geforce 4 ti4600 ram and it made wierd fuzzy noises....:afro:

by the way this is with arctic silver 2....i'm not sure if arctic silver 3 or alumina is electrically conductive....proabbly not but just incase!

Andy
05-06-2002, 04:26 PM
well its just common sence to not get any on the PCB of anything ;)

daedalus
05-06-2002, 04:34 PM
well its just common sence to not get any on the PCB of anything ;)

haha, yeah I would have thought so too....

BTW alumina doesn't conduct electricity.

Wiggo
05-06-2002, 04:42 PM
Something that has been stressed here many a time. :smokin:
:beer: :beer: :beer:

chisholm
05-06-2002, 05:20 PM
ah well i was just voiceing my inner fears i suppose :afro: