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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.

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*Can you use the same thermal compund on a CPU and a GPU  Cereal Killer01/15/10 02:33 PM
.*I don't see why not  itchyNADZ01/15/10 03:36 PM
...Just make sure...  sphincter01/15/10 04:04 PM
...*what?  jopezu01/15/10 08:52 PM
....*Went with Arctic Silver  Cereal Killer01/15/10 11:12 PM
.....*Probably using components from multiple facilities nt  dean01/22/10 06:56 PM
.....*And???  itchyNADZ01/16/10 02:09 AM
......*yeah, it works grea-5FBEF4% NO CARRIER  newsdee01/16/10 10:06 AM
.......*No kidding, what an ancient piece of crap  Cereal Killer01/16/10 09:03 PM
.......*The fact that i got that joke makes me feel even older. NT  Death Knight01/16/10 10:17 AM