Posted 27 May 2007 - 09:41 PM
So after much agony of dealing with my graphics card overheating (today it turned off on me while playing games four times), I decided to take the fan/heatsink off in frustration. So what I saw was an ugly little dried up gloop of thermal paste. The core seemed to be only about 1/2"-3/4" big.
My question is would cleaning the old paste off the processor and heatsink with that one type of alcohol, then adding new stuff like arctic silver 5 be safe? Also, would it perhaps fix the problem, or at least help? I remember my friends computer processor was idling at about 69C and then when he took the crap that came with it off and added new stuff it was idling at about 30C. Thanks for reading this post!
"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." - Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943