[ubuntu-uk] Diagnostics tools

javadayaz javadayaz at gmail.com
Mon Oct 4 15:58:38 BST 2010

btw can i start using the pc as soon as i apply the thermal..do i need to
wait for it to dry ...........? sorry ignorant fool/ noob here!

On Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 2:12 PM, Neil Greenwood <neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com
> wrote:

> On 4 October 2010 13:55, javadayaz <javadayaz at gmail.com> wrote:
> > would the thermal gel really be exhausted after a few years...wasnt long
> ago
> > when i applied it, it seems.
> > I hope this will solve the problem.
> >
> It's unlikely to be 'exhausted'.
> The main problem is likely to be dust, etc. in the heatsink or the
> fan. Taking the heatsink off the chip (perhaps in order to clean it)
> can leave air bubbles in the thermal compound - air in this situation
> acts as a brilliant heat insulator, which is less than ideal...
> Removing and re-applying the thermal compound ensures that the
> conductivity between chip and heatsink is a good way to help exclude
> the air bubbles and any other contaminants that could interfere in the
> cooling.
> Cofion/Regards,
> Neil.
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