From: Niall O Broin (nobroin at domain sced.esoc.esa.de)
Date: Mon 09 Aug 1999 - 15:34:55 IST
Nick Hilliard said
> : i had a pc (amd k6) where memcheck86 worked flawlessly for days on end.. but
> : segfaulted on a kernel compile. solution: tweak voltage settings, bigger cpu
> : fan/dab of vegetable oil.
> Urk! don't use veg oil for lubricating stuff. it works fine for a while
> and then solidifies or becomes gooey after a while.
> Or were you just being sarcastic? [brain is deeply dead right now]
No, I think he was being serious. The best substance to use is of course thermal
paste (I get some, then I misplace it by the time I change processor again, so I
get some more - now I've two 50 gm. tubes each with a spot gone from it - I've
probably go two lifetime's supply now :-> ) but as the idea is fill up the tiny
irregularities in the processor and heatsink with a conductive material, I
imagine vegetable oil works. Perhaps vaseline would be better ? Or KY jelly ?
Dangers are using too much such that over time and with heat, the oil (or
whatever) liquefies and dribbles off the processor - the paste doesn't do this.
Niall O Broin
UNIX Network Administrator nobroin at domain esoc.esa.de
Ground Systems Engineering Department Ph./Fax +49 6151 90 3619/2179
European Space Operations Centre, Darmstadt, Germany
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