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i have noticed that some thermal pastes are silicone based and contain zinc oxide such as the nexxtech thermal paste from radioshack,would it be possible to use zinc oxide cream used for scrapeds and cuts as thermal paste?its cheap and has the same texture as silicone base thermal compounds<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/cool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cool"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/cool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cool"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/cool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cool"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/cool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cool"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/cool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cool"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/cool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cool">
 

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I never thought of that lol I am not the person to ask though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i have noticed that some thermal pastes are silicone based and contain zinc oxide such as the nexxtech thermal paste from radioshack,would it be possible to use zinc oxide cream used for scrapeds and cuts as thermal paste?its cheap and has the same texture as silicone base thermal compounds<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/cool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cool"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/cool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cool"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/cool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cool"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/cool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cool"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/cool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cool"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/cool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cool"></div>
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Just buy some AS5 it's cheap to, even if you found something like that and it might work, doesn't mean it wont just turn to liquid and run off your cpu when it gets hot...
 

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Life is not worth living if you can't have some fun.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">
 

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Then go for it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> post pics lol
 

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Ive heard that zinc oxide works good against zitty skin! lol
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Life is not worth living if you can't have some fun.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"></div>
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Hey you got a point there...<img alt="" src="http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/8399/thumbsup4kk.gif" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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It isn't like AS5 is expensive - I wouldn't risk a whole lot of expensive hardware to save a dollar on thermal paste.<br>
If you want to do it tho - test it out by putting some on a razor blade and heating it with a lighter to see if it melts. If it doesn't - it may be safe to use.<br>
My concerns would be it melting and being conductive and the possibility that it contains something that would react with the IHS. If neither is a concern - go for it
 
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