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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.
> >
>
>
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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