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what would be a good alternative to using thermal paste? every store in my area is out for some odd reason and my temps are getting around 54C on load "oblivion" and my computer has already shutdown one for high temps.i thought i heard toothpaste was a good alternative. but others would be appreaciated.
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what would be a good alternative to using thermal paste? every store in my area is out for some odd reason and my temps are getting around 54C on load "oblivion" and my computer has already shutdown one for high temps.i thought i heard toothpaste was a good alternative. but others would be appreaciated.
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whoops, didnt see you didnt want any thermal paste. Well then i have no idea what you want, but something conductive is always good
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The only alternative would be the pad that comes on most stock heatsinks. I see in your rig showcase that you have a XP-90. That should have come with thermalpast, which I asume your using.
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Originally Posted by raycityclick
what would be a good alternative to using thermal paste? every store in my area is out for some odd reason and my temps are getting around 54C on load "oblivion" and my computer has already shutdown one for high temps.i thought i heard toothpaste was a good alternative. but others would be appreaciated.
Cod liver oil...
"In the past, we have argued that there is very little difference between cod liver oil and arctic silver, aside from the naturally occurring degradation of the first and the rather odor-less nature of AS. Combined, these features make a decision rather simple."
http://www.lostcircuits.com/advice/carbon_black/
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well the problem is that the paste that was on there kinda wore off so to speak with all the tearing down and reabuilding and cleaning so there is like hardly no paste on it and i have no more, and all the stores don't have any, and i really want to finish up oblivion...."notice i said finish" but everytime i get 2o min into it it shuts off bc of temps so i need "SOMTHING" to get me by until monday.
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well the problem is that the paste that was on there kinda wore off so to speak with all the tearing down and reabuilding and cleaning so there is like hardly no paste on it and i have no more, and all the stores don't have any, and i really want to finish up oblivion...."notice i said finish" but everytime i get 2o min into it it shuts off bc of temps so i need "SOMTHING" to get me by until monday.
Never use paste or grease twice. If you ever take off the heatsink, or even lift it up, completely remove the old and apply new. If you lift the heatsink once it's placed down onto the cpu, you're risking getting heat pockets. (air pockets)
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lol hax
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ok thanks.
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Yes, I know this is an old topic, and people like to b*tch when people post on old topics, but to those people, up yours. HehE, I was just messing around with this and decided to try liquid metal, what you put on your cars to patch rust, you can find this at most auto shops. I was just messing around with an old Opteron 248 that I had, it seemed to work pretty well, I got it from 2.2 – 2.5GHz with the stock cooler, before I could only get 2.37GHz. A note, once you do this it is permanent; you will not be able to remove the heat sink. Also you should let the liquid metal set fully before you turn your motherboard upright.
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