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i bought thermal compound worked great for awhile then my temps started going up and i took off the heat sink to check the thermal grease and it was way to dry and fell off ( i know weird right) and now my laptop is running insanely hot ( hits max temps and over heats if i do anything ) and i dont have another computer or money at the moment so is there easy way to make your own thermal compound just something that will at least stand up to the job long enough for me to buy the real stuff?
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post #2 of 15
Don't know if you live near a microcenter... but if you do here is a list of TIM they carry starting at $3.99. The $3.99 is the cheap stuff but it will be light years better than anything you try and make. Also, check newegg.com. Here is the old trusty AS5 for $9.99 free shipping.

$10 may be unattainable to you, and if it is I am sorry. If not, look at the options above because making your on TIM can only lead to disaster... IMO.
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well people are supposed to be paying me back soon im owed over $150 and one person is paying me back $50 in a week but a week is a long time with issues to be waiting on it
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post #4 of 15
buy MX4.

when i replaced my TIM on my Dell Studio 1555 temps drops by over 40C! and i am not lying!
    
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Originally Posted by Think_alien View Post
i bought thermal compound worked great for awhile then my temps started going up and i took off the heat sink to check the thermal grease and it was way to dry and fell off ( i know weird right) and now my laptop is running insanely hot ( hits max temps and over heats if i do anything ) and i dont have another computer or money at the moment so is there easy way to make your own thermal compound just something that will at least stand up to the job long enough for me to buy the real stuff?
Looks like you need to reapply a new thermal paste. If you want to reapply, get a rubbing alcohol (Isopropyl Alcohol 90% or greater). For thermal paste after you clean your cpu, make sure you use a pea size thermal paste on the cpu. If too much it will overflow and cause harm to your cpu and motherboard.
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post #6 of 15
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my only problem is i have nothing to reapply and no money at the moment to buy something to reapply i was hoping there might be a DIY TIM lol
Edited by Think_alien - 1/15/11 at 6:13am
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post #7 of 15
Is there a store you frequent that might give you a dab?
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nope only computer shop around here is ran by a very cheap grumpy old guy lol would white with zinc oxide or Silicone grease maybe do the trick for a couple days?
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post #9 of 15
actually if you go into a local pc shop with your cpu and tell them your strapped for cash and need to see what you can do about getting some thermal paste, a lot of them will put some on it for you. mostly because they do what they can to get you to come back.
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ya this guy is one of those people to start telling you to get out of the store if you dont buy something right away sadly there was one that would have but they closed down about 3 months ago
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