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Help with thermal Paste,vegetable oil mixed :O

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by techjunkie, Apr 15, 2009.

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    techjunkie New Member

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    So I took off my heatsink to clean it and after the clean, I was a little short on thermal paste. The thermal paste I've been using was really crappy and was kind of solid when applying. As I was short of some, I mixed the remaining with a drop of vegetable oil and put it all back together. Now the system boots up fine and everything seems normal, including the temps. Temps are a little less now about 3-4 C less.

    Am I safe with this vegetable oil mix? I am using it right now
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    oh lol.

    well techinically it would work, but what i'd be worried about is it evaporating over time or even worse - leaking out and making stuff go boom.

    I suggest you buy some arcticlean and MX2 thermal paste, and go do it right. No rush... you should be ok for a few days.
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    techjunkie New Member

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    thanks a lot for the post :) I was scared like hell
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    the reason i think its not so bad is because there have been several succesful attempts at submerging PC's in oil.

    Vegetable oil causes corrosion eventually, but since its only a small amount and on a CPU heatspreader, i dont think theres much to get corroded,
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    You r crazy dude, does your computer smell like french fries?

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