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Windows 7: Removed heatsink from processor, do I need new thermal compound?

17 Nov 2010   #21
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

thats ALOT of information that i probably dont need, im going to try CPUID - i already have CPU-z... can CPUID graph temps vs time?


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17 Nov 2010   #22
Snakeyeskm

Win 7 64 bit professional
 
 

HWMonitor will do that
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17 Nov 2010   #23
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Radio Shack stocks Arctic Silver at almost all stores.

Try 3-in-1 oil. It is a brand available at Walmart etc. Sewing department if not automotive. Any brand of sewing machine oil.
One drop.

Mike
Good call on the radio shack! there is one literally right around the corner that I'm able to get at. They have the Artic Silver for 9.99 I'm going to go pick up some soon.

Whats the best way to clean off the old thermo paste?

They didnt have any 3 in 1 oil, but only Radio Shack branded Lubricant Spray. I probably dont want that do I?
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17 Nov 2010   #24
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snakeyeskm View Post
HWMonitor will do that

only reason im asking so many questions is because im not at home to try it myself.. but it will also track cpu usage on the same graph right?

thanks
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17 Nov 2010   #25
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The link I gave in post #7 will tell you how to clean it off.
You need to get oil do not use sprays as they wont work.
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17 Nov 2010   #26
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodi View Post
The link I gave in post #7 will tell you how to clean it off.
You need to get oil do not use sprays as they wont work.
Ok, oil no spray and use iso to remove old paste.

Funny thing is since I shut my computer down last night & turned it on today, it hasnt made any noise at all? I guess I'll play it by ear & pick it up next time I'm at walmart just for the hell of it.

Any idea of the 3 in 1 oil name? I find it in the electronics?

Thanks.
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17 Nov 2010   #27
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Do no know American brands but just make sure that it is Light oil, no heavy general purpose oil.
Home Depot, Hardware/tool shops, sewing machine shops or departments .
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17 Nov 2010   #28
Snakeyeskm

Win 7 64 bit professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtyElf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snakeyeskm View Post
HWMonitor will do that

only reason im asking so many questions is because im not at home to try it myself.. but it will also track cpu usage on the same graph right?

thanks
Here you go. It can log your data and show you min/max levels.

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html#gallery


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17 Nov 2010   #29
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodi View Post
The link I gave in post #7 will tell you how to clean it off.
You need to get oil do not use sprays as they wont work.
Ok, oil no spray and use iso to remove old paste.

Funny thing is since I shut my computer down last night & turned it on today, it hasnt made any noise at all? I guess I'll play it by ear & pick it up next time I'm at walmart just for the hell of it.

Any idea of the 3 in 1 oil name? I find it in the electronics?

Thanks.
3 in 1 oil automotive or hardware. I have long tube style on left. Have paper towels handy. Also you can apply with tootpick. Gives you a very small drop that isn't likely to make a mess. Might take several dips and dabs but no oily electronics that way.
Sewing machine oil. For oiling sewing machine parts. Find it by Fabrics.

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17 Nov 2010   #30
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 


Lots of people talk pea size drops of TIM. BB size more appropriate. Before and after pictures.

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The example image below is of a few frozen peas beside a small BB size drop of OCZ Freeze TIM. The image beside it is of the same cooler two hours later after we completed testing. If there was ever any real advice that applies to every situation, it would be that thermal paste isn't meant to separate the two surfaces but rather fill the microscopic pits where metal to metal contact isn't possible....
.. Thermal Material must fill the tiny imperfections. Still, there's one rule to recognize: less is more.
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