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mimics

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Apr 30, 2001
Help guys....major help needed.
just purchased an Intel PIII - 1GHz. Installed the new CPU, appled some thermalbond compound between the heatsink and cpu....Everything went fine until I start the machine and enter BIOS.
To my horror in the hardware monitor I can c the temperature of my cpu rising steadily....well over 100 DEGREES!!! When it was about to reach 124DEGREES....i switched my computer off....as I didn't want it to FRY my new CPU...NOWAY!!!!
Why does my CPU heats up so quickly, what is wrong???
I'm suspecting the thermal compound is the bottleneck here...since the heatsink was used b4, the thermal grease on it was old n worn, not wanting to throw it away... I bought this Thermalbond compound from a local electronics store. It says its ideal to bond things like a heatsink.
It comes in a 2 syringes 1 labelled PART A and the other PART B. the compound needs to be combined (A+B) in order to become useful.
But it seems the compund makes the CPU even hotter.
Do I need to let the compund settle 1st? as it looks very slimy after I mixed them.
I'm using an ASUS CUSL2 mobo....which has a hardware monitor program in the BIOS, watching the temp of the mobo as well as the CPU. Thats where I noticed the extremely temp!!!
 

Exiler

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umm...that sounds like a eproxy. Why in the world are you putting a eproxy (Adhesive) between your CPU and heatsink??? You do intend to take out that heatsink someday right?

I maybe wrong, but the way you described it, it sounds like my Arctic Silver Adhesive which has a part A and part B.

Also if it is a adhestive then after you mix part A and part B, you have to let it say glued like that for like 8 hours (between the processor and the heatsink), so the bond is strong and not jump at the wagon and start the puter.

I only used my adhestive on my video card, for CPU just thermal compound (Arctic Silver) and not thermalBOND compund.
 
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mimics

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Thx for urquick reply Exiler.
Yes u r right, the thermalBOND compound is a metal-oxide loaded two part epoxy.
The only reason I got this 'adhesive' is ...I can't seem to find any other thermal compound around. I Live in Uk so I wouldn't have any idea where to get those Arctic Silver from....any suggestions?
 

Exiler

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hmmm....your in UK, well the only place I can think of is:

www.overclockers.co.uk

You can get Arctic Silver 2 (Better than Arctic Silver)
for about 5.88 after your 17.5% VAT. Though the shipping cost is another thing. I dont know where you live exactly and all, check the site out.


The link for directly to Arctic Silver 2



Also anyone else from UK, please feel free to tell where you get em for for best possible price and service, since I live in Canada, my knowledge of where to shop from in the UK is very limited and all mine is done from the US.
 
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mimics

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thx Exiler,
I just ordered the Arctic Silver II from the URL u gave me. Excellent =) gonna have i by tomorrow...
without making the same mistake again....how should I use this stuff once I get it.
Once i applied the arcic Silver stuff...can I switch my computer on? or leave it fro a few min 1st?
thx again fro ur help!!!
 

Fro

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just smear it on the cpu really thin, you can get 30 uses out of those tubes easily, and nevin says with proper application 100+ is possible. then put the heatsink on and go. no need to let it set or anything
 

vandersl

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Umm, might be a little late for this, and maybe you did already, but...

Remove the HS from the CPU now, before the epoxy bonds!!!!

I can't imagine it'll get any easier over time.
 

Exiler

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Yes, you can use the puter right afte ou apply it.
As vandersl said, you did remove that eproxy right?
Cause its going to be very hard to remove that if you havent by now.

here is a step by step instruction on how to apply it, this info is given by the creater of arctic silver.




mimics (Apr 30, 2001 04:43 a.m.):
thx Exiler,
I just ordered the Arctic Silver II from the URL u gave me. Excellent =) gonna have i by tomorrow...
without making the same mistake again....how should I use this stuff once I get it.
Once i applied the arcic Silver stuff...can I switch my computer on? or leave it fro a few min 1st?
thx again fro ur help!!!
 

most deaf

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overclockers.co.uk is great, i have spent around £200 on it, people say overclockingstore.co.uk is good but i have never used them
 
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Storm

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Good thing about the overclocking store is they do free delivery... plus I admin their forums so they are obviously the best ;)
 
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mimics

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Hi Guys,
Just want to thank you all, especially Exiler!
My system is up and running =) I love my PIII - 1GHz =
=D

The arctic silver is nice stuff my cpu temp is about 46C at full load...which isn't too band considering my case isn't very well ventilated, looking for a new Tower case at the moment....hope sth nice come up soon ....

As for the thermalbond adhesive....I took it off as soon as Exiler pointed out the I got the wrong stuff...it came off quite easily...perhaps if I do left it longer it wouldnt have come off that easily..hehe

Oh well another lesson learnt....never go for anything 'close enough' always by what u been told...or else don't buy =)

Thx guys...time for some UT