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October 23, 2012 3:02:41 PM

Hi Guys,

I was wondering, Can we use Toothpaste (BIG TIME LOL) as a Thermal Paste as in many factors, They are the same.

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October 23, 2012 3:09:37 PM

n4v1n said:
Hi Guys,

I was wondering, Can we use Toothpaste (BIG TIME LOL) as a Thermal Paste as in many factors, They are the same.


You can use whatever you want, you can use cement for all I care but it's not recommended. Use thermal paste it's what is suppose to be used and it works the best.
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October 23, 2012 3:18:53 PM

You might be able to use toothpaste to polish the bottom of a CPU heatsink, but that is about it.
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October 23, 2012 3:28:53 PM

Unless you got SILVER in your toothpaste...
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October 23, 2012 3:31:46 PM

Be sure to get the kind with little beads of mouthwash or the kind with flakes of listerine strips if you must.

edit: (This was a joke)
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October 23, 2012 3:43:47 PM
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October 23, 2012 8:42:27 PM

Yes. Use Colgate, though. Any other brand simply won't do. And while you're at it, get a H100 and put some Listerine in that bad boy.
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October 23, 2012 8:55:12 PM

Make your CPU chew Orbit gum, for a good clean feeling.
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October 23, 2012 8:56:29 PM

From the chart that Supermuncher linked, it seems you'd be better off using mayonnaise rather than toothpaste.
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October 23, 2012 8:58:45 PM

Supermuncher85 said:
Answer found here: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/printpage/Thermal-Compou...

The only intelligent answer in this post; I remember reading this. Yes, apparently it works, for a while anyway. Notice it degrades though, even in as little as 12 hours. It might be something you could use on a stock system for the time it takes to get some real TIM. Incidentally, Radio Shack carries a number of good pastes, including AS5. Their prices are a little higher than online of course, but there's no shipping cost, and no waiting.
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October 30, 2012 1:41:49 PM

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