As others have suggested, thermal paste is a Good Thing. Those nice ppl in
Maplin have a tube of the stuff for about ?2.50.
Take care when applying it though - you want to end up with as /thin/ a film
as you can manage. If applying by finger, rub a little vegetable oil on to
the tip of your finger first, this stops the paste sticking to you instead
of the chip.
Also recheck the paste after a day or two - I found that it had settled into
pools, and wasn't provding a consistant interface.
From: ilug-admin at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at linux.ie]On Behalf Of
The processor is a K6-500 AMD. Should I start getting suspicious of the
The only other fact that I can think of which may be important is that there
no thermal paste between the processor and cooling fins (though it is firmly
attached with a fan).
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