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CPU Thermal Gel Substitute

#1 Post by Dragon Of the Abyss » Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:24 am

OK, i ran outta gel, and i got a spare CPU. So whats a good sub i can use, considering i usually dont go out till late, and i mean really late. Like 9-10 late.

As experiment ive used:
Vaseline
Toothpaste
Hairgel
Axel Grease

So far all have worked, so anyone know anything else that could work.
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Re: CPU Thermal Gel Substitute

#2 Post by Cross » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:12 am

a metallic glue, perhaps. Though thermal paste/grease is about 2.99 on newegg.com, and that's a sure-fire solution there.

What processor is being cooled in this add-hoc way?

Personally, I've never used a substitute, I have 3 bottle of Zalman thermal paste from the various coolers I've bought, and some Gigabyte thermal paste from the 3-D aura water cooling kit. Though they provide more than you would need for a single proc.
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Re: CPU Thermal Gel Substitute

#3 Post by RobbieThe1st » Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:13 am

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Re: CPU Thermal Gel Substitute

#4 Post by FastChapter » Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:58 pm

So... wait, are you supposed to replace the compound on your CPU at regular intervals? I've been using the same stuff mine came with since last June, but I really don't want to wrestle the heatsink off of the board. It was a pain to get it on, doing it a second time isn't really something I want to do.

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Re: CPU Thermal Gel Substitute

#5 Post by Cross » Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:33 pm

FastChapter wrote:So... wait, are you supposed to replace the compound on your CPU at regular intervals? I've been using the same stuff mine came with since last June, but I really don't want to wrestle the heatsink off of the board. It was a pain to get it on, doing it a second time isn't really something I want to do.

Negative, sir. There is no need to replace your thermal compound with normal use. Now if you are constaly removing and reapplying your heatsink, then it will need to be reapplied each time you remount your cooler.

Though, after about 5 years, the stock cooling compound from OEM's such as Dell, HP, and Compaq, dry up and hamper cooling. But stuff like the Zalman Z-Paste I use, need no maintenance.
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Re: CPU Thermal Gel Substitute

#6 Post by FastChapter » Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:08 pm

Good. By then I'll be on the market for a new system, so no tinkering for now. :)

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Re: CPU Thermal Gel Substitute

#7 Post by Dragon Of the Abyss » Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:10 am

Lol, subsitution is all i can do know. I have recently made my 5 PC. And in my room doing what it does best. DOWNLOADING: Games, Music,Videos.
Its cause i need to replace my MoBo all the time cause i let either a mate play with it or it has a dodgey companant
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