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Safe for 7300LE to run without thermal paste?

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Blegh, the sale of my graphics card to a needy friend has forced me back to my 7300LE(don't laught too hard) Would it be safe to run it w/o thermal paste + a passive heatsink for about a week?
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Don't run anything without thermal paste.
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Yeah it should be okay as long as the heatsink fits tightly with the processor.
If you want, you can try toothpaste as a temporary thermal grease, since it has better thermal conductivity than air.
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Blegh, the sale of my graphics card to a needy friend has forced me back to my 7300LE(don't laught too hard) Would it be safe to run it w/o thermal paste + a passive heatsink for about a week?
I would highly advise you not to. That is likely to kill the card pretty quick.
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Ok thanks for the advice. I'm prob not gonna do it...
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Originally Posted by igob8a View Post
Yeah it should be okay as long as the heatsink fits tightly with the processor.
If you want, you can try toothpaste as a temporary thermal grease, since it has better thermal conductivity than air.
/slap!

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/slap!

Actually, toothpaste with a bit of vaseline is a pretty good temp fix. Just ask TheSubtleKnife.
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Actually, toothpaste with a bit of vaseline is a pretty good temp fix. Just ask TheSubtleKnife.
qft.
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post #9 of 9
Run it. I have tested a 7300LE running BF2 for hours and it kept on chugging. They dont produce much heat at all.
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