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Offline archonforest

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Apply thermal paste-usefull data
« on: April 05, 2018, 08:33:42 AM »
Looks like applying thermal paste is a bit of a holly subject for many people. I did a search recently since I got 2 new 6core Xeon CPUs about this subject and I found something that is very usefull:

https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Thermal-Paste-Application-Techniques-170/

You can see there several methods and the conclusion at the end with pictures! Good stuff.
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Offline N-drju

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Re: Apply thermal paste-usefull data
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2018, 01:02:05 PM »
Now that we have an actual coolant vessel this is an obsolete technology Attila! ;D ;D
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Re: Apply thermal paste-usefull data
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2018, 02:16:49 PM »
Sorry for being old-school  :D
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Re: Apply thermal paste-usefull data
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2018, 08:10:29 PM »
But speaking seriously - until I did maintenance to my machine, I had no idea whatsoever that a magic like "thermal grease" even exist... The guys at the computer shop talked between one another saying "go ahead, and change a paste here" and I was like "deeeeerp?" :o :o

But you can really feel the difference.

I don't really understand some terminology behind it (break-in period?) but then again, as an end-user I don't think I have to.
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