Dielectric grease on CPU instead of thermal paste?
I called two computer repair shops to find some thermal paste for a CPU upgrade. Neither had any, but suggested that I use dielectric grease (found at an auto parts supplier) for the job. While applying it to the processor I found it to be very similar in color and consistency to neosporin ointment rather than a paste. I ran my PC and performed simple operations for about an hour with no problems. CPU temp. held strong at 38 degrees Celsius. Should I have any worries?
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not really, its very similar stuff.
it may not perform quite as well as high end CPU TIM, but it should get the job done.
I would take it off asap, it has a tendency to liquify.