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Myth
18-07-2009, 07:03 PM
Don't use it! SWMBO computer needed rebuild and decided to use spare parts for a spare comp to play round with linux. Unfortunately, because of the above crap grease, CPU nicely fried (yes fan was spinning and in the right direction). Slightly annoyed, but had slower CPU to put in, so all not lost
Caught SWMBO computer in time before fry-up, have replaced with usual brand of grease

Sweep
18-07-2009, 07:07 PM
I wonder why it works here?

It needs a very thin film. Over much and it will leak out.

Myth
18-07-2009, 07:25 PM
Only had a thin film. When I went back and reinspected (including CPU in SWMBO's computer), it was like it had evaporated, but there was still a slight film around the edges where there was no contact with the CPU

Dud batch?

qazwsxokmijn
18-07-2009, 07:26 PM
Fried?? What CPU was it?

Do you want some AS5? Just post it back when you're done.

Sweep
18-07-2009, 09:58 PM
Only had a thin film. When I went back and reinspected (including CPU in SWMBO's computer), it was like it had evaporated, but there was still a slight film around the edges where there was no contact with the CPU

Dud batch?

Slight film around the edges in my view possibly indicates the heat sink (and fan) was not applied properly after applying the grease to the CPU.

Could be a dud batch for all I know.

Sweep
18-07-2009, 10:00 PM
Fried?? What CPU was it?

Do you want some AS5? Just post it back when you're done.

Already done it was I think. By using a different thermal compound.