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Thread: thermal grease revisited

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2002


    i'm about to build myself a new computer since my old one keeled over last week. i think it was because i had bought a barebones system and the cpu overheated. because of that, i've grown a little paranoid about overheating and was wondering how often i should replace my thermal grease. i'm going to be running an athlon xp 1800 (not overclocking) with a volcano 7+ on it (an epox board in a cooler master case if that makes a difference)? any suggestions as to what kind of thermal grease i should use? thanks.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    New England Highlands, Australia


    Arctic Silver 3 and TherMagic seem to be the best atm and every 6 months would be more than enough though longer won't hurt if applied properly. :smokin:

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2002


    What wiGGo said and remember to make it a thin coat justs enough to fill any voids between the Heatsink and the Proc. I had mine nasty... all around the core and it was a mess. So i cleaned it off and appiled a thin coat and my temps we much more stable and consistant.:)
    - Damien

  4. #4
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    May 2002


    lol yea i know a guy who put like half a syringe of arctic silver on his cpu core....and he shorted it ...neddless to say it didn't work very well...thankfully he learnt from that mistake:D
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