[Cialug] OT: hardware question
Dave J. Hala Jr.
dave at 58ghz.net
Wed Aug 15 09:19:49 CDT 2007
Yeah, I can just see it now... the TSA ban's laptop's from airline
flights due to exploding batteries and excessive thermal compound.
On Wed, 2007-08-15 at 14:15 +0000, Nathan C. Smith wrote:
> > on the CPU and on the heat sink that both looked like they had a thin
> > haze on them. But other people really gobbed it on so the CPU looked
> > like a frosted cupcake and you could no longer see the actual CPU at
> > all. Which is right?
> I seem to recall reading something that indicted if you put thermal compound
> on too thick you might get bubbles that could trap moisture in-between the
> chip and the heat sink. My guess is that it would probably dissipate and
> escape slowly as the processor heats up, but the article I was reading said
> the trapped moisture could pop like a little bomb.
> "all things in moderation" I guess?
> Has anybody actually gone to the trouble of polishing their heat sink? I'd
> like to try it sometime because I have the tools and materials but so far I
> have not had a machine that is "worthy" of the extra attention.
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