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Hi everyone I just joined because I went out and bought a new CPU from a friend, but I don't have any CPU paste to install it with. Is it okay to not use it, or is there anything around the house I can use instead? Heres a list of some ideas I've had. Skin cream, toothpaste, peanut butter, cream cheese???

Thanks
post #2 of 41
no...go to your local computer store (best buy even) and get yourself some TIM...
post #3 of 41
o.O food if u want it going mouldy and over heating ur cpu by all means do it just go buy a $5 tube of thermal paste n dont worry

also not sure if trolling
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Originally Posted by tCoLL View Post
no...go to your local computer store (best buy even) and get yourself some TIM...
This. There is no substitute for TIM.
Just go drop $8 on a tube of cheap crap at best buy then buy some good stuff when you can.

Heck, ask your friend if he has any.
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Hi everyone I just joined because I went out and bought a new CPU from a friend, but I don't have any CPU paste to install it with. Is it okay to not use it, or is there anything around the house I can use instead? Heres a list of some ideas I've had. Skin cream, toothpaste, peanut butter, cream cheese???

Thanks
I have a hard time believing that someone that even knows what thermal paste is would find it okay to use food as a substitute.

Troll-radar pinging.
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Stop feeding teh troll!
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vegetable oil? youll need a lot and a water tight case
    
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post #8 of 41
ive heard people using toothpaste before for a few weeks.
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I used a dab of KY on mine in the X format. Worked pretty good.
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Get some MX-4 TIM. Regarding toothpaste... See my sig
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