Alternative thermal paste?

By drecked
Mar 12, 2012
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  1. Hi guy's Is there anything else you can use for paste between the CPU and Fan (fan heatsink)
    if you happen to be out of the proper stuff ? salut from down under.
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,775   +1,429

    I would not advice trying anything other than thermal paste. If it is not designed to transfer heat it will act as a thermal barrier and prevent transferring heat from CPU to cooler.
  3. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,313   +12

    The old paste will work for a while until you get new stuff.
  4. drecked

    drecked TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 68

    Thanks Guy's I'm on my way to the big smoke to get the proper stuff !
  5. fimbles

    fimbles TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,232   +119

  6. drecked

    drecked TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 68

    thanks for that fimbles but I think the proper thermal paste is probably the way
    to go , I don't think It's a good idea to mess around with the CPU .
    regards drecked


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