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Ok, so my laptop / desk computer (since laptop doesn't apply anymore ) was overheating, with an 80C idle gpu and 60C idle cpu.

I decided since this system was useless to me that it wouldn't be such a bad Idea to make some homemade TIM and try it out.

What I used:
-Crest Fluoride Toothpaste
-Neosporin (that stuff you put on cuts)(for the petroleum jelly in it)
-Tacky Glue
-Some Glue-stick glue (for consistency)

Percentage....

50%
35%
10%
5%

I applied some to the cpu,gpu, and VRM's and booted away...

PERFECTION! Now the cpu idles about 35C and GPU around 60C

I will obviously not use this on real hardware, but what do you guys think? Worth the trouble?
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post #2 of 17
Toothpaste has been tried before, it works but fails quickly when it dries out.

C
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Toothpaste has been tried before, it works but fails quickly when it dries out.

C
This is what the petroleum jelly is for, it is evenly mixed enough, it won't dry out.
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post #4 of 17
What did the stock paste look like when you removed it? I replaced the TIM on a macbook air once and it was a powdery chalky mess. It might be that your old TIM was just completely shot not that your new paste is especially great.

There was a TIM shootout that some website did and they tried toothpaste and vegemite. Both of those beat the top scoring TIM. But of course they won't last.
    
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What did the stock paste look like when you removed it? I replaced the TIM on a macbook air once and it was a powdery chalky mess. It might be that your old TIM was just completely shot not that your new paste is especially great.

There was a TIM shootout that some website did and they tried toothpaste and vegemite. Both of those beat the top scoring TIM. But of course they won't last.
Well, ofcourse the stock TIM was shot, It was chalky and I am aware of this, BUT

I am hoping with the glue and petroleum jelly that this will last.

I will keep it on 24/7 and report any long term temp changes. As for now, I am solid.
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At least your computer smells good now.
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post #7 of 17
pink lipstick works too as TIM,i'm not sure what shade
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pink lipstick works too as TIM,i'm not sure what shade
Im not sure if you are joking or not, but It probably works really well.

I bet if you bought some metallic lipstick it would be even better (NO GPU)
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Has anyone just tried a super thin sheet of lead?

since I think these experiments are giving up on conductivity =)
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Quote:
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Has anyone just tried a super thin sheet of lead?

since I think these experiments are giving up on conductivity =)
Indigo extreme is made out of a low melting temperature metal. It actually becomes liquid when your CPU warms up.
    
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