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Bryce W
03-02-2009, 01:32 AM
http://www.technibble.com/articlecontent/misc/thermal-paste.jpg
(http://www.technibble.com/forums/../articlecontent/misc/termal-paste.jpg)

reesk92
03-02-2009, 01:54 AM
lol that has made my day bryce could you elaborate on this story it seems to be one worth listening to

l337
03-02-2009, 02:02 AM
omg thats tooo funny XD

nothing a can or two of electrical cleaner might or might not fix XD

Tiddle
03-02-2009, 02:09 AM
lol wow!

is this from one of ur customers...what did they say.."My computer doesnt work i think it needs to be reformated" :P

reesk92
03-02-2009, 02:09 AM
i if that pc was powered up i doubt that cpu is much good any more id ask the customer who did this because if it was some 14 year old untrained tech id be pretty pissed and would sugest that i pass my bill on to him or his parents as opposed to the customer then again i may be told to mind my own buisness lol

Bryce W
03-02-2009, 04:09 AM
lol that has made my day bryce could you elaborate on this story it seems to be one worth listening to

is this from one of ur customers...what did they say.."My computer doesnt work i think it needs to be reformated" :PI have no idea what the story is. I found the picture online a couple of days ago.

I can imagine how it happened though:

"You need to put thermal paste on the CPU before you put the heatsink on"
"Oh, ok"

purple_minion
03-02-2009, 05:07 AM
I could be a joke, if someone has a dead motherboard and spare cpu or whatever, but still it's funny. We could have gone from the tech support nightmares in text format to a new media with pictures! :)

jj2000
03-02-2009, 07:12 AM
hells teeth that's funny.

stupidity rocks it pays my bills.:D:D

Simmy
03-02-2009, 08:27 AM
It could be dielectric grease to keep out condensation when using phase change cooling. I did it on mine a year or so ago :)

The black block on the right of the picture also suggests the guy is using phase change cooling, like a Prometia Mach 2.

abe
03-02-2009, 11:16 AM
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=150762

http://www.technibble.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=26

yeah its dielectric

Blues
03-02-2009, 02:35 PM
Yo two had to go and ruin our fun? Though I am sure we can all rest easy knowing somewhere someone really has done what we all initially thought.

abe
03-02-2009, 02:40 PM
sorry for ruining the fun, but I'm sure someone has done this before. "with thermal paste"

like here www.tomshardware.com/forum/250695-28-thermal-paste-mobo-socket

Simmy
03-02-2009, 04:10 PM
I'll give myself a 14 day ban for ruining it :( (Abe - you're getting 30 days)

Daifne
03-02-2009, 04:11 PM
Worse. I ordered a new replacement Mobo for a customer and it came in with thermal paste all over the socket. Hmmm. New? RMA'd it right quick.

Simmy
03-02-2009, 04:15 PM
Whoa! where was that from? I bet it was overclockers.co.uk :p

JohnG
03-05-2009, 12:41 PM
Buzzkillers...:p:D

Daifne
03-05-2009, 03:11 PM
Whoa! where was that from? I bet it was overclockers.co.uk :p

Sorry, I can't remember now. It was the only place that I could find this particular MB and it was on the west coast. I have the records somewhere, but this was a couple of years ago.

rusty.nells
03-08-2009, 05:18 PM
What's wrong with that? Isn't that the way it's supposed to be done? It's PASTE, doesn't that hold the CPU in place?

Seriously, I'm just kidding.

nonchalant
03-09-2009, 12:23 AM
Jesus...

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