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What happen if there is no thermal paste in the CPUU?

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April 4, 2010 12:55:02 AM

helo what happen if there is no thermal paste in the CPU? i have pentuim 4 3.0ghz?
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April 4, 2010 2:10:37 AM

The motherboard will shut down when the CPU hits the shut-down temperature. If the shut-down temperature is set too high, it will fry your CPU.

Shut down will probably occur before it completes POST, but certainly before it tries to boot into your OS.

Get some Arctic Silver 5 and follow the directions for install. If you don't want AS5, then find something you do like, but don't try to start your computer until you have applied the paste.
April 11, 2010 6:51:57 AM

ok thanks guys
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April 11, 2010 6:54:07 AM

ahh what other possible chemical shut i put, because i have no thermal paste!?
April 11, 2010 6:56:35 AM

but im already using my pc now my temp is 40 to 44c, .
April 11, 2010 9:29:05 AM

i doubt it will actually fry your cpu but u should expect to see higher operating temps on yor cpu
def dont do any overclocking and get some thermal paste PDQ
April 11, 2010 11:25:21 AM

you could underclock you pc to keep temp low?
April 11, 2010 1:21:35 PM

robin banks uk said:
you could underclock you pc to keep temp low?

Or you could buy a $5 tube of TIM (Thermal Interface Material) and do it right.
April 12, 2010 7:27:54 PM

There should be thermal past on your heat sink usually. I can't believe you're running at 40 without any thermal past. When you purchase the cpu, there isn't paste on the chip itself. It's usually on the heat sink itself or they supply you with a tube to put on the chip.

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April 12, 2010 10:07:46 PM

stupid question time. What makes you think there is no thermal paste on it now?