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Disaster Stupid sorta moding disater

Discussion in 'Modding' started by maki43, 28 May 2003.

  1. maki43

    maki43 I can touch my toes 1,2,3

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    My friend just bought a new zalman cooler for his nothbridge so asked me to fiz it, i willingly accepted. So i got his old nb heat sink off and tried to add thermal paste but had no means to do so. SO he gave me a screwdriver :sigh: i used it to spread the grease across the chip and obviously when i turned on nothing :wallbash: i cant believe a spread the thermal padter with a screwdrive, oh well last time im doing that :hehe:
     
  2. HowardCanning

    HowardCanning What's a Dremel?

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    [playful] you berk! [/playful]

    lol :lol:

    What chip was it?
     
  3. maki43

    maki43 I can touch my toes 1,2,3

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    kt333 :blush: so he had to buy a new motherboad. He could of rma'ed it and said it was dead but he just chucked it in the corner and let £100 go down the drain!
     
  4. sailor

    sailor What's a Dremel?

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    same thing happened to me with a kg7 board!
     
  5. myke

    myke What's a Dremel?

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    Tip: Put your finger in a plastic food bad (Or cling film) and use this to spread the thermal paste. Gives a nice smooth finish!

    How hard exactly did you press???
     
  6. Nismo G-TR

    Nismo G-TR What's a Dremel?

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    ouch that must have sucked for your friend
    was he mad at u
     
  7. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Ouch, what an expensive day... that was a bit of a silly thing to do, spread thermal compound with a screwdriver... never mind, sounds like your mate has more money than god if he just chucks a mobo he could RMA away like that... :)
     
  8. Phat Ass

    Phat Ass What's a Dremel?

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    could someone tell me why exactly it is a bad idea to spread thermal grease with a finger?, ive just spread it about with my finger for 1 NB, 1 CPU and 1 ZA80 gpu HS, and my finger is still very much ok. i dont go picking my teeth clean right after, i do actually wipe and wash my hands first, its just too inconvenient not having anything in my room to spread the stuff on with.

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    And while i remember, why did you use the sharp end of the screwdriver? why not the side of it or was it an ultra long one, nm, cant do anything about it now. at least he didnt ask you for the money for the board. Still nasty

    As for not returning the board maybe he felt the £100 monument to his foolishness was enough to keep him from ever doing it again if it was still in his room, dead. :)
     
  9. maki43

    maki43 I can touch my toes 1,2,3

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    Wasnt really mad at me.....just inconvenianced that he had to wait for another board to be delivered :hehe:

    I really dont know why i used a screwdriver. I think it was just the nearest thing to me and i thought 'what the hell!' :D
     
  10. DarkalaOkiela

    DarkalaOkiela What's a Dremel?

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    yeah....you dont even have to use the plastic...just your finger is the best thing. thermal paste washes off.
     
  11. fivecheebs

    fivecheebs Dont panic!

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    Noooo. Dont use yur finger. Persistant use will make your finger turn to silver ...

    No seriously, you shouldt use a finger, not because its bad for your finger but, because tis bad for the thermal properties of the paste. Your natural body oils can interupt the thermal connection.
     
  12. maki43

    maki43 I can touch my toes 1,2,3

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    Yeah and u normally get it on everything after that :blush:

    Credit Card :thumb:
     
  13. loply

    loply What's a Dremel?

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    A bit of cling film or plastic bag wrapped over the end of your fingertip works wonders for me.
     
  14. SiMonTiST

    SiMonTiST Minimodder

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    I usually use a razor blade or a scalpel blade to spread the stuff over a chip.

    Gives a realld good, uniform, thin finish :dremel::geek:
     
  15. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    That's what I always use if I haven't got a stanley knife blade handy... Prefer using a CC tho, it's a bit harder to damage the core ;)
     
  16. micb

    micb Minimodder

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    Yes I use a plastic card, although when I installed my Zal passive I think I put half on chip other half on heatsink.
     
  17. TwiSteD LoGic

    TwiSteD LoGic What's a Dremel?

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    Best spreader around, no need for tools, and no body oils... I have always used my tongue.
     
  18. DeLorean5000

    DeLorean5000 What's a Dremel?

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    :eeek: :eeek: you sick

    isnt that stuff toxic?:D
     
  19. TwiSteD LoGic

    TwiSteD LoGic What's a Dremel?

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    Meh, toxic schmoxic.

    I used to put it on my toast as well.

    Not sure if you chaps in the UK have seen the breath freshening strips (thin membrane you put on your tongue and it dissolves all minty and fresh). Well I have found the next step, the thermal pads that come preattached to your heatsinks.... Man those things are great!

    *Yes, I was dropped in my head several times as a young child*
     
  20. maki43

    maki43 I can touch my toes 1,2,3

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    Im currently on the hard stuff......


































    ..........Arctic silver :waah:

    I tried to kick the habit but i just warmed to it :) Bit of artic silver on a pizza, in your coffee or just plain!
     

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