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Are there any substitution for thermal compound? More importantly, does it matter which kind of thermal compound is used? (as in brands)
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post #2 of 12
Absolutely, the consistency and content of the paste is the most important thing.
However, as far as substitutions go, I don't really know of any.
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You can use toothpaste or Ketchup
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post #4 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Outcasst View Post
You can use toothpaste or Ketchup
sayyyy whaaaa?
    
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post #5 of 12
Correct you can use toothpaste or even Vegemite, as long as they don't get hot enough to boil. This is a pretty good article http://www.dansdata.com/goop.htm it had toothpaste beating a rather thick application of AS3
 
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post #6 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Outcasst View Post
You can use toothpaste or Ketchup
Toothpaste is believable, but not ketchup.
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post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by vinton13 View Post
Toothpaste is believable, but not ketchup.
lol @ ketchup!
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Any brand on this page is good. the A+ rated ones are the ones you want to look at though. I personally use TX-3 but take your pick
    
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artic silver 5 is pretty much a solid one...
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by vinton13 View Post
Toothpaste is believable, but not ketchup.
It's true. I have toothpaste on mine right now and I can't quite remember who, but someone was using ketchup not too long ago.
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