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SubjectCan you use the same thermal compund on a CPU and a GPU Reply to this message
Posted byCereal Killer
Posted on01/15/10 02:33 PM



This laptops heatsink covers the AMD processor, and the ATI processor, and out of the factory it used 2 different compounds. It I replaced both with Artic Silver, would that still be ok on the GPU chip?




SubjectI don't see why not new Reply to this message
Posted byitchyNADZ
Posted on01/15/10 03:36 PM



The purpose of the compound is to help transfer heat from the CPU to the heatsink.


> This laptops heatsink covers the AMD processor, and the ATI processor, and out
> of the factory it used 2 different compounds. It I replaced both with Artic
> Silver, would that still be ok on the GPU chip?
>
>







SubjectJust make sure... new Reply to this message
Posted bysphincter
Posted on01/15/10 04:04 PM



> The purpose of the compound is to help transfer heat from the CPU to the
> heatsink.

True, but different thermal compounds have different heat transfer properties. A GPU may not get as hot as a CPU or vice-versa, so the potential is there for cooking it if you use the wrong one.

Granted, if your CPU, GPU, or other greased-up chip is cooking itself, you've got more fundamental cooling issues there than just the thermal compound you're using. Better fans, heatsinks, liquid cooling, and climate-controlled operation may be required depending on your circumstances.




Subjectwhat? new Reply to this message
Posted byjopezu
Posted on01/15/10 08:52 PM



> > The purpose of the compound is to help transfer heat from the CPU to the
> > heatsink.
>
> True, but different thermal compounds have different heat transfer properties.
> A GPU may not get as hot as a CPU or vice-versa, so the potential is there for
> cooking it if you use the wrong one.
>
> Granted, if your CPU, GPU, or other greased-up chip is cooking itself, you've
> got more fundamental cooling issues there than just the thermal compound you're
> using. Better fans, heatsinks, liquid cooling, and climate-controlled operation
> may be required depending on your circumstances.
>


the purpose of the thermal compound is to make the heatsink and the cpu's heatspreader 1 contiguous unit. allowing as much heat to leave the cpu into the heatsink is always the main goal regardless of how much or little heat is created.

that being said, use the best compound ya got for both, and you'll be ok. some of the medium range priced arctic silver is pretty nice.



EDIT--- BAAHHH... i see what you mean. if your cheap ass CPU comes with cheap ass thermal compound, DON'T use said same cheap ass compound for a pricey GPU.

gotcha sphincter.




SubjectWent with Arctic Silver new Reply to this message
Posted byCereal Killer
Posted on01/15/10 11:12 PM



I used Arctic Silver on both. The Acer 5100 has one heat sink over both the AMD and ATI processors. The laptop appeared to be shutting down over heat problems. I didn't want to fix it, and then go and wreck the video. It just looked weird because Acer obviously used two different thermal compounds.

> > > The purpose of the compound is to help transfer heat from the CPU to the
> > > heatsink.
> >
> > True, but different thermal compounds have different heat transfer properties.
>
> > A GPU may not get as hot as a CPU or vice-versa, so the potential is there for
> > cooking it if you use the wrong one.
> >
> > Granted, if your CPU, GPU, or other greased-up chip is cooking itself, you've
> > got more fundamental cooling issues there than just the thermal compound
> you're
> > using. Better fans, heatsinks, liquid cooling, and climate-controlled
> operation
> > may be required depending on your circumstances.
> >
>
>
> the purpose of the thermal compound is to make the heatsink and the cpu's
> heatspreader 1 contiguous unit. allowing as much heat to leave the cpu into the
> heatsink is always the main goal regardless of how much or little heat is
> created.
>
> that being said, use the best compound ya got for both, and you'll be ok. some
> of the medium range priced arctic silver is pretty nice.
>
>
>
> EDIT--- BAAHHH... i see what you mean. if your cheap ass CPU comes with cheap
> ass thermal compound, DON'T use said same cheap ass compound for a pricey GPU.
>
> gotcha sphincter.
>





SubjectAnd??? new Reply to this message
Posted byitchyNADZ
Posted on01/16/10 02:09 AM



Does the laptop now work or not?


> I used Arctic Silver on both. The Acer 5100 has one heat sink over both the AMD
> and ATI processors. The laptop appeared to be shutting down over heat problems.
> I didn't want to fix it, and then go and wreck the video. It just looked weird
> because Acer obviously used two different thermal compounds.
>
> > > > The purpose of the compound is to help transfer heat from the CPU to the
> > > > heatsink.
> > >
> > > True, but different thermal compounds have different heat transfer
> properties.
> >
> > > A GPU may not get as hot as a CPU or vice-versa, so the potential is there
> for
> > > cooking it if you use the wrong one.
> > >
> > > Granted, if your CPU, GPU, or other greased-up chip is cooking itself,
> you've
> > > got more fundamental cooling issues there than just the thermal compound
> > you're
> > > using. Better fans, heatsinks, liquid cooling, and climate-controlled
> > operation
> > > may be required depending on your circumstances.
> > >
> >
> >
> > the purpose of the thermal compound is to make the heatsink and the cpu's
> > heatspreader 1 contiguous unit. allowing as much heat to leave the cpu into
> the
> > heatsink is always the main goal regardless of how much or little heat is
> > created.
> >
> > that being said, use the best compound ya got for both, and you'll be ok.
> some
> > of the medium range priced arctic silver is pretty nice.
> >
> >
> >
> > EDIT--- BAAHHH... i see what you mean. if your cheap ass CPU comes with cheap
> > ass thermal compound, DON'T use said same cheap ass compound for a pricey GPU.
>
> >
> > gotcha sphincter.
> >
>
>
>







Subjectyeah, it works grea-5FBEF4% NO CARRIER new Reply to this message
Posted bynewsdee
Posted on01/16/10 10:06 AM



BBS jokes were already old ten years ago.





[download a life]


SubjectThe fact that i got that joke makes me feel even older. NT new Reply to this message
Posted byDeath Knight
Posted on01/16/10 10:17 AM



> BBS jokes were already old ten years ago.
>
>
>
>
>
> [download a life]
>


All work and no play makes me..., well, you know the rest.


SubjectNo kidding, what an ancient piece of crap new Reply to this message
Posted byCereal Killer
Posted on01/16/10 09:03 PM



This thing is more useless than a bottle of
Windex at a lesbians place.

> BBS jokes were already old ten years ago.
>
>
>
>
>
> [download a life]
>





SubjectProbably using components from multiple facilities nt new Reply to this message
Posted bydean
Posted on01/22/10 06:56 PM



> I used Arctic Silver on both. The Acer 5100 has one heat sink over both the AMD
> and ATI processors. The laptop appeared to be shutting down over heat problems.
> I didn't want to fix it, and then go and wreck the video. It just looked weird
> because Acer obviously used two different thermal compounds.
>
> > > > The purpose of the compound is to help transfer heat from the CPU to the
> > > > heatsink.
> > >
> > > True, but different thermal compounds have different heat transfer
> properties.
> >
> > > A GPU may not get as hot as a CPU or vice-versa, so the potential is there
> for
> > > cooking it if you use the wrong one.
> > >
> > > Granted, if your CPU, GPU, or other greased-up chip is cooking itself,
> you've
> > > got more fundamental cooling issues there than just the thermal compound
> > you're
> > > using. Better fans, heatsinks, liquid cooling, and climate-controlled
> > operation
> > > may be required depending on your circumstances.
> > >
> >
> >
> > the purpose of the thermal compound is to make the heatsink and the cpu's
> > heatspreader 1 contiguous unit. allowing as much heat to leave the cpu into
> the
> > heatsink is always the main goal regardless of how much or little heat is
> > created.
> >
> > that being said, use the best compound ya got for both, and you'll be ok.
> some
> > of the medium range priced arctic silver is pretty nice.
> >
> >
> >
> > EDIT--- BAAHHH... i see what you mean. if your cheap ass CPU comes with cheap
> > ass thermal compound, DON'T use said same cheap ass compound for a pricey GPU.
>
> >
> > gotcha sphincter.
> >
>
>
>


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