Alternative thermal paste?

By drecked
Mar 12, 2012
Post New Reply
  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 TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,058   +2,555

    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: 872   +12

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

    drecked TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 41

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

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,146   +192

  6. drecked

    drecked TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 41

    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

Similar Topics

Create an account or login to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment
TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...

Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.