Question about Spire STARS-420/2 White grease Thermal Cooling Paste 2Gram Tube Injection tube : 150×5×5mm.
From the word itself it is a thermal paste that can hold the CPU and iot helps out to prevent the heat coming from the processor, when the cpu fan operate/spin it also that helps that processor to cool down.
You may try a toothpaste as a substitute for it you will need a "white base toothpaste" just put only a small amount into it.
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Posted on Feb 06, 2010
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OMG! Do not listen to Jhulmar Ocampo,
That is a sure fire way of frying your new processor.
Only use high quality thermal compound (not your radioshack stuff you have got now)
You might think you are saving a few pennys by buying cheap. But you have to ask yourself this. Is it worth frying my new, hundreds of pounds/dollars worth of cpu because of saving a few pennys?
Thermal grease is definitely a MAJOR part of a modern computer's cooling system.
Do yourself a favour and get a top name brand e.g. Artic silver or the ceramic version the same company does.
Posted on Aug 19, 2012
Thermal paste is needed because the surface of the processor and heat sink are not perfectly smooth. if you examine with a high power microscope, you will realize there are small hills and valleys. With no thermal paste, the heat transfer is limited to the small contact points that result. With a filler, that is heat conductive. a thermal heat path is formed across the whole heat contact area not just the high spots.
at first the thermal paste was silicone grease. anything like this will work, even Vaseline. Later the silicone grease became white, this was because of the filler Zinc Oxide. a good heat conductor and poor electrical conductor.
bottom line the thermal paste greatly improves the ability to draw the heat out of the processor.
Posted on Jun 13, 2012
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