[Gllug] Body lotion

salsaman at xs4all.nl salsaman at xs4all.nl
Wed Jul 21 03:18:13 UTC 2010

On Wed, July 21, 2010 03:09, general_email at technicalbloke.com wrote:
> On 20/07/10 16:20, Richard Jones wrote:
>> I can now report that body lotion is an adequate short term
>> replacement for thermal grease.
>> At least, it's kept the CPU temp<  85C for the past 4 hours or so ...
>> (Amazon will be delivering real thermal paste tomorrow)
>> Rich.
> P4 then is it? ;)  Shouldn't be a problem if it is and it's only
> temporary, Intels tend to shut down rather than fry even if you yank the
> heatsink and fan off completely. AMD on the other hand tend to die
> permanently within seconds if denied proper cooling*. If you've got one
> of them I'd keep a very close eye on your sensors til you can regrease
> with something better than toiletries!
> Roger.
> * Traditionally at least - literally smoke would come off them! Maybe
> they have improved things in the last few years but I guess very few
> people would care to try it on their own modern AMD!

I can vouch for this. Last week I was running a very CPU intensive
process, and after just a few minutes of this my dual core AMD suffered a
terminal meltdown. No smoke though, but it was hot enough I could have
fried an egg on it easily.


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