Thermal Paste

By arkantos
Jul 17, 2009
  1. Good Day to all.

    I just cleaned my heat sink fan and processor and removed the old thermal paste on it. I put it back on the motherboard and use it everything went fine. now, i remember that there was no thermal paste on the processor, do you think it may cause future problems or it will be just fine like it was before?

    thank you for your responses. :)
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    Take it off and reseat with thermal paste, asap, unless you like the smell of fried silicon.
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    Thermal paste is extremely important, especially if your system is newer than say, 2000-2001.

    The kind you use, well, that becomes of less importance. Just make sure you get some thermal paste on there.
  4. JamesP

    JamesP TS Rookie Posts: 29

    Berilium (thermal paste) is the only thing that will stop you CPU from frying, would not turn on a PC if it was not there ?????
  5. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    Sure, beryllium (oxide) is used in most consumer pastes, but in varying degrees and with other materials/compounds. It's a bit disingenuous to refer to it as just "beryllium". Some pastes contain little to no Be (Arctic silver is probably one of them).
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,693   +1,882

    James, this observation is most charitably described as an "enigma".
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