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Don't have thermal paste? Use this!

By St1ckM4n
Feb 3, 2014
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  2. hopgop1

    hopgop1 TS Enthusiast Posts: 192   +22

    I have an old p4 3.06 system I salvaged and it was overheating so I removed old thermal paste but don't have any new stuff around so I will try toothpaste and see if it makes a difference, bear in mind this thing with an 80mm CPU fan and no paste is in BIOS at about 100C so I will try it and report back if I get the chance.
     
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,405   +1,594

    Something about using aluminum foil, makes me think it would work no better than not using a solution at all.
     
  4. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 3,479   +624

    Use aluminium foil to cook an egg on it. Should keep temps down during cooking process. :p
     
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,405   +1,594

  6. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 837

    Yeah, I'm gonna say no. How many years will those substances keep their thermal transfer properties? I have have the same AS paste on my CPU for at least 5 years.
     
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  7. hood6558

    hood6558 TS Booster Posts: 292   +44

  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,055   +970

    Last edited: Feb 16, 2014
  9. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Maniac Posts: 921   +57

    I'm thinking I'd just wait until I could buy some heatsink compound.
     
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  10. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,082   +920

    Hahahahaha this made my day Stickman. Thanks for posting.
     
    St1ckM4n likes this.


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