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Chrystal Ann Kaminski
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This journal consists of my daily functions, my musings and general thoughts. Read as you wish...

May 2007
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Chrystal Ann Kaminski [userpic]
Reading my Motherboard book.....

Hmmmmm......I have never heard of "Heat sink paste"....heh heh

"PLease note that any violation of the correct intallation procedures may cause permenant damages to your mainboard"

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according to my techy bf..heat sink paste : you put it inbetween the heat sink and the thermal source (i.e. the CPU) to ensure proper thermal transfer to the heat sink.
a heat sink basically allows something to keep from getting too hot
in computers, the CPU can run really hot, so there is always a heat sink ontop of it (in newer machines, there is a big fan on the CPU)
a traditional heat sink is just a chunk of metal with "spines" go up
this promotes heat to move up and away from the CPU
you need that paste inbetween the CPU and heat sink to get a good seal for thermal transfer
but if it's a "newer" CPU (200mHz and up), they are too hot for just a heat sink and then you need a fan too

LOL..hope that helps explain it

Totally helps...thanks...man reading about all this computer stuff makes me think I should have expanded my vocabulary a little bit more!!

If you ever need geek help let me know and I'll hook you up with ma boy for a little assistance.. :)