Thermal Compound Alternative

Discussion in 'Computer Cases, Power Supplies and Cooling' started by xBoom, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. xBoom

    xBoom New Member

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    I'm out of thermal paste. Are there any recipes for "homemade" thermal compound? I can't go out and buy today. Please, just don't say this: "Wait for tomorrow" or something like that.
     
  2. computermaineack

    computermaineack New Member

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    Um...not unless you just happen to have some silver lying around....
     
  3. taylormsj

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  4. highrev15k

    highrev15k New Member

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    Ive heard of people using toothpaste before. I don't think it works that well though.:rolleyes:
     
  5. oscaryu1

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    In shortterm use, it's been proven to be better than Arctic Silver 5. If you need an thermal paste to play some hardcore games for an few hours, toothpaste will do.
     
  6. diduknowthat

    diduknowthat formerly liuliuboy

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    Toothpaste works very well...until it dries up and crusts, then it performs horribly. So if you want to use toothpaste, just make sure you reapply the paste every like 45 minutes.
     
  7. StrangleHold

    StrangleHold Moderator Staff Member

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    Like said above toothpaste works good for a couple of days:p. But only the smooth kind:D
     
  8. nexolus

    nexolus New Member

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    Don't be an idiot and wait for tomorrow.
     
  9. dan_plus_o

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    Well said nexolus.. :p

    Why would you want to mess around with something so important as Thermal Compound.. I know I wouldn't trust my $300 CPU to toothpaste or some other homemade crap.
     
  10. xBoom

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    Sorry for late reply. I tried toothpaste and it works great! Better than thermal compound. 43C idle with toothpaste and 45C idle with thermal compound. However, I bought the thermal compound. Thanks everyone!
     
  11. ScottALot

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    BomberBoy has some graph that has some interesting temperatures with cheese.
     
  12. ganzey

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    iirc cheese=fail
     
  13. bomberboysk

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    Yeah, got that graph from hardocp, technically they used american "cheese" which is considered a cheese food, not actual cheese(and dont even ask me why they tested it, i have no idea)

    And personally when i get my synthetic test bed working and once i test all the TIM's i plan on testing, ill prolly throw a few household items in as well.
     
  14. ganzey

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    ^^u should try some weird ass thing just for laughs
     
  15. ScottALot

    ScottALot Active Member

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    Use Mayonnaise.
     
  16. ganzey

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    or cool whip (pronounced cool hwip like stewie)
     
  17. linkin

    linkin VIP Member

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    Someone test peanut butter. if my calculations are correct it will dry up and become horribly difficult to remove. much like when i tried to cook chicken satay and burnt about half an inch of peanut butter to the frying pan.


    mmmmm, satay chicken.
     
  18. Bodaggit23

    Bodaggit23 New Member

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    Roflmao!
     
  19. Aastii

    Aastii VIP Member

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    lmao woo epic revive by spammer :D
     

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