Ok, I'll be serious then.
Even if you value your time at $1 per hour, it would be probably be cheaper to just buy a new cpu. I've bought entire computers at garage sales for $5.
Well, it'll still be weak on that point
but so long as he got it totally straight, and doesn't get is more careful with it, it'll be fine, it's just more fragile than before is all
GET THE FUCK OUT!!!!!!!
this seems like routine surgery on the one hand and just barely sloppy installation in the other, you OCD.
on the other hand I could take pictures of this board I was hammering on to make prop armor out of for larp bullshit
only thing i can think of that he did wrong was use maybe too much?
i use arctic silver brand paste, and i dont use nearly that much, but if the paste he is working with is shit maybe it requires a thicker coating?
He used way too much thermal paste, and spreading it with a card causes air bubbles reducing thermal conductivity. It's best to just put a pea sized amount in the middle and then when you set the heatsink on top of it it will spread evenly and without air bubbles with the best thermal conductivity.
ive always heard that, i really only use about a grain-of-rice-and-a-half size glob myself
though ive never seen a computer die or blow up from too much thermal paste. though id like to know specifically what complications occur when one does use too much
I never use a card. I use the grain of rice method. You are retarded if you think that the card method "creates air bubbles" that aren't pushed out when you put the heatsink on.
If air bubbles are true for card method, then it's true for the grain of rice method as well.
I have learned to science. I've also tested this on my own rig ~5 years ago. Like I said it's nothing major but does make the rig run hotter, especially at idle. I fail to see why someone would do more work to have less efficient thermal conductivity.
This one is less funny, and more tragic.
For anyone that doesn't know, there were some intel cpus a while back that supposedly had lousy paste in between the die and the heat spreader. So people started replacing it themselves, which voids the warranty. That poor unlucky bastard ruined his CPU when part of the die came up with the heat spreader.
All that money and gear, on a micro form board. Why.
Another 100 bucks and the gains from a better quality mobo would be far in excess of what you could try and push out from that pos.
I would do that to a friends PC if they were pic related.
Some people just didnt do enough research since some cpu's are soldered to the heat spreader and some arent (sandy bridge iirc). Apparantly it can still be done but you need to know wtf ur doing.
I have that same CPU cooler and it doesn't seem to mount anywhere good.
I basically have the CPU heatsink on the top of the case on the inside, and the two fans on top of the case on the outside (it has a mesh cover above those fans)
Plug is indeed European, either french or german style.
That kind of plug is also found in the balkans (unsurprisingly since they copy everything from the Germans).
With that said, as an Italian who traveled Europe quite a lot I've never seen such an abomination.
As long as the paste isn't electrically conductive you can use as much as you want. When you press the heatsink down any excess will just squelch out the sides. You're far better using too much than not enough.
What happens if you dont clean your heatsink in a while. If any bald motherfuckers need a wig, call me
I thought that was a grinder disc at first.
Y'know, one of these.
Kinda shit. I mean I can't even run 64 bit windows 7 because not enough ram. I can still play kerbal space program on the lowest settings but that's about it.
Feels shit to be a poorfag.