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Windows 7: thermal paste dried after 2 weeks ?!

12 May 2014   #11
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zap9x View Post
.... well i havent took it out ... all i did was just remove the fan to clean it and install it the right way to get rid of the noise so the CPU should be good as new.
and my boss should be paying me in 2 days ... is it bad to open the case and get a fan to blow air at it for 48 hours ?
im not sure if i can buy a fan ... i have alot of debts on my head ... buying a fan worth 15$+ right now could destroy my reputation ...
It should be ok for 48 hours or so just not as a permanent solution. If you can't buy one now, go buy some thermal paste and see if that fixes your issues. Its quite possible just thermal paste works for you so just try that for now.


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12 May 2014   #12
zap9x

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kk ty i'll buy it asap.
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12 May 2014   #13
Britton30
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If you remover your CPU cooler and not just the fan, you should have completely cleaned the old paste off and put on new, old pastes won't work. It probably wasn't dried out but more in a cured state.
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12 May 2014   #14
zap9x

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
If you remover your CPU cooler and not just the fan, you should have completely cleaned the old paste off and put on new, old pastes won't work. It probably wasn't dried out but more in a cured state.
well ... when i took the fan out ... it was 2 months ago , i didnt know alot about PC stuffs ... i have no idea what is the cooler though but .... based on what i saw ... under the heat sink there were some dried white thermal paste , on the CPU there was some of that too , its COMPLETELY white and i had no idea of how to clean it and should i clean it ... so i ignored it (a while back i searched on google about "how to replace thermal paste" the result was .... i have no idea of what word to use here , i was pretty curious about it , because on his PC , the paste wasnt white , it wasnt completely white , it was ... half white half grey)

as cured state , u mean like ... it'll dry out when its not needed and some how do its job later ?
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12 May 2014   #15
Britton30
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Some paste when cured firms up, get a little harder yes. Some never get hard though, which I like, but the one that do harden still do the job OK.

Can you take a pic and upload it here? The fan should be removable from the heatsink/cooler, leaving the heatsink still mounted.
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12 May 2014   #16
zap9x

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sorry i cant do that ... right now. my PC needs to be on for atleast afew hours more ... and i'll need to check that out though , i've never tried to detach the fan and the heat sink , im pretty new to these things.
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12 May 2014   #17
Britton30
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You don't need to shut it down or take off the fan. Just remove the side panel and snap a photo of the insides as clear as possible.
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12 May 2014   #18
zap9x

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

ok i take back my statement .... my PC doesnt even have a single piece of dust , but that was 2 months ago -.- now its full of it , but still , here is the best i got , hope it helps ... http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...1&d=1399935550
http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...1&d=1399935550


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12 May 2014   #19
Britton30
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OK, that's the stock Intel cooler, the fan cannot be removed separately. You could use some canned air to blow the dust out, but take it outside first, it makes a big dust cloud. It can build up quickly.

Good picture too.
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12 May 2014   #20
zap9x

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kk ty , i'll try that out as soon as i get the new thermal paste .
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