[mythtv-users] OT: Hardware purchase question for eventual HD Mythtv system

Calvin Dodge caldodge at gmail.com
Fri May 22 01:18:58 UTC 2009


On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 4:17 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Thursday 21 May 2009 17:07:32 Brad Fuller wrote:
>>
>> In the last year or so AMDs that I've purchased had the thermal
>> compound on the CPU itself.
>
> That would be good, because most people tend to use too much. You only need
> enough to fill the small voids caused by imperfect machining of the surfaces.
> Even the best compound doesn't conduct heat as well as good metal-to-metal
> contact.

IIRC, AMD requires "phase-change" thermal compound, not heatsink grease.

That compound is typically a film on the heatsink surface (at least,
with AMD heatsinks).

Calvin


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