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Safe Without Thermal cream?

post #1 of 16
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A) Is it safe to use my comp witout thermal cream between my CPU and CPU Fan? (if NO, please see part B)

B) I have some old cream left on the fan is it enough it is a little tiny bit hard but not too much (please see images)
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post #2 of 16
thats not a good idea.

Personally (one my older computers) I have reused that thermal paste, bu its a bad idea. Reusing it now is an even worse idea. It wasn't needed in the old dys however now it is.

Plus its uber cheap
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post #3 of 16
no, definitely not safe buddy.
    
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post #4 of 16
NO! Use the stuff you have until you can get your hands on something like AS5. Which I would say you should get in the next 5 minutes. Run to RadioShack or CompUSA.
post #5 of 16
ITs about 5 bucks for some decent paste, get that and you'll see some temp drops and its alot safer, never reuse!
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post #6 of 16
its not safe at all. There are tiny micro valleys and pits that air can get trapped in and as we all was taught in 9th grade air doesn't' conduct heat well. For the paste on your heatsink you need to remove it with alcohol and then reaply the compound to the die/IHS.
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post #7 of 16
not a good idea
    
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post #8 of 16
no, don't. I prefer to use KY warming cream, my girlfriend agree's it works better

throw on some Arctic Silver 5, or Arctic Silver ceramique.

FYI it is called "thermal paste", or "thermal interface material" "TIM" for short
    
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post #9 of 16
Don't use the old crap that is underneath your cooler, Remove the old thermic paste residue with a cloth and some cleaning solution from both your cooler and cpu , then get yourself some Artic silver and spread a even layer on top of your cpu (not to thick!) and place the cooler back.
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post #10 of 16
you can if you want a hotter system
but if your sensible u would buy some thermal compound and just remove your old one and put on some new thermal compound
    
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